How (and Why) I Made a Seven-Layer Cake in a Heat Wave

I remember exactly what I was doing during the blackout of 2003, which left a huge swath of the Northeast without power on a relentlessly hot August afternoon. I was in the middle of baking my “signature cake,” the one I got recruited into baking for all of our family events: Duncan Hines Devil’s Food from a box, frosted with Martha Stewart’s chocolate ganache (from a printed recipe I guarded like a treasure), filled with a layer of strawberries, the sides coated in sliced almonds. The second the lights, oven, and AC shut off, I remember my mother scolding

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Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas creates world’s first NFT wedding cake | Local

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Freed’s Bakery has taken its creativity to a digital level with the production of the world’s first non-fungible token (NFT) wedding cake.

The popular family-owned establishment of over 60 years has designed the NFT, which is a token that can be used to represent ownership of a unique item. It displays a handcrafted and digitized Freed’s Bakery spinning wedding cake gif. 

Freed’s Wedding Cake NFT. (Credit: Freed’s Bakery)

This NFT is being auctioned with bidding beginning at 0.1 ETH (approximately $370.06) and is available now through Friday, September 10.

The Freed’s Bakery two-tiered wedding cake, named

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See Angelina Jolie Push Salma Hayek’s Face into a Birthday Cake

Looks like Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek are the newest Hollywood friendship.

The Frida actor shared a video of herself celebrating her 55th birthday last Wednesday, which showed the Maleficent actor attending the gathering among Hayek’s family and friends. In the clip, Jolie is hesitant as Hayek shows her how to perform the Mexican tradition “mordida,” when the celebrator’s face is pushed into their own birthday cake for their first bite.

Jolie wears a black suit with a lace camisole in the clip, while Hayek is dressed in a metallic jumpsuit and black ankle boots. Eventually Jolie pushes her Eternals

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Savor the last vestiges of summer with this easy berry spoon cake recipe

This summery berry spoon cake is the perfect dessert to close out these summer months. An incredibly easy and delicious dish, with all of the brightness and lightness summer has to offer.

My original recipe for this cake was made with only strawberries. However, as summer progressed and blueberries, marionberries and blackberries were in season, I wanted to have something that paid tribute to all of these wonderful berries together.

Spoon cakes have a long history in the South. Spoon bread, spoon cake’s best friend, has a cornmeal base and even has its own

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Queen Charlotte’s Ball Sees Debutantes Curtsey to 8-Foot Cake

Queen Charlotte’s Ball, an event steeped in over two hundred years worth of history, debuted 22 new debutantes on Sunday.

The debutantes wore white couture ball gowns, provided to them on a complimentary basis.

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Source: The London Season

Once the “most important ball of the social calendar,” the annual event took place at One Whitehall Place, a “prestigious” wedding venue along the River Thames.

Debutante's pictured at the 2021 annual Queen Charlotte's Ball.

The London Season has a “very rich history.”

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Source: The London Season

The ball is hosted by The London Season, a non-profit, in partnership with Harrods. Each debutante gets a

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REVIEW: Returning Aqua de Jamaica Slush, Tamale Plate, Tacos, Coco Cake, and More at Disney California Adventure for Halloween Time 2021

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Several Coco-inspired meals, desserts, and drinks have returned to Paradise Garden Grill in the Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure for Halloween 2021.


In addition to the items we reviewed below, there are also a street-style taco and cheese quesadilla for kids.

Traditional Tamale Plate – $12.99

Red chile pork tamales with golden rice and black beans

The serving size of this dish was fairly generous for the price, and with two tamales, you could easily share this meal.

The tamales themselves were great. The pork shredded apart easily and had a

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Let’s Make EPCOT’s AMAZING Tres Leches Cake!

Happy weekend, friends!

I was this close to taking my first-ever bite of Tres Leches Cake last week. My hubby and I zipped over to Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Coronado Springs Resort to try Craig’s favorite burger on property (which, by the way, didn’t disappoint), and Tres Leches Cake was on the dessert menu. Unfortunately for the cake, housemade churros were also on the menu. The churros won. While the churros were delicious, it’s left me wondering what I missed by not having the cake. That wondering ends today.

Today’s Saturday Snacks recipe comes to us from the

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Jaw-dropping royal christening cakes: Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, the Queen & more

A christening is a time of celebration for the British royal family and over the next few months, we’re likely to see three regal babies baptised: Prince Harry daughter, Lilibet, Princess Eugenie’s son, August, and Zara Tindall’s son, Lucas.


Of course, no christening is complete without a beautiful cake and throughout history, we’ve seen some wonderful sweet creations to honour royal newborns. It’s traditional in the royal family to save a tier from one’s wedding cake to serve at the christening of your future children – and that’s exactly what most royals still do.


Take a look at

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Step right up: Chesterfield County Fair returns with rides, funnel cake and fun

CHESTERFIELD, VA. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield County Fair is back in full swing after it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Attendees can enjoy fair classics such as funnel cakes, fried oreos and plenty of rides, along with new attractions like a featured chainsaw artist. There will also be live music every night and a beer garden.

“It’s like Christmas morning here. All the work comes to fruition,” said General Manager Brenda White.

White said because many organizers and vendors only see each other once a year, last year’s cancelation was disappointing.

“It was like not seeing your family

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