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Elegant Cakes – 2016 – November
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for November, 2016

Buttermilk Pie with Bourbon Whipped C...

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Is There No "Just Us"?

Is There No "Just Us"?
After you see the word “just” written on a cake enough times, you start to ask yourself, “How does this keep happening?”   I don’t know. I honestly don’t.  But it still cracks me up. Sometimes I can’t help imagining the conversation: “What would you like the cake to say?” “ [...]

Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake

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This Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake is rich, delicious and the perfect cake for a chilly, fall day. Serve it with a cup of your favorite coffee for truly delightful dessert. This post is sponsored by Adobe. All views and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. I st [...]

Peppa Porker

Peppa Porker
Meet Peppa Pig: She’s the star of a kid’s show in Britain, and looks like a toddler’s drawing of a pink hairdryer with ears – or an anatomically incorrect gallbladder.   Anyway, people send me pictures of Peppa cakes all the time, mostly because they can’t believe this is how she’s actually supposed t [...]

Chocolate Dipped Brown Sugar Shortbre...

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This brown sugar shortbread is dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with pecans. They make excellent gifts for the holidays and have gluten-free, whole wheat and all-purpose flour options. I first posted these gluten-free shortbread on My Baking Addiction last year but the holidays came and went before I got the chance to post them here. We̵ [...]

Militarized Pool Noodles

Militarized Pool Noodles
Some folks ordered a cake shaped like the Pentagon, and to be safe, even brought in a picture:   They got this: (The misspelling is what I call “adding insult to a headdesk-induced injury.”)   Next Jas ordered this bright and beautiful design:   But instead, she got liquefied pool noodles: Mmm. Now there’s [...]

Thanksgiving Weekend Photo Diary

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I hope that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! Did you eat tons of fantastic food? Tell me about all of your best eats! We had another wonderful holiday at our home with lots of family, food and laughs (and I carved a turkey for the very first time! We spent the rest of the weekend putting up our Christmas decorations and rocking o [...]

Easy Meal Plan {Week 75}

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It’s Sunday so that means it is time to make your week a whole lot tastier with Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 75}. Six meals, two desserts and a breakfast recipe, time to get your meal plan game on.

Enough Shopping, Let's Have Some...

Enough Shopping, Let's Have Some Sweets!
“Get your gift shopping done on Black Friday,” they said. “It’ll be fun!” they said. So you set ALL the alarms… …because early is HARD. I get it.   You grabbed a nutritious breakfast, …then headed out the door.   And you were a shopping machine, snapping up deals, crossing names off [...]

Scalloped Parmesan Potatoes

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These scalloped Parmesan potatoes are much lighter and healthier than traditional recipes! This post is sponsored by alli®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The scalloped potato recipe I usually use calls for 1 1/2 cups of cheese. You make a cheesy sauce and then pour it over the potatoes so that the potatoes are enveloped in cheese. Sou [...]

The Weekend Dish: 11/26/2016

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Happy Saturday to you! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! Tell me about your favorite part of the meal! Did you do any shopping yesterday? We had another lovely holiday at our house with lots of family; we filled our bellies full of deep-fried turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie. We’re spending the week [...]

Friday Favs 11/25/16

Friday Favs 11/25/16
A few of my favorite submissions this week:   Chrystal brought in two photos for her friend’s birthday cake, and asked the baker to put one pic on either side of the 32. Which is exactly what the baker did: ::sigh:: *****   Mickey and Minnie would like to welcome you to your post-apocalyptic vacation: Because nothing puts t [...]

Fun And Poo-Wangs For The Whole Famil...

Fun And Poo-Wangs For The Whole Family!
Happy Thanksgiving, minions! Since you’re probably hanging with family today, I’ve decided to give you the gift that keeps on giving: Turkey Poo-Wangs. Lots and lots of Turkey Poo-Wangs. Ahh, but not just ANY Turkey Poo-Wangs; today I give you Turkey Poo-Wangs that look like your family members. Was there a lot of stiff competit [...]

No Mean Feet

No Mean Feet
If you want a simple theme for a baby shower, it’s hard to go wrong with cute little footprints. Unless the baker misses the “little” part, of course:    Good grief, MY feet are smaller than that. Are you trying to give the mom-to-be a heart attack, bakers?   ‘Cuz if so, this is also an excellent [...]

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

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Repurpose all of that leftover turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes with these Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Thanksgiving is TOMORROW! Can you believe it?! In my family, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without being able to stock up on at least a couple of days worth of leftovers once dinner is finished. I always factor leftovers into my m [...]

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Bundt Cake

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This Dark Chocolate Cranberry Bundt Cake is the perfect combination of rich chocolate and tart juicy cranberries in a tender, buttery cake. Perfect for the season of entertaining!  There are a lot of things I love about this time of year. I look forward to the cooler weather, fires in the wood stove, and pulling out all of our hats and scarve [...]


Last week someone in a Facebook group I belong to asked a question that made the rest of us sit up and take notice. The question was, “Does my arm look like a turkey leg?” And you guys, it totally did. It turns out this is intentional; Rachel here is dressing up as Thanksgiving Dinner for an upcoming marathon. So the next time yo [...]

Cranberry Pound Cake with Orange Glaz...

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This Cranberry Pound Cake is wonderfully dense, moist and loaded with fresh cranberries. Topped with a simple orange glaze, it’s perfect for the holidays. This post is sponsored by King Arthur Flour Do you have your Thanksgiving desserts finalized yet? You’ll get no judging from me if you haven’t finished your menu yet, bec [...]