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Blog Love: October 2014

Hi there! We’re still around… We know, it’s been very quiet around here, but fret not, we are coming back. Between work, end of year school from our little souschef and a very cool and sweet surprise for those in Guate (around mid December), we’ve been busy bees. To start off, we are sharing our favorite Halloween posts from Pizzazzerie, A Beautiful Mess, Bake at 350, Celebrations at Home Blog, Birds Party, Simple Recipes and Bakerella.

Since we have been slow on our Halloween recipes this year, what’s better than to make our Blog Love a Halloween Edition. First, we have Simple Recipe’s Cinnamon Sugar Bats and some Spooky S’mores Bars from Bake at 350, then two recipes from Pizzazzerie: Silly Monster Halloween Cupcakes and Monster Eye Asparagus Gruyere Tart. After that, we head out to A Beautiful Mess for some Edible Chocolate Bowls, and Bakarella’s Mini mummies. They are adorable. And last but not least, some sweet DYI: Ghost Drink Stirrers from Celebrations at Home and Free Printable Trick or Treat Party Boxes from Bird’s Party. Definitely a full pack of themed goodies for your Halloween gathering.

We hope you enjoyed it and we promise we are back to our regular schedule posting this week! Do you have a favorite blog you want us to feature and share with the rest of our readers? Let us know on the comments or through our Contact Page.

Helga & Kitty

2014-10 Blog Love

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Red Velvet Cake

Meet my nemesis. The Red Velvet Cake. I have tried endless recipes, and last year I found this recipe by Bakerella and I loved it. Specially because it uses all-purpose flour. The cake is moist, crumbly… perfect to pair with cream cheese frosting. My only issue? I couldn’t get a nice and proper red dye to make it red. If you look at the post linked above, you’ll see that the cupcakes ended up being fuchsia, not red. And that was the red dye I could get here. Fast forward a couple of months, and I brought back from a trip to the US a couple of red dye bottles. Yay!

Last week I was itching to bake. It was late at night, but I didn’t care. I thought at some point, of making a chocolate stout cake, but then.. I couldn’t help myself and I grabbed all the ingredients, and whipped the cake pretty quick. No heavy machinery needed. A whisk and a bowl. Nothing simpler than that. And, I’ve found that I can bake the recipe in 3 pans, that way I can do a three-tiered cake. All cakes with three tiers look more impressive, and are more tasty. Maybe it’s because you take a longer time to eat it? I don’t know, but definitely takes someone’s breath away.

At some point I will try to make a Velvety cake with natural food dye, however, in my previous tests, adding juice instead of dye color to a recipe alters it completely, as you can see online, there are some cupcakes or beet cakes that sink a bit in the middle… But, we will try. I have my eye on this Red Velvet Cake With Beets by the amazing Beth Kirby from Local Milk. Anyway, a little dye in a cake once a year, never hurt anybody! You can replace the color as you wish, maybe a bright blue or a green maybe? There are no limits to the imagination!

Kitty

Red Velvet Cake

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Blog Love: Halloween Baking

We couldn’t let Halloween pass by without sharing the amazing recipes from the blogs we follow, so for Blog Love (Part II) we give you Halloween Baking! With recipes from Sweet Sugar Belle, I am Baker, Bake at 350 and Bakerella. There are literally hundreds of Halloween recipes available, but these not only look beautiful, they are perfect for a fun Halloween celebration at home! We hope you enjoy!

Make Perfect Jack o’ Lantern Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle

Black Velvet Whoopie Pies by I am Baker

Halloween Cookie Ideas by Bake at 350

Boo! Ghost Cakepops by Bakerella

Funny Frankenstein Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle

Bride of Frankenstein Cookies by Bake at 350

Black Velvet Spider Cupcakes by Pastry Affair