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Elegant Cakes – 2014 – March
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for March, 2014

Woodland Wedding Cake

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With that in mind, I wanted to find a wedding cake that was all about nature and spring-like things. I think this “woodland” wedding cake is that cake. Our friends at Hockleys Cakes created this one-of-a-kind wedding cake for a bride and groom who “love everything woodland.” I am in awe just looking at this cake and ta [...]

A Failure To Communicate, Part 48

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There’s something really beautiful about one person looking into another’s eyes and saying, “I understand you.” And then the other person being all, “Then why did you write ‘Au Caps’ on my cake when I asked for it in all caps??” As you can see, that was not the case. [sound of pin dropping] [...]

John 3:16-17 Subway Art Printable

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It’s almost April, can you believe it?! It seems like just yesterday we were starting the New Year! Time is flying by!! Since it’s getting close to Easter, I wanted to share a printable with y’all. John 3:16-17 really stuck out in my head, so I made a Subway Art Printable out of it. I may have more printables coming soo [...]

Brownie Pudding

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When I’m in the mood for dessert (which, who are we kidding, is every night), 99 times out of 100, I want chocolate. Sure, if there’s leftover cheesecake or pie, I’ll totally eat that, but otherwise, I’m definitely a chocolate-for-dessert gal. The richer, the better, and if it’s something that I can throw vanilla [...]

Eat Your Carrots

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Okay, so this isn’t really a hard sell. I mean let’s face it … cake dressed up as cute baby carrots is way more fun than the real vegetable version, right?! I think so. But, I guess I could start drawing faces on raw carrots to make me want to eat them more. Maybe. One day. But first… let’s hop all over these carrot cake pops. A fun little E [...]

Carrot Cake Scones with Cream Cheese ...

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These carrot cake scones are made a little healthier with whole grains, less sugar and maple sweetened cream cheese frosting! In preparation for Easter, I’ve been making carrot cake everything for the past month. Up first we have these carrot cake scones! I used my favorite scone base, which is the same one found in these chocolate oran [...]

Sunday Sweets: Cakes of Thrones

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What’s cold and sharp and bled all over? THE IRON THRONE! (Eh? EH??)   So gather your dire wolves, dragons, and impaled heads on stakes, my friends, because WINTER IS COMING:   If impaled head stake cake pops aren’t your thing, then how about this fabulous Weirwood heart tree? It’s always nice to see a baker bra [...]

Skillet Brownies

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Decadent brownies flecked with chocolate and toffee chips and baked in mini cast iron skillets. You guys know that I have a pretty serious love affair going on with individually portioned desserts. From Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Trifles to No Bake Raspberry Cheesecakes – I’m simply all about them. (…) Read the rest of Skillet Browni [...]

Fun Wedding Favors – Mini Garden Shov...

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And I’ll admit that was my first reaction too. But then I thought about the novelty of this favor and how many ways you could make it a really fun (and useful) gift for your guests…and I had to change my mind. There are so many options for this favor. If you and your significant other are outdoorsy, gardening kind of people this a [...]

What, No Waffles?

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The nation of Belgium is presenting President Obama with a special gift during his visit this week: The gift… of a cookie. D’aww. No, see, it’s a really BIG cookie. A GIANT cookie. Five foot four inches, to be exact. And it’s going to look just like him! Oh, hush, Han.   Of course, when giving the president of t [...]

Vanilla Bean Rhubarb-Ginger Scones

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Not long after we began dating, my Chief Culinary Consultant told me about the fabulous strawberry-rhubarb pies that his grandmother used to make. At that time, I had never, ever in my life tasted rhubarb. When I told him, he was totally dumbfounded. I promised to make a strawberry-rhubarb pie for him one day, and I kept my word. One beautifu [...]

"Aces, Charles. ACES."

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You should know two things about today’s wreck. No, three. Three things about today’s wreck: 1) It’s supposed to look like a tennis racket. 2) That word was supposed to be “ace.” ACE. Ooopsie. 3) Looks like Jarman JUST GOT SERVED.   Thanks to Sarah H. for intercepting today’s wreck – and 40 gee [...]

Vintage Fairground Wedding Cake

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This cake from our friends at Hockleys Cakes is just what I was looking for! It’s whimsical, fun, and even has a spring-like look and feel to it. The four-tier cake was created for a bride and groom who were celebrating their big day at an old stately home, according to Michael Hockley. The couple wanted a “vintage fairgroud” [...]

Braised Short Ribs with Cheesy Grits ...

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After we got engaged, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I couldn’t decide what kind of wedding we wanted to have, or where we wanted to have it. Neither of us wanted to do the traditional church/reception thing, but we were having a hard time coming up with alternatives. One random day in July, I threw out the idea of renting a house on [...]

Sweet Dreams

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As someone who’s battled insomnia for most of my adult life, I know just how valuable a soothing bedtime story can be. So, my fellow sleepless-in-wherevers, this one’s for you. [hem ahem hem] *whispering* Once upon a time… there was a baby who was very sleepy. The baby’s undead friends, however, kept asking: Yes, th [...]

Meyer Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Ic...

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Meyer lemon cake drenched in a sweet cream cheese glaze. I thought spring had finally sprung until I was greeted with swirling snow this morning. I live in Ohio, so I am very well aware of snow and I’m not much of a weather whiner – but seriously, is this winter ever going to end? I’m starting to think Elle is going to outgrow t [...]

Peanut Butter Cup Overload Cake

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Today, I turn 34 years young, and I have the most serious of serious questions to ask. Does this mean I’m now in my mid-30′s? If the answer is yes, don’t tell me. It dumbfounds me to think that at 34 years old, my mom already had a 9-year-old and a 7-year-old. I barely feel like a grown-up, save for the mortgage payments and [...]

Do You Wanna Bake a Snowman?

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With Frozen all the rage right now, I thought we’d take a look at the new design going like gangbusters at local bakeries. It’s supposed to look like this: Which is a bit… odd. I mean, I guess those are snow-capped mountains – and Anna’s floating down a river, hip-deep in a glacier? Ok, sure. But how do the bake [...]