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Elegant Cakes – 2017 – April
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for April, 2017


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

Weekend Project – Front Porch U...

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EASY weekend project – It’s simple to add a colorful update to a drab front porch!

The Weekend Dish: 4/29/2017

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Happy weekend! I hope that the week treated you well and that you’re on your way to enjoying a wonderful weekend. We have a usual weekend planned here! My sister’s birthday is tomorrow so she got to pick out dessert, and she sent me a Facebook video (not in English) of what looks to be a layered pavlova cake with fresh fruit. I ca [...]


BIRTHDAYS, am I right? They’re just so… predictable. Every year like clockwork, the same old parties, the same cracks about getting old, the same legal notices advising you the restraining orders issued by your favorite boy band are still in effect… Bah. So I say, if you can’t beat ‘em, make them worse for everyo [...]

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (vegan...

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Vegan and paleo strawberry rhubarb crisp that’s maple-sweetened, nut-free and also AIP-friendly. Can also be made with other types of fruit! So this recipe is a bit different than my usual paleo almond + coconut flour based treats! I have a paleo vegan apple crisp that uses that combination, in case you’d like to use that topping [...]

I Just Realized How Phallic "Sag...

I Just Realized How Phallic "Saggy Clown Volcano" Is… And I'm OK With That
Ever see a cake so deliberately confusing that you’re sure you’re missing something obvious? I mean, look at this thing: Someone went through a massive amount of effort – different colors, squiggle techniques, flotsam arrangement – all to make a senseless, saggy clown volcano. Why? What does it mean?   Or how [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

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These chocolate chip cookie dough brownies start with my favorite basic brownie recipe, and are topped with an egg-free cookie dough. I posted a version of this recipe nearly six years ago, and while the concept (brownies + cookie dough!) is amazing, many of the reviewers thought that the recipe was a bit lacking, both in flavor and texture. [...]

Tiramisu Cupcakes

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Cake Talk

Cake Talk
Sometimes cakes can tell their own story.   Oooh. Now that’s cold.   Thanks to Ally H., Jessica P., Wendy R., Megan M., Sierra Z., & Tori B. for the reminder to always be nice to mom. ALWAYS. ***** Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I have a new favorite cookie to crave. At least for this week anyway. These cookies are hugged with nutella and make a pretty sweet switch up to my go-to chocolate chip cookie. In addition to the nutella mixed in these guys, I also used a combination of granulated and dark brown sugar and oh my gosh. They are so good. Velvety even. I can’t st [...]

Spicy Southern Cheese Crackers

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These homemade cheese crackers are spicy, buttery, and totally addicting! I love when fellow food bloggers release new cookbooks, so I was thrilled to get a copy of the Add a Pinch cookbook a little while back. If you don’t already follow Robyn’s blog, Add a Pinch, run over there immediately! She shares some of the most amazing re [...]

"Smack That Shiz" Is My New...

"Smack That Shiz" Is My New Favorite Saying
Stacey had a flowery paper plate she wanted her cake to match, so she brought it in to her bakery and asked them to use it as a reference for the decorations. Unfortunately, what her baker heard wasn’t so much “use this as a color/flower reference” as it was “Take this plate, cram it in the photocopier, print it on edi [...]

Margarita Cupcakes

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These margarita cupcakes are simple vanilla cakes infused with lime and tequila, brushed with more tequila, and topped with a tequila lime buttercream frosting. You know what holiday is right around the corner, right? Every food-lover’s dream: Cinco de Mayo! The one day a year when we can stuff ourselves full of chips, salsa, guacamole [...]

With Apologies To All The Anns Out Th...

With Apologies To All The Anns Out There
Bakers, I know this is a toughie. Heck, after gathering all of today’s photos even *I* can’t remember how to spell it. But that’s why I’m here. To “help.” And because going anywhere else requires pants. Right. Here we go. Metaphorically, I mean. Just wipe that “pants” imagery from your mind. Al [...]

Paleo “Oatmeal” Cookies (vegan option...

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These paleo “oatmeal” cookies (also known as n’oatmeal cookies) are crisp with a chewy center and taste JU classic oatmeal raisin cookies! Recipe has a vegan option. Thanks to Nordic Ware for making today’s post possible. Due to the lack of oats, these paleo “oatmeal” cookies don’t really look like re [...]

Sunday Sweets For April (Baby) Shower...

Sunday Sweets For April (Baby) Showers
Did you survive Giraffe Watch this month? You know, that thing where the entire internet held its collective breath waiting for April the giraffe to have her baby? (Spoiler Alert: April had the baby… in April. She’s meta like that.) If so, then LOOKIE: How perfect is this?! In fact, I decided that April Showers was just the theme [...]

Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 95}

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

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala – Chicken slow cooked with the aromatic spices of Indian food. Your favorite Indian dish has never been so easy, thanks to this recipe!