Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Build-A-Bear Cake

When my daughter turned 7 we had her party at Build-A-Bear.  Along with a big group of friends, they each picked out a bear or animal of their choice to create.  After stuffing, fluffing, and naming their new friend, we went to the food court for cake to celebrate.  To go along with the theme, I created this fun cake.

I frosted the outside of the cake with vanilla buttercream tinted purple.  

The turquoise accents were also buttercream.  
I used a #21 decorating tip to created the star shapes

The rhinestone ribbon I found at my local Hobby Lobby.  You can find it HERE.

The bear was created out of fondant.  
I started with a box of Wilton pre-made fondant and tinted it the colors I needed.

I hope you enjoy this cake and wish you and your kiddos many fun celebrations!


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Thanks ~ Nichi

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

15 Amazing Cookbooks Giveaway

I've teamed up with 14 other terrific bloggers to giveaway the following 
That's right, one lucky winner with win them all!!!!

We each picked one of our favorite cookbooks for this fun prize.  Here are is a list of all included.  Enter to win below!

Signed copy of Dessert Mash-Ups

Signed Copy of Perfectly Peppermint 

 a Rafflecopter giveaway *This giveaway is open to U.S, residents only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified, so please make sure you are doing what you are claiming in the Rafflecopter or all your entries will be voided. No funny business, folks. ;). By entering, you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. The winner will be notified via the email they provide, and will have 48 hours to reply to the email. If the winner does not reply back within the 48 hours, they forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. Each cookbook will be sent directly from each blogger hosting the giveaway. Entries must come from your MAIN social media accounts, not accounts that have been set up separately just for entering giveaways. Entries from these types of accounts will be disqualified. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Crumb Coffee Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Yes, I know it is almost spring.  But sometimes you just have a craving for the "fall" foods.  I love pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, and cider.  Recently, I made this cake to curb some of those needing-fall-gotta-have-it cravings.  It is a moist yummy cake with a hint of fall poured over the top.  You will love it!!

1 yellow or white cake mix and ingredients on back of box

2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. butter or margarine

2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. apple cider

  1. Make cake batter as directed on back of box.
  2. Pour into lightly greased (or parchment covered) jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with topping.
  5. Bake for additional 10 minutes.
  6. Cut into pieces, drizzle with glaze and serve warm.
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