Monthly Archives: May 2012

Eats // Heart Shaped Cake Batter Bark


cake batter bark recipe from sweetapolita

heart shaped cake batter bark recipe from sweetapolita

Remember my rant about cookies and NyQuil? Well, I present to you the aftermath. This cake batter bark from Sweetapolita was perfect for two reasons: Number one it’s delicious (as is everything else she makes), number two, it’s so simple that even though I was in no condition to operate heavy machinery, I could still whip up this recipe. To top it all off, I decided to go the extra mile and make heart shapes out of it too. After all, why avoid making heart shapes if you don’t have to?


6 ounces (180 grams) high quality dark or extra dark chocolate, chopped

12 ounces (360 grams) high quality white chocolate, chopped

3 teaspoons white cake mix

Sprinkles of choice


1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. Chop chocolate.

3. Melt dark chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler. If using microwave, place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe container (I use a Pyrex glass measuring cup), and heat for 20 second intervals, stirring each time with a silicone spatula. Be careful not to burn the chocolate–when there are just a few small bits left unmelted, you can simply continue to stir until it is completely smooth.

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cake batter bark recipe

heart shape cake batter bark recipe

To make the heart shapes, all you have to do is use a cookie cutter on the batter just before it’s completely cooled. This way the chocolate is strong enough to take the shape, and when it cools, you can just pick it up from the wax paper!

recipe by Sweetapolita // photos by Sugar & Cloth

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Decor // Navy & Eclectic

zoe johns home tour & navy blue walls

zoe johns home tour

zoe johns home tour

I can’t say that I ever thought I would post a picture of a toilet on Sugar & Cloth, but here we are. Pigeons, toilets, and dogs in all. Seriously though, is this house not adorable? I normally gravitate towards white walls and sporadic color, but I really love this navy blue. What do you think? Do you prefer light or dark walls?  Find the rest of this home tour on Design*Sponge.

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Favorites // Blank Supplies & Inspirations


blank goods supplied and inspirations button embellishments

I’ve been a little hopped up on cold medicine the last few days, which also means that between taking shots of NyQuil and toting around Kleenex, I wasn’t exactly forming coherent sentences. Alas, I thought I’d spare you having to translate any posts I may have attempted to write while under the influence (they should add a warning about publicly posting things just below the do not operate heavy machinery, don’t you think?).

Now that I can breathe and eat again*, I’m day dreaming of cookies, which reminded me that I wanted to share the cutest discovery with you, Blank Goods. Though they’re not exactly reinventing the wheel, they make it look so cute that you can’t help but want to buy another one anyway. My favorite: the paper button embellishments.

*It wasn’t my intention to make myself out to sound like a zombie, but now that I think about it, it was much like that.
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Decor // Ikea + Panyl = Awesome


IKEA Panyl stripe decals

IKEA Panyl stripe decals

As if Ikea hacks weren’t easy enough already, they just got even better now that Panyl has come along. Panyl sells decals that can be combined with tons of different Ikea pieces to make them, well, less Ikea-ish. In fact, on-lookers may never know that you got your striped bookcase from the same Swedish furniture place that sells princess cakes and (soon to be) cardboard cameras. Unless they were trying to survive assembling it, then they would have no doubt…

photos via Panyl Blog

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