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

Monthly archives for December, 2016

Christmas Creep-Off

Christmas Creep-Off
It’s a Christmas Creep-Off! Hit us with your best shots, bakers! Oooh, now that’s creepy.   But this is creepier. [shudder]   AAAAAUUGHH! I mean, er, points for finding a way to make a candy cane look like it’s made from someone’s collection of skin suits, bakers. That’s… that’s really s [...]

How to Create an Epic Cheese Plate

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A simple formula for an amazing cheese plate including meats, cheeses, breads, as well as some sweet and salty nibbles. It will become your go-to appetizer! Fact: Cheese plates (or “cheese boards” or “cheese spreads”) are all the rage right now. They’re all over Instagram, and they’ve become standard fare o [...]

Gift This! Mid Century Modern Sugar C...

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Christmas Blues

Christmas Blues
I have a problem around this time of year. It’s kind of embarrassing, but I’m hoping I’m not the only one.  It goes like this: I’ll be out shopping somewhere with John, when suddenly: I’ll hear it. And I’ll think, “No, it can’t be. They wouldn’t play THAT song. Not here! I [...]

Chocolate Babka Wreath

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A rich brioche dough, a fabulous chocolate filling, braided and shaped into a wreath for the most decadent holiday breakfast! This recipeĀ is sponsored by King Arthur Flour. I would like to introduce you to the most amazing thing to come out of my kitchen in months and months. Sure, I’ve made some good things during that time span, but n [...]

Peppermint Cookies

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Soft and chewy peppermint cookies with cream cheese frosting. With a gluten-free option. You know what I really love about this time of year? All the parties! I see them as opportunities to bake and share loads of cookies. I’m happy, the hosts are happy, and the guests certainly don’t seem to mind all the cookies, either. One of m [...]

Gift This! Easy Spiked Hot Fudge Sauc...

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13 Healthy Recipe Ideas for the New Y...

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Start the new year off on the right foot with these 13 healthy recipe ideas!


I feel like bakers are trying to tell us something, you guys.   I’m just not sure WHAT. Speak to me, Deadpan Penguin! What is it? What’s wrong?   Is a festive volcano about to blow?   Are alien body-snatchers among us?   Plague?   Maybe I’m reading too much into this next one, but I think itR [...]

Paleo Orange Cookies (vegan, grain-fr...

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These soft and chewy paleo orange cookies are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free and have orange icing (that doesn’t melt at room temperature!). Are you all cookied out? I hope not! I had hoped to post these iced orange cookies last week but chaos got in the way. I also decided to do another video (if you’re reading [...]

Gift This! Sprinkle Stocking Sugar Co...

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…But It's Still Better Tha...

…But It's Still Better Than A Peach Candle
‘Tis the season… TO RE-GIFT! That’s right, minions, now’s the time to gather up all those unwanted soap sets, bottles of wine, and peach candles, and hastily foist them on your unsuspecting in-laws! So in that spirit, I (re)give you: RE-GIFTED CAKES! Ahh, but how do you re-gift a cake, you ask? Like this: They’l [...]

Gift This! Poached Pear Lager Bread

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Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 78}

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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 77}. Six meals, two desserts and a breakfast recipe, time to get your meal plan game on.

Sunday Sweets Savors The Moment

Sunday Sweets Savors The Moment
You may have noticed Christmas is coming, minions, bringing stress and sweets, great wonder and worry. Every year I tell myself THIS will be the Hallmark year, and every year I look around on January 1st, bewildered, wondering where the month went. I think the key is savoring the little things. Look at the lights on your street. Sing along to [...]

Gift This! Baklava

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Sparkling Cranberry Rosemary Punch

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Sparkling Cranberry Rosemary Punch will elevate your holiday party to something truly elegant. Enjoy its herbacious flavor with your favorite appetizers. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Everclear. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible. Are you planning a Christm [...]

The Weekend Dish: 12/17/2016

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Is it seriously the last weekend before Christmas?! Well, that happened quite quickly! I still have a bit of shopping left to do, but I’m saving that for next week. No weekend-before-Christmas at the stores for me. I don’t have nearly enough patience! Grocery shopping at 11:30am yesterday with checkout lanes four people deep was a [...]