Real Simple Way to Frost a Cake

Let’s breeze through dinner and get straight to dessert, shall we? 

Ryan had to work late tonight and I was in the mood for a quick and easy dinner. 

I made myself a chicken sandwich on whole wheat bread with roasted red pepper hummus. 

Chicken + Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Sandwich

On the side I had a big bowl of roasted broccoli and cauliflower that I tossed in olive oil and garlic salt before baking at 415 degrees for 20 minutes. 

Broc + Cauli

All Together Now

Roasting is my favorite way to prepare veggies. I think it really brings out the best flavor. 

Frosting a Cake, The Simple Way 

A week or so ago I read one heck of a neat tip in Real Simple magazine. 

The tip was so simple, but so brilliant. 

To frost a cake smoothly, and avoid getting crumbs in the frosting, allow the cake to cool and spread a light layer of frosting over one round cake. Place the other round cake on top and lightly frost. Then, stick the entire cake in the freezer for 15 minutes before adding another layer of frosting. 

The result: 


Smooth frosting! 

So Simple

Sliced Cake

Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Naturally I had a small slice for dessert. 

Foodie Friday 

A couple of my coworkers and I are starting a new Foodie Friday tradition around the office. 

Every Friday one person will make a special dish for everyone to enjoy. 

I signed up for the first week and have a couple different ideas and would love for your opinion as to which recipe I should make! 

Option Number One: 

French Toast Casserole


Paula Deen’s French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping 

Option Number Two: 

Red Hat Cake


Red Hat Cake 

Option Number Three: 

Jessica's Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles


Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles 

Option Number Four: 

Oreo Cheesecake Bars


Oreo Cheesecake Bars 

Which one should I make??? 

If you have any other yummy suggestions, feel free to comment and let me know! Links are welcome. 😀

54 Responses

  1. Obviously, I’m going for the truffles. 😉 But the Oreo bars look amazing, too!

  2. oreo cheesecake bars. i made some for my office last year and they DEMOLISHED.


  4. What a great idea! I vote for the cheesecake balls! I think people will be more inclined to grab a little ball then to cut out a piece of casserole. 😉

  5. Cheesecake bars 😀

  6. One of my coworkers made that french toast casserole it is awesome and got rave reviews but I’d pick pb truffles of course

  7. Um oreo cheesecake bars forsuree 🙂
    As good as the other ones sound, the oreos just seem SOO amazing… of course that’s coming from a cookies n cream ice cream fanatic as myself 🙂

  8. I would pick the pb pretzel truffles. They sound amazing- and totally fitting since you love pb 🙂

  9. Besides the fact that they all look crazy delicious , I’d go for the red hat cake. It looks light and summery, perfect for this weather!
    Off to get a huge bowl of ice cream after all those delicious pictures 😉

  10. PB pretzel truffles! sound simple to make but so delicious! i need to make those soon

  11. Oreo cheesecake bars. Fo sho.

  12. Omg number four fo sureeee!

  13. PB pretzel truffles, they sound amazing!

    By the way I am dying for a piece of your cake right now. Oh man, I just love cake.

  14. omg! i can’t choose!!! they all look to die for! but the red hat cake is pretty to look at….

  15. You should so make oreo cheesecake bars! Sometimes I wish I worked in an office where I had co-workers that I could bake for. I ask my husband to give me a reason to bake all the time! 🙂

  16. The PB Pretzel balls are REALLY good 🙂
    & the French Toast casserole looks delicious too…hard to choose from all of those.

  17. I would go with the peanutbutterpretzel truffles. Chocolate and peanutbutter is a great combo as is salty and sweet. Win Win! They actually all look AWESOME!

    I’ve been meaning to make that Paula Dean baked french toast but I haven’t had enough people around for breakfast or brunch to make it yet. She’s my go-to when I need something decadent. Her desserts and sweet stuff are the best when indulging.

  18. PBFingers DEFINITELY has to go with the PB truffles … or the cheesecake as a close second! YUM.

  19. oreo bars!!!! they look amazing 🙂 🙂

    hahaha i seriously had the biggest bowl of roasted brox and b sprouts tonight too! it was the size of my face and did not dissapoint. i used to be a micro steamer until i discovered my trust speed bake button on the stove

  20. CLEARLY the orea cheesecake bars are screaming to be made 🙂 love the tip on frosting the cake…makes perfect sense!

  21. French Toast Casserole!

  22. The truffles or the French toast casserole 🙂

  23. Those PB Pretzel Truffles for sure! I made those exact ones for a party and they were a HUGE hit!

  24. holy crap the pb pretzel truffles! NICE

  25. Definitely the pb pretzel truffles… and I’ll give you my address so you can send them to me! 🙂

  26. I’d go for number 1 if you’re bringing it to work in the a.m. 🙂

  27. The peanutbutter truffles win-by a long shot. Anything with peanut butter wins. 🙂

    (PS- that’s such a thoughtful idea that you and your co-worker had!)

  28. Peanut butter pretzel truffles for sure

  29. Great frosting tip! I vote for the PB Pretzel truffles…you HAVE to bring something peanut butter. 🙂

  30. Peanut Butter Truffles! I wish you had tested them out on us this weekend! They look yummy. I’m probably the only one who thinks the Red Hat Cake looks good too – speaks for my age, I guess. xo Mama

    • haha – mama, i think i’m still logged into my blog on your computer… ya may wanna log out! 🙂 oh & i think the red hat cake looks good, too!

  31. french toast casserole! although all seems amazing, specially peanut butter truffles, this looks like it takes a bit more effort, so maybe you’re coworkers will enjoy it more 🙂

  32. I say the truffles! But then again I am a peanut butter fanatic! 😉 So I say its between thw PB truffles or the oreo bars! Yum! (I swear every time I read this blog I end up in the kitchen whipping up a new dessert! 🙂 1st it was flourless PB cookies, then the muffins, and now the oreo bars! 🙂 Ur amazing thanks dear!)

  33. cheese cake is my fav! but that french toast casserole looks good! xxx

  34. Ummm..yeah. All of those choices look pretty much Ah-mazing! Excuse me while I wipe the drool 🙂 The peanut butter truffle would be my vote!

  35. I bet the oreo cheesecake bars would be a hit!!

  36. Oh wow…definetly the peanut butter truffles, they look AMAZING!!
    Good frosting tip too, thanks! 🙂

  37. They all look absolutely amazing. I would go for the truffles as I love PB! 🙂

  38. Nothing real simple about that choice….hmmm. Men and women tend to love Oreo treats, but Paula Deen’s looked unique.

    Awesome frosting tips, seriously, thanks!

  39. Oreo cheesecake bars or the red hat cake!

  40. orea cheesecake bars for sure! Who doesnt love milk’s favorite cookie 🙂

  41. Great cake frosting suggestion. I always have crumbs in the icing!
    I say make all the desserts!

  42. Oreo bars! Can’t go wrong with cheesecake and chocolate!

  43. Oreo cheesecake bars–yum!

  44. They all look so good!! You have some very lucky co-workers! I’m thinking the Oreo cheesecake bars, closely followed by the red hat cake. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  45. Oreo bars!! They look soooooooooo good!


  46. french toast casserole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Gluten free/lactose free makes dessert time less fun 😦 BUT, I’d say go with the OREO bars, my mouth is watering as we speak.

  48. How about the french toast casserole with challah bread! YUM!

  49. Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles!!! I have been dying to make those ever since I first saw them on Jessica’s blog…and your cake looks incredible!

  50. OMG I’ve made Paula Dean’s French Toast Cassarole before and it’s AMAZING! My vote will have to go for that one 🙂

  51. all of those options look amazing.

    I love french toast so I am going with the french toast one.

  52. French toast casserole sounds very interesting…and delicious! 🙂 I go with that one!

  53. As much as I love the idea of French Toast Casserole, those oreo cheesecake slices just look divine! I bet they’d be delicious on a hot day as well, straight from the fridge. YUM!

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