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Elegant Cakes – 2015 – May
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for May, 2015

Sunday Sweets Goes Shabby Chic

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Hold on to your vintage tea towels, my friends, ‘cuz today we’re celebrating all things Shabby Chic! Vintage lace, sweet pastels, and tightly packed ruffles? YES, PLEASE.   And the perfect accent for all those creamy flounces and lace trim is, of course, chocolate. Mmmmm.   Shabby chic has its glitzy side, too. Check [...]

More than 75 Donut recipes!

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More than 75 Donut recipes from your favorite bloggers!

The Weekend Dish: 5/30/2015

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Happy last weekend of May! It’s so hard to fathom that we’re on the cusp of summer; I feel like I was just in the hospital yesterday with a newborn, and that was in the dead of winter. These last handful of months have absolutely flown by! I’m looking forward to some warm days and a few summer thunderstorms. As always, you&# [...]

No Bake S’mores Cheesecake

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Friday Favs, 5/29/15

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Some of my favorite new submissions this week.   Monica asked her baker to add “May the Force be with you” to her son’s birthday cake – but added, “If it doesn’t fit, don’t worry about it.” The end result was a little garbled, but I think you’ll agree, INFINITELY funnier: Yeah, Loga [...]

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Fr...

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Marine Life

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This cake was for a marine, so they asked the baker to write “Semper Fi.” Turns out, that was a little too complicated: :sigh:   And these guys wanted the cake to say “Way to go, Jacob!” buuuut…. Hang on, I’m sure Jacob will explain this any minute now.   And finally: When your 32nd Annual Chil [...]

More than 70 recipes that use Oreo co...

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Get your stretchy pants ready! I’ve gathered up more than 70 recipes that use Oreo cookies!

Bourbon-Brown Sugar Bacon

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A couple of years ago, I discovered the wonder that is oven bacon. Growing up, the only way that bacon was ever made in our house was in the microwave. It has its merits – it’s quick, easy and has virtually no clean-up; however, once I realized how absurdly awesome it is to make bacon in the oven, I’ve never looked back. For [...]

Mini Cheesecakes (grain-free, gluten-...

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Don’t need a full cheesecake? These delicious gluten-free and grain-free mini cheesecakes are the perfect solution! As much as I love cheesecake, I rarely make them. If I made a cheesecake just for the heck of it, I’d eat it all. And I don’t need that! I used to make them for parties and get-togethers but when you don’ [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk Cake

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Pugtastic!

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I made the cutest chocolate and peanut butter pug cake pops for you. These little guys were inspired by a recipe from Tablespoon.com. I’m working with them to put my spin on one of the sweets from their site. Not that they don’t already have cute covered though. Tablespoon’s community is overflowing with fun recipes, creative ideas for enter [...]

Bridal Terrors

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A lot of brides like to give their bakers a photo of their dream wedding cake, in the hopes that they might, in fact, get a cake that looks at least vaguely similar. However, as you long-time readers know, this can be a lot like asking Francois the painting ferret** to whip you up a quick Mona Lisa. Some of the colors might be right, but in t [...]

Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes

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Chocolate Pound Cake

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Last week, I posted a recipe for classic pound cake, which I think is an absolute staple recipe in the summertime. It’s perfect paired with fresh fruit and whipped cream. However, I have been trying to get a killer chocolate pound cake into my repertoire for quite a long time and have been disappointed with the dry, bland results that I [...]

They See Me Scrollin'

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With graduation season upon us, it’s time to once again consider that most impossible of shapes: The lumpy burrito.   No, sorry, I mean that paper noisemaker thing you blow through:   Or is it a Corinthian column? …made into a Chia Pet?   I’m being silly, of course. We all know these are really bakers̵ [...]

Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Truffle...

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There are always challenges whenever you move, right? Things always pop up, like trying to figure out how to arrange the furniture, which kitchen drawers will handle which utensils, how the closet is going to get organized… things like that. If you happen to have a food-obsessed Golden Retriever, then you need to add “how far back [...]

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