On this somewhat dreary Wednesday, few things are more appealing than zucchini bread. Lucky for us, it’s National Zucchini Bread Day, and it seemed only natural that we celebrate accordingly! So we tried our hand at this classic recipe and made a grey, rainy afternoon into a bright baking session that promised a delicious snack.
Understatement: Holidays can be hectic. There’s planning and cleaning and cooking and baking and no matter how much you plan ahead, there’s just never enough time in the day.
That’s why we love tips and recipes that take the stress out of entertaining. And when we stumbled across this easy bunny cake tutorial, we knew we had to test it out. You can use any kind of cake you’d like to create this adorable dessert, but for our experiment we used store-bought mix (which we found to be surprisingly good)!
I’ll admit, I’m not the greatest ever baker – but I can make things look cute. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I created these lovable snowmen cupcakes (which were actually delicious). Being a slightly handicapped baker, I teamed up with Ina Garten, whose Barefoot Contessa mixes are fabulous. Seriously – you can’t go wrong with them. I used the mix for coconut cupcakes, since I used shavings to emulate snow, but you can whip up any sort of batter you’d like.
For the snowmen, you’ll need:
Orange Slice Candies
Chocolate Candies (optional)
Toothpick (or a wooden kabob stick – I was desperate)
A Witness to Observe Your Greatness (hence boyfriend’s cat)
Hey, the holidays can be hectic. No matter how great you are at planning meals, organizing, and cooking, Thanksgiving may not always run smoothly. There are variables: unexpected guests, things taking longer to make than stated in the cookbook, and the lack of key ingredients you forgot to buy. (We’ve all been there.) That’s why we’re head over heels for these mini cheesecakes that are inspired by this recipe. It’s super easy, unbelievably delicious, and makes 24 adorable desserts in a grand total of 40 minutes.