• Mini Ombre Yellow Petal Carrot Cakes

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      “Wherever you go – no matter what the weather – always bring your own sunshine.” So if it’s winter, and you’re going to a party, bring your own bright yellow cake! That would be the literal interpretation of this quote, right? I’d been wanting to do this petal frosting thing for a while, and I finally did it. Good thing it was a mini cake (well, two of them), because it actually took a while! Maybe that was also because I did an ombre version that twisted around in a swirly pattern. I also did it late at night…

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  • Cranberry Orange Cake and Scones (a double feature!)

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      When life gives you oranges…make orange juice! (and then use it to bake? Is that how it goes?) This weekend seemed like a good time to finally put all those oranges from the orange tree we have to use. I had recently bought some fresh cranberries (too many fresh cranberries) and decided if the two work well together in a cranberry relish on Thanksgiving, why shouldn’t they work well together in a nice little bundt cake? So that’s what I did. Only I still had a LOT of cranberries left over. I thought…perfect…two bundt cakes! But then this funny…

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  • Painted Buttercream Cake

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      “Friends knock on your door. Best friends walk into your house and start eating” Not sure where this quote is from – but I like it! This week I baked a white cake for my best friend’s birthday. She wanted a white cake, and it had to have strawberries somewhere. But I also knew it had to be special. When you’ve been friends with someone for almost 20 years (!), you know they deserve a darn good cake. I’m pretty happy with my frosting recipes, but I was definitely worried about the painting aspect. Most things I could find…

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