Skip the green food coloring. We've raised the bar for Saint Patty's Day desserts. These blondies are enriched with Irish coffee-inspired flavors -- ground coffee in the batter, whiskey in the sugar glaze. And you don't have to pull out the heavy stand mixer: A bowl and a wooden spoon will do.
A favorite flower of the Victorians, the sweet pea was thought to represent delicate pleasures. Exquisite buttercream renditions of the flower grace this layer cake. A beaded icing "frame" gives them the look of treasured pressed blooms.
Good for beginners, the piped buttercream daisy decoration on this cake requires only two pastry tips and no complicated curves. Scoring the cake first gives it graphic appeal and makes it easy to space the flowers evenly.