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

Sunday Sweets: New Year's Delusi...

Sunday Sweets: New Year's Delusions
As we recover from our holiday revelry and look forward to 2018, it’s time for that most dreaded of traditions: making our new year’s resolutions. Of course we all know what the first one will be, so let’s get that out of the way first: We will eat nothing but healthy fruits and vegetables for, like, at least a month.   [...]

Champagne Gelées

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The Weekend Dish: 12/30/2017

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Hello last Saturday of 2017 (oh my)! I have no idea how we tumbled to this point so quickly, but here we are! Do you have any New Year’s traditions? When I was younger, my parents had a big party every year, and as I got older, my friends came as well. Right now we’re thoroughly enjoying our tradition of a very low-key night at ho [...]

Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!
New Year’s Eve isn’t until Sunday, but it looks like a few bakers have started celebrating early, if you know what I mean. Yep. Definitely a whole lotta “celebrating” going on. Yessirree, some serious merry-making. I’m talking some exuberant saucy-sloshed tipsy-toppy revelry, people. [winkwinknudgenudge] [nod [...]

The Best of BEB in 2017: 20 of My Fav...

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My all-time FAVORITE RECIPES of 2017! Easy recipes, sweet, savory, and delicious! Yesterday, I shared my annual roundup of the 10 most popular recipes on Brown Eyed Baker that were made during 2017. While many of those on that list were my favorites, there were also a ton of recipes that I fell in love with this year that didn’t make the cut [...]

7 Seriously Ugly Wedding Wrecks To Ma...

7 Seriously Ugly Wedding Wrecks To Make Your Day Better
Wow, you guys really like your wedding wrecks, don’t you? And by “your” wedding wrecks, I of course mean someone ELSE’S wedding wrecks. Because you are terrible, terrible people. We must be related.   Now, remember, a wedding cake is the most important cake in a person’s blah-de-blah-look at this wreck: On [...]

The very BEST Blogger Recipes from 20...

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A round-up of The very BEST Blogger Recipes from 2017. These were some of the most popular recipes from your favorite bloggers!

The Best of BEB in 2017: The 10 Most ...

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The 10 MOST POPULAR recipes of 2017 is here! Check out the list – did your favorite recipe make it?? As 2017 winds to a close, it’s time for the annual roundup of the most popular recipes that were posted during the year. It wouldn’t be an end-of-year celebration without it! I always look forward to putting this list together and uncove [...]

A Kwanzaa Tradition

A Kwanzaa Tradition
It’s time again for everyone’s favorite Kwanzaa tradition: making fun of Sandra Lee’s Kwanzaa cake! For those who’ve somehow managed to miss it in previous years: that is an angel food cake, covered in chocolate cinnamon frosting, filled with canned apple pie filling, and “garnished” with pumpkin seeds and [...]

Christmas Photo Diary [2017]

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Hello hello! Is it just me or does the day after Christmas feel like the day after you get back home from an amazing vacation and are staring at unpacked luggage and a mountain of laundry? SO MANY THINGS to get organized and put away! I am also in dire need of a trip to the grocery store for all of our “everyday food” necessities. [...]

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer
OK, team, let’s see some holiday spirit!! *ahem* [waving pom-poms] Give me an R! “R!”   Give me an H! “H!”   Give me an A! “A!”   Give me an S! “S!”   What’s that spell?! “MERRY X-MERRY!” [hip sashay] Uh-huh, uh-huh, UH-HUH!   Now [...]

Toasted Coconut Shortbread

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Sunday Sweets: Merry Treats

Sunday Sweets: Merry Treats
It’s Christmas Eve!! Yippee! So what are you doing online? No, no, I understand; I need little breaks from all that family time, too. I mean…[eying family]…uh, I like to check Sunday Sweets with my family, too! Yeah. Ahem. [pointing] Look, over there! Pretty! By Cotton & Crumbs  I’m one of those people who [...]

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Bundt C...

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The Weekend Dish: 12/23/2017

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Happy holiday weekend! Are your gifts all wrapped? Baking all done? For the first time since Joseph was born, all of our gifts are wrapped before December 23rd! I think last year we finished on the 23rd, the year before it was late on Christmas Eve. Progress! However, I didn’t get nearly as much baking done this week as I had hoped than [...]

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

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This is a sponsored post for Lagostina. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. #HomemadeWithLagostina #LagostinaUSA #WilliamsSonoma Skip the blue box and make this Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese instead. Simple, quick, and full of cheesy deliciousness – it’ll become a family favorite!

Happy Festivus!

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You Seinfeld fans probably remember the made-up holiday “for the rest of us”: Festivus. For everyone else: hey, did you know there’s a made-up holiday tomorrow called Festivus? ‘Cuz there is. And folks celebrate it, too.   So, apparently bakers figured, hey, if you can’t beat ‘em… …misspel [...]

Gingerbread Marshmallow Treat Cupcake...

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Gingerbread Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes are an adorable and delicious addition to any holiday dessert plate! Festive sprinkles and mini gingerbread marshmallows make them extra special. This recipe is sponsored by Campfire® Marshmallows, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction [...]