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Elegant Cakes – 2014 – July
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for July, 2014

Cake Mix-a-lot

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In honor of Mutt’s Day, and the Dog Days of Summer:   I like cake MUTTS and I cannot lie!   No other pastry beats this guy!   When a cake comes out like a pile of doggie waste   Or has Sliding-Frosting-Face It gets SUNG!   Wanna say “enough”   ‘Cuz you know that spelling’ [...]

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

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Celebrate cherry season with this sweet and delicious fresh cherry cobbler – it’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. We just got back from a ridiculously long vacation and if I’m being honest, I’m exhausted. At first I blamed the Florida heat, but I kind of think it has to do with [...]

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

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Compensation was provided by DOVE ® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends. No need to worry about melting with these fun Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops! Fun for birthdays and Summer parties! #DoveTastemaker #cakepops

No-Bake Peanut Butter Lover’s Pie

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I just realized that this is the third of my last five recipes that include peanut butter as some sort of primary ingredient. If you hadn’t figured it out yet, the secret is out… I’m a peanut butter fanatic. I’ve made tons of different peanut butter pie variations (Butterfinger Pie, chocolate-peanut butter pie, frozen [...]

Wedding Cake with Flowers and Bees

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That being said, I had to share this cake today because as soon as I saw it I was in love. With a cake. At first glance you might think “wow, this is a busy cake”…and while you’d be right, I would argue that it’s busy in a good way. A really good way. I love the stark white icing on the four-tiered cake. But what [...]

Healthier Peanut Butter Cheesecake Br...

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These healthier peanut butter cheesecake brownie bars are 100% whole grain, use natural peanut butter and are totally naturally sweetened! If you follow several blogs, then I bet you’re wondering what’s with the dozens of cheesecake recipes today. It’s Cheesecake Day! Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking rightly thought th [...]

Who Cut the Cheese?

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That’s right, folks: the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. All those hours of planning, long nights of anticipation, and stockpiling of Lactaid pills will finally pay off, because today…is National Cheesecake Day. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Jem,” you’re thinking – because you [...]

Ice Cream Social Giveaway!

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New STARBURST Brand Sorbet Bars and a...

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Instagram Contest

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Happy Tuesday! If you read MBA on a regular basis, you probably know that I’m pretty much addicted to all things S’mores. From Salted Caramel S’mores and S’mores Trifles to Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie Marshmallow Treats, s’mores are my jam – all summer long. I’m always searching for creative ways [...]

The Cake Said WHAT?

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When you see the same ol’ “happy birthday” butchered day after day, you learn to cherish the cakes that break the mold and say something truly unique. Whoah, thought that said something a little off-color for a sec! (Who else saw “Jerk?”)   Anyway, I’ve been collecting some of the better examples fo [...]

$400 CASH for Back to School Giveaway

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Enter to win $400 CASH for Back to School! #giveaway

Basic Creamy Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

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When you grow up in Pittsburgh, coleslaw is only sometimes a side dish. More often, it’s one of many components in only the best sandwich known to man. If you’ve never been to Pittsburgh and enjoyed a legendary Primanti Brothers sandwich, you owe yourself a trip. At the very least, make one at home! The sandwiches are popular beca [...]

Double Chocolate Pancakes and More

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How about a little chocolate to go with your chocolate? That’s right! Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes to start the day. Now, this is definitely not an everyday kind of breakfast, but for special days I’d say YAY and YUM and YES, please! The recipe for these is featured on People.com if you’d like to make a stack. I’ve been working with Peop [...]

Wedding Cake with Peach Roses

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Like this cake. It’s so simple and so pretty and I would love to see this at a summer wedding. I love wedding cakes with fresh flowers – it’s such an easy and elegant way to add something special to your cake. And you can personalize it by incorporating the flowers from your bouquet or what your bridesmaids are carrying. Thi [...]

The Bad, The Bad, and The Badder

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The following cakes were made by professionals, and paid for with actual money. Do not adjust your screen.   Vicky W. wanted this cake, only in pink and white. Hm. I wonder how it turned out?   Oh, that’s right! This is Cake Wrecks. BAM!   This next cake is not the wreck. It’s actually what Mary J’s half [...]

Lemon Funfetti Ice Cream #showusyourm...

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstVThis Lemon Funfetti Ice Cream is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with plenty of lemon flavor! Throw in some sprinkles for added fun! #ice [...]

Muddy Buddy (Puppy Chow) Marshmallow ...

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Do teenagers still write notes, or exchange notes during school? Or has texting and social media totally replaced that? This has nothing to do with the recipe, but I was on my way home from the grocery store over the weekend when a John Cougar Mellencamp song came on the radio. His music (among countless others) always reminds me of high scho [...]