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Learn to Frost the Perfect Cake

Everytime I walk into a bakery,  I think two things: How does it smell this good? And how come my desserts never look like that? Well friends, after much trial and error, we've finally learned how to frost a cake just like the pros. With a few important tools, some patience, and loads of buttercream, you can have a beautifully smooth cake in no time at all.

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Speckled Egg Cupcakes

Nothing says 'spring has sprung,' quite like birds chirping in the newly blossomed trees, and these sweet little robin's egg cupcake toppers help bring that undeniable sign of spring right to your table! These little sweeties are perfect for a festive Easter desert spread, but would also be right at home at a little boy's birthday or baby shower. Read on for the recipe and our simple how-to below. Photography: Nicole Baas |...

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Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail

I'll find any excuse for a little bubbly cocktail. Making it through Monday, receiving the latest edition of Domino, feeling a little parched? All perfect scenarios for breaking open the champagne. This Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail is sweet and pretty all at the same time. It's a total win. But the best part? You can modify it to your taste or to your party's color palette. xoxo Abby Capalbo...

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25 Party Foods You Have to Try Right Now

The perfect party food should have great presentation, be easy to eat and, of course, taste delicious! We've found that if it's bite-size or served on a stick, it'll likely be a crowd-pleaser, and bonus points go to anything covered in rainbow sprinkles. Get inspired by 25 of our favorite ideas for party foods, including some unexpected twists on comfort food favorites! If you're looking for more party perfect treats, check out these...

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Strawberry Milkshake Cake

Strawberry milkshake in a cake? Thanks to the genius of Melina Thompson, behind the baking blog Sugary & Buttery, every bite of this dreamy dessert will remind you of your favorite childhood treat. Now you can get your milkshake fix in cake form, and it's quite possibly the best thing we've ever seen. What makes this cake so perfect is how spot on the flavors are. Melina's buttercream frosting recipe with cream cheese and pureed...

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Asian Milk Bread

You've likely spotted these golden bundles of joy at Asian bakeries, beckoning you with promises of the most light and fluffy bread you'll ever taste. Here's the secret: you can make it at home, and it's easier than you think. Judy Leung of The Woks of Life came up with this amazing recipe that's no more complicated than a typical yeast bread recipe, and you don't even need a bread machine! Left to our own devices, we'd devour the entire loaf by...

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20 Foodie Instagram Accounts that Will Make You Drool

A great day on the job is sifting through tons of food-filled instagram accounts but drooling all over your keyboard is a definite side effect. We have 20 instagrammers who are seriously bringing it in the yum department. From stylists, to bakers, cocktail makers and cook book writers, follow these tastemakers for a feed filled with get-in-my-mouth food porn.

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Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rules were made to be broken. Contrary to what you've been told, it's never too cold to eat ice cream during winter, especially when sandwiched between toasted waffles and dipped in melted chocolate and dried raspberries. The lovely Christina Lane of Dessert for Two shares this easy recipe for chocolate waffle ice cream sandwiches that has us licking the screen. These sandwiches are best when shared with everyone you love in your life, so grab...

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Healthy and Wholesome Brunch Inspiration

Brunching is a favorite past time for most everyone I know and while it can often involve serious indulgences, the blogger behind The Wheatless Kitchen is out to prove that this favorite meal can be both satisfying and wholesome. Candace Bell has developed a sinless brunch menu that is not only healthy but gluten free. From pancakes to Iced Lattes, her recipes aren't skipping a beat. Enjoy even more...

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Guinness Crinkle Cookies

We couldn't imagine St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness. Not only is the dark and creamy beer delicious in a glass, it perfectly complements flavors in savory foods like stews and steaks and in sweets, like these mouthwatering Guinness-infused crinkle cookies from I Bake He Shoots. These chewy, chocolate cookies get kissed with a touch of Guinness beer for extra flavor and taste like a pot of gold in your mouth!

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Traditional Irish Coffee Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

Just in time for St Patrick's Day, Abby Capalbo teamed up with Erin McGinn for a recipe that will leave you bright eyed and bushy tailed in a true Irish way. Meet the classic Irish Coffee handed down from an Emerald Isle bartender during an Ireland getaway. Whiskey, coffee, homemade whip cream and spices are all coming together for one...

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Marshmallow Cereal Bars

If you're still reaching for Rice Krispies the next time you whip up marshmallow treats, you could be missing out on some serious fun. Homemade marshmallow cereal bars are a longtime favorite of Waiting On Martha. "But why have I been using only one type of cereal all these years?" she asks; hence, these yummy bars were born.  Waiting On Martha experimented with Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and a mix of...

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Candied Sage Cocktail

If you love a mimosa or anything champagne, then you will most definitely want to add this to your repertoire. The Candied Sage Cocktail from LaRicki and Heather Kinkel is a bubbling mix of sweet and savory crafted by Jessica Helgeson of SEE Salt and goes perfectly with a sunday brunch. Find the instructions for making your very own...

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French Toast in a Mug

Think you're too busy to make breakfast? This French toast recipe from Jelly Toast can be made in a mug and only takes six minutes to make! Layer bread into the mug with your choice of toppings like chocolate chips, dried fruit and chopped nuts, pour a spiced eggy milk mixture on top and microwave for a quick and delicious breakfast! This "hug in a mug" will save you during the morning rush! Every comforting...

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Black Forest Chocolate Cake

If I could only eat one cake for the rest of my days, I think I would choose this one. A Black Forest Chocolate Cake dripping in cherries and belgian dark chocolate crafted by T Bakes with photography by Branco Prata. If these images are any inducation of the yumminess, I think it's well worth the effort. Find instructions below and if you...

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Cake Crafting and Seasonal Flavors

T Bakes stands for Purveyors of Delicious Cake Finery. True story. They take cake crafting to another level and when they get in the kitchen with Sophia and André of Branco Prata, it becomes an art form. Today they are sharing with us the...

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A Pear Cocktail, Two Ways

Sublimely sweet pears are a treat during colder months, which is why these refreshing pear cocktails from Waiting on Martha have quickly become our tipple of choice. Craving something a little sweet? The Pear Blossom Fizz combines pear juice with elderflower blossom liqueur and bubbles and is topped off with a dash of cinnamon.   Click here for the recipe. Whichever...

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Flu-Fighting Elixir

Feeling under the weather? Give yourself a fighting chance against the cold, flu and other nasties with this potent concoction from Nomad Luxuries. Made with pineapple, ginger and garlic, this juice is chock full of vitamin C and ingredients with antimicrobial properties. Whether you feel a bug coming on or you're in the full blown sniffles and sneezes stage, whip up this magic elixir!

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The Paloma

On a recent trip to Mexico the Mr. and I fell in love with a little cocktail called The Paloma.  The Paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juice to create the most refreshing of libations.  Typically The Paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalepenos for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Truly, MKR  Either way you shake it, or top...

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Brownie Cake with Salted Caramel & Peanut Topping

Look no further than this mouthwatering brownie cake with salted caramel and peanuts featured on Lark & Linen and created by Butterlust Blog to satisfy your sweet tooth. Described as "a dessert that shamelessly flirts with the line between candy bar and chocolate torte," it's the stuff sweet dreams are made of. Every blissful bite of this moist, slightly chewy cake reveals intense chocolate flavor...

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