Favorite Things: Color

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When I go to Home Depot or Lowes I usually come home with paint chip colors. I can’t help myself. Now they have cards with color combination suggestions, which has made the problem even worse. I want to do something with them, but I’m just not sure what yet.

So when I came across the Wilton Performance Color System with its color formula chart I bought it. I wasn’t sure when I was going to bake something that required such fine tuning of colors, but if and when I did, I was going to be prepared!

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Halloween provided that opportunity.

I found my old recipe for a pumpkin cake (actual size) that I was able to use my formula chart to calibrate orange- dare I say Pumpkin Orange!

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You start with 2 Bundt cakes

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Weight: 7.43 pounds (plate weight 1 pound)

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Smile needs work…

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Hope you had a fun Halloween! 

I can’t wait to make a Thanksgiving Turkey Cake.

Favorite Things: Spooky Cake

What’s there not to like about Spooky Cake?

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We call it Spooky Cake but I found my original recipe (from 1996!), and it apparently was called “Ghosts in the Graveyard.” It was fun to make together when my children were young.  Once they  went away to college, I continued the tradition and sent the ingredients so they could make it with friends. I substituted the box of pudding with already made pudding cups and used Peeps instead of cool whip (sorry original recipe!)

Our cakes don’t turn out as nice as the professionals but they sure taste great!

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 Our first Spooky Cake. I’m not sure why we put lollipops on it…

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Spooky Cake: The College Version

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We got a little more sophisticated.