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

Monthly archives for April, 2014

Hot & Dirty Stuffed Peppers

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Hi ya’ll! I’m Jessica from All She Cooks, a Southern transplant living and blogging in the Midwest. I’m really from all over, having been a Navy brat my first few years, and then later an Air Force wife. Now… I’m the wife to an Air National Guard hubby whose civilian career planted us near Madison, Wisconsin. [...]

Princess Show & Sell

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The princesses are back for National Princess Week, eager to show you their new castle! You know what they say: “One princess’ doorbell is another man’s ding-dong.”   Hey! Snow White! HANDS OFF! Thank you.   They also want to show off their finger painting:   And their… crown? Let’s go wi [...]

Fun Wedding Favors – Miniature Gnome

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Miniature garden gnomes, of course. And yet, they really do exist and since I found them on my never-ending search for the most whimsical wedding favors around, I just had to share them with you! Wedding favors really don’t get much cuter than this. The miniature gnome stands a mere 5 inches tall and he’s wearing a very cute fuchs [...]

Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake and...

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This Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt cake is an easy, but impressive dessert full of Spring and Summer flavors! The fun raspberry ripple is eye-catching in the lemon cake! Adults and kids love this Bundt cake! #dessert #sweets #lemon #raspberry

Chocolate Caramel Coffee Cake

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Ooey gooey coffee cake made with yeast and loaded with caramel and chocolate. I have a life-long obsession with all things caramel. From ice cream to candies, if there’s caramel in it – I’m all about it. Toss on a crumbly topping and a sprinkling of chocolate chips and this girl is diving in head first. (…) Read the [...]

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Fr...

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

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If you think animated characters today set an unrealistic standard of beauty for your kids, then you’re in luck! Today’s cakes will show you some great ways to lower that standard, all while teaching important life-lessons! First, remember, girls: strong jawlines = strong women.   Also, some things are better gotten off your [...]

Healthier Fettuccine Alfredo

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This healthier fettuccine alfredo skips on the cream but not on the taste! Creamy and cheesy with a little lemon zest tossed in. There’s something I love even more than sweets and that’s cheese and carbs. Nothing beats a big pot of melty, gooey carb-laden goodness. This isn’t exactly melty or gooey but it still does the job! [...]

Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

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If you don’t like the taste of coffee, you can stop right here. While some coffee-flavored desserts are mixed together with things like chocolate or butter that temper the flavor, there is no buffer in this recipe. It’s a coffee wallop, if ever there was one. I have never been a coffee drinker, as it’s just too bitter for me [...]

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Butterc...

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I received coupons from Driscoll’s for my berries in hopes that I may write about them. All opinions and text are my own.Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting – a from scratch lemon cupcake with a fun and fruity raspberry buttercream frosting! These babies scream fun in the sun! #cupcakes #lemon #raspberry #driscolls [...]

Easy Piping Techniques for Cupcakes

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Where There's A Will

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It’s Talk Like Shakespeare Day! So, instead of making Much Ado About Wrecking, we’re just going to let the Bard himself insult the cakes.   “They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces.” - Coriolanus   “Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.” - King [...]

Wedding Cake with Crystallized Flower...

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I absolutely love this cake because it elegantly screams ‘spring!’ and because those are real flowers that have been crystallized with sugar. The three-tier cake is frosted with buttercream icing that was piped on to resemble a basket weave – so the cake actually looks like baskets full of fresh flowers. This cake would be s [...]

Pepperoni Bread

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If you are from anywhere near West Virginia or western Pennsylvania, chances are good that you’ve heard of (or eaten!) pepperoni bread (sometimes also called pepperoni rolls). It was pretty much a staple at my grandma’s house when I was a kid. Walking into her kitchen and seeing mounds of pepperoni bread stacked all over her count [...]

Cinco de Mayo Round-Up – More t...

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This Cinco de Mayo Round-Up has more than 100 Mexican/Tex-Mex recipes from your favorite food bloggers! #CincoDeMayo #Mexican #roundup

Chocolate Malt

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Rich chocolate ice cream combines with malt powder to create the perfect milkshake. Chocolate Malt Milkshakes are something that will forever remind me of my dad. I have fond memories of chasing down the Mr. Softee truck with a fistful of quarters for two Screwballs (I totally need to find these for at-home consumption) and a Chocolate Malt [...]

Princess: Impossible

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In honor of National Princess Week, I’ve arranged to have some of the world’s most famous royalty come and visit! Woot woot! But then they all canceled, so we got these instead: YIKES.   I mean, uh, won’t you say hello, ladies? “I DON’T LIKE YOU.”   [silent glare]   “Life is awful, [...]

Best Butterscotch Pudding

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Are you a butterscotch person? I’ve admittedly never been a big butterscotch person, perhaps out of lack of exposure. My pudding experience as a kid consisted solely of vanilla and chocolate; butterscotch wasn’t something that was even on my radar, save for a piece of Werther’s candy that I would snag when we were visiting r [...]