We’ve been known to try our hands at baking every once in a while. But we typically stick to pretty standard stuff. And with good reason — deviate from the plan and you could wind up with one of the extreme cake disasters we discovered. These cakes prove that just because you can bake doesn’t mean you should.
Some things are just not necessary. An almost-lifesize cake replica of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s faces, made from 20 lbs. of marzipan and 10 lbs. of icing, for example. Important question, though: whose face do you cut up first? [The Gloss via The Windsor Knot] Keep reading »
A new cost-saving trend in wedding dresses/cakes, or just an artsy concept made for fun? Only time time will tell, of course, but somehow, I doubt we’ll be seeing this creation at a “feminist wedding” any time soon. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
A Who What Wear intern made this unbelievable Barbie-in-Rodarte cake. We love! [Pipeline] Keep reading »
Since we are all going to resign ourselves to lose weight as our New Years Resolution, I might as well finish out my 2008 eating like a greedy girl. My total obsession is sweets. Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes. Love them all and could probably OD on chocolate all day long. I don’t need to eat a balanced diet with Godiva in my life. As an ode to my addiction, I’d like to try and whip up a decadent chocolate cake. Baking is very therapeutic and there’s nothing better than smelling that wonderful aroma of something cooking from your oven. I’m going to try this one from the Food Network.
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Over the weekend, The New York Times’ advice column, “Social Q’s,” got a query from a recently dumped girl who just couldn’t seem to cheer up. Writer Philip Galanes pointed out, the proper soundtrack can get you grooving to your own gloom! He singled out Pink’s new anthem about getting back out there after her own divorce, “So What.” He then encouraged the sad soul to sing along at full blast until it became her new mantra: “So, so what/I’m still a rock star/I’ve got my rock moves/And I don’t need you.” Yeah, that’s some solid (as a rock) advice! But Pink isn’t the only one who has weathered the storm after a split. Since misery loves company, here are The Frisky’s picks for beating the blues to get you back in the mood to be your butt-kicking self! Keep reading »
While poking around online yesterday, I came across this recipe for a single serving of chocolate cake (the photo at left is merely my serving suggestion). Now, being a single gal who likes to bake, I get a little sad from time to time when I make a cake or a pie and have no possible way of eating it all myself. That’s why I hope this recipe isn’t crap. The cake takes just five minutes to make and doesn’t involve mixers, cake pans, or any of the other required kitchen accessories you might not own if you haven’t had a wedding registry. I’m going to make myself a mini cake and report back on how it looks and what it tastes like, but if any of you try the recipe, let me know whether the mini cake is a success! (And send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.) [Dizzy Dee] Keep reading »
That’s right: free cake! And you don’t need to go to Costco on the weekend to get a bite, you just have to go to Brides.com. The site is running a national designer cake contest and will give away the nominees — which are sure to taste as good as they look. The confections draw inspiration from designer Christian LaCroix and pop artist Wayne Theibaud to a chef’s grandma’s wallpaper. Although the website has finally found a better reason to marry than a green card, er, I mean love, the price tags may make you sicker than eating the whole thing solo — which is probably why they’re only giving the cakes away to brides. So, unfortunately, this sugar-lovin’ single gal can’t apply unless some sucker proposes soon. But, if you’ve already won someone’s heart, you can also win a cake by voting on your favorite entry. Dang, some girls have all the luck! [Brides.com] Keep reading »