It was one of my best girlfriends birthday parties this past weekend and I learned a few things about traveling with desserts in the hot desert. . . 

The Birthday party was at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.  If you don't know where that is, it's about 2 hours east of Los Angeles out in the desert.  It was a great weekend!  Warm weather, hanging out by the pool and flowing champagne : )  

So here's what I made:

I made a two tiered carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, red velvet cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes with carmel frosting!  Yum!

Tip of the Day:

When you are writing on a cake with frosting, always use a toothpick to write what you like.  You can always smooth the icing over to change it.  Then use your colored icing to trace the tracks left from the toothpick.  It'll always come out perfect!