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

Elote Pizza (aka Mexican Street Corn ...

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This post is sponsored by Iowa Corn. I have been compensated for my work, but all opinions are my own. #IACornQuest Elote Pizza is everything you love about elote piled onto a freshly baked pizza! Charred corn, chili powder, chipotle mayo, cilantro, and lots of cheese!

Halloween Tips

Halloween Tips
Tomorrow’s the big day, people, so before you hit the streets to go trick-or-treating, here are some useful “guidelines” for having a safe and scream-worthy night: Never accept rides from strangers.  Especially if you see fingers hanging out of the trunk.    Wear reflective clothing: Or just something [...]

Gender Reveal!

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It’s gender reveal time for baby #3! (Do you have an inkling one way or the other?) The last two times we’ve had to wait until the 20 week ultrasound to find out the sex, but this time I took advantage of NIPT testing. It’s a blood draw that separates out the baby’s DNA and screens for chromosome abnormalities early in [...]

Sunday TREATS: Halloween!

Sunday TREATS: Halloween!
You know when you go to a haunted house, how there’s the usual super scary corpse-undertaker-chasing-you-with-a-blood-covered-chainsaw section? And across the parking lot there’s the happy-hayride-pumpkin-patch-and-face-painting-with-the-kids section? That’s where you’ll find today’s Halloween Sweets. Today there [...]

180 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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The best 180 healthy Thanksgiving recipes! From turkey to dessert, this post has everything you need to plan a healthier Thanksgiving. With gluten-free, grain-free, and whole grain recipes. I feel a little silly posting these Thanksgiving recipes before Halloween, but I know a lot of you are already planning your Thanksgiving menu, so I thoug [...]

The Weekend Dish: 10/28/2017

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Hello last weekend of October… What?! I’m in serious denial that November is going to be here on Wednesday. I mean, wasn’t it just 4th of July?! Looking at the extended forecast, I think I can FINALLY pack away all of the boys’ summer clothes. I think the cool weather is here to stay. In other news, I managed to catch [...]


‘Twas the week before Halloween And all through the bakery ‘Twere this stuff:   And this stuff:   And all kinds of fakery: (“Happy CHALLAH-ween! Haha! See what I did there? Eh? EH??” “Stop talking.”)   The sperm ghosts were piped onto basketballs with care:   But we’re pret [...]

Halloween Heckling

Halloween Heckling
This season is almost too easy for snarks like me. C’mon, right now this is what passes for cake decorating: And they say cake art is dead. Pfft.   Bakeries, of course, love it. Every conceivable mistake, no matter HOW bad, can now be made into a Halloween design.   Have a Barbie bride cake that’s gone horribly wro [...]

Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake

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This brownie mosaic cheesecake is a luscious cheesecake with cubes of brownies baked right inside, an Oreo crumb crust and chocolate ganache topping. A true showstopper of a dessert that is every bit as delicious as it appears. Oh boy, this cheesecake! It first graced my kitchen NINE years ago, and I fell immediately in love. I’ve fore [...]

Frosted Maple Pecan Marshmallow Cerea...

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Frosted Maple Pecan Marshmallow Cereal Treats are a surefire no-bake treat. They taste warm and toasty without the need to turn on your oven! This post is sponsored by Campfire® Marshmallows. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible. Can we talk about fall for a second? Do [...]

Calling all busy moms!

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Conagra Brands sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own. When the day has been full of errands, appointments, and kiddos, dinner can be the last thing on your mind. With PF Chang’s and Bertolli Family-sized meals, juggling a busy day and feeding your family a delicious meal is easier than ever! #FeedYourFam

Brownie Cake with Cookie Butter Frost...

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This Brownie Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting starts with a fudgy brownie that’s baked into the shape of a cake, then topped with a speculoos cookie butter (i.e. Biscoff) frosting. An easy dessert perfect for company! Behold, one of my favorite desserts of the entire year. Seriously, this brownie cake is absolutely incredible and I̵ [...]

What's This?

What's This?
Earlier today John had the song “What’s This?” from Nightmare Before Christmas stuck in his head. After looking at these Wrecks, now *I* do.   What’s this? What’s this? There’s color everywhere   What’s this? There’s white things in the air   What’s this? It’s orang [...]

Black Cat Cupcakes

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Treat someone with these kitty cat cupcakes for Halloween. They’re decorated with cookies and candy, making them a purrfectly adorable spooky sweet! Chocolate cupcakes are the way to go for these. You can use this recipe. Frost the cupcakes with chocolate frosting and then dip the tops in a small bowl filled with black sanding sugar to [...]

Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Truffles

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Think mini-cheeseballs. These Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomato Truffles make the perfect appetizer for the holiday season!

Pumpkin Fudge (no-cook, vegan option)

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This pumpkin fudge requires only 4 ingredients, is no-cook and takes just a few minutes to make! Can be made vegan and dairy-free. With a video. Having friends over tonight? Make this fudge. Going out? Make this white chocolate pumpkin fudge and take it with you. Staying at home by yourself? Make this fudge. But only 1/4 of the batch or you’r [...]

Sunday Sweets: Tim Burton Treats!

Sunday Sweets: Tim Burton Treats!
Is there any time of the year more suited to Tim Burton cakes? I THINK NOT. So here are my new favorites inspired by some of Burton’s spookier films.   Beetlejuice: We’re starting off with a bang and a scream, because LOOK AT THIS CAKE. The sandworms! The waiting room! And the top with the model set’s grave scene? Per [...]

Halloween Monster Munch

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This Halloween Monster Munch makes a fun Halloween party snack. Great for watching Halloween movies, too!