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- Some valentines might prefer their roses on the doughy side, so treat them to this buttery bouquet of sweet rolls with a warm caramel nut sauce (from Seasons and Suppers) in place of store-bought blooms.
- Prove your pasta-making prowess with homemade four-cheese ravioli hearts and a porcini mushroom sauce from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, and your sweetheart will surely swoon.
- Nothing says romance like a crisp-skinned, wine-glazed roast, and Adventures in Cooking drives it home with their cozy winter recipe for roast chicken with persimmons and sage.
- Prime citrus season is upon us, which means it’s time to start squeezing those grapefruits in preparation to make Blogging Over Thyme’s tangy grapefruit-curd-filled doughnuts.
- Gimme Some Oven brings you the perfect project for fans of conversation hearts with a candy-coated strawberries-and-cream layer cake.
Playing video games and eating junk food go together like Mario and gummy mushrooms. However, if you are going to gorge on sweets while gaming you may as well keep it fancy. Here are 11 amazing and beautiful cakes based on popular video games.
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Presidents’ Day is nearly upon us and you know what that means. That’s right, a day off school and/or work. More than that, though, it is a day to celebrate the
birth of our nation’s best and brightest leaders. What better way to do that, then, by gazing at some creative president-themed cakes? Mmm, cake.
Flip Through Our Gallery of Amazing Presidential Cakes
Flipping through Julie Richardson’s new cookbook, Vintage Cakes, brings me back to my grandmother’s flour-dusted, sweet-smelling kitchen. Grandma made a cake from scratch for every birthday, and their moist layers and buttercream never disappointed — even when I turned seven and all I wanted was the Little Mermaid cake I spotted at the grocery store.
Like Grandma’s, Julie’s cakes steer clear of fancy pastry chef tricks in favor of classic American combinations. A bakery owner and collector of vintage cookbooks and recipe cards, she folds in interesting tidbits of history. Who knew that the Stack Cake, pictured above, was once a traditional wedding cake for settlers in southern Appalachia? Julie notes that wedding guests would each bring a layer for the bride’s family to assemble. Though timeless, the recipes in Vintage Cakes are all updated for today’s home baker, so go ahead and break out that stand mixer.
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