I don’t mess around when it comes to cake hacks. I’m all about ease. After all, isn’t that the whole point to this cake hack business anyway? And today’s cake hack might be the easiest one to date. This spray painted cake will prove that spray paint isn’t just for your DIY projects!
July is full of many important dates, but there is one that remains one of my very faves. It’s July 31st and for my fellow Harry Potter fans, you know EXACTLY what this date symbolizes…the one and only birthday of Mr. Harry Potter, himself. It just didn’t seem right not to do something festive, so in true Let’s Mingle fashion, I whipped up a Harry Potter Butterbeer Birthday Cake to celebrate!
This cake is decorated to be a replica of the birthday cake that Hagrid gives to Harry for his eleventh birthday, but I did switch things up a little bit to up the ante. Instead of the traditional chocolate cake that he’s given in the book, I went with a butterbeer cake, because BUTTERBEER. No brainer there.
Is Fido turning another year older? This dog birthday cake recipe is super easy to make and will get you two paws up from your furry friend!
I’m definitely a dog person. I have been my whole life. I’m also a birthday person. Maybe not so much that whole part about turning another year older, but I do love any excuse to get together with friends and family and celebrate over cake, because…CAKE. Enough said there. (And, just for the record, a birthday is not a birthday without cake!) So, as much as my own dogs are a part of my family, you can bet that I’m going to celebrate their yearly milestones too!
Today’s dog birthday cake recipe has been given two paws up by my own pugs and is really easy to make. I’m sure the pups in your life will be just as happy to turn another year older too, if they know this cake is on the menu!
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This queen cake recipe is perfect to pair with your Bigelow tea! Quick, easy, and delicious too! Check out the recipe and find out how to make them!
I’m definitely not a Winter kind of girl. It’s not exactly my favorite season. I don’t love the snow, the cold, the ice, the early nightfall, or the traffic (I could keep going, but I’ll spare you guys), but one of the things I do love is getting into pajamas and comfy socks (those are a must!), sitting down to catch up on my latest Netflix obsession, and getting cozy with a cup of warm tea and a treat to go with it 😉 And what’s better, for a treat to pair with your tea, than one of the original tea cakes that Queen Elizabeth herself indulged in?! Today, I’m sharing a queen cakes recipe that dates all the way back to the 18th century, and now you can make them too. Pretty neat!
I might have even been known to take a trip to the local grocery store to buy myself my very own cake. For no reason. This may have happened on multiple occasions too. (No, I don’t eat the whole cake. And come on, no judgement).
Another one of my favorite things is giving a normally boring store bought cake a pretty little makeover.
We’re now combining cake and a makeover. What is better than that?!
If you need to make a cake for a party, birthday, or get together, I am all for a homemade cake, but sometimes it’s easier and such a time saver to order from your local bakery or grocery store instead. Plus, you have some insurance for if those cake skills of yours end up lacking on the day of the party. 😉
And did you know that you can order a plain white cake (or any color) from the bakery? You don’t have to order one from those party books!
You can dress up a plain cake with a fun topper (like this one I shared here), but it’s just as easy to create a really memorable and gorgeous topper with fresh flowers, like the pros!
Today, I’m going to show you how to create a DIY fresh floral cake topper using only $10 worth of pretty blooms!
But, with a birthday falling during the middle of the week, I opted for a bit of a short cut, instead of trying to make everything from scratch.
Yes, it’s nice to be able to say you made a cake from scratch now and then, but in reality, sometimes a box cake needs to come into play to save time and your sanity. Sandra Lee has this whole semi-homemade thing down, so why not?
Since we are smack dab in the middle of strawberry season right now, I wanted to create a fun cake that incorporated the yummy berries but didn’t want to make traditional strawberry shortcake….so instead, I made a layer cake incorporating the same flavors…
Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake!
Hello…my entire blog is based on entertaining, but this week is a special one.
It officially marks Let’s Mingle’s 1/2 birthday!
6 months of posting all things confetti, cake, and entertaining related!
A bit of a stretch for a celebratory post, yeah probably, but it’s still a fun reason to party, and honestly, blogging is hard work, so why not celebrate?
It’s especially hard when you still work a regular job and blog on the side. So a huge shout out to all of the other bloggers holding down a 9-5 and still finding time in your lives for blogging and sharing what you love with your readers!
But let’s get back to the good stuff.
What good is a party without cake…? If you ask me, it’s not. (Then again, I consider cake to be a regular breakfast staple, so maybe I’m not the best person to ask).
If you don’t have any cake to serve, I’ve got the next best thing, if not better.
A mini cake banner printable!
You only need a few things to pull this baby off and most of the items you probably already have on hand. Plus, lucky for you guys, Peter Loves Jane created a gorgeous free printable to download!