Father’s Day Baking Extravaganza

Hi there! So as my first post with any actual substance, I decided I just had to tell you about, and show you about, Sunday’s Father’s Day festivities. My family of about 13 came down to have a little get together in honor of the dads in our family, and I think I baked for about 30… But what fun is life without excess, right?

So first I endeavored to make mini peanut butter pies in oreo crust. My family went absolutely NUTS for these! I adapted this recipe from the lovely and talented Naomi from Bakers Royale. Instead of making a larger pie, I opted to make this peanutbuttery dream mini! So let’s see… we’ve now combined pretty much all of my favorite things… peanut butter, oreos, and mini things… these little pies are a dream come true.

The next dessert on my list was a little tribute to my dad: Banana Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. My dad looooves chocolate covered bananas, so I decided to turn the tasty treat into a cupcake. I used this amazing banana cupcake recipe from Jessica at How Sweet It Is. Instead of following Jessica’s recipe, I opted to use my own chocolate buttercream frosting. These were my personal favorite… YUM! Banana deliciousness with rich chocolaty frosting… Simply decadent.

So much fudgey goodness…

Complete with adorable nametags made by my cousin!

Finally, I thought we needed something light and fruity amongst all of the decadent chocolate goodness. This red velvet strawberry layer cake from i am baker was the PERFECT cake! It was absolutely humongous and delicious. It was light, but still oh-so-good.

In the process…

Pure ridiculousness.

Let’s just say no one went hungry in my house this Father’s Day… :)

So what are you waiting for?… go bake.

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14 responses to “Father’s Day Baking Extravaganza

  1. Susan Marrone

    Hi Laura,

    Those cakes look soooo luscious! You look great as well, good luck with your adventure in baking. Susan M.

  2. Marge

    What’s the black goo on top of the peanut butter things??

  3. Abbie

    this is really cool lol

  4. GOod luck in baking, you are so cute and young!! Stop by and visit if you get a chance!
    Aimee at http://www.shugarysweets.com

  5. Marissa

    hey laura!
    this looks amazing! luv you :) (thanks for the label shout out) hehe :)
    love marissa!

  6. grandma

    Hi Laura,
    Love your blog. Food Great and so are the styles.
    Love you.
    Grandma vicki

  7. Stephanie

    Hey Laura! I lovee your blog and everything looks soo delish! I wish I could’ve been there for father’s day this year and it would’ve been perfect since I know all of the desserts were peanut-free ;) again, great job with the blog girl! love ya, Steph (cousin!)

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