Pink Lemonade Cake

how to make a lemonade cake

I am excited to share this scrumptious Pink Lemonade Cake recipe from Cooks Country magazine.  That’s their picture above.  And here’s mine:

pink lemonade cake

I was worried that the cake would be overly sweet, however, I was so pleasantly surprised!  And it’s easy to make those darling decorative lemon slices.

 

Frosting Cookies and Cakes

It’s time for a SWEET post, don’t you think?  I’ve got some great DIY and inspiration for cookie making and cake decorating!

From whisk-kid, a great step-by-step cake frosting tutorial!  (I need this post!!)

frost-cake

A very simple tutorial on decorating with two color frosting cupcakes with store-bought icing, from anna and blue paperie:  And at the end of the post she provides a link for a very easy tutorial to frost a cake with roses!

swirl

One of my favorite fondant artists is Sugar High, Inc.  You have to check out the online fondant art gallery… and prepared to be awestruck!  Well, Sugar High offers a few tutorials (not free) on how to create fondant art.  The price is TOTALLY reasonable for a tutorial of this kind… check out the adorable whales:

fondant-whales

My favorite cookie artist, Sweet Sugarbelle has a great post on making icing colors match:

Damask-Baby-Shower-Cookies

And I found this great photo tutorial on facebook, courtesy of SugarNosh Treats, for making leopard print cookies!

leopard-print

Thrifty Thursday – Hurricane Vases

Are you ready for a gorgeous centerpiece idea that will cost you very little?  Welcome to Thrifty Thursday!

I went looking for unique centerpieces for fall parties (or just every day), and I found this from Williams and Sonoma:

Looks expensive, yes?  (They are!)

Well, check out this post from 320 Sycamore.  Get a similar look for just a few dollars!

I also found a blog post by my blessed life.  She shares a fabulous tutorial on how to make these hurricane vases. (You’ll have to click on over to see her photos – they are worth the click!)

And two twenty one has a twist on the same idea – hurricane vases with split peas!  Yes, you want to go see… you know you do!

I told you… gorgeous!

*********************************************************************

How are YOU decorating for your events this fall?  Any fun AND thrifty ways to decorate?  Feel free to share!