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Lemons, beautiful lemons.

If you love lemons like we do, you might enjoy these sites filled with some great tips:

Meyer Lemon Facts – helpful stain removal and furniture protection

Green Living Tips – tips for juicing, storing, and using

Cooking for Engineers – this lemon bars recipe isn’t vegan, but we love this site, and if you read the comments with the recipe, someone  “veganized” it and the recipes for limoncello should get your juices flowing :)

DIY Network – more lemon cleaning tips

Whole Foods – Candied Lemon Peel Recipe

What’s Cooking America – How to make a lemon drop martini

Now, run, don’t walk, squeeze those lemons and make something yummy!

Photo credit: amazing lemons by cjjc_jules

You can get FREE SHIPPING on our Frosted Foodie items in our Zazzle shop today!!

Enter code: FREESHIP2DAY

NOTE: The free shipping offer is for Ground shipping to U.S. addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid from November 30, 2009 at 12:00am PT through November 30, 2009 at 11:59pm PT. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. Offer valid on Zazzle.com only.

Nope, we haven’t passed out from too much coconut. We’ve just been super busy. Lots of new creations, ideas, recipes, and products coming through our barn doors. Many thanks to our readers and followers who haven’t forgotten us!

One of the projects we’ve been working on is a new product line called “Frosted Foodie.” You can find everything from clothing to tote bags in our store. We will keep putting out new products and will be happy to hear any ideas you may have that you’d like to see us tackle.

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Here is our “Cupcake Pirate” design on a t-shirt:

and on a magnet:

What about a recipe binder for all your sweet recipes? As we’ve been changed over to an all vegan menu, we’ve been cleaning up our own recipe storage. This binder offers a variety of methods to keep your precious recipes. You could make photo collages of your recipes, keep written recipes in protective sleeves, print your recipes out on great paper, or even create a scrapbook.

Lots of fun stuff to come! Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

2009 has been the year of the coconut for us. We start every morning off with a coconut-flavored mocha and we seem to be craving all foods coconut.

Additionally, we are transitioning to all things vegan. We’ve been vegetarians for ten years, and as of 2009 – vegan. We’ve been away for awhile while we worked out some recipes and learned some new tricks. As always, we continue to learn.

There are some great books available for the vegan baker, like: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule.

The book has so many great recipes and photos, I dare you not to pick one up!

Here is our version of their Toasted Coconut Cupcake with Coffee Buttercream Frosting, topped off with our favorite coconut coffee beans.

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Check out the Post Punk Kitchen and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

The 2009 Wilton Tent Sale is upon us! Unfortunately, we won’t be attending this year, but I hope the rest of you have @ the tent. If you can make, it is well worth the time and effort.

Wilton Tent Sale

May 29 – June 16

Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm

Monday thru Friday 9am – 8pm

This year they’ve expanded the crafts section and will be offering a large selection of craft products and scrapbook essentials.

And…free demonstrations!

Don’t miss any of the great demonstrations of Wilton products and techniques that will be offered by The Wilton School. All demonstrations are from 11 am – 2 pm.

Saturday May 30th Fondant Decorating Techniques

Tuesday June 2nd Chocolate

Wednesday June 3rd Fondant Decorating Techniques

Thursday June 4th Buttercream Decorating Techniques

Friday June 5th Buttercream Decorating Techniques

Saturday June 6th Chocolate

Monday June 8th Buttercream Decorating Techniques

Wednesday June 10th Fondant Decorating Techniques

Thursday June 11th Chocolate

Friday June 12th Buttercream Decorating Techniques

Saturday June 13th Fondant Decorating Techniques

Have fun in Woodridge!

I’ve fallen in love with the scone. I don’t know how I went my entire life without trying one, but don’t worry, the wrong has been corrected. :)

I’m in search of a great vegan scone recipe that is nothing less than amazing. Last weekend I attempted my first, a maple and cinnamon mixture that did not settle well with me. Mr. Baker thought it was great (he is supportive like that), I thought it was far from great. So far from great that I don’t have a picture to offer as I’ve passed my dismal attempt off to the birds who’ve been busy returning to their favorite yard and preparing for all the spring chicks we will soon be seeing.

Please feel free to post your fave. links, recipes, etc… that you believe qualify as an amazing vegan scone. :)

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Football or cake? I’ll let you fight that battle. For the lover of all things cake, this is indeed a “super” weekend. Don’t pass out in the cake before you check out these listings:

FOOD Network

Saturday, January 31, 2009   2:00 PM ET/PT

Cirque du Soleil Cakes

Four top pastry chefs square off in a competition to see who best captures the spirit of the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba performance. The winner takes home $10,000 and a gold medal.

Sunday, February 1, 2009  3:00 PM ET/PT

Wedding Cake Surprise

Five cake decorators design wedding cakes specifically for a couple they meet a night before the competition. The winning cake not only earns $10,000 but is actually served at the couples’ wedding the following evening.

Sunday, February 1, 2009  4:00 PM ET/PT

National Wedding Cake Championship

Over 80 top cake decorators travel from all over the world to compete in one of the world’s premier wedding cake competitions. A cash prize and industry bragging rights are at stake.

Sunday, February 1, 2009 5:00 PM ET/PT

Challenge: Designer Wedding Cake Cook-Off

Over 70 competitors descend on Tulsa, Oklahoma with every imaginable wedding cake idea to see how their creations stack up against some of the best designers in the country! Seven of the best competitors will take this challenge to another level, going head-to-head in the “One Tip Contest.” They’ll have only one hour and one decorating tip to create a design that truly takes the cake.

Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:00 PM ET/PT

Challenge: Ultimate Wedding Cakes

Food Network brings together five of the country’s best pastry artists to design the perfect wedding cake for a real-life wedding. Watch as some of Food Network’s biggest stars, including Giada De Laurentiis and Warren Brown, help the lucky couple choose their dream confection.

Sunday, February 1, 2009  7:00 PM ET/PT

Challenge: Wedding Cake Classic

It’s a bride’s fantasy and a cake decorator’s dream. Dozens of decorators travel to Tulsa to compete for a cut of the $10,000 purse. Art is the name of the game at this show, only these sculptures and paintings are done with sugar and icing. It is three days packed with taste, style and beauty, making for one grand reception with a sweet reward in the end.

Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:00 PM ET/PT

Surprise Engagement Cake

Four of the nation’s top cake designers compete to make the cake for a couple’s engagement party, but there’s one GIANT catch. The couple isn’t engaged yet! The proposal happens right before the competition starts and the pressure builds from there. With $10,000 on the line, the four competitors have to create 3-foot cakes in just 7 hours, and they’ll need to get inspiration from a woman who may or may not be happy with what her boyfriend just proposed.

Upcoming:

February 3, 2009  7pm/6c

Sweet 16

Sweet 16 parties are all the rage, and in this challenge, four cake designers try to make a sweet sixteen cake for a lavish birthday party.

Photo credit: berent @ stock.xchng

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