iPhone Cupcakes
My Cupcake Addiction/YouTube

Can’t Wait for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch? Make These App-Themed Cupcakes

Originally posted 09/09/2014 04:21PM

It’s one of the most anticipated days for smartphone fans: the announcement of the newest iPhone.

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Blake Lively Beyonce Birthday Cake
Courtesy Preserve

PHOTO: Blake Lively Bakes Beyoncé a Bee-Themed Birthday Cake

Originally posted 09/05/2014 01:34PM

How does one mega-star wish another mega-star a happy birthday? By baking a cake and posting it on Instagram!
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Wedding Cake
Steve Granitz/WireImage

How Ashlee Simpson Chose Her ‘Naked’ 4-Tier Wedding Cake

Originally posted 09/03/2014 05:05PM

Just like Ashlee Simpson‘s crop top wedding dress, her cake was anything but traditional.
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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Wedding Cake
Courtesy All Chocolate Kitchen

Exclusive: Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg’s Rose-Covered Wedding Cake

Originally posted 09/03/2014 02:59PM

Everything is coming up rosy for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg — including their wedding cake!
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Lea Michele Birthday Cake
Courtesy Lea Michele

RECIPE: Lea Michele’s Devil’s Food Birthday Cake

Originally posted 09/02/2014 02:28PM

Claire Thomas
The Kitchy Kitchen
Served at Lea Michele’s Birthday Dinner

Devil’s Food Cake
Serves 8

Cake:
4 oz. butter
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 cup strong coffee
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sour cream
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, grated for garnish

Buttercream:
18 oz. unsalted butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. agave nectar or maple syrup
1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans.

2. In a double boiler or in a small pot over low heat, melt the chocolate. Set aside to cool slightly.

3. Cream together the sugars, butter and add the eggs one at a time until a pale yellow (about 2-3 minutes). Add the melted chocolate to the eggs mixture by pouring it in slowly while beating at medium speed. This is to ensure a smooth mixture, rather than scrambling the eggs.

4. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

5. Mix together the coffee and sour cream. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients on low speed, ending on the wet ingredients.

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

7. For the buttercream, add the butter to a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, and whip until soft and smooth. On low speed, add the powdered sugar, mixing until fully incorporated, and then add the agave nectar (or maple syrup), cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Taste for sweetness and add more powdered sugar if necessary.

8. To finish, place a layer of cake on a plate and coat with 1 inch of buttercream. Use an offset spatula to even it out, then add the other layer. Add a big scoop of buttercream on top of the cake, and using the spatula, smooth the buttercream out until it’s coating the cake about a 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Scoop more buttercream on and smooth out if necessary. Top with grated chocolate.

FILED UNDER: Baking , Cake , Dessert , Lea Michele , Recipes

Blake Lively
Courtesy Preserve

Blake Lively Gets ‘Attacked’ By Bees and Still Makes Her Own Birthday Cake

Originally posted 09/02/2014 10:16AM

What a way to celebrate your birthday, Blake!
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe
Trish Rosenquist for Mom on Timeout

Turn Extra Zucchini Into the Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Originally posted 09/02/2014 09:46AM

Here’s an idea we can rally behind: When life gives you zucchini, make a decadent chocolate cake.
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FILED UNDER: Baking , Cake , Chocolate , Expert Tips , Recipes

Next Great Baker
Courtesy Discovery

Buddy Valastro Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Next Great Baker

Originally posted 08/19/2014 10:30AM

The race to be crowned the Next Great Baker is almost over! Hosted by Buddy Valastro, the show pitted ten teams of two against each other – and cooked up plenty of dessert drama along the way – for the hopes of winning a chance to work for the Cake Boss’ new Carlo’s Bakery at The Venetian in Las Vegas and a grand prize of $100,000. Before one of the three remaining teams takes the cake (pun intended!) we take a look back at some of the best behind the scenes moments.
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Giuliana Rancic
Courtesy Hsing Chen; AdMedia/Splash News Online

Bill Rancic Surprises Giuliana with a Birkin Bag Birthday Cake

Originally posted 08/14/2014 01:33PM

Being Giuliana Rancic means having your designer purse — and eating it, too.
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Jennifer Hudson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake
Courtesy Anna Hightower. Inset:Evan Agostini/Invis

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga Celebrate Their Son’s 5th Birthday — See the Cake!

Originally posted 08/13/2014 12:59PM

Cowabunga, Dude! Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga wanted to give their son, David, a birthday to remember. So they gave him a party that would make any other 5-year-old boy turn green with envy.
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