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Say it with Cake - {Super Epic Rainbow Cake}

Say it with Cake - {Super Epic Rainbow Cake}
Click here to buy a print! Two cakes in one week. I might have a bit of a problem. Anyway, I made this cake for a good friend. A friend that started as my worst enemy 12 years back, a friend that dreams of losing shoes and a friend that understands the great significance of screaming "EARTHQUAKE!" As soon as she told me she was having a going-away party, I thought of the perfect dessert to tote along. The six individually baked layers match her insanity (in a good way!!!) That wasn't very eloquent, was it? But the most important aspect of this cake, the thing that makes it so her is the fact that it's frosted in white buttercream. And then it all makes sense. PEACE OUT, G! Edit March 28, 2010 The following video was mailed to me by the Daly family (thanks again - you guys are awesome!!). Super Epic Rainbow CakeI'm adding a disclaimer here: THERE IS A LOT OF FROSTING/BUTTER IN THIS CAKE. Watch me make this cake with Ms. Printable Recipe Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers cross-stitch cookies I’ve been dreaming of making a giant cross-stitch project for years now, and when I saw Jessica Decker’s oversized cross-stitched artworks, I became even more excited. It’s an immediately recognizable pattern, but seeing those little Xs blown-up in big, bold color is just so unexpected and beautiful. Jessica has brought yet another spin to traditional needle craft with this DIY tutorial for cross-stitch cookies. The idea was formed while working on a wedding reception spread with friend and fellow art director Megan of Take a Megabite. Image above and pattern template by Martin Vecchio Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Spiced Graham SquaresMakes about 135 squares Recipe adapted from Food & Wine + Smitten Kitchen Ingredients For the graham crackers: For the icing: 2 packages of royal icing mixwaterfood coloring Instructions 1. 2. 3. Note: The piping can also be done in two different days. You’re done!

German Tree Cake (Baumtorte/Baumkuchen) Serves 12 This is my favorite cake. All 20 layers of it. The original recipe might as well be called “the dance of dirty bowls.” NOTE: You need two days to make this cake because the cake needs to chill in the fridge overnight. Ingredients: All ingredients should be room temperature 1 1/2 cups almond paste, tightly packed (12 oz) 6 Tbsp half & half 1 1/2 sticks butter (12 tbsp), softened 1 cup sugar 10 eggs, separated (put the whites in a bowl big enough to whip them up to stiff peaks) 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup cake flour 3/4 cup cornstarch 10 0z jar apricot jam 1 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped. For the chocolate glaze: 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp rum, preferably dark 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp light corn syrup 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips Method: Any recipe that includes almond paste has my heart. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the almond paste with half and half, one tablespoon at a time. Next, beat in the sugar. Let’s play a game.

Grilled Guacamole Recipe - StumbleUpon Grilled Guacmole? Ummmm. Heck yes!! And… wanna hear something really exciting. Okay….here’s the step by step for Grilled Guacamole: You need to prepare either your indoor or outdoor grill. Once the avocados have some grill marks, throw a few slices of red onion on the grill to char. Next up, let’s grill some tomato quarters! Once we’ve got everything grilled and set aside, place the avocado into a bowl and give it a quick mash. Next, grate some garlic over the avocado. Be sure to get all that fabulous garlic from the bottom side of your grater. Next, juice a lime or two over the avocado. Add the chopped red onion. And then the tomatoes! Throw in some chopped cilantro. Season the guac with some salt and a few turns of freshly cracked black pepper. And serve it up with some of your favorite chips!! Check out Tasty Kitchen for the full recipe of Grilled Guacamole!

All By Myshelf: Montage of Cake As promised, here are the pictures of my birthday cake, as well as pics of my last two cakes (a.k.a. the best cakes I've ever made). First, the cake from two years ago, the Barbie cake. This was the first elaborate cake I ever did, and I was rather pleased with how it turned out. The skirt was the hardest part by far. After laying down the fondant I had to spray the whole skirt, which took forever. Last year's cake will likely never be topped. This years cake was inspired by my favorite book (of the moment), The Hunger Games . I think it turned out really well. So, those are the cakes from my last three birthdays. My parents gave me a purple Webbie HD camera !!! It's so tiny! Well, I think that does it for this post. Eclectically yours, Dahlia

One Tree Hill Music - How To Make Macarons Who does not love a Macaron? These chewy, delicious French cookies are truly a sweet treat. Filled with almonds, sugar, egg whites and a creamy ganache. They can be made into a variety of flavors, chocolate, vanilla, almond, pear mousse; the list goes on and on. We had so much fun with our Do It Yourself Meringue featuring the culinary skills of Caitlin Knoop that we just had to get together for another amazing treat! Steal worthy idea: Make macarons for your wedding guests. How To Make Almond Macarons Yields 30 sandwich cookies 1 ¾ cups plus 2 Tbs. Prepare the Batter: It is very important to have all your ingredients in place ( literally, put in place the preparation and assembly of ingredients, utensils, pans, plates or serving pieces needed for a particular dish) ready before beginning to make the macarons. When the macarons are ready to bake place them in the oven and reduce the temperature to 300F. Once the macarons have cooled completely fill with what ever your heart desires!

“Easy” Cheesy Bacon Biscuit Pull-Aparts What is it about cheese and bacon that makes me crazy….in the best way possible?! This recipe is so simple, but you will have everyone fooled, trust me. I created this one for my latest post over at where you can jot down the recipe. Go grab a can of refrigerated biscuit dough, Pillsbury has their new “Simply” line that we are huge fans of. No added preservatives, yes! I loved these in a rustic cast iron skillet, but if you do not have one, a small baking dish would work too. Try not to jump when these babies pop, I dare you! Fresh Mozzarella is preferred here, but feel free to use shredded if needed. More cheese please. This my friends is a skillet of love if you ask me! Enjoy! [ziplist] Easy Cheesy Bacon Biscuit Pull-Aparts 2 tablespoons melted butter One roll refrigerated biscuit dough, 8 count 6 thin slices fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick 1 cup Smithfield cooked, crumbled bacon 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 8 servings Other recipes you may enjoy...

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n' Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar On Wednesday, I wondered what would happen if you combined Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oreo Stuffed Brownies. On Thursday I found out. And on Friday… I had this. This beautiful, ridiculous, indulgent, outrageous, illegal in 48 states, totally wonderful ultimate layered cookie and brownie treat. It is without a doubt, completely and utterly insane. But I mean that in a good way. These dangerously decadent chocolate chip cookie ‘n brownie bars combine the best of a gooey chocolate chip cookie, warm fudgy brownie, and an extra sweet double stuffed Oreo. All you need is a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe (using a little less flour than you normally would), some double stuffed Oreos, a family-sized brownie mix for a 9×13 pan, and some hot fudge chocolate topping for good measure. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Whip up your cookie dough and spread it in the bottom of the pan. Cover with Oreos… Oh, baby. Who wants cookies? Directions:

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