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Elegant Cakes – 2017 – June
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for June, 2017

Candied Pecans

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Candied Pecans are sweet, crunchy and totally snack worthy. They’re perfect for topping salads, desserts, or just munching by the handful. I am not sure what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but we’ve been experiencing fall-like weather here in Ohio for the last 3 days. The temperature hasn’t been above 65 deg [...]

Simply Smashing

Simply Smashing
This is a cake I posted back in 2009:  “Because crime doesn’t pay, kids.”   And this one I posted in 2011: “It’s kind of a mix between ‘shushing’ and ‘churning.’”   Well, today Deirdre M. sent me this cake: Three wrecks of the exact same design, misspelled [...]

Coconut Cake with Coconut Meringue Bu...

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Coconut-Vanilla Bean Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting – A super moist coconut-packed layer cake and that frosting is a DREAM! This coconut cake was originally an Easter project four years ago, and it was a big hit. Since originally posting it, some readers have commented that the cake is way too dense, and as time has pas [...]

Buttermilk Grits Waffles

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Baked Monterey Chicken

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Baked Monterey Chicken – baked chicken slathered with BBQ sauce and topped with two kinds of cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and green onions. Make dinner delicious tonight!

Men Of Marvel

Men Of Marvel
Note: This post is not appropriate for young children. And the older ones will be all, “Ooooohh! I’m gonna tell DADDY!!” so you might lock them out, too.   Spider-Man’s dirty little secret revealed: Now that’s a Dynamic Duo.   Here’s one of the lesser-known heroes, Essenem Man: He may not be mu [...]

Blueberry Crumb Bars

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These blueberry crumb bars are crazy easy to make and could, dare I say, rival your favorite blueberry pie recipe. You can pick them up and eat them on the go, which makes them a perfect dessert for picnics and summer parties! Ahh, sweet blueberries. I am positively obsessed with them right now. I’ve been eating them by the handful̷ [...]

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce couldn’t be easier or more delicious. It’s sure to be your favorite ice cream topping all summer long. When I was a kid, we briefly lived with my great grandmother, Lottie. She was a magnificent woman and an incredible cook. I was quite young – about 5 or so, but I have some pretty vivid memories of the ti [...]

A Mary Sing-Along

A Mary Sing-Along
(In case you need a refresher:)   Iiiiit’s…. Stupid-gobs-of-frosting-turned-into-a-scene-of-grossness Can’t the wreckerators tell when something looks atrocious? This is not a cake that would be served by any hostess!   So many times when I buy cakes I find it quite absurd  How often bakery frosti [...]

Sunday Sweets: Wedding Wonders

Sunday Sweets: Wedding Wonders
Shaped and themed cakes are awesome, of course, but I still drool and dream over more traditional wedding cakes, too. After all, they’ve come a long way from just simple tiers with flowers – even the simple tiers with flowers! Love this SO MUCH.   And take a look at this amazing “fabric” pleating: Hard to believ [...]

The Best Easy Crab Dip

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This is the BEST easy crab dip – full of flavor and perfect for summer parties. It always reminds me of visiting Maryland and sitting at a restaurant outside on the water. Dig in with your favorite chips or serve on baguettes! Crab dip always makes me think of summer – warm, breezy days sitting somewhere near water and enjoying a [...]

Sweet and Salty Brownies

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These are the ULTIMATE salted caramel brownie! The batter from the super popular Baked brownie is used, with a layer homemade salted caramel baked right into the middle. Sprinkled with fleur de sel and coarse sugar, it’s a sweet/salty lover’s dream! When my husband and I first started dating, he was living and working outside of W [...]

Here comes the bri…AAAAAUUGGHHH...

Here comes the bri…AAAAAUUGGHHH!!!
Brides these days. [shaking head] When the big day arrives, some of them can reeeally lose their heads, you know? That’s the wedding cake.   Uh, maybe I should give you a moment. [whistling] All better? Have all your co-workers/family members gathered around the screen in response to your shrieks? Good. ‘Cuz I want to talk a [...]

Asian Cucumber Salad

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This Asian Cucumber Salad is the perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ as well as an Asian-themed meal. Light, refreshing, and easy to prepare.

“Always” Wedding Cake Topper

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If you’re a fan of all things Harry Potter then you know the significance of this Harry Potter-themed cake topper. Not only does this super cool cake topper feature the “Deathly Hallows” (not creepy at all if you know their meaning) – the Invisibility Cloak, the Elder Wand, and the Resurrection Stone – but it als [...]

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (paleo, nut...

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Vegan chocolate ice cream that’s also paleo, nut-free and no-churn! Made with coconut cream but does not taste at all coconutty and the result is insanely rich and decadent. With a video. I’m not usually a fan of dairy-free ice creams. They’re always too icy for my liking. I tried out a few different paleo ice cream recipes [...]

Raspberry Muffins (gluten-free, vegan...

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Raspberry muffins with a nice lemon flavor! Super moist, naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free, whole wheat or with all-purpose flour. Thanks to Silk for making today’s post possible! Like I mentioned in my blueberry coffee cake recipe, I’m partnering with Silk for some posts this summer for their #TastesLikeBetter campaign. [...]

"Hey everybody, thish cake ish f...

"Hey everybody, thish cake ish from Holland. Ishn't that veird?"
Brace yourself, my friends, for what you’re about to see may haunt your dreams for the rest of your natural lives, and will most certainly turn you off of acrylic nails. Ready? Here it comes… Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the baby shower, they went and added… The DREADED MANICURED ALIEN HAND OF DOOM!!! [dr [...]