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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 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 - 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:

Prefab and prefabricated homes, luxury custom home plans, panelized post and beam homes Ecrire conseils pratiques GO PENS! with All-Occasion Sugar Cookies After coming painfully close to raising the Cup last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a rematch with the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals, set to begin tomorrow night. This isn’t a sports blog so I won’t bore all of you foodies with the nitty gritty details, except to say I have been a huge hockey fan since I was a kid, I adored Mario Lemiuex, I still have the ’91 and ’92 victory games on VHS tape, and I’m from Pittsburgh. The Steelers won the Super Bowl this year. Okay, now that I got that out, onto the cookies! First of all, hardcore Pittsburgh fans will realize that my jerseys look more like Steelers jerseys than Pens jerseys, but I ran out of the lighter shade of yellow, oops. I had wanted to make Steelers decorated sugar cookies for the Super Bowl, but ran out of time, so I decided I definitely needed to make them for the Stanley Cup playoffs. On a slight aside, why are there no hockey-related cookie cutters? And just for old time’s sake… Let’s Go Pens!

How to Grow a Pineapple Top Indoors Once roots appear, plant the pineapple in a fast draining potting soil such as a Bromeliad or Cactus Potting Soil mixed with a third perlite. An eight-inch porous clay pot with bottom drainage is ideal. Layer about two inches of stones in the bottom of the pot prior to putting in the soil/perlite mix. The picture to the left illustrates the materials needed (the two pottery shards in the front are to put over the drainage holes; these came from an extra clay saucer that I broke up). The first step is to cover the drainage hole with the pottery shard. layer of stones followed by the soil and perlite mix. In terms of watering, the soil should always be slightly moist; not wet (which will promote rot) and not dry. After about two months, the pineapple should be supporting itself as a new plant. At this point you should notice that the original leaves of the pineapple will begin to die and turn brown, with new leaves beginning to grow at the center.

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