Bunny Cake

In June, my niece decided she wanted to celebrate her Half-Birthday, since her regular birthday, like many in our family, falls in December and gets absorbed by the Holidays.

Even though I have a sordid history of not being able to bake well, I decided to take on the challenge and make her a 3-D bunny cake.

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Spring Party Menus and Decor Ideas

Hello all!

I love Spring… it just feels like a new opportunity to get into warm weather party mode.

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Our garden wedding – photo by Barbara B.

In honor of the year turning toward the warmer months, I’ve compiled a few Pinterest Boards of spring holiday decorating and menu ideas for Passover, Equinox, and Easter festivities, or that will work for a festive brunch, intimate wedding, baby shower, tea, or bridal shower.

I’ve also included a few of my own ideas and recipes too!

Enjoy!

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A Vintage New Year’s – Atomic Bombshells Magazine

Wheee, I’ve got a new article and photo in Atomic Bombshells Magazine Issue #4, on sale now!  “A Vintage New Year’s”, featuring party tips and logistics, playlists, menus and more! Go on and take a gander, plus enjoy many other holiday honeys from the best in vintage-modern pinup!

Atomic Bombshells Issue #4

Atomic Bombshells Issue #4

Christmas Menus

It’s the Holiday season, and life has been pretty hectic with a cross-country move into a somewhat nomadic lifestyle of freelance and contract work for me and Husband. Currently, we’re stationed in Atlanta in my parents’ winter home, which they generously loaned us through the season.

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Gluten-Free Latkes

During the Holidays, my family and circle of friends celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and The Russian New Year. Add in dietary restrictions, and there’s a lot of room for experimenting with traditional recipes! I made these gluten-free latkes for my husband and sister the other day for an intimate brunch. It was my first time making them and I’m really pleased with how they turned out.

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Vintage Gift Shopping – Dames, Planes, & Automobiles Magazine

Check out my latest article and photo, “Vintage Gift Shopping”  in Dames, Planes and Automobiles Magazine, Issue #1.

10% of all sales from the magazine will go to featured veteran groups. Hard Copies available as well as digital. Lots of pretty pinups, and beautiful classic cars and vintage planes! Makes a great gift, too!

 

DPA Magazine Issue #1

DPA Magazine Issue #1

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Cold Weather Comfort Food is The Cat’s Meow!

Curl up by the fire and check out this purrrrfect little magazine this December! The Cat’s Meow Holiday Deluxe Issue is full of holiday – themed pinups, plus a sprinkling of cheery seasonal recipes by yours truly. Go buy it right meow!  

Cat's Meow 2012 December

Cat’s Meow 2012 December

(UPDATE: Print issue sold out, digital versions only. Sorry!)

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By The Power of Skull Cake! – A Spooky Tutorial by Wicked Hailey

Happy October!

I know I’m in the middle of promoting a Book Release and everything, but let’s not forget the true meaning of October: HALLOWEEN!! I don’t know about you, but this month officially kicks off my Holiday Season. This year, with my book just coming out, writing Holiday articles, and planning a lot of  life changes with Husband (a blog for another time!), I am almost inclined to ignore Halloween completely. But I just can’t let that happen. So here’s a recipe for 3-D Skull cake for your Halloween or Day of the Dead Celebration, courtesy of one kick-ass lady:  Photographer Hailey of Wicked Hailey Photography (TX).

Skull Cake Supplies – by Wicked Hailey

“The first one I made I made a traditional chocolate cake and dusted with powdered sugar (recipe below). I made a 2nd one today and documented it much more. My husband loves Funfetti or Rainbow Party cake mix from the box (~ EYE ROLL~) so I made this one for him. I hate all store bought icing so I made a Royal Icing (recipe below). This not only glued the parts of the skull together, but also makes a hard shell for the cake. Also, the wine is a necessary supply! Enjoy!” – Wicked  Hailey

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Welcome to Summer!

Mini Sliders with Chipotle Mayo and French Fry Shooters by pizzazzerie

If you’re grilling and partying this weekend, I have a Summer Board on Pinterest where I’ve compiled  lots of grilling recipes, sides, desserts, and cocktails. Just click on the images to be taken to the recipes!

Have a great, safe, and fun Memorial Day!

Love,

Beretta