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On Cake-Decorating: Always Have a Plan ‘B’

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In the land of cake-decorating there is a whole lot of thinking and pondering and researching going on. But there are two things to keep in mind above all else: Have a plan; and Have a plan ‘B’. Throwing Plan Continue reading On Cake-Decorating: Always Have a Plan ‘B’

Pretty in Pink: The Ins and Outs of Ombré

So maybe before beginning to colour your ombré cake batter and icing, have your colour palette close by and don't rely on memory! Or else you'll end up with this. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

See? The outside looks pretty and the inside looks pretty (even with the crumbled Oreos) but the colours do not exactly match. I tend to get hung up on these details but if you check out the look on my daughter’s face at her pretty, pink-and-black Paris-themed fabulous fashionista party she doesn’t seem the least bit aware. Continue reading Pretty in Pink: The Ins and Outs of Ombré

Boo! Scare Up Some Fun Halloween Treats

Bake up some fun Halloween treats with your little ones and scare up some fun! http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

Cookies With school food restrictions being what they are, due to the nature and severity of allergies, it is ill-advised to bring in home-baked Halloween treats. However, you can still have fun baking up some Halloween treats for your little ones Continue reading Boo! Scare Up Some Fun Halloween Treats

Recipe: The Best Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER

This is what I consider to be the best sugar cookie recipe for cutting into shapes and decorating. Why? Because it has cream cheese in it, you guys! It makes these cookies chewy and delicious. Check out these decorating ideas. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

In all my years of baking I’ve never come across a yummier sugar cookie. It has cream cheese in it, you guys! Which makes it chewy and downright delicious, and I am ALL about a chewy and delicious cookie. This Continue reading Recipe: The Best Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER

Same theme, different party: Pirates!

Pirate parties! Check out how Erica makes the pirate theme work for two different ages. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

Ahoy, Mateys! Between my family and Laura’s, seven kids in the same age ranges means duplicate party themes. Sometimes for the same kid! I’ve made a Lightning McQueen cake twice, repurposed Blue’s Clues decorations, done two variations of Monster Jam Continue reading Same theme, different party: Pirates!