Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake & Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake + Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! My fondest childhood memories are of my mom and me baking sweet treats together. So when I became a parent myself, I could not wait for the day when my own daughter would be old enough to work beside me in the kitchen. Now that she is almost 4, she is old enough to start creating delicious culinary creations. However, if you have ever cooked with a child, you know that most of what they are creating is a mess. That …

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The Professional Cake Illusion

When most people find out that I am a former trial attorney, they have a lot of questions: Why did you quit? Are you a trained chef? How disappointed are your parents? How did you become a professional food stylist and recipe developer? I try to answer all of the questions honestly: I quit because I am a terrible liar and felt impaired by the profession’s toxic atmosphere.  No, I am not a traditionally trained chef or stylist. And as to my parents, ‘very’. The answer to the last question is a bit convoluted. My patent answer is: I am …

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The Fantastical Paris Chez Sharon

Every week my email box is flooded with questions: How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan? Where did you find that tablecloth? Can you send me a piece of that cake you made last week? I try to answer all of these as honestly as I can, but sometimes I simply can’t reply to everyone… and no, I am not going to send you a piece of cake in the mail… plus, I already ate it all. Well, one of the most common questions I receive, is who are my favorite chefs to follow on Instagram. I have …

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Raspberry Cream Cake

Get ready to add a little whimsy to your next baking day with today’s fabulously magical affair.  This talented group of vendors in Florida took the Nutcracker theme to the next level.  Featuring a gorgeous ballerina, sugarplum and snowy decor, a handsome prince, and even an appearance by the Mouse King himself, it’s a fantastical dream come to life.  Get inspired by this fairytale fete and bake up our imagined Raspberry Cream Cake recipe to match!   [yumprint-recipe id=’103′] Photographer:  Jenn Carroll Photography//Dress Designer: All Brides 2 Be & Formalwear//Invitation Designer: Archer & Olive//Makeup Artist:Bella Ti Artistry//Bakery:Trudy Melissa Cakes//Floral Designer: …

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How to Make Edible Glitter

  Glitter is always fun, no matter where you use it – on cupcakes, in drinks, on donuts, you name it! Sure, you could run out to the store and buy sprinkles. But I know you’re more creative than that. So, before you head out look for something to jazz up your treats with, check out this glitter guide by Shari’s Berries on how to make some sparkle you can eat. We’ve teamed up with the company to bring you their easy-to-follow recipes below. So, I’m going to let Shari’s Berries take over as they spill the beans on one of their secrets to dessert success!   …

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My Southern Christmas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Tis the season for yuletide and cheer! Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me. But 2016 is a turning point for the holiday in my household because I am now a parent. Growing up, my mom and dad made sure the season was filled with whimsy, warmth, and love. And seeing my 1-year-old daughter wave cheerily to Christmas trees and blow kisses at animatronic Santas, I know that it is now my turn to turn up …

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Holiday Spice Cake

When you’re getting hitched in the winter of Utah, you know it’s going to be cold.  So that’s why Elli and Conrad went with the flow and brilliantly married in winter wonderland style.  Playing up the inevitable snow and chilly temperatures, they fashioned their day with snowflakes and ornaments.  And with an awe-inspiring dessert table to match, you might find yourself pining after your own cold-weathered nuptials.  So cozy up to your sweetie and enjoy this sweetly chilly affair… and while you’re at it, bake up our Holiday Spice Cake recipe to match. HOLIDAY SPICE CAKE INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of …