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Elegant Cakes – 2017 – July - Page 2
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for July, 2017

Churros Bites with Chocolate Dipping ...

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Adams Extract. The opinions and text are all mine. Make dessert easy with these Churros Bites with Chocolate Dipping Sauce! Addictingly delicious!

Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie...

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Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are brimming with chocolate, caramel chips, coconut and pecans to create the most popular cookie I’ve ever made. People will be begging you for the recipe! You guys, I’ve been keeping these Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from you for months. Not intentionally, but because everyone lov [...]

The Weekend Dish: 7/22/2017

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Hellooooooo weekend! Whew is it good to be on the other side of this week; it has totally kicked my butt. I basically feel like I survived this week versus accomplished much of anything – lots of run, run, running and putting out fires. We had music class… a 4-hour allergist appointment… a very dire poop situation that requi [...]

Mexican Bean Salad

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This post is sponsored by Bush’s® Beans. I have been compensated for my work, but all opinions are my own. #MyBestWithBushBeans This Mexican Bean Salad is full of protein-rich beans, colorful veggies, and a flavorful Mexican dressing! You’ll love how versatile and delicious this dish is!

Dirty-Minded Decorators

Dirty-Minded Decorators
Aw, look at the sweet cake for Sarah-Maude’s second birthday: [squinting]   Although, those balloons look a little odd, don’t they? Let’s take a closer look… [eyes bulging] Great Scott! Hide the children!! And I KNOW you see what I see, people, so don’t even try to accuse me of having my mind in the gutter [...]

Initial Discomfort

Initial Discomfort
Monograms can add that perfect crowning touch of elegance to your wedding cake.   Or, they can look like this: Proof that sometimes it’s better to quit before letting your five-year-old write on the cake.   Still, it could be worse. The monogram could match the rest of the cake: Hey, it’s not easy to make tinfoil look [...]

Homemade Waffle Cones

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This is a sponsored post for HemisFares™ brand that is available exclusively at Kroger family of stores. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. Homemade Waffle Cones are so easy to make at home – let me show you how!

Grandma’s Banana Bread

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My grandma’s recipe for banana nut bread – a classic banana bread recipe packed full of chopped walnuts that bakes up super moist and dense. A family favorite! Growing up, there was never a lack of things to eat at my grandma’s house. There were tins filled with pizzelle and biscotti that were never empty. I mean, never. The [...]

As You Wish

As You Wish
“Okey dokey, let’s just double check that order form.” Flavor: Chocolate “Check!” Decoration: Chocolate dipped strawberry, ganache swirl and chocolate shavings over buttercream. “Check, check, and check!” Inscription: Leave blank “Check!”   Thanks to Ross E., the bakery manager wh [...]

Cinnamon Roll Blondies

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Cinnamon Roll Blondies combine everything you love about cinnamon rolls with chewy blondies to create a two in one dessert that’s sure to become one of your new faves! Today I want to chat about dining out at fancy-schmancy restaurants. Ya see, Eric and I don’t really venture into the high-end dining scene much anymore. Mainly bec [...]

Boston Cream Cupcakes

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These buttery vanilla cupcakes are filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache. If you love the flavors of Boston cream, you’ll love these Boston cream cupcakes! Growing up, I was the odd kid who was all sorts of indifferent about doughnuts. Actually, I leaned more toward dislike than indifference (that still holds to thi [...]

Sunday Sweets: Drama Queens

Sunday Sweets: Drama Queens
In a world … where it seemed … that most cakes were chewed first and THEN sold … one cake dared … to stand alone.   This summer … Sunday Sweets presents … the story of an elite group of renegade cakes … …who could no longer bear to stand idly by and watch the unknowing public be [...]

Friday Five

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Happy Friday! If you’re new around here, this post might look a little different than my typical recipe posts. And that’s because it is. Today, I’m getting back sharing my favorite things with you. Why? Well, because I consider you guys my internet friends and I really love sharing things with my friends. There are so many [...]

The Weekend Dish: 7/15/2017

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Hello hello! A very happy weekend to you! It has rained here nearly alllll week (which I totally don’t mind because I loathe super hot and humid summer weather!), but it’s going to be nice for the next couple of days, which will make for some fun outside time. I’ve already been rocking and rolling in the kitchen the last cou [...]

Face, Meet Palm

Face, Meet Palm
                    Thanks to Ellen K., Kathryn E., Julie V., Louise H., Alexander O., Jessica D., and Lauren H. for today’s self-confidence booster. ***** Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

Waffle Cherry Brownie Poke Cake

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Indulge a little with this insanely delicious Waffle Cherry Brownie Poke Cake! Chocolate cake poked with more chocolate, then topped with whipped topping, cherries, brownies, crumbled waffle cones, and chocolate curls.

Greek Pasta Salad

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Greek Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, feta cheese, pepperoni and a homemade Greek dressing to create the best pasta salad you’ll ever eat. You guys, our patio is almost finished and I’m seriously so excited about it. We made the last minute decision to add a seating wall and lighting and we’re so happy we did be [...]

Banana-Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

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This banana snack cake is fluffy and moist, loaded with chocolate chips, and topped with a simple cream cheese frosting. It’s easy to make, which makes it perfect for last-minute company or an after-school snack! Let’s talk banana cake. More specifically, banana snack cake. Is it just me, or does referring to something as a snack [...]