I had my first slice of olive oil cake at a local pop-up dinner a few months ago, and I have seriously been thinking about it ever since! HOW have I never known about olive oil cake before?! At first the name of it kind of grossed me out, but it is seriously the moistest, most delicious cake of all time. I tried my hand at them for the first time last weekend by whipping up these lemon orange olive oil cupcakes as a citrusy twist for Summer, and they were a hit!
My first batch was a bit of a let down because I didn’t use enough olive oil to make it as moist as I would have liked, so the second time around I mixed lemon infused oil and extra virgin olive oil for the perfect combo! Horray for that happy accident, cause it really could have gone either way when I’m in charge, ha!…
photos by Jared Smith
I’m not even kidding when I tell you that I bought this cake carrier literally over a year ago with every intention of giving it a DIY facelift, but I could never quite decide what to do to it until last week. I’m actually super impressed with myself that I could even still find all of the pieces after a studio move and another year’s worth of hoarding other projects, but alas, it has survived and is now a much cuter DIY retro cake carrier then before!
It wasn’t a bad before, but it just wasn’t quite “me”, ya know? So I did some mixing up of the colors and font, and I happen to have discovered a food safe shellac that has COMPLETELY changed my spray painting world forever (I can now spray paint all of the kitchen things)! The best part is you still have plenty of time to whip up one of these cute little carriers before your holiday parties this year, because if you’re anything like me, the delivery has to be as cute as the sweets themselves (#OCD)!…
photos by Jared Smith
When it comes to BBQ’ing, full days out by the pool, or the 4th of July, the easier the dessert or snack prep is, the better. That either makes me super lazy or slightly genius (when it comes to being a pro at relaxing, that is). I’m not sure which yet, but regardless, this funfetti dessert chips recipe will definitely be all the rage when it comes to curing a quick sweet tooth after a day in the sun. The bonus part is you can use half of your bag of Kettle Brand chips (our personal favorite brand, especially the sriracha!) as a traditional side for burgers, and the other half of the bag for whipping up what might be the easiest dessert of all time.
Of course, if I’m going to actually
cook make something, I have to go big on the delivery, so I took it a little step further by making dipped waffle cones holders for the dessert chips. Because you know, I have to make it as crazy looking as possible for added effect, of course…
Sometimes I tend to be (un)fashionably late with things, and National holidays are no exception. In this instance, it was just to make sure we didn’t miss anything extra special that some of our favorite bloggers might’ve whipped up for National Donut Day, and of course, we want to take everything into strategic account before pulling together 10 recipes and DIY’s to celebrate donuts.
We wouldn’t want to lead astray on your sugar treasure hunt, and these projects and recipes do not disappoint!…