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For mikey. How to Increase Your Local Business Facebook Reach in Minutes a Day. Small local businesses and many nonprofit organizations have unique challenges in online marketing, largely due to their restricted budgets.

How to Increase Your Local Business Facebook Reach in Minutes a Day

Facebook is a marketing platform many believe, at first, to be “free.” As they inevitably learn, nothing in life or business is free. Facebook, especially, can be a time-suck and a business owner’s time is money. Without the budget for Facebook ads or a professional social media manager, it’s challenging to build a base of engaged local fans. A lot of small business owners know they should be in the space but are unsure of the potential ROI.

However, there are a few things that make a huge difference in the amount of fans drawn to the Page and how they engage and interact with local businesses. Make Friends in the Community Time Required: 5 minutes Befriending community organizations, media, and non-competing local businesses is one of the smartest moves you can make as a local business on Facebook. Get Your Current Customers on Board. Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake. I swear buttermilk is magic.

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

I’ve dwelled on this before. Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold. Super-moist, super-delicious gold. Anyway, I needed a simple, summery, breakfasty, cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make this morning. Not Derby Pie.

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Autumn Delight Cake. So it turns out this cake has more ingredients than any cake I have ever made!

Autumn Delight Cake

And when I started to write the cake description in the blog title, I realized that there are 18 words and two ampersands in the name. Yep. Okay, ready? The Autumn Delight cake is a 4-Layer Sweet Potato & Ginger Layer Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling, Candied Pecans and Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Buttercream. When I tried to edit that, I realized that each one of those ingredients are key, and I couldn’t bare the thought of taking any words away.

What I love about this recipe is how moist, creamy, and unexpected some of the elements are. Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake. Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls. So… I didn’t just make one outrageous cinnamon roll last weekend.

Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls

I clearly made two. I think this is the end of the cake batter era. Unless I come up with something even more ridiculous to create with a cake batter flavor, I’m pretty cake battered out. Even the glaze is a cake batter glaze! These are just as simple as the regular cinnamon rolls, and perhaps simpler than the cookie dough stuffed version. How to Make Marshmallow Fondant. This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows.

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. You won't be able to get really dark colours without making your fondant sticky, but for lighter colours you can just even it out with more icing sugar. I also had lemon oil and coconut flavoring on hand.. oh la la the value brand (which still works fine). Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies « Betchacanteatjustone's Blog. This just may be my new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies « Betchacanteatjustone's Blog

It’s made with butter AND cream cheese. It’s dense, chewy, chocolatey and very delicious. I had half a package of cream cheese that needed to be used up and I really wanted chocolate chip cookies so I figured surely there must be a recipe… a quick google blog search led me to baking blonde and a really delicious recipe that’s definitely being added to my regular cookie repertoire! Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from BakingBlonde 4 oz cream cheese, softened (recipe called for 5-6 but I only had 4)3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt2 cups plus 3 tbsp all purpose flour1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugars until light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and then add them to the butter mixture. 25 Days of Christmas Cookies Christmas at Epicurious.

A baking & food blog. Cake Challenge {Wiltons Grass Tip} You guys aren't messin around.

Cake Challenge {Wiltons Grass Tip}

When I placed the idea out there.. the idea that I would create three different cakes from one decorators tip... I had NO idea what I was thinking. The most commonly requested tip was Wiltons #233. The grass tip. Most commonly used to make grass. Grass.

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Strawberry Torte. This beautiful swirled torte is almost too pretty to eat.

Strawberry Torte

Almost. Photography: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007 Serves 10 Yield Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients Unsalted butter, for pan8 extra-large eggs, room temperature, separated1/2 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1/2 cup cake flour (not self-rising)2 teaspoons sifted baking powder1 pint heavy cream2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, plus more for work towel1 quart strawberries, washed, dried, and hulls removed Directions. Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Nutella Mug Cake

None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before. The results were beyond amazing. I made these quick desserts today for my father and sister-in-law. The Perfect Crusting Buttercream. I use this recipe when making my rose cake, my hydrangea cake, or any cake that I want the frosting to be able to hold its shape!

The Perfect Crusting Buttercream

This makes quite a bit, but can be refrigerated quite easily. Crusting Buttercream 1 bag powder sugar (two pounds or about eight cups)

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