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Elegant Cakes – 2016 – August - Page 2
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for August, 2016

Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

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You’ll want to make this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage again and again! It’s hard to believe that such simple ingredients could result in such a flavorful and delicious side dish!

The Dog Days of "Bummer"

The Dog Days of "Bummer"
Tomorrow is National Dog Day! Quick! Make a cake effigy of your favorite pooch and slit its throat! See, NOW it’s a party. (Also, I just realized “your favorite pooch” could have gone a very different direction. So you’re welcome.)   As an unabashed cat person (CATS RULE, DOGS SNIFF YOUR CROTCH), I must admit to [...]

Neapolitan Pizza

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This Neapolitan pizza crust is thin, crispy and has the most amazing flavor. My homemade pizza-making is forever changed! Seriously, my homemade pizza game has been forever changed with this crust. The idea of this pizza started months ago when my husband texted me a link to an article about a chef in New York City who lost a ridiculous amou [...]

In Literal Color

In Literal Color
Ok, Wreckies, time for a pop quiz. I’ll tell you what these people ordered on their cakes, and then you see if you can guess how the baker wrecked it.   We’ll start with something easy:  “A giant 57″ Yeah, at this point you’d probably be more surprised to see just a 57 on there, huh?   “Happ [...]

Munich: What to See and Do

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A while back, I wrote about where to stay in Munich. In today’s post, I’ll share a bit about what to see, do and eat! The first stop in a new city for me is usually a bakery or some other food related place. While researching desserts specific to Munich, I didn’t find much but had read about Prinzregententorte, which has an [...]

No-Bake 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

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These no-bake granola bars contain only five ingredients, no added sugar, and are infinitely customizable… A perfect lunchbox snack! Since Joseph was diagnosed with his food allergies (soy, egg and peanuts), it’s definitely been difficult to find packaged snacks to keep in the pantry and in the diaper bag for him. We’ve bee [...]

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull-Apart Rolls

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Make mealtime complete with these simple and delicious Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull-Apart Rolls! Your family will LOVE them!

Do The Floppy Flips

Do The Floppy Flips
Ahh, flip-flops. The quintessential, mandatory summer footwear of summer-dwelling people who also have feet. Look closely. You’re about to forget what these look like.   Here in Florida, you’d be hard pressed to find a person NOT wearing flip-flops right now. That’s because we’re actually required to have a mini [...]

Baking Basics: Vanilla Beans 101

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It’s another Baking Basics Tuesday! Today we’re talking about one of my very favorite ingredients – vanilla beans! Most people that bake even occasionally keeps a bottle of vanilla extract in their pantry, but where did that come from? Vanilla beans! There are a number of different varieties of vanilla beans, so today weR [...]

One Pan Chicken & Orange Chile No...

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Dinner is done easy and delicious with this One Pan Chicken & Orange Chile Noodles! Your taste buds will thank you!

30 Minute Pizza Crust + Mini Pizzas

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30 Minute Pizza Crust is quick and simple because there is no need for rising time. Divide the dough into mini crusts so everyone can create their own perfect pizza snack! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fleischmann’s® Yeast. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible. It’s clear [...]

That's A Phallus – See?

That's A Phallus – See?
“Hey, Barb, the customers are complaining your butterfly design looks too childish.” “So if you can try to make it more appealing to adults, and not just to three-year-olds, that’d be great. K? Thaaanks.”   [later that day]     “Uh, Barb? WE NEED TO TALK.”   Thanks to Ashlee B. [...]

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

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A wonderful, simple recipe for homemade refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles. No canning equipment required! Just prepare and pop in the fridge! About five years ago, I vowed to spend the summer learning how to can and had grand plans to can ALL THE THINGS. I bought a book, read it, and had a list of recipes I wanted to try. Then I blinked, [...]

Lemon Pound Cake (gluten-free option)

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This puckery and moist lemon pound cake is easy to make and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! With gluten-free and all-purpose flour options. This recipe comes straight from The Weeknight Cookbook: Simple Family-Friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking, which was released just last week and written by Mary Younkin of Barefeet in the Kitchen. When [...]

Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 61}

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It’s that time of week Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 61} – sharing six meals, two desserts and a breakfast recipe. Your week just got a whole lot tastier.

Sunday Sweets For Summer Weddings

Sunday Sweets For Summer Weddings
I suppose technically summer is almost over, minions, but ermergersh, it sure doesn’t feel it. So let’s look at some cool summer wedding cakes, and imagine all of these with a heaping scoop of ice cream on the side.   Starting with the classiest dragonflies this side of the 1920s: I want to wear this whole cake in my hair [...]

The Weekend Dish: 8/20/2016

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Happy happy Saturday! I hope you all had an amazing mid-August week and that you’re loving every minute of these days of summer. I’m thrilled that it’s going to start cooling down slightly here (highs in the 70’s!) next week – it will make being outside much more enjoyable! I still can’t believe that my due [...]

S’mores Skillet Brownies

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S’mores Skillet Brownies have a graham cracker crust topped with a layer of fudgy brownies and perfectly roasted marshmallows. Loaded with ooey-gooey goodness, what’s not to love? This is a sponsored post on behalf of Campfire® Marshmallows. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Ba [...]