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Elegant Cakes – 2014 – April
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for April, 2014

Painfully Honest Cakes

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Remember, kids, if you can’t say anything nice… …say it with cake.   Today is National Honesty Day, but before you go dropping those truth bombs, let’s take a look at some ways you can be completely honest but still somewhat polite: And my personal favorite: Only works with Angelas, though. I just realized if [...]

Wedding Cake with Hand-Piped Roses

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And, believe it or not, this gorgeous and somewhat abstract wedding cake can be a DIY project. That’s right! If you – or someone in your wedding party – is feeling particularly ambitious, this is a cake that you can create by following a few simple instructions. I love this cake for a couple of reasons. First, it’s pin [...]

Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake

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I don’t know about you, but rum cake was a dining room table staple at my grandma’s for as far back as I can remember. It showed up early and often for Sunday dinners and holidays. My great aunt was the designated rum cake-maker and to my knowledge, she used a box cake mix and Bacaradi, a recipe which has certainly made its round [...]

Baby Elle Update | 3 Months Old

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Our sweet baby Elle turned 3 months old last week and I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around this fact. When people tell you that time flies by, they’re most definitely not kidding. She’s gone from an adorable newborn to a little human that’s full of personality, the cutest smiles and little giggles. So [...]

$200 Gift Card Giveaway for Top Notch...

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5 Times It Didn't Pay To Be Poli...

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Some people think common courtesy is dead. To these people I say, “Hey, do you mind? I CAN’T HEAR THIS PHONE CONVERSATION OVER THE MOVIE WHILE YOU’RE SHUSHING ME.” (Yes, I’m joking.) (I have exceptionally good hearing.)   And bakers, it seems, are especially bewildered by a simple “please” or [...]

Bacon and Cashew Bourbon Caramel Corn

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When I was a little kid, my dad would bring home all kinds of corporate gifts from his office around the holidays. Tons of chocolate and candy, and of course… the iconic popcorn tin filled with three different varieties of popcorn. If memory serves, they had buttered popcorn, cheesy popcorn and caramel corn. I actually have a very vivid [...]

Marshmallow-Candy Swirl Cake

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Confessions Of A Master Baker

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Welcome to another installment of… Confessions of a Master Baker! “Ordinary bakers. Extraordinary feats of bad judgment.” [baker's silhouette speaking in disguised voice] “I guess I got a bit carried away with the chocolate drizzle — you know, it’s always a bit of a crap shoot…” “I m [...]

Yellow Roses Wedding Cake

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The same can be said for this wedding cake. It’s bright and cheerful and very elegant. Now, yellow might not be your first color choice when deciding on a wedding cake, but I have to ask “why not?” It’s unexpected. And modern. And it’s something that your guests will most certainly remember from your reception. O [...]

#ad Spicy Maple Chicken Wings are a G...

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Welcome to another installment of… Confessions of a Master Baker! “Ordinary bakers. Extraordinary feats of bad judgment.” [baker's silhouette speaking in disguised voice] “I guess I got a bit carried away with the chocolate drizzle — you know, it’s always a bit of a crap shoot…” “I m [...]

How To Make Fresh Homemade Whipped Cr...

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Fresh whipped cream might seem like second nature to most people, but when I first started making it myself years ago, I was admittedly intimated. While there’s nothing better than a cream-based pie piled high with clouds of fresh whipped cream, there is certainly a sweet spot when it comes to getting it whipped up perfectly. If you sto [...]

Sweets for People

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I don’t have one recipe for you today. Nope not one. But how does six sound? Pretty sweet I hope and I wanted to tell you where you can find them. I’ve been working with my friends over at People.com for the last several weeks to revisit some of their celebrity recipes and it’s been fun to be featured on the site. Below are six sweet sw [...]

Sunday Sweets: A Disney Movie Maratho...

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Sunday Sweets is our weekly NON-Wrecks feature, the better to remind you how wrecky the Wrecks are.   Ok, Easter’s over, so let’s get back to our classic Disney movie marathon! It’s Bambi’s mom! Ack! All the feels.   Disney sure knows how to play the mom card. Remember that scene in Dumbo? o.0 But don’ [...]

Springtime Magic Cookie Bars

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Springtime Magic Cookie Bars are a soft baked graham cracker cookie bar topped with coconut, pecans and Springtime morsels! #cookie #bars #coconut #chocolate

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas {Roun...

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Can you believe it’s almost May?! In case you haven’t noticed, Bloggyland is filled with great Mother’s Day ideas right now. As a food blogger, I don’t know too much about crafts or making things – well, except for making food things! So, I’m sharing a bunch (more than 45) Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas! L [...]

The Weekend Dish: 4/26/2014

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Happy weekend to you! Can you believe that this is the last Saturday in April?! I’m in total disbelief, but I’m definitely ready for things like vacation(!), grilling, and s’mores over a fire. Most of this weekend is going to be spent working since we are leaving for vacation on Friday and I am more than ready to hit the san [...]