Naked Cake with Candied and Sugared Berries

Summer’s here! The kids are out of school and tis the season of eating outdoors, and enjoying fresh berries and lighter foods!  So when I got asked to make a summer cake for Merry Mag Summer I decided to do a naked cake with fresh berries!  This one happens to be a vanilla bean cake with a lemon buttercream, but you can go with any flavor of cake you like!

A quick and easy layered summer cake with candied strawberries and sugared berries, sweet and refreshing!
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Red, White and Blue fireworks inspired cupcakes

I usually work with fondant, but there are times when frosting is a better fit!  I love my grass tip, so when the kids and I decided to make cupcakes for our treat of the week it seemed the perfect time to try out these cupcakes (I’d seen a picture of something like this YEARS ago and always wanted to try it!)

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