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Elegant Cakes – 2016 – April
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for April, 2016

The Weekend Dish: 4/30/2016

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Happy Saturday to you! I hope you had a fantastic week. Today is my sister’s birthday (!!), so I had her make our menu for Sunday dinner tomorrow (check it out below). I’ll likely be spending my day biding the time until the Penguins game starts at 8pm. There’s nothing better than playoff hockey, but I really wish the games [...]

Really Good Southern Cornbread

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Friday Favs 4/29/16

Friday Favs 4/29/16
Some of my favorite new submissions this week.   Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the good Samaritan who fixed this label: Muuuuch better.   I’m just glad I’m not the only one who noticed: The good news is you can always rip their pudgy little legs off, switch ‘em around, and then spend the rest of th [...]

Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Fr...

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Doilies and Squiggles and Spray Paint...

Doilies and Squiggles and Spray Paint, Oh My!
It’s time again for everyone’s favorite:  WEDDING WRECKS! (Well, everyone but the bride.) (And possibly the baker who may or may not have been assaulted by the aforementioned bride)   What the bride wanted:  What the bride got:   Hey, Jen has a dummy cake in her office this exact shade of Wilton Sp [...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake combines some of your favorite spring flavors into an irresistible snack cake or a sweet dish for Mother’s Day brunch! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fleischmann’s® Yeast. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are my own, and based upon my experiences with Fleischmann’s® Ye [...]

Cotton Candy Shooter

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wayfair. The opinions and text are all mine. This Cotton Candy Shooter will remind you of carnivals and good times! This adult version of your favorite fair food is so easy to make!

The Best Gluten-free Oatmeal Cookies

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The best gluten-free oatmeal cookies you’ll ever have! They’re soft, thick, and chewy and nobody will know that they’re gluten-free. Can also be made with whole wheat or all-purpose flour. I’ve only ever called one recipe “the best ever” and it was these gluten-free brownies. I felt a bit ridiculous doing i [...]

38 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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A roundup of Cinco de Mayo recipes for your Mexican celebration – everything from appetizers, dinner recipes, side dishes and dessert! We are one week away from Cinco de Mayo… the day that makes it perfectly acceptable to consume nothing but chips, salsa, guacamole, and margaritas for all the live long day. Quite a lovely foodie holiday [...]

7 Layer Bean Dip

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of José Olé®. The opinions and text are all mine. The classic 7 Layer Bean Dip – just like you remember it! It’s great for fiestas, potlucks, game day entertaining – or anytime you need a delicious and easy idea that is a real crowd-pleaser! #FlavorYourFiesta

Remember, Whatever Happens Out There,...

Remember, Whatever Happens Out There, We Are Total Prefessionals
It’s Administrative Professionals’ day, minions, a time to A) thank your professional assistants, and B) force local bakers to write ridiculously long, hard-to-spell words on cakes. SO LET’S GET TO IT. Oooh, so close. If they only had spell-check for cakes, am I right? Hang on, what’s this? THEY DO?? Well, THAT’ [...]

Caramel Chocolate Moxie Cake and a Fa...

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Cheesecake Brownies

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Cheesecake Brownies have equal layers of fudgy brownie and creamy cheesecake. Add some fresh berries, and you’ve got one epic springtime dessert. This post is sponsored by Challenge Dairy. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. It’s no secret I love cheesecake. It’s our family go-to dess [...]

Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

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This Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa tastes like it came straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it’s ready in 10 minutes! The first time I ate at as authentic Mexican restaurant, I was blown away when the customary bowl of chips and salsa arrived at the table. The salsa was so… different. Different from all of the jar [...]

Homemade Burrito Bowls

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Del Real Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. Now you can easily make your favorite Burrito Bowls at home! Full of flavor, it’s the perfect quick weeknight dinner idea!


There is no greater human mystery than our ability to communicate. To take a picture or concept and implant it perfectly into the mind of another – what wonder!   What marvel!   Nay, what miracle, even!   So the next time you’re ordering a cake, minions, just think: Hey, at least they spelled it right. Except t [...]

Baking Basics: Flour 101

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I have another Baking Basics post for you, and I think it’s one that many of you will find extremely helpful! This was on my list of topics to tackle, but since posting my chocolate chip cookie bars last week and receiving a lot of questions about the inclusion of bread and cake flours in the recipe, I thought I would shoot it up to the [...]

And Now A Word From Princess Godzilla

And Now A Word From Princess Godzilla
HOW TO BE A PRINCESS Cake Wrecks style   1) First things first: you’ll need a wardrobe fit for royalty. Because even a straight jacket can be princessy when paired with the right skirt/circus tent.   2) Have your hair and makeup done professionally every day. Don’t be like Elsa that one time: (Girl needs to let her [...]