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Elegant Cakes – 2014 – February
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for February, 2014

Fun Wedding Favors – Bride and Groom ...

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I give you bride and groom Peeps. I’ve shared edible “bride and groom” favors before, including marshmallows “dressed” as the married duo and pretzel rods in their best bride and groom attire. But these Peeps? I have to say these take the cake. You have to imagine how amused your guests will be when they see wedd [...]

Lean On Me

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Everybody clap your hands and sway a little, k?   Some guys and their wives See only shame See only sorrrrrow   But if they are wise they know that wrecks Are so much more, oh!   Lean on me When you’re stacked wrong!   And I’ll be your end I’ll mock you WITH this song   For It won̵ [...]

My Other Recipes from Around the Web ...

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I just wrote a post for raspberry coconut cupcakes but then realized raspberries aren’t in season. And most people are good about buying produce that’s in season and not buying the stuff that’s not in season. I wish that were me, but it’s not. If raspberries are on sale for 1 euro a package, I’m buying them! And [...]

A Failure To Communicate, Part 45

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Patricia L. asked for “musical things” like notes and bass clefs on her friends’ birthday cake. She got this: Sing it with me, now: “I knew you weren’t treble when you walked in So shame on you, yeah!” ***** The baker told Kimberley F. her cake was too small to fit “happy birthday” on it, s [...]

8 Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes

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[King Cake] Today is Fat Thursday, which I just recently learned about and talked about yesterday; basically, it means the pre-Lent indulgences have begun! Whether you have traditionally celebrated that or Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras (which is next week), I am pretty sure I don’t just speak for myself when I say that any excus [...]

White Wedding Cake with Orchids

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Today, that is this white wedding cake adorned with fresh orchids. What I love most about this cake is the simplicity of the design. The stark white icing and the bright greens and dark purples of the orchids make this a stunning cake that would be lovely at your spring or summer wedding. I am especially fond of the ridges on the buttercream [...]

Dueling Disasters

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Banjo #1: bada ding ding ding ding ding ding diiing… Banjo #2: bada ding ding ding ding ding ding diiing… Banjo #1: ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding… Banjo #2: ding ding ding ding ding… YEEEEEEHAAAAAW!!! Banjos #1 & #2 ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding din [...]

Orange Chocolate Chunk Quick Bread

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For breakfast or dessert, Orange Chocolate Chunk Quick Bread is perfect slathered with butter and paired with a hot cup of coffee. I’m all about citrus this month and I can not get enough of it. I find myself snacking on grapefruits, grabbing clementines every time I pass the fruit bowl and sneaking flavorful zest into everything I make. S [...]

Paczki (Polish Doughnuts)

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I first heard of paczki last year around the beginning of Lent, and noticed them at the grocery store around the same time. I did a little digging and found that they are Polish pastries similar to a jelly doughnuts and that they are traditionally made and eaten on Fat Tuesday and Fat Thursday, which I didn’t even know existed! Apparent [...]

Double Vanilla Ice Cream Cake

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Each year, about a month before my Chief Culinary Consultant’s birthday, I ask what he would like for his cake/birthday dessert. In years past, the chocolate peanut butter torte has made repeat appearances and is a fan favorite around these parts, but this year he surprised me by asking for an ice cream cake. I had to ask for a lot of s [...]

Black and White Cake with Ribbons

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I love finding cakes that use different hues, whether they’re bright and colorful or more muted black and white. Which brings me to today’s cake – this lovely black and white cake with ribbons. It’s another amazing creation from our friends across the pond, Hockleys Cakes and I absolutely love this cake. The first thin [...]

Healthier Macaroni and Cheese

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TexanerinBaking/~3/8WnZgFD5XhA/healthier-macaroni-and-cheese.html Greek yogurt is the secret to making this healthier macaroni and cheese super creamy! This easy one-pot stovetop recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and can be made gluten-free or whole grain, if desired. Today, Brandy and Rachel are ho [...]

Move Over, Mensa

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http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/2/24/move-over-mensa.html I was taking a Mensa test the other day (what), and it suddenly occurred to me, “This is nothing compared to puzzling out a good cake wreck.”   So I’m starting Wrecksa, for those of us who see beyond the frosting fails to the true meanings within. Are you s [...]

Fluffernutter Milkshake

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/browneyedbaker/feed/~3/ozawKtvtUmM/ Last month, Jess and I met for lunch at my absolute favorite spot in Pittsburgh for burgers and milkshakes [Burgatory]. You can customize your own burger creations and I typically end up with a ridiculously large bison burger topped with bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, fried [...]

Sunday Sweets: Into The West

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http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/2/23/sunday-sweets-into-the-west.html All that Cowboy poetry on Friday inspired me, so I thought we’d keep the theme going with some Sweet Western wonders! K, I’m calling it: Cutest. Cactus. EVAH.   So grab your Stetson, partners:   And your prettiest boots! Is it really cake? Yep! [...]

Fun Wedding Favor – Mini Bird Nest

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http://aweddingcakeblog.com/2014/02/fun-wedding-favor-mini-bird-nest/ I think this mini bird nest is it. With the warmer spring weather (that we’re sure is coming any day now), the birds will start chirping again and building their little nests. So what better way to celebrate spring than by using mini bird nests as part of your theme [...]

Guest Post: Tex Mex Salad

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http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/57237895/0/mybakingaddiction~Guest-Post-Tex-Mex-Salad/ Easy Tex Mex Salad makes one super versatile dinner. The filling can be used in salad, like I’ve done here, nachos, tacos, quesadillas or burritos! Hey y’all! Amber from Bluebonnets & Brownies filling in for a minute while Jamie continues t [...]

Write 'Em, Cowboys!

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http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/2/21/write-em-cowboys.html Hey guys, it’s time again for our Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry post! (My apologies in advance to Texas, cowboys, and poetry in general.)   Ahem hem hem. swirling poo vortexmoistly encircles my horse keep it off the boots. ******   There once was a rodeo clown [...]