Desiree Smith

How to Make Gender Reveal Cakes!

April 19th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

ChCaFe_45134Throwing a gender reveal party is a fun way to invite friends and family to get to know your little one before they’re born. Celebrate your bundle of joy with these unique cakes that are stunning and surprisingly simple to create. Your guests are sure to be wowed – for more than one reason!

 

 

 

 

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ICYMI: How to Make a Kawaii Lion Cake

April 18th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Last week, cake artist Lyndsay Sung from Coco Cake Land took over our Instagram to show us how to make this adorable buttercream lion cake. Perfect for any birthday celebration, this sweet treat is both fun and easy to achieve. We’re here to recap Lyndsey’s Instagram tutorial to show you how!

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Our Favorite Vegan Dessert Recipes

April 13th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Going vegan can be tough when you consider all the foods and recipes you love that you might have to give up. Wilton comes to the rescue with this list of our favorite vegan dessert recipes. Check out our decadent, dairy-free desserts that are a breeze to make and a joy to eat!

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How to Make Buttercream Flowers

April 11th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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We can almost hear Miranda Priestly. “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Except we think these amazing, life-like buttercream flowers truly are something special. Desserts teeming with artful and realistic blossoms have been all  over Pinterest, Instagram and our favorite blogs — and although they look intricate, they’re fairly easy to create. Here are our best tips for making buttercream flowers of your own.

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First Friday: Rosé Champagne Cupcakes

April 6th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

rose champagne cupcakeHappy April! The days are longer, the tulips are planted and warmer weather is just around the corner. To celebrate the imminence of sunny days, al fresco dining and the blog’s second edition of First Friday, we’re sharing one of our favorite springtime dessert recipes — rosé champagne cupcakes. We hope you adore these champagne infused cupcakes with rosewater buttercream frosting as much as we do!

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Matcha Desserts!

April 3rd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Matcha has long been used in its primary form as a powdered tea, both for its health benefits and caffeine (it has about the same as a brewed cup of coffee)! Chefs have started incorporating matcha into both sweet and savory recipes, from muffins to stir fry. For you green tea enthusiasts, check out the recipes below that incorporate this earthy umami flavor into some classic desserts!

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Our Favorite Ideas to Get Easter Brunch Hopping

March 29th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, Easter brunch is the perfect time to bring your loved ones together and show off your finesse in the kitchen.  Between creating the perfect menu to making sure everything is beautifully displayed, it’s easy to get caught up in the details and lose sight of being present with your favorite people. That’s why we’re sharing our favorite tips for hosting an elegant-yet-simple Easter brunch. Cheers!

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5 Pretty Spring Desserts to Celebrate the Season

March 22nd, 2018 by Desiree Smith

 

Bunny Butt CakeAfter a long winter rich with hearty foods and complex flavors, we are excited to celebrate the arrival of spring and all the fresh, bright desserts that come with it. From cheerful Easter treats to stunning floral decorations, we can’t get enough of these pretty spring desserts!

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How to Dye Easter Eggs

March 19th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Have some colorful fun this holiday season! Dyeing Easter eggs has long been a tradition that the whole family can enjoy — check out Wilton’s quick and easy steps to creating these vibrant spring decorations.

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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

March 14th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and satisfy your sweet tooth with some of our favorite Irish-inspired treats on the internet. Coming off of New Years, Valentine’s Day and with Easter around the corner, we know St. Paddy’s Day can sneak up on you — so we’re giving you five easy recipes and decorating ideas you can pull off in a pinch.

 

 

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