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DIY 4th of July Confetti Cake

If you need a last minute holiday dessert, this sparkling cake is just the thing for the Fourth of July! There couldn’t be an easier way to dress up a store bought cake and make it party ready. Seriously, if you can use scissors, you’ve got this in the bag. Grab all the details below and get ready to celebrate the 4th with a...

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Party Food and DIYS for Your Fourth of July Bash

A red, white and blue color palette and sparklers are a given, watermelon = a total must. But what else should you be infusing into your upcoming Fourth of July bash? We've got a round up of simple DIY projects, scrumptious bites and out of this world cocktails that will kick your fourth into a whole new level of cool. Get ready to celebrate the U.S. of A. with 15 of our...

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Simple Cake Decorating Inspiration

We'd all love to bake like the pros, but in reality, decorating a cake can leave your kitchen looking more like a disaster zone then the chic bakeries of Paris. But with some simple decorating inspiration, you can have cakes that only look like they were made by the pros. Get 5 amazingly simple cake decorating ideas in the video below!  ...

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DIY Watercolor Cookies

If you're loving the watercolor trend that's popping up everywhere this spring, don't miss out on these gorgeous cookies from Lark & Linen! Jacquelyn transforms simple sugar cookies into works of art with fondant and a bit of food coloring! "I originally made these watercolor cookies for Easter a few weeks back, and because I wasn’t sure how they would turn out I didn’t really have any intention on blogging about them. For all I knew it...

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DIY Donut Bar

We've seen many a cookie, pie, and cupcake bar but rare is it to stumble across a top your own donut bar and it's pure sweet genius. Kelsey Rae Designs  and Plum & Oak Photo came up with the idea of grabbing simple glazed donuts and laying out all the accoutrements for guests to gussy up. Sprinkles, coconut, oreos –...

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DIY Homemade Peeps

If you have yet to try a homemade marshmallow, you have yet to have a real marshmallow. Infinitely softer and more pillowy than store-bought -- and super simple to whip up, too -- homemade marshmallows become impossibly cute when molded into everyone's favorite Easter treat: Peeps! Try making them this Easter, using our handy guide below, and prepare to make store-bought Peeps a thing of the past. (Trust me: you won't be missing them that much with a couple of these cuties on hand!)...

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DIY Strawberry Easter Eggs

These little cuties are the definition of sweet! Using not much more than egg dye, paper, a touch of glue and your own imagination, empty egg shells are transformed into summer's favorite fruit. Use them to top gifts, tuck into your little one's Easter basket, or create a beautiful tables cape that looks good enough to eat! Read on to see how in our simple guide below. White eggs Paas egg dye White vinegar...

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DIY Bunny Cake

This sweet, sleepy bunny cake is super cute, and just as easy to make! Using big, frosted sugar cookies for ears, your favorite cake and buttercream frosting instantly become an adorable Easter treat, that's totally worthy of centerpiece status. Read on for our simple how-to just in time for Easter! Your favorite cake recipe Your favorite buttercream recipe (we like...

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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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Cheeseboard 101

Who doesn't love a yummy cheese plate? They are the perfect kick-off to any dinner party, girl's night, or just because! We all have our favorites (can you say brie?), but building the perfect cheeseboard is remarkably simple and is guaranteed to please. With the help of the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love, you can...

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DIY Sugar Cookie Kits

We all know that the holidays just wouldn't be the holidays without a day of cookie decorating! Make it easy on the ones you love with this cute kit stocked full with everything you need to make perfectly lovely sugar cookie art. Take a peek at our Holiday Mag for cookie decorating tips and more DIY gift ideas!

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10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

When we first moved into our home and experienced our first holiday in the burbs, I was completely caught off guard by all my crafty and creative neighbors. Adorable little s'mores kitsjars of homemade goodness, and ...

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DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Every year when I was younger my amazing (or insane, depending on how you look at it) mother spent the month of December turning our kitchen into a gingerbread factory. She made gingerbread house kits for everyone - family, friends, babysitters, you name it! It's a great gift for anyone on your list, because you'll be giving them all the fun of decorating a house without any of the mess or fuss of baking it themselves. See even more DIY ideas in our...

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18 Creative Pie Toppers for the Holidays

When it comes to making pies, we are all about those toppers. From simple to extravagant, these designs will be the perfect addition to your creative baking endeavors this upcoming holiday season. Never again let simple pie crusts bore you. With a few easy steps you can have an amazing array of decorative pies that are almost (emphasis on the almost) too pretty to eat!

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Hostess Gift Idea: A Jar of Cookies

I don’t know why I’m surprised to find myself smack in the middle of a new season, a new life, the moment September hits. Maybe it’s the nip in the air or the kiddie footsteps clamoring on and off the school bus. Perhaps it’s some sort of internal clock that’s conditioned me—or, really, all of us—to get back into the swing of things each autumn. Either way, I’m finally motivated to step away from the barbecue and get back into a warm kitchen. After preserving jam and jelly...

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DIY Flower Ice Cubes

Thank goodness for Ice Cream Week in August! We figured we'd share a fun DIY to add a little floral love to your cool evening summer snacks. What better way to dress up that after dinner drink than a flower filled cube of ice to keep it cool and refreshing?! Pour a heavy hand of Bailey's overtop to enjoy alongside your evening dish of ice cream. Summer bliss! Water Edible flowers and/or petals Ice cube...

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DIY Gender Reveal Balloon Cake

My husband and I are currently expecting our first- also the first grandchild in both our families- so when we found out the sex of our baby, we wanted to tell the grandparents-to-be in an extra special way. I'm a big fan of using dessert to reveal news, so we decided on an ombré gender reveal cake with a little extra pizzaz: white balloon toppers that pop to reveal a shower of edible blue or pink confetti! Easy ombré cake (recipe below)...

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DIY Tea Set

Though we originally put this sweet gift together for Mother's Day, I'm fairly certain it would make for an adorable gift for anyone year round. Hostess gift? Birthday gift? It's totally interchangeable. Pair it with a cute mug (with matching saucer if you're looking to truly impress) and you're totally and completely set! Paper mache box...

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Homemade Vanilla Infused Honey

With a little help from Juniper & Dash and Alexandra Whitney, honey gets a delicious facelift with the addition of vanilla bean. Can you think of a better combination? I certainly cannot! And this little nugget is so easy, and so delicious, it needs to make its internet rounds. And if it...

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