Pinkie Pie Birthday Cake

If you can’t tell by the title, I have made a Pinkie Pie inspired birthday cake from the hit television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The cake is supposed to be her cutie mark. If you don’t know what a cutie mark is, here’s a picture and description:

The arrows point to their cutie marks.

Do you see the pink pony in the picture? I made her cutie mark. If you can’t see what her cutie mark is, she has 2 blue balloons with yellow strings and a yellow balloon with a blue string. This cutie mark came to life on a funfetti cake (dyed pink) with a light pink fondant for her skin and darker pink frosting for her mane and tail. Dark pink sprinkles were added for a decoration.

This is the finished cake:

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The sprinkles are all around the cake and on top of the frosting for texture and a decoration.

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Then when you cut into the cake you will find a dark pink funfetti cake with a little bit of dark pink frosting in between the two small layers.

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The cake tasted very moist and sweet (but not too sweet, of course).  This cake is perfect for all you My Little Pony lovers. My cousin absolutely loved this cake for her 12th birthday–and I hope you love it too!

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to like and follow my blog if you haven’t already. Come back soon for my next post about fondant!

 

 

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Red skin Potato Fries

When your grandparents give you a fryer for Christmas, you end up making lots of new things. Today I give you Red Skin Potato Fries. It’s super fun and easy to do. These go great with hamburgers or hotdogs. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

6 potatoes (serves 5-7)

1 bottle vegetable oil, corn oil, or grape seed oil.

Salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice potatoes into strips as shown below:
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  3. When fryer is preheated, put as many strips in basket as you can. Set timer for 5-10 minutes depending on how many you put in. Take out when crispy and brown.
  4. Add some salt to fries and serve warm. Enjoy!

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These taste amazing and as I said, go great with hamburgers. You can probably see the lettuce in the background of my picture =).

Thanks for reading and come back soon! I will be posting about my cousin’s 12th birthday cake next week. I’ll give you a hint on what the cakes theme is going to be: mlp

Hope you enjoyed!

 

Spring Salad

Tomorrow is finally the first day of spring! After a very long and cold winter, I’m so ready for the sun to come out. This spring salad recipe is the perfect way to start your spring. It has many bright colors and is a perfect side dish for many dinners or lunches. The recipe is super fast and is an original recipe that I made up for myself.
Ingredients:

Little chunk of a head of lettuce

1/3 c. Mexican Cheese

1/4 c. Sunflower Seeds

Croutons (any flavor)

1/4 c. Salad dressing (any kind you want)

1/2 tsp. pepper (optional)

1-2 pieces Salami/Ham

1/3 c. Dried Cherries (optional)

Directions:
1. Take a large knife and chop lettuce into pieces making them small enough for a bite and put in a bowl.
2. Add your cheese, stir. Add salami/ham, stir. Add croutons, stir. Pour salad dressing and 3. sunflower seeds on top. Add pepper and dried cherries if desired.
4. Add more of a topping if you want and enjoy!
My finished result:

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I recommend that you try raspberry walnut dressing. To…Die…For.

This recipe is super easy and tastes really good. It can make a good lunch if you make a little more for yourself. I do that all the time.

I hope you enjoyed reading and that you come back soon! I don’t know when I’ll be posting again but I’m pretty sure it’ll be this week. So stay tuned!
Salad tip: Don’t add to much dressing or you’ll have a very sweet and tangy salad.

Kodiak Cakes

There’s a new brand of pancakes out called Kodiak Cakes.  They are really healthy and are the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted–literally. The consistency is almost like a marshmallow. Kodiak cakes sell waffle mix, pancake mix (dark chocolate, buttermilk, and protein packed), and they even sell protein cups for a great snack. I tried the buttermilk pancakes and the dark chocolate pancakes. All you have to do is add 1 cup of mix with 1 cup of water which is SUPER easy! I even swirled the chocolate and buttermilk batter together on some of the pancakes I made. Check it out!

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When I was done making them, I added peanut butter, whipped cream, and maple syrup. Adding peanut butter makes it taste like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

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I give these pancakes 5 stars for sure. I definitely recommend that you try these some time because they are awesome. If you have tried them, let me know what you think in the comments down below. Bye!

Pancake tip: Try only flipping the pancake once to avoid a crunchy outside.

 

Pig Candy

When you first clicked on this post you were probably thinking, “Pig Candy?!??” And I know, it’s a weird name. But pig candy is just candied bacon. It’s simple and easy and really good. It only takes a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

Thick cut bacon

Maple syrup

Brown Sugar

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet or baking wire rack with foil. Put as many strips of bacon on top of the foil as you can (it’s okay if they touch).
  2. Pour some maple syrup in a cup or bowl and paint it on the bacon with a baking brush. Sprinkle with brown sugar then flip the bacon and repeat.
  3. Put bacon in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-35 minutes, or until crispy.
  4. Let cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

IMG_2210.JPGMy dad made this recipe up and I am eternally grateful =).

I hope you guys enjoyed reading and that you defiantly give this a try sometime. It tastes really good and is almost as good as Bad Brad’s BBQ pig candy.

Thanks for reading!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

I’ve been meaning to make these donuts for a long time now, and it was really fun! I didn’t have a donut pan for this, but I did have a mini bundit cake pan (which made the donuts fun shapes.) This recipe is by RawSpiceBar. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 c. vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 1/2 c. pumpkin purée

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 3/4 c. flour

3 tbsp. cinnamon-sugar (to make your own, refer to previous post How to: Cinnamon-Sugar)

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

  1. Beat together oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder until smooth. Add flour to mixture and combine.
  2. Pour batter into greased doughnut or muffin pans and bake 15-18 minutes. 20-24 for muffins. Remove and let cool.
  3. While doughnuts are still warm but fragile, shake gently in a bowl with cinnamon-sugar,
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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I hope you use this recipe sometime and that you enjoyed my post! I really liked how these tasted and how easy to make (and not fried) they are. They make a great Saturday morning breakfast. Thanks for reading!

 

 

How to: Cinnamon-Sugar

Instead of buying cinnamon sugar, you can just make your own with this super quick recipe that only takes 1-2 minutes.

Directions:

Mix together 1/2 c. Sugar and 1 tbls. cinnamon in a small bowl. When your done using, seal any leftovers in a plastic baggy, or through away.

 

Peppermint Snowflake Sugar Cookies

I know I said I would post on Monday, but then I got super busy (especially with school, yuck!) But I know you guys will forgive me, right?

If you’ve ever been to Michigan, you know it gets pretty cold in the winter. I’m actually expecting 8 inches of snow this weekend! We didn’t have ANY snow in December, which made for a sad Christmas, but now I’m happy ’cause we’re finally getting it now. What better way to celebrate the fresh powder then making cookies? Today I have made Peppermint Snowflake Sugar Cookies. 

Of course, the frosting was peppermint. And you can’t eat sugar cookies without sprinkles!

img_2174I know, I know. They look like flowers. But we know their snowflakes, right?
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If you look closely, there are white and red sprinkles; because, like I said, you can’t have sugar cookies without sprinkles! These taste great with a cup of hot chocolate all cuddled up on your couch with a blanket. Don’t forget the movie!

I hope you enjoyed reading and that you’ll come back soon! Don’t forget to like and follow my blog! I’m at 29 followers right now and would really appreciate it if you followed me. And if you do, I always check out your blog and follow you as well.

Bye!

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