Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving tips and tricks !!

                      Thanksgiving Tips For Baking 

Hi everyone so its that time of the year again to have  all kinds of great smells in your kitchen from pies to cake to turkey ! I love baking for this time of the year! I'm usually cooking the hole week of Thanksgiving to prep for the big day (yes I know it sounds like a lot of work but it really isn't)!Anyway I wanted to share some little tips and tricks that you can use to lesson your time in the kitchen for Thanksgiving and be able to spend more time with your family !  

Tips and Tricks 
*Start your prep work 2-3 days before Thanksgiving depending on how many people you need to serve.
*If you have pies that need to be made and you are short on time by pre  made pie crust(it may not be your homemade recipe but I'm sure everyone will still love it)
*If you are making dressing(stuffing) make the corn bread a day or 2 before and store in in container or wrap .
*It you make mac&cheese cook half way 1 day before then cool and put in fridge till you are ready to finish.
*If you are making sweet potato or pumpkin pies you can roast and puree and store in container a day before you need a day before.
*If you are cooking a turkey and or ham put in the oven the night before and let cook on low till yo get up in the morning and then turn up when you get up so it will cook till dinner time ! 

I hope that these tips and tricks help and save you some time in the kitchen and that you are able to spend more time with your family this Holiday season ! Please comment and fallow me and come and check me out on Facebook,Instagram and Pinterest ! 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

~ Giveaway Time ~

               Its that time again !! I'm going to host my last big giveaway of the year t!
              This time I am going to giveaway a Kitchen Aid Mixer this is my biggest prize yet!

  I am looking for sponsors right now and if you are wanting to get more likes on your social network pages for your business this is the perfect thing for you ! 

I am looking to open this giveaway by November 1st and have it end November 17th 


So if you are interested in being a sponsor for this giveaway go to this link 

I will open this giveaway once I get all the sponsors thank you for looking at my blog today I will post again soon ! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Its been a while ...

Hello everyone ! I'm happy to finally have time to work on this blog again! The past month has been very busy for me so I wasn't able to do this like I wanted but I'm back now and will be giving you all a update on whats been going on with me and my business and my newest cakes as well !

 So now it is Fall and this is my favorite time of the year ! I love all the smells and flavors of this time of year ,like cinnamon, cloves, ginger,nutmeg the list could go on and on for what I love about this time of year ! But right now I'm going to tell you some good thing to keep in your kitchen this time of the year while your baking ! 

Fall Baking Items -
Pure pumpkin or roast your own in the oven 
Cinnamon and LOTS OF IT !
Ground gloves 
All spice 
Brown sugar 
Light Brown sugar
Evaporated milk (for pies)
Pure Vanilla 
Butter(more than what you would usually have for any cookies or pie crust you have to bake )

These are some of the main ingredients that I like to have around for this time of the year ! Because I love to make pumpkin cookies,pumpkin rolls , Sugar cookies ( you can decorated these in all kinds of creepy little critters for Halloween or any other event that you have going on for the Fall) ! What are some sweat treats that you like to have for Fall ? Leave a comment below !

I told you all that I have been busy lately and that's because I have had a lot of orders (which that is a awesome thing for me ) ! So I would like to share some pictures of the cakes that I have made over the past month and the sweet treats that I made for Halloween and the Fall !

Sugar Cookies, Fall Cupcake Designs

Fall Cupcake Designs

Halloween Cookie Designs

Halloween Cake Pop Design

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream cheese filling

Vanilla and Lemon cake with buttercream frosting

Smash Cake (Vanilla cake with buttercream frosting)

Babyshower Cake (One tier red velvet with buttercream and one strawberry shortcake)

Star wars Millennium Falcon cake

There are many more cakes  that I have done over the last month but I don't want to fill this hole page with just pictures but you can always see my pictures on my website,Facebook and Instagram under Jackie's Specialty Cakes !

 I've also been working on some local events as well ! I was at a event called the Taste of Holiday that showcases different local business owners and all the proceeds support employment  programs that benefit  individuals with disabilities. I was very happy to be apart of such a great event and the great cause that it supported ! 

So that sums up my last month ! Its was a great month and I am happy to say that this month has been the same way! I am so happy to be able to share my work with you all ! I hope you continue to follow me on this journey! I have also gotten my website revamped as well so please be sure to come and check that out ! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Networking is hosting a weekly link up of 4 different blogs and this week I am apart of it!
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

I love the Holidays !

Hello everyone ! This is my 2nd blog post I hope that you all enjoyed my first one ! Well it's late here in my neck of the woods so I decided to get a head start on looking for ideas for Halloween ! I love making cakes for this time of the year ,the possibilities for cake ideas are endless ! I have found many cake decorating ideas on Pinterest and I will be drawing some sketches of my own ideas as well and seeing if I can post them on here . So my question for everyone would be what is you favorite kind of cake / dessert  to make during the fall ? My personal favorite is a pumpkin roll I love the spices in the cake and the sweet and creaminess from the cream cheese ! I will be leaving the recipe for this for everyone so you can try it out . Another favorite of mine is caramel apples I made these last year and they were a huge hit! There are very many things that you can put on caramel apples like chocolate chips , sprinkles , cocoanut the list can go on and on ! Well it's lag so this post is going to be short and sweet please be sure to keep a look out for my next post ! Have a good night or I should say good morning all ! Come and check me out on Facebook at

Pumpkin Roll recipe-


  • CAKE
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Pure canned pumkin or roast a small baking pumpkin and purée 

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room  temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)


 oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

COOKING TIP:Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

And for my first trick...

Hello everyone !  Welcome to my blog for Jackie's Specialty Cakes and Desserts ! My name is Jackie I am the owner and operator of this in home baking business ! I have decided to start this blog to share with other bakers and fans my tips and tricks that I have learned over the years baking . I am a self  taught baker so some things that I do may not be what professional bakers do but its what works for me and that's all that matters. So with that said my first trick that I have is about buttermilk .... And I'm sure your wondering why would she want to talk about buttermilk for her first trick?!Well this is a ingredient  I always find myself running out of or forgetting to buy when I stock up on supplies . So  I found myself  looking for substations online and I did my research and the best one that I have found is one cup of milk with one tablespoon of white vinegar and let is sit for 5-10 minutes and you have sour milk / buttermilk ! Now some of you  I'm sure you are thinking that's nasty cant it make you sick ?! The answer is NO it can't make you sick but I wouldn't drink it if I were you it doesn't taste very good chunky ; )!  So now I want to know how many of you use this trick? Does it work for you and is there anything that you do differently with this trick ? I hope you all have enjoyed my first blog post ! Please come and check me out on Facebook at and my website at and I'm now on Pinterest at

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