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Beach Cake Toppers

by Kathleen Ballos

Now that it’s almost officially the start of summer, I think it would be so much fun to host a summer solstice party! Even if you’re nowhere near an ocean or lake, make these miniature chairs and umbrella to add a beachy vibe to your cake. (P.S. – How to perfectly frost a messy cake!)

Beach Cake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!Beach Cake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!Beach Cake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!

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8 Awesome Cake Plates

How pretty are these cake plates?? I want to buy them all! It’s so exciting to see so many fresh and interesting options out there. Which one’s your favorite? (PS – How to frost a perfectly smooth cake!)

8 Awesome Cake Plates | Oh Happy Day!

1. Green Glass Stand + Dome | 2. Cake Dome | 3. Rabbit Statuette Cake Plate | 4. Black Cake Pedestal | 5.  Marbled Pedestals | 6. Ash Base Cake Dome | 7. Horse Head Cake Plate | 8. Tom Dixon Cake Stand

Sprinkle Cake DIY

By Kelsey Nixon

Who doesn’t love a cake made from scratch?! But when it comes to frosting it, things can get a bit frustrating. So in my opinion, the easiest way to decorate a cake is with sprinkles! Not only is it a foolproof way to finish off a cake, it also makes quite the celebratory statement, and it’s just so fun. I’ve learned that there is more than one way to sprinkle a cake (and unfortunately most methods result in a few extra sprinkles scattered about the kitchen). If you’re working with a larger layer cake, I’m a fan of the “pat” method – if it’s a smaller cake without layers, I recommend the “roll” method. Layer cakes tend to be more fragile, so while the “pat” method is a bit more tedious, there’s no chance your layers will shift. Smaller cakes or any cake that doesn’t have layers are sturdier and better suited for the quicker “roll” method. Regardless of your chosen method, one thing is for sure – cakes just seem happier when dressed in sprinkles! (PS – Check out the sprinkle cake in my first cookbook!)

Sprinkle Cake DIY | Oh Happy Day!Sprinkle Cake DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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5 Ways To Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day

Did you know Monday is National Chocolate Cake Day? Is this for real? I won’t say no to another reason to eat chocolate cake. So in case you’re looking for a way to celebrate, here are a just a few ideas…

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6-Layer Rich Malted-Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cake

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

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Devil’s Food Cake with Hazelnut Crunch

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Oreo Olallieberry Chocolate Layer Cake

PS – How to Frost A Perfectly Smooth Cake, A Scalloped Cake, and A Messy Cake.

How to throw a Fancy Donut Party

Move over cupcakes, donuts are here and it’s hard for anyone to compete with warm sugary fried bread. (I mean, have you ever put a donut in a microwave?) These delicious treats are so good they need a party all their own. Enter: a fancy donut party. This spread was very easy to put together and I like things that are easy but have a big effect. A donut bar would work great as a dessert table at a wedding or even a shower. Here is the DIY for the donut hole croquembouche. (Or for a more casual party don’t forget the Donut Tree.)

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