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Elegant Cakes – 2014 – December
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for December, 2014

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner #Ea...

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner #EatHealthy15
I am so excited welcome Andi from The Weary Chef. She shares really awesome family-friendly recipes and she recently went gluten-free! I followed Andi since the Summer of 2014 and I have been hooked on her blog since! Be sure to stop by her place and enter to win the NINJA Supra Kitchen System that she is giving away! Round out dinner by chec [...]

White Wedding Cake with Shells

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So, let’s dream about a destination wedding in a warm, tropical, and beach-y location. And at this wedding your theme is seashells. Lots and lots of seashells. And this gorgeous one-tier cake is your beach-inspired, seashell-topped wedding cake. I love this cake. Maybe it’s because I love the beach and collecting shells. Or maybe [...]

New Year's: Ringin' Wreckag...

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As we contemplate a New Year’s Eve filled with drink and debauchery – or maybe an Agents of SHIELD marathon with the cats [WINK] – remember, friends, that wine glasses don’t work like this:   And they definitely don’t look like this:   And while these bakers have obviously never seen a champagne bott [...]

Snow Cute Sugar Cookie Squirrels

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Snowy sweet squirrels. Hmmmm… or chipmunks maybe? No, I’m sticking with squirrels. Brown fluffy, furry squirrels with big beautiful tails. I found this cute cutter last Christmas at Williams-Sonoma and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make cookies that would stand up to showcase that tall tail. And it only took me a year to get aroun [...]

The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2014:...

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Yesterday, I shared my annual roundup of the 10 most popular recipes on Brown Eyed Baker that were made during 2014. While many of those on that list were my favorites, there were also a ton of recipes that I fell in love with this year that didn’t make the cut. I want to share my personal favorites with you that weren’t on the previous [...]

Sausage Pizza with Caramelized Onions...

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Wrecking By the Book

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When ordering a cake at your local bakery, you may be given a big picture book to choose from. This could cause you some concern: will your cake look as nice as the one in the photo? Well, never fear, cake consumer! I’m here to help. Now, will your cake look exactly like the one in the book? YES. Absolutely. Er, with a few caveats, of c [...]

My Favorite Posts of 2014

My Favorite Posts of 2014
A round-up with ten of my favorite posts from 2014.

Love Bakes Good Cakes – Top Ten...

Love Bakes Good Cakes – Top Ten Reader Favorites of 2014
The top ten reader favorite recipes on Love Bakes Good Cakes.

The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2014:...

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As 2014 winds to a close, it’s time for the annual roundup of the most popular recipes that were posted during the year. It wouldn’t be an end-of-year celebration without it! As usual, there were a variety of treats that made the list, and this was the very first year that there were more savory recipes on the list than sweet ones [...]

5 Way to Shake Up Your Dinner Party

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Fails To Meet Expectations

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Expectation:   Reality:   Aspiration:   Funkification:   Ruffles & Bows:   Wreckage & Woes:   Swing…   …aaand a miss:   Thanks to Judy, Elly R., Anony M., & Megan A. for helping lower the bar; I think we could all use a drink now. ***** Thank you for using our Ama [...]

Fiesta Lime Shrimp Salad #EatHealthy1...

Fiesta Lime Shrimp Salad #EatHealthy15
I am so excited welcome Rachael from EazyPeazyMealz.com. I originally met Rachael through a few blog parties and I have been a fan of her quick and easy meals since! Once you see what she’s sharing today, you’ll see what I mean! Be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win the NINJA Supra Kitchen System that she is givin [...]

129 New Year’s Eve Recipes

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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to ring in 2015 and even crazier to think that any day now we are going to to become parents! Are you a “stay in and bang pots and pans” type of New Year’s Eve partier, or do you prefer to go out on the town? We are definitely stay-in folks, opting for cozy and quiet New [...]

Green Metallic Wedding Cake

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While green might not be the first color that comes to mind when you think about wedding cakes, this metallic green cake is so festive and pretty. This simple yet elegant one-tier cake would be ideal for your winter holiday wedding, especially if you were having a small reception or party after the ceremony. It would also be perfect as a brid [...]

More than 100 Healthy Dinner Ideas!

More than 100 Healthy Dinner Ideas!
With the start of a new year, it will be a great help to have more than 100 Healthy Dinner Ideas on hand!

New Year, New Sweets

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Ingredients for a Sweet New Year’s Eve Party:   - Disco Ball I hear Paula can lend you one.   - Champagne Don’t forget the ice!   - Party Hats & Noise Makers Because it’s not a party until you both look & sound ridiculous.   Or you could opt to look fabulous and go with a steampunk theme: Gra [...]

Fun Wedding Favor – Personalized S’mo...

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Ooey gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate between graham crackers – it’s just divine. So if I went to a wedding where s’mores were the favor? Well that might be the best wedding favor ever! And these personalized jars of s’mores ingredients are just perfect for your wedding, no matter the season. Each jar can be fil [...]