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  • food52:

    One bowl, endless delight.

    Read more: One Bowl Chocolate Cake on Food52.

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  • food52:

    Shave your vegetables, stock up on citrus, and simplify your summer entertaining. 

    Read More: 5 Tips for Simpler Summer Entertaining on Food52

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  • estherjung:

    DIY Coffee Body Scrub

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    therecipepantry:

    33 Cupcake Recipes

    HOLY HOLY HOLY

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  • motleyholidays:

DIY Firecracker Favors:
Great Tutorial, from Crafts Unleashed.

    motleyholidays:

    DIY Firecracker Favors:

    Great Tutorial, from Crafts Unleashed.

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  • DIY: FRUIT INFUSED WATER

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    With sodas, energy drinks, and other sugar-laden beverages so easily accessible nowadays, it can be hard to stay healthy and hydrated in the summer. Beverages like coffee, sparkling water, and sodas actually dehydrate you, leaving your body even more parched than before. Fruit infused water is the perfect solution, for it not only offers healthy, low-calorie, on-the-go hydration, but is absolutely delicious too! Below you can find three fruit infused water recipes that we absolutely love that will keep you healthy, hydrated, and happy all summer long!

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    Directions:

    Simply slice your fruit and herbs, place in a glass filled with ice, fill with water, and let everything infuse for at least an hour. If you want even more flavor you can muddle your fruit and herbs, or leave your mixture to infuse overnight. *Be sure to wash everything thoroughly before slicing!*

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    ***  Photo Credit: LuLus

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  • bakeddd:

nutella hot fudge
click here for recipe

    bakeddd:

    nutella hot fudge

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  • sabersecrets:

PINK SKIN-RENEWING SMOOTHIES
Ingredients:
2 cups of strawberries 
1 cup of raspberries 
2 frozen bananas 
1 cup of coconut water 
Directions: 
Blend all the above ingredients in a high speed blender.
Yields: 1L / 1 Serving (Pictured: 2L)
HEALTH & SKIN BENEFITS: 
All pink / red fruits have a special something called ‘lycopene’ and that’s where all the skin healing power is.
boosts skin collagen
moisturizes your skin
anti-aging
heals blemishes
washes away toxins detoxifying your body
Are you ready to add more strawberries, raspberries and pink/red fruits to your lifestyle? 

    sabersecrets:

    PINK SKIN-RENEWING SMOOTHIES

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups of strawberries 
    • 1 cup of raspberries
    • 2 frozen bananas 
    • 1 cup of coconut water 

    Directions: 

    1. Blend all the above ingredients in a high speed blender.

    Yields: 1L / 1 Serving (Pictured: 2L)

    HEALTH & SKIN BENEFITS: 

    • All pink / red fruits have a special something called ‘lycopene’ and that’s where all the skin healing power is.
    • boosts skin collagen
    • moisturizes your skin
    • anti-aging
    • heals blemishes
    • washes away toxins detoxifying your body

    Are you ready to add more strawberries, raspberries and pink/red fruits to your lifestyle? 

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  • HOW TO BUILD A CAKE LIKE A PRO

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    Decorating a cake is sort of like solving a puzzle. There are numerous pieces that have to come together, just so, for everything to align beautifully.  The process itself can be exciting, challenging and even a little exasperating at times.  But when the last piece is finally placed, you can step back and smile at what you’ve accomplished.  So today we’re taking a look at some of the basic fundamentals of a gorgeous cake.  These building blocks apply to cakes of all shapes and sizes and will help you create beautiful cakes, each and every time you bake.

    So let’s get to the tutorial and learn how to level, split and fill a cake like a pro!

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    STEP 1 :   Apply a small smear of buttercream (about the size of a half dollar for a regular-sized cake, more for larger cakes) to a cake board that’s the same diameter as the cake round. This ensures that the cake will stick when placed on the board.

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    STEP 2 :  Place the cake on the board. Turn the pan that the cake was baked in upside down, and place it near the baked cake. Use the pan as your guide and run a serrated knife across the top of the cake to cut it level.

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    STEP 3 :  Once the cake is leveled, use a metal ruler to find the center point around the outside of the cake, and mark it by lightly scoring the cake with a knife. Set the ruler aside.

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    STEP 4 :  With the knife in one hand and your other hand flat on top of the cake to keep it steady, use a smooth sawing motion to slowly cut around the cake from the outside edges toward the center until the knife is all the way through.

    FILLING THE CAKE

    No matter how many layers your cake will be, you always want the filling layers to be about half as high as your cake layers.  I typically do four layers of cake with three layers of filling to achieve tall, beautiful slices.  Take time to fill and chill the cake properly in order to avoid what I call the cake “muffin top.”   That’s when the layers of filling haven’t been done properly or the filling is too soft for the weight of the cake, causing the cake to get those unsightly little bulges between each layer.

    If you’re filling the cake with a buttercream frosting only, spread or pipe the buttercream (using a large round decorating tip size #789 or similar) on top of the first cake layer and stop 1/4 inch away from the edge.

    When you place the next round of cake on top, press down starting from the center and moving out towards the edges – this forces the buttercream to fill in the space without going over the edge. Repeat with each cake layer until all the layers have been stacked. Use the level to check that the top and sides of your cake are straight.

    HOW TO USE A SOFTER FILLING

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    STEP 5 :  If adding a softer filling like jam or cream cheese frosting, pipe a dam around the top outer edge of the cake round with a firm-setting buttercream.

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    STEP 6:  Fill the center with the filling, and top it with the next cake round. Place the cake in the fridge, and allow it to set completely, at least 2 hours but up to overnight, before finishing.

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    STEP 7:  Frost as desired.

    *** Excerpted from Great Cake Decorating, by Erin Gardner. And the Cake Blog


     

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  • confectionerybliss:

Brownie Pop Tutorial{in Norwegian}{Passion For Baking}

    confectionerybliss:

    Brownie Pop Tutorial
    {in Norwegian}
    {Passion For Baking}