Apple Spice Layer Cake for a Hip Foodie Mom Guest Post

Life’s full of changes.

I’m honoured today to be guest posting for my dear friend, Alice, aka the Hip Foodie Mom. Alice and her family just moved from Seattle to Wisconsin, relocating for her husband’s work. It’s been a pretty tumultuous year for Alice – right around the time that she learned she had to move, her sister donated a kidney to their mom and Alice flew to Dallas to spend time with them. She then came right back to the Pacific Northwest and began preparing for the big move with her two kids (who are absolutely adorable by the way), all while her husband was already working in Wisconsin.


I seriously don’t know how she does it all!
I was more than happy to do whatever I could to help ease Alice’s load. I can kinda relate, even though I’m not dealing with even a tenth of all the insanity Alice is dealing with! The Husband and I just purchased a house and now we’re preparing our apartment for sale. It’s been busy to say the least, which is why there’s been radio silence on my blog for the past three weeks.

For today’s guest post, I made an apple spice cake filled with layers of apple pie filling and maple cream cheese frosting. It’s delicious but unfortunately turned out to be a bit of an epic fail.
I was super disappointed with the tragedy that befell my cake but I knew that Alice would totally understand and would have a good laugh. I never want to hide my epic fails from you, dear readers, because they’re always amusing and it just goes to show that we’re all human.

You’ll have to check out the post here at Hip Foodie Mom to find out what happened!

27 thoughts on “Apple Spice Layer Cake for a Hip Foodie Mom Guest Post

  1. I soooo loved this cake. I plan to make this but expose the layers and the filling kind of like trifle as I really like the way it looked. I just need to find me a beautiful trifle dish! Thanks for sharing. Until the next Cakefest!

  2. Nancy!
    you are so sweet!!! I am totally going to bake this cake! I love it! Sending good vibes your way as you and Tony enter this new chapter of your lives. . so excited for you. . hope the apartment sells fast and everything is as stress-free as possible! can’t wait to see the photos of the house! I bet Abby will love it too! 🙂

  3. I don’t know what tragedy you are talking about my friend. Your cake (like all your baked goods) look beautiful and dee-li-cious! How kind of you to post for Alice. And congratulations (woo hoo!) on the purchase of your new home =)

  4. Ok, cake baking queen! This looks and sounds delectable! I still haven’t recovered from my dream of your last cake post….I still drool over it. Anyway, yes, Alice is amazing…I’m always amazed at how she is able to do so many posts, lol! Going to read the guest post now!

  5. I had no idea you guys bought a house! Congratulations! I hope you’ll be sharing pics. 🙂 Heading over now to hear about the failure. I’m glad baking fails are a part of every person’s journey. I’m in a fight with a gingerbread recipe right now. We’re not talking.

  6. I’m going to go read about your cake now but it looks absolutely amazing and even if it fell apart I would LOVE to dig a spoon into it still! Congrats on purchasing a house and good luck with everything that goes along with it – I know it’s a ton of work but it will be worth it hopefully!

  7. Is there a recipe somewhere? I can’t seem to find it, and looking at this picture is making me crazy!! I WANT SOME!!! LOL jeanniecarle @

  8. Congrats on the house Nancy!Although quite a busy time for you but also super exciting I’m sure 🙂 This cake looks divine and even if it fell apart, it sure must have tasted every bit delicious 🙂

  9. Congrats on the new house! That is so exciting!

    This cake looks amaaaaazing! I mean the flavors sound divine… as for the crack, well, it happens to the best of us :/ Did you ever look at Bakers Royale? She loves broken cakes. I think she actually smashes them on purpose! I’ll tell you what though, that ol’ crack wouldn’t stop me from diving headfirst into this baby!

  10. It’s never a fail if folks eat it. I am off to visit Alice in Wisconsin, I already adore her and her gorgeous girls but, hey, I adore you too, Nancy, so see you there.

  11. I had a couple of people tell me that they really like that I showed my epic fails on IG. I even wrote a couple of posts about them too. And you’re right! We are humans and make mistakes and instead of people thinking we are gifted bakers, I find it humbling to show them the other side of this. And by the way, I’d still stuff my face eating this cake. Congrats on the new house!

  12. This cake looks so amazingly delicious Nancy! Apple spice is one of my favorite cake flavors. We all make mistakes when baking/cooking from time to time, and I highly respect and admire that you shared this tiny mishap with us instead of hiding it. I love that you always keep it real girl! 😉

  13. Oh, this is not an epic fail in my opinion. Just the title alone had me hungry. Then those photos…amazing. I know that Alice has been through so much this year…she’s amazing and so is this cake! Off to check out your post. Love this, Nancy!

  14. wowwww, i love it, it’s so fluffy and creamy that it melt iin my mouth instantly, yummmmmmy 😀

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