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Elegant Cakes – 2014 – March - Page 2
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for March, 2014

Wedding Cake with Sugar Bubbles

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They’re fun and whimsical and oh so bubbly! And you can’t help but smile when you think of bubbles. Even the word itself is funny. Say it with me – bubbles! Which bring us to today’s wedding cake that is surrounded by bubbles. The wedding cake itself is simple enough – iced with a lovely buttercream icing. But wh [...]

Ciabatta Bread

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I have such a love affair with baking homemade bread, yet sometimes I need a reminder to do it more often. This loaf of bread was my kick in the pants to make homemade bread a habit instead of a hobby. The smell of yeast and fresh, rising dough has such a calming effect. It makes me want to curl up on a covered wrap-around porch and read duri [...]

Bill Of Wrongs

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So my son has a test soon on the Bill of Rights. Lucky for me, Wreckerators make explaining them easy!   Freedom of Assembly Even if no one else understands why you’re there.   The Right To Bear Arms He’d like his back, please.   Freedom of Speech Remember, just because you can say something doesn’t mean [...]

Sunday Sweets: Toons From Our Childho...

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I’ve been on a retro movie kick lately, and I gotta say, Explorers? The 80s flick about 3 kids who build a spaceship and go meet celebrity-impersonating aliens? TOTALLY HOLDS UP. Go watch it on Netflix, and tell me I’m wrong. And while we’re relishing in some sweet, sweet nostalgia, how ’bout the cartoons we grew up wi [...]

Chocolate Banana Muffins (grain-free,...

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When I make muffins, I’m usually able to eat at least three or four before I feel even the slightest bit full. But these chocolate banana muffins are so rich and filling I could hardly do one and a half. These chocolate banana muffins have a really nice texture! They’re not quite fudgy, but definitely headed that way, which is pr [...]

Sriracha-Orange Marmalade Marshmallow...

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A Courageous Display

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Bakers, your display cakes can really make or break your business. So maybe stop putting your old shoes on them?   See, you want to fill your windows with friendly faces:   And endearing characters:   Not to mention keep it all looking delicious!   Make sure you have a variety of occasion cakes out, to show your artist [...]

Fun Wedding Favors – Bride and Groom ...

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Everyone loves Oreos, right? (Well, OK there might be one or two people out there who don’t but we’ll just pretend they aren’t invited). And these Oreos are covered in chocolate which makes them even more delicious. Each cookie is covered in chocolate and then designed to look like either the bride or groom. The flower on th [...]

Sriracha Bloody Mary

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Brunch. It’s one of my favorite activities. Whether I’m hosting, going to a friends, or going to a restaurant; it’s one the best ways to kick off your Sunday. I love the combinations of food and sweets, and I love that it’s socially acceptable to have a cocktail (or two) at 11am. Mimosas are usually my go-to brunch [...]

FIST FLOWERS OF DOOM

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Ahh, the first day of Spring! The air is crisp, the flowers are blooming, and the garden slugs are JUST peeking out from their hidey holes: …in our cakes. Ew. Maybe we should go back to the flower thing.   After all, flowers make everything prettier, from weddings:   …to anniversaries:   …to birthdays: &n [...]

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I think we can all agree that high school can be both exhilarating and tragic all at the same time, right? So much is happening. There are friends and drama and boys and more drama and homework and dances and proms and slow songs and dates in cars and staying up until dawn talking to your best friend. There are butterflies and broken hearts, [...]

Two Words, Bakeries:

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Drug screening. Seriously. You guys might want to look into it.   You also want to make sure the DTs are over.   “Triangle Man, Triangle Man, Doing the things a triangle can…”   And just FYI, managers: Drawing a tuxedo-clad “Triangle Man” with webbed feet is not compelling evidence of sobriety. [...]

Chocolate Bread

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Decadent chocolate bread infused with espresso and chocolate chips. Today was my first day back to work from maternity leave. And it was hard. Really hard. I became incredibly comfortable and content being with Elle all day every day. The mere thought of being away from her for 8 hours a day pretty much made me cry every single time I thou [...]

Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers

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Yes, it’s true! The first day of spring is this tomorrow and therefore I’m focusing on all things pretty and floral and springy. Just like this beautiful wedding cake adorned with balls of flowers. This gorgeous contemporary wedding cake is another incredible creation from our friends at Hockleys Cakes in the United Kingdom. I am [...]

Salted Caramel Blondies

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I think it’s funny that over the last 10 years or so, certain desserts have gone in and out of style. Cupcakes were the new big thing, then macarons, then cake pops, then salted caramel, then stuffed cookies, then… you get the idea. I don’t know about you, but when I like something, I just like it. For life, usually. Salted [...]

Kiss Off!

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This meeting of Leprechauns Who Can’t Get Kissed on St. Patrick’s Day (LWCGKSPD) will now come to order. Welcome, supernatural wee folk! Now, let’s go around the circle and share the excuses we got this year. Seamus? “Well, I’m not sure it’s an excuse per se, but most of them yelled a lot about me getting [...]

White Chicken Chili

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I am a die-hard chili fan. It’s one of my absolute favorite meals during the fall and winter, and the best excuse for inhaling embarrassing amounts of shredded cheddar cheese and Fritos. I don’t discriminate when it comes to chili… ground beef, chunks of beef, and even chicken. As long as it’s thick, hearty, and a litt [...]

Almond Joy Cookies (grain-free, dairy...

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A few months ago, I created this coconut cookie recipe for a post on Food Fanatic. As soon as I pulled them out of the oven, I was kicking myself that I hadn’t made them as Almond Joy cookies. So here we are! Finally. And as I’m writing this, I’m kicking myself again. You know what I should have done? Dip the bottom of th [...]

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