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Elegant Cakes – 2017 – May
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Monthly archives for May, 2017

Story Time Sweets

Story Time Sweets
Once Upon a Time… …in the Kingdom of Zuu, lived a helpful young owl his Mom had named Huu.   Huu danced with Petunia when she did ballet,   and untangled Sloth when bars got in the way.   He always had time to tie Sally’s red bows,   and if Hedgie asked, Huu would polish his nose.   When Flamin [...]

Salted Caramel Banana Cheesecake

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Salted Caramel Banana Cheesecake is a complex combination of subtly sweet and salty flavors, guaranteed to delight dessert lovers. This is a guest post written by my lovely friends over at Superman Cooks. I hope you enjoy their Salted Caramel Banana Cheesecake as much as I do! Cheesecake is not something that I make very often. In fact, I ha [...]

The Weekend Dish: 5/20/2017

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Happy happy weekend to you! Have you enjoyed some fabulously warm weather this week? It’s been gorgeous here, so Joseph has been getting a ton of fresh air and we fired up the grill this week, as well. (If you live in Colorado, I’m also super jealous that you got spring snow!) Do you have anything fun planned for today or tomorrow [...]

YOU'RE ABOUT TO GET A YEAR-FULL

YOU'RE ABOUT TO GET A YEAR-FULL
You’re not going to believe this, minions, but Cake Wrecks is nine years old today. I know, I know; and here we don’t look a day over threeth.   Yes, against all odds, through dangers untold, and hardships unnumbered, Cake Wrecks has fought its way to becoming a veritable dinosaur in the online world. A dino named Rex, of c [...]

Fun Wedding Favor: Mini Mint Tins

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If there’s one thing I always have in my purse, it’s a miniature tin of mints. They’re easier to tote around than a pack of gum, which inevitably ends up dumped at the bottom of my bag. Which brings me to today’s featured favor – miniature tins of breath mints. If you’re planning a “candy bar” a [...]

Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes are a fun and portable take on my favorite dessert. They’re perfect for summer barbecues and potlucks. This post is sponsored by Challenge Dairy. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. You guys, it is FINALLY starting to feel like spring here in Ohio and I couldn [...]

Bad Giraffe! BAAAAD!

Bad Giraffe! BAAAAD!
When your last name is Hammer, there’s really just one way to nail a baby shower cake. And that way…   …is NOT LIKE THIS. Aw, crap.   Still, at least everyone can get a chuckle over sh*tty “hamer”s. Imagine being the only one at a baby shower to see something wrong with this cake topper – which, [...]

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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These easy sugar cookie bars are super soft thanks to cream cheese in the dough, and are topped with the best vanilla buttercream frosting. When I was little, one of my very favorite holiday traditions was making cut-out sugar cookies with my mom. She would mix up the dough and then my sister and I would help roll it out and cut out all of th [...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These thick and chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best! They’re the perfect size and are loaded with oats and chocolate chips. We are a serious house divided here when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. I’m not saying it’s as dire a situation as Romeo & Juliet, but there have been some lively discussions here [...]

Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge...

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Healthy peanut butter and jelly fudge made in peanut butter cup form! Naturally vegan and gluten-free and sunflower seed butter can be used for a paleo / nut-free version. I’m super excited about today’s recipe! I’ve never actually had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that I enjoyed but I love the combination. I made peanu [...]

Literally Helping

Literally Helping
Bakers, sometimes it helps to remember the 5 Ws: Who:   What:   Er, let’s try that again. What? That’s better.   When:   Where:   WHY GAWD WHY:   And then you can add an H, for “How?” See how helpful that was? Though next time we should probably talk about your coffee orders: :: [...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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A classic Buffalo Chicken Dip – shredded chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese, ranch dressing, and lots of cheese! Great for parties and game days! One of my oldest, best friends, Beth, definitely qualifies as a genius. Five or six years ago, a couple of days before Christmas, she invited a bunch of girlfriends over for a “dip party& [...]

Underwhelmingly Bad Wedding Cakes

Underwhelmingly Bad Wedding Cakes
You ever see a cake and have one of those reactions like: “Ooooh, that’s not good. I mean, it could be worse, I guess, but still, really not good. What was it for? … A wedding?! OH THAT POOR BRIDE.” That’s today’s cakes.   They’re all a bit sad…   A bit lumpy-bumpy…   A b [...]

Waffle Wedge Sundaes

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These pretty waffle wedges would certainly make breakfast better, but I like the idea of adding them to ice cream. Chocolate waffles dipped and drizzled in melted chocolate and covered in pastel sprinkles. Perfect. I broke out the top loading vertical waffle maker that I received for Christmas last year. Still love it … … and how it perfectly [...]

Sunday Sweets for Wonder Women

Sunday Sweets for Wonder Women
Happy Mother’s Day, cake fans! And since we all know Mom is a superhero in disguise, CLEARLY we should celebrate with some Wonder Woman cakes:   After all, bullet-proof tiaras never go out of style, and I bet the Lasso of Truth would come in real handy during long car rides.   With moms being the ultimate multi-taskers, it m [...]

The Weekend Dish: 5/13/2017

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Hello hello! How was your week? Mine was a crazy blur with lots of things going on, appointments, and is ending with Joseph and I both having colds, yuck! So, I’m laying low today and relaxing; tomorrow we’re ordering food for dinner from a favorite restaurant so the moms can stay out of the kitchen and enjoy the day. What do you [...]

Friday Favs – 5/12/17

Friday Favs – 5/12/17
Some of my favorite new submissions this week:   Amy guessed “spleen.” I’m thinking… croissant? …that’s shaped like a spleen? Either way, it’s a red-letter day for organ-loving birthday celebrants everywhere. ****   When Mom’s trying to tell you something: ****   And when your [...]

How Do We Love Teachers? LET US "...

How Do We Love Teachers? LET US "COUNT" THE "WAYS"
Teachers, we appreciate you.               So very, VERY much.   Thanks to Alanna R., Cristina M., Jennifer I., Lori V., J.C., Karen K., Michele D., & Kelly S. for the Teachers’ Wheek Whell Whishes. ***** Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

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