Category Archives: Themed

Gender Reveal Bundt

Here’s a simple way to make a “gender reveal” item for baby showers or other baby-related festivities. You just need to make batter for any Bundt-style cake mold and then dye roughly a third of it the color you like. … Continue reading

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Fireworks Cookies

I thought these cookies, showing fireworks in patriotic colors, would be a great addition to our Independence Day celebrations. As luck would have it, I had leftover, whole wheat cookie dough in the freezer in colors that would be suitable. … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Cake

A quick, relatively simple project for teacher appreciation. I added the white fondant coating mostly because I had some extra sitting around and because I wanted to use the new butter cream frosting recipe I came upon recently, which can’t … Continue reading

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Keg Cake

Inspiration A friend of mine was throwing a “beef and beer” fundraiser for her non-profit, Potential Inc., which provides support services for the autism community. The spouse and I were already happily attending (beef? beer? – each of us really … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Monogram Cookies

I learned some good lessons from the first time around, so I took another pass at composing monogrammed cookies for a friend’s birthday. This time I dug out a peanut butter chocolate pinwheel recipe. I couldn’t resist dying the dough to customize … Continue reading

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Message in a Cookie

This seemed like a cute way to send a little “Thank You” to someone, though why limit it to that?   I chose a sable dough, though you could totally use whatever cookie recipe holds up well for you (gingerbread … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Add More Spark to Your Memorial Day Buffet

Here are a few ideas to carry over Summer entertaining themes like cookouts and bonfires into playful additions to the buffet table. Devilled Eggs with a Twist For a savory stand-by, I modified regular devilled eggs by peeling and soaking … Continue reading

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