Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too
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Same theme, different party: Pirates!

Pirate parties! Check out how Erica makes the pirate theme work for two different ages. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

Ahoy, Mateys! Between my family and Laura’s, seven kids in the same age ranges means duplicate party themes. Sometimes for the same kid! I’ve made a Lightning McQueen cake twice, repurposed Blue’s Clues decorations, done two variations of Monster Jam Continue reading Same theme, different party: Pirates!

Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too

We all turn to the internet -- Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram -- when researching recipes, decorating and DIY projects. This is why I love tutorials, both learning from them and also sharing my own. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

  I ‘like’ several cake and baking pages on Facebook. And I follow a lot of talented cake artists on Twitter and Pinterest. One such talent whom I discovered years ago on Facebook, Peggy Does Cake, posted a link to a Continue reading Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too

Once Upon a Cake Pop: A Look Back at My First Time

Erica pulls out a practically-vintage post from her former website, EG Cakes, where she talks about her first experience making cake pops and reminds herself, and her readers, of how it all began. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

I came across this old post from my days as a baker-for-hire and my now-defunct business/website, EG Cakes. Not only did it remind me of how little my older two kids were, but it reminded me of that epic moment Continue reading Once Upon a Cake Pop: A Look Back at My First Time

Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

I originally began making this cake because it was my mom's favorite at a local restaurant many years ago in Fredericton, NB.  Before the restaurant went out of business, I asked the owner for her recipe and for a long time I made it her way...from a (gasp!) box mix!  Still, it became my mother's birthday cake...even on her 50th, the last birthday before she passed away.  And now it has become my husband's favorite and his only birthday request.  I have tweaked the recipe here and there so you can make it from scratch, too!

I love a good chocolate or vanilla birthday cake. But this lemon poppyseed cake is a wonderfully light and delightful alternative. Also, it has a special place in my heart. I originally began making this cake because it was my mom’s Continue reading Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

Top 10 Pro Party Tips for Planning — and Surviving — Your Twins’ Birthday

Planning your twins' birthday party can be fun and budget-friendly with this mom's pro tips! http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

Got twins? Congratulations and welcome to the Club! The ‘Twins Birthday Club’, that is. The Club where suddenly everything is doubled: the guest list, the cakes, the loot bags, the budget and — yes — even the fun. And as Continue reading Top 10 Pro Party Tips for Planning — and Surviving — Your Twins’ Birthday