Why not throw a party and match your jewelry to your cake? I love this simple duo, especially the little gold dots that really make the cake and cuff special. Elegant and sweet.
Have a great Wednesday. Hope you have something fun planned tonight to get you through to the other side of the week.
Oh and ps. I’m over on Michaela Noelle Designs today sharing some things I love (and don’t love) right now. Check it out!
Good morning! Wake up! You have your coffee and probably some super healthy bland breakfast in front of you and you’ll looking at these photos and drooling, right? Ok let’s change that.
You know I support cake for breakfast every so often, and I think I recently discovered the perfect one. I made a simple light vanilla cake (you could even do a box mix), but the best part was the strong coffee flavored frosting that I quickly whipped up and slathered all over it.
This sponge-like cake pairs so well with the sweet creamy cream cheese frosting and delicious coffee flavor. I’d also love this frosting on chocolate cupcakes or a hazelnut pound cake. So someone should try those and get back to me!
Of course it wasn’t beyond me to to pair it with even more coffee and curl up on my couch on a weekend morning with the two in hand. JCrew Saturday pants + a stack of magazines + this cake + big mug of coffee + a cozy throw + West Wing + hilarious group texts about the night before. Sounds perfect.
Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting
Ok, let’s see if I can remember how I made this frosting. Something like this…
In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter and 8 oz (1 block) cream cheese. In a separate small bowl, dissolve some instant coffee or espresso in a little bit of water. I would say I used about a tablespoon and a half of water and about two teaspoon of instant French roast. It all depends on how strong you want your coffee flavor. Beat in the coffee mix and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Finally, incorporate about 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar to complete your frosting. Spread on a cooled cake and enjoy with more coffee.
I’m determined to end this week on a high note. Last night’s Walk the Moon show definitely helped – seriously, like I said earlier this week, it’s always a good idea to just dance it out. Just let it all go. It’s also February 1st and another fresh start. I’m not slowing down though. More sparkle. More attention to detail. More love. More dance parties. Let’s go.
dough | rose cake | heart pasta | sparkle
It’s only Wednesday and it’s beyond freezing outside. I’d rather cozy up with these painted gold details. Remember this for the next party I plan: match your thank you notes to your cake. Especially if they’re both gold and stunning.
cake // card
These are just a few things keeping me inspired on this cold Friday. Despite some winter blues, I’m feeling really energized recently. Good things are happening. And most of all, I’m just having a whole lot of good fun. Can a girl ask for more?
I hope you all have a great long inauguration weekend! Be sure to follow along on twitter and instagram as I wear a velvet dress (I promise it’s more glam than 80′s) to the Chef’s Ball and get up super super early for a taping of Morning Joe! Can’t wait!
Lastly, congrats to Lisa who won two tickets to the Vaccines at the 9:30 club – I’ll be in touch soon with details!
cake | style | paris | type