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Elegant Cakes - Life Should Be Cake
Life Should Be Cake

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce couldn’t be easier or more delicious. It’s sure to be your favorite ice cream topping all summer long. When I was a kid, we briefly lived with my great grandmother, Lottie. She was a magnificent woman and an incredible cook. I was quite young – about 5 or so, but I have some pretty vivid memories of the ti [...]

A Mary Sing-Along

A Mary Sing-Along
(In case you need a refresher:)   Iiiiit’s…. Stupid-gobs-of-frosting-turned-into-a-scene-of-grossness Can’t the wreckerators tell when something looks atrocious? This is not a cake that would be served by any hostess!   So many times when I buy cakes I find it quite absurd  How often bakery frosti [...]

Sunday Sweets: Wedding Wonders

Sunday Sweets: Wedding Wonders
Shaped and themed cakes are awesome, of course, but I still drool and dream over more traditional wedding cakes, too. After all, they’ve come a long way from just simple tiers with flowers – even the simple tiers with flowers! Love this SO MUCH.   And take a look at this amazing “fabric” pleating: Hard to believ [...]

The Best Easy Crab Dip

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This is the BEST easy crab dip – full of flavor and perfect for summer parties. It always reminds me of visiting Maryland and sitting at a restaurant outside on the water. Dig in with your favorite chips or serve on baguettes! Crab dip always makes me think of summer – warm, breezy days sitting somewhere near water and enjoying a [...]

Sweet and Salty Brownies

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These are the ULTIMATE salted caramel brownie! The batter from the super popular Baked brownie is used, with a layer homemade salted caramel baked right into the middle. Sprinkled with fleur de sel and coarse sugar, it’s a sweet/salty lover’s dream! When my husband and I first started dating, he was living and working outside of W [...]

Here comes the bri…AAAAAUUGGHHH...

Here comes the bri…AAAAAUUGGHHH!!!
Brides these days. [shaking head] When the big day arrives, some of them can reeeally lose their heads, you know? That’s the wedding cake.   Uh, maybe I should give you a moment. [whistling] All better? Have all your co-workers/family members gathered around the screen in response to your shrieks? Good. ‘Cuz I want to talk a [...]

Asian Cucumber Salad

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This Asian Cucumber Salad is the perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ as well as an Asian-themed meal. Light, refreshing, and easy to prepare.

“Always” Wedding Cake Topper

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If you’re a fan of all things Harry Potter then you know the significance of this Harry Potter-themed cake topper. Not only does this super cool cake topper feature the “Deathly Hallows” (not creepy at all if you know their meaning) – the Invisibility Cloak, the Elder Wand, and the Resurrection Stone – but it als [...]

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (paleo, nut...

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Vegan chocolate ice cream that’s also paleo, nut-free and no-churn! Made with coconut cream but does not taste at all coconutty and the result is insanely rich and decadent. With a video. I’m not usually a fan of dairy-free ice creams. They’re always too icy for my liking. I tried out a few different paleo ice cream recipes [...]

Raspberry Muffins (gluten-free, vegan...

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Raspberry muffins with a nice lemon flavor! Super moist, naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free, whole wheat or with all-purpose flour. Thanks to Silk for making today’s post possible! Like I mentioned in my blueberry coffee cake recipe, I’m partnering with Silk for some posts this summer for their #TastesLikeBetter campaign. [...]

"Hey everybody, thish cake ish f...

"Hey everybody, thish cake ish from Holland. Ishn't that veird?"
Brace yourself, my friends, for what you’re about to see may haunt your dreams for the rest of your natural lives, and will most certainly turn you off of acrylic nails. Ready? Here it comes… Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the baby shower, they went and added… The DREADED MANICURED ALIEN HAND OF DOOM!!! [dr [...]

Classic Gobs (a.k.a. Whoopie Pies)

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If you’re from western Pennsylvania, then what the rest of the world calls whoopie pies, you fondly refer to as GOBS. Two soft, cakey chocolate cookies sandwich a creamy frosting filling, and the combination is utterly addicting. Even if you think you’re not a fan of these types of cookies, this recipe will change your mind in a h [...]

Simple Microwave Lemon Curd

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Microwave Lemon Curd couldn’t be easier, or more delicious. It’s perfect for topping yogurt, ice cream, cheesecake and so much more! If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you are well aware of the fact that I am a sucker for lemon desserts. From lemon lime cupcakes and glazed lemon blueberry bread to this [...]

Peas and Carrots Cake

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It's A Tough Job But Someone...

It's A Tough Job But Someone's Gotta Blow It
WARNING: In-your-end-o jokes ahead. Hide the kids! ***** John: “Hey, we had a few complaints about that baby shower cake, so let’s steer clear of anything too off-color today, ok?” Jen: “Noooo problem. I have the perfect ON color cake we can use.” John: “Yeah?” Jen: “Yep. I call it, ‘TAST [...]

Raspberry Muffins (gluten-free, whole...

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Raspberry muffins with a nice lemon flavor! Super moist, naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free, whole wheat or with all-purpose flour. Thanks to Silk for making today’s post possible! Like I mentioned in my blueberry coffee cake recipe, I’m partnering with Silk for some posts this summer for their #TastesLikeBetter campaign. [...]

Pretzel Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

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A refreshing salty-sweet strawberry-vanilla ice cream pie with a sugar cone and pretzel crust, topped with fresh strawberry jam, hot fudge sauce, and more crushed pretzels. It took until nearly the middle of June, but sweltering, disgusting heat and humidity has finally reared its ugly head here in Pittsburgh, and I am less than thrilled. Sum [...]

No-Bake Key Lime Pie

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Get a taste of the Florida Keys with this easy and delicious No-Bake Key Lime Pie!

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