Matcha cake roll with honey Swiss meringue buttercream (SMBC)

Matcha, also known as green tea, is a hit or miss flavor for many. Some simply do not enjoy it at all. Some may find it too grassy, a common complaint of strong matcha. Others find it quite pleasant. I enjoy weaker matcha flavor, typically when blended with dairy. Back in late 2017, I began…

Muggles Market and Geek Gala 2019

If you follow Casual Confections on social media, you’ve seen a lot of chatter leading up to the Muggles Market and Geek Gala which both took place last Saturday. Both events were a huge success! Want to try your hand at making any of the goodies Casual Confections sold or donated to the events? Go…

Brownie Roll-out Cookies

I was on the hunt for a tasty chocolate sugar cookie that didn’t spread when baked, didn’t need to be chilled for 2 hours, and could be handled well as a cutout. After looking over several recipes, one from Smitten Kitchen was recommended. After reading the blog post description of the cookies, how to work…

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Carrot cake fans rejoice! Now you can satisfy your craving for that moist, chewy goodness without needing to invest in an entire cake! The cookies can be made as drop cookies or by using a whoopie pie baking sheet (my favorite method for stackable cookies). This recipe includes an easy cream cheese filling. You can…

Available Now: Carrot cake cookies!

Package of carrot cake sandwich cookies Carrot cake cookies are everything you love about the dessert, down to the cream cheese filling, but in a snack portion! Two boxes (update: Only one left!) of six carrot cake cookies are available for purchase today! $15/box + tax. Local pick up only (Charlotte/Matthews, NC).

Pulla

Last weekend, a cousin reached out to see if I made pulla, a Finnish cardamom sweet bread. My experience with break making is limited as I’ve only made challah and a cranberry bread before. Breads take a lot of time. Longer bakes like breads are definitely harder to work into a schedule. After reading over…

Casual Confections Q&A

Lauren Widrick of Lauren Widrick Coaching and I did a Q&A about Casual Confections. We discussed where I started, how I made the baking blog into a business in the past 5-6 months, and what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. There’s also a nice plug for the Charlotte Geeks Muggles Market and Geek Gala!  

Muggles Market and Geek Gala 2019

Did you grab a slice of the sarlacc pit cake, the blue or orange Portal cakes, or the galaxy glaze cake at last year’s Geek Gala? You didn’t but this sounds right up your alley? Well, “good news, everyone!” I will be donating treats again to this year’s Geek Gala and Casual Confections is a…

Libby’s Pumpkin Roll

It’s mid-August. The school buses are back out and rush hour is back to its full capacity. It’s still hot outside and summer will be around for a few more weeks, but visions of pumpkin flavored goods have started to dance in our heads. This year I decided to join in the pumpkin fun. A…

August Cookie Care Packages

The theme for August’s cookie care pages was “comfort cookies.” Included in this month’s box are snickerdoodle, hot chocolate, and chocolate chip cookies. Wishing you had ordered a box? I have one extra available for purchase! $30 includes shipping and tax. Email CasualConfections@gmail.com or use the form at CasualConfections.com/Menu to order.

Casual Confections Video

I recently had the pleasure of doing a photo and video shoot with Minotaur Media Group. They put this awesome video together for the page! Check it out!