Archive of ‘Eat & Drink’ category

Simple & Stunning! DIY Cake Decorating

Whether you decide to decorate your own cake because it is tradition, or if it is simply to save some money by avoiding a professional bakery- you do not have to sacrifice professionalism. You can easily bake your own cake and use gorgeous accents to give it that impressive look, drawing out the “oohs and awwes” of your guests. As a former cake decorator (yes I did that too, lol)- I can tell you that making roses out of icing and lace trim with a piping bag is no simple feat. Why pretend to be a cake decorating master when you are not? For a simple way to create a stunning cake, check out these edible sugar flowers that you can use to instantly transform your sugary confections into works of art. The talented minds at The Sugar Flower Shop have made cake decorating simple {and stunning} for you.

This beautiful cake {below} is currently being featured on the STYLE Network as part of “Martha Stewart Weddings: The Art of Cakes II.” Check it out:

Yes, those poppies are made out of sugar and are completely edible! I know, I know…. fabulous! This poppy cake is one of my favorite creations, but they have a gorgeous gallery of unique wedding cakes, party cakes, plus many more cakes for a multitude of cake-eating occasions. I love browsing their sugar flower selection and imagining all the impressive cakes I can make myself. Here is just a peak:

If you live in New York, NY you can schedule an appointment with the Sugar Flower Shop and check out all the edible works of art they create. If you don’t live locally, they will gladly ship these sugar flowers right to you! How awesome is that? You can be creating similar creations in no time.

The Sugar Flower Shop

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Weekly Menu Planner, so Simple!

What if I told you there is a simple way that you can not only plan out healthy and delicious meals for your family, but a way to organize your meals and even print out your weekly shopping list? Sound intriguing? Well, not only is it possible to find simple recipes, you can in fact create a weekly menu planner. You’ve Got Supper is a free online meal planning site that is making your planning and shopping a whole lot more simple.

It really is free and it really is simple!

The meal planning process is a breeze. Sign up for free, get your weekly emails, view the suggested recipes, print the recipes and coordinating grocery list. Viola!

DONE. Check it out- here is a sample menu:

How nice is that? You can also browse a large selection of yummy recipes like Ahi Tuna Bites and Skinny Sparkling Sangria {both if which I am going to try myself}.

Anything that can help me simplify ordinary tasks is a plus in my books. Check it out and let me know how it works for you!

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Back to School Treat: Candy Apple Cake Pops!

Get the kids in that back-to-school spirit with these adorable candy apple pops (minus the apple)! Bakerella has done it again, creating these equally cute and yummy cake pops. Get everyone in the kitchen and create these before summer is over and the school bell rings!

So cute! Almost gets you in the mood for homework, right? Okay, maybe not- but does make you hungry.

I love these apple pops, a touch of personality! If you want to see more photos and learn how to make these candy apple cake pops, check out Bakerella’s instructions. Enjoy!

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Bright Idea: Rainbow Cupcakes!

Now this is one bright idea! This rainbow cupcake idea is from Our Best Bites, and this one takes the cake cupcake. Perfect for any child’s birthday or even an art party (remember the rainbow cake and art themed party that I mentioned here).

If this looks like a cupcake you want to dig into, check out Our Best Bites for this rainbow cupcake recipe.

Looking for more cupcake ideas? Check out these easy football cupcakes, or DIY flower cupcake toppers.

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Cocktail Time: Patriotic Style!

Looking for a fun and festive red, white, and blue cocktail? Check out these patriotic beverages put together over at Simply Stated today.

How refreshing and fun do these look? 1. Fourth of July Cocktail 2. Strawberry Sucker 3. Watermelon Mint Cooler 4. Patriotic Margarita 5. red, White and Blue HYPNOTIQ Blue Martini

You can check out the recipes for these drinks over at the Simply Stated Blog… which one will you make? I am eyeing #1 myself.

 

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Star Spangled Cupcakes

If you are looking for a great dessert for your 4th of July celebration that is simple yet fun and festive…check out these cupcakes!

Pair a star sugar cookie with a yummy cupcake and there you have it- the perfect patriotic treat!

Check out how to make these over at a fabulous blog, inchmark. I am sure you will find many other great ideas while you’re looking around!

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