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The Whimsical Cupcake

The Whimsical Cupcake
Animal prints is something I never really got behind. It was something that I only saw on 75 year old blue-haired ladies that are way cooler than me or on kids who looked like walking cheetahs. Not really the look I go for. Lately everywhere I look, there’s something with some form of animal print on it and I find myself liking it. Ok, not EVERYTHING but a few pieces here and there. I can probably attest some of this animal print tolerance to my sister, she’s so stylish sometimes that it kills me. ;) I’m not sure what kind of demographic I reach out there in internet land, animal print lovers or haters, but I’m sure your love or hatred won’t apply to this cake. I said it. This is a simple cake needs no pillowy frostings, no fancy ganaches, and no whippy creams. Zebra CakeAdapted from King Arthur Flour Yields one 9″ or 8″ round cake Ingredients: Directions: 1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2) In the bowl of your mixer, blend the sugar and eggs until lightened, about 2 minutes. Like this:

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Zesty Lemon Rosemary Glaze Mariel here. Last week, I cooked dinner for an editor friend of mine from Epicurious, no pressure or anything. I whipped up Halibut with a Hazelnut Romesco, which was to-die-for – thank God – but it was much pricier than most of my any-given-Monday meals (you can check out her recap of the dish here). While I’m no stranger to Epicurious, in preparation for our dinner date, I spent a good deal of time perusing their extensive archives and found myself drawn to a recipe for Lemon Olive-Oil Cake from the 2006 issue of Gourmet. A few weeks back, Deb from Smitten Kitchen concocted a Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake that also piqued my interest, so I figured it was high time I took a stab at it.

Rose Cake Tutorial - i am baker - StumbleUpon SO excited to share with you how easy it is to make the rose cake. Seriously, once you see you are going to run right out, buy a 1M tip, and make one. That or go back to work. Crown Jewel Cake Of all the nostalgic desserts to revive, I think this one is most fashionably worthy. This cake is based on a recipe that ran on the back of Jello boxes during the late 1950's. Long gone are the days when Crown Jewel Cake (a.k.a.

Root Beer Float Cake Before I made this cake on Sunday afternoon, I sat down with a nice, tall root beer float. Sure, it was 10:30 in the morning. I suppose that technically that means I had a root beer float for breakfast. That’s one of the great thing about being an adult, you can have a float for breakfast with no resistance. SugarBlog - The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake Cookie&Pie This is by far the sweetest of all things I have ever made. Sweet as in the adjective, adverb and noun. :) Let me tell you from bottom layer to top layer pie crust, chocolate chip cookie dough, cake icing, vanilla ice cream, rainbow chip cake, more cake icing and sprinkles. Big, fat, rainbow sprinkles! Quite possibly the Turducken of Sweets.

Rainbow Cake For Cake: 2 1/4 cups cake flour (9 ounces) 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature 6 large egg whites (3/4 cup), at room temperature 2 teaspoons almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar (12 1/4 ounces) 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon table salt 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened but still cool Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel food coloring For Frosting/Filling: 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 10 large egg whites 2 pounds (8 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons, softened 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 pound best-quality white chocolate, melted and cooled Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your cake pans by first liberally buttering the pans, then line the bottoms with parchment paper rounds.

makes » recipe: ice cream cake (but not like you think) If you’ve been following along, you’re probably aware that I collect cookbooks. Specifically, cookbooks created by New England civic organizations between 1950 and 1980 for fundraising purposes. With yard sale season in full swing, I find myself solvent with new recipe ideas, among them one I found in this vandalized and water-damaged collection.

THE BEST Chocolate Cake Ever! This is really the best, most moist, most rich, most chocolatiest cake I’ve ever made. I know there are other chocolate cakes out there that claim to be the best. Folks, let me tell you, I’ve tried them. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs.

Gastronomer's Guide: Simple Tiramisu For a lazy summer afternoon, tiramisu is the perfect pick-me-up. Its literal translation is pick me up (tira mi su). Tiramisu is one of those desserts that has as many different versions as there are mothers in Italy. This is my simple yet traditional version of the easy to assemble, no-bake, no-cook dessert.

Fourteen for the Fourteenth & bakerella.com Fourteen Layer Cake. This is apparently a favorite at family get togethers in the South. Now, I’m from the South and I’ve never heard of such a thing.

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