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Sky-High Pink and Red Velvet Cake

Pink and Red Velvet Cake

By this point, I like to think that we’re friends. I mean, this beautiful friendship bracelet that I’m making for you certainly indicates that. And, because we’re friends, you know me. You know that I like hot chocolate and bread pudding and deep-frying ridiculous things. You know that I shun cake mixes whenever possible, but…

Coconut Layer Cake & A Cookbook Giveaway!

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So I heard it might be cold where you live! Being a California wussy, I’m not really familiar with cold weather, but I’ve seen movies and read books about this substance you call “snow” and apparently it comes from the sky and is quite chilly and it requires you to wear cute boots and sassy…

Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Buttercream

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Sometimes, when working on a blog post, I want to skip the writing entirely. No cute stories, no poetic descriptions, no embarrassing confessions about late-night munching. Just a few in-your-face pictures, and a recipe. Because some recipes, and some pictures, need no other accessories. BAM.

Deep-Fried Cheesecake

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It’s Fry-Day again, so you know what that means! Time to give our arteries their weekly workout, play with scorching oil, and fry desserts that don’t really require frying. What a magical day. Today’s frying victim: Cheesecake. Cheesecake was sort of a bold choice, because we’re not big cheesecake fans at my house. Jason doesn’t…

Cream Cheese Cake with Red Velvet Fudge Frosting

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Fun fact: if you look up “showstoppers” on Google images, you get a lot of pictures of girls in lingerie, marquee lights, Barry Manilow references (??), and at least one My Little Pony picture. What’s missing from these results? No, not more My Little Pony Pictures. This gorgeous showstopper of a cake: Okay, so you…

Fruit Pizza

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Last week I was talking to Jason about upcoming desserts for the blog, and I mentioned I wanted to do a fruit pizza for Easter. He furrowed his brow and cocked his head to the side like a curious chihuahua. “Fruit…pizza? Is that exactly what it sounds like?” I couldn’t believe it. We’ve been married…

Red Velvet Bars With Homemade Sprinkles

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So, what’d you do this weekend? I didn’t do anything special…went to the gym, did some work, avoided doing chores, had dinner at a friend’s, made my own sprinkles… You know, because making your own sprinkles is a completely sane activity. A good use of valuable weekend down-time. A great way to relax and unwind…

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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[Pssst! Want to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack? Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Smooches!] I’ve been SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you, because these sweet mini Valentine’s cakes are my very favorite thing right…

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