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Ruffle Tower Cake

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Devil's Food Cake with Fluffy Frosting

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, plus 5 large egg whites, room temperature, divided
  • 5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
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Bubble Wands

Steps:6
Blowing the perfect bubble depends on equal parts science and magic. With a few twists of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing your technique. The best bubble solution is 10 cups water to 4 cups dish-washing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup.
Materials
  • Plastic-coated wire coat hangers or floral netting or plasti-coated chicken wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 8-gauge cloth-covered wire
  • Tin can
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Shredded Rainbow Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 raw medium beets (any color), trimmed, scrubbed, and quartered
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/4 red cabbage, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, scrubbed and trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 white cabbage, quartered
  • Sea salt and ground pepper
  • 2 pears, stems removed and quartered
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup walnut halves, roughly bashed
  • Hot sauce
  • 2 handfuls fresh curly parsley or mint, chopped
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Hamburger Cupcakes with Pound Cake Fries

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Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream

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Igloo Cake

Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for baking sheets
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, plus more, sifted, for baking sheets
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray
  • 1 quart good-quality chocolate ice cream
  • 1 1/2 quarts good-quality vanilla ice cream
  • White-Chocolate Buttercream
  • 4 large marshmallows, halved
  • White, pale-blue, and silver sanding sugar, for decorating
  • Marzipan Penguins
  • Desiccated unsweetened coconut, for decorating
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Brownie-Ice Cream Sandwich

Time:50 mins
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Crispy Cake Basic Recipe

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Marshmallows
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