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4th of July Plans?

Well, the 4th of July falls on Thursday this year.  So if you take off Friday, it gives you a four-day weekend!  What are your plans for the 4th?

 

I really only have a 3-day weekend since my mom's birthday is Thursday (yes, she is a Yankee Doodle Dandy) which means the 4th is spent with her which I don't mind.  She's lovely!   But after that I need suggestions.....it is really hot here and I'm feeling uninspired. 

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Wilton's is what I go with for sure! You do have to add more than you would for icing but I have made a rainbow cake like this and it did turn out that bright! I must admit my layers were not that perfect though. But if you don't cut your whole cake in half for a picture it's less obvious. Those are thick layers too, I've made this recipe below  with 3 x 9" circles cut into halves. The homemade espresso toffee on top and crumbled between the layers makes it amazing! 

 

I can't wait to be able to bake again. All I have at the moment is a toaster oven and no cake pans. Smiley Sad

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Totally enabling BAKING here (amazing it's not make up this time Smiley Tongue), but if you Google "Microwave mug cakes" it pulls up a site called Number 2 Pencils and it contains 30 recipes where you microwave baked goods in mugs for perfect mini portions and to get baked goodies without cake bans or even an oven! They have cheesecakes, chocolate, chocolate and peanut butter, sugar cookie, almond cake, and all sorts!

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Oooh, I have seen the idea of making cake in a mug, but I didn't know you could do so many things! I may break down and try it out if I can't wait another week and a half for something sweet.  Thanks!

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You're welcome! I have to STOP myself from making these because my mind just goes "C'mooooon, it's just ONE mug!!!!" But then I realize I would make mug after mug after mug....you see where I'm going with this!

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That looks delicious!  If I google the recipe, what is it called?

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Try coffee toffee spice cake, That should find it for you!

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I love the way the icing kind of looks like an exploding firework on the second cake! The color scheme reminds me uncomfortably of Aquafresh toothpaste though, eek!

 

 

ps. Sorry to hear about your mom! I hope she makes a full and quick recovery!

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That is too funny about the toothpaste!  I knew there was something odd about that shade of blue.  I would definitely try a different blue.  I'll have to look for sprinkles and try to match them or just go red and white sprinkles with blue icing and cake.  I think it will be fun to try.  Oh, and put those sparkler candles on top!

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Ooh, sparklers would be perfect! If you have a baking supply store around you they usually sell dark blue coloring or I believe the cake decorating area of walmart even can have some options. Craft stores like Michael's are a good place to look too if you want to do a dark blue cake or icing. If they don't have a blue dark enough you can add tiny amounts of black until you get the color you want. Whatever you end up doing I hope it turns out well and tastes amazing!

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Thanks!

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