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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Breakfast, Spring

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I am currently writing this while it is hailing outside (!!) while a very vintage (circa 2011) episode of Real Housewives of New York plays on in the background. I guess you could say it’s a splendid, wonderful day filled with positivity and bright light to discuss these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with you all!

These overnight cinnamon rolls are sooooo good. I’m not gonna lie, cinnamon rolls are a labor of love. They require two rises, making three separate components (the dough, the filling and the glaze), assembling, chilling, slicing, etc.

That’s why I am a firm believer of dividing the work in half. It’s like an interest-free loan when buying a high-ticket item, you know? If you do/pay a little at a time, it doesn’t sting as much!

I like to do three things the night before:
– Make the dough
– Make the filling
– Make the glaze

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Lemon Coconut Petal Cake

Desserts, Spring

Lemon Coconut Petal Cake

This coconut lemon petal cake has been on my to-make list for a looooong time. And since I’m super excited for spring–even though we’re not even out of February yet–I decided to make it and get a lil’ bit of a jump start on the season.

While this cake is a test in patience (yes, admittedly it takes some time), the topping is actually super easy to do. No real special skills needed. The thing you have to have is a small spoon OR better yet, a small offset spatula.


Lemon Coconut Petal Cake

And of course, some food coloring gels.

I divided the frosting into a few different bowls and wanted to create an ombre effect so I decided to make a deep mauve color, and then created three different lighter versions of that same color. As well as a yellow color (for the center of the flower) and a burgandy color.

This Has Three Different Elements

-cake layers

-lemon curd

-buttercream

Not going to lie, this cake is a bit of a labor of love. Between the lemon curd, cake layers and buttercream, there’s a good amount of things to make. I like to make lemon curd and frosting the day before so I can knock it out and just spend most of my time assembling and decorating. Dividing up the work really helps.

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Berry Crinkle Cookies

Cakes, Desserts, Quick and Easy, Spring, Summer, Winter

Berry Crinkle Cookies

Crinkle cookies have always been super illusive to me. How do they crinkle? Why do they crinkle? Are they good? Would Berry Crinkle Cookies be delicious?

I have to say, they’ve always looked good to me. But how would they taste, I would question? The answer is…kinda good! I mean the chocolate ones are delicious. Like chocolate cake-y cookies (these look delightful!). What could be bad about them? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I’ve always wanted to make them around the holidays but have never gotten around to it. The time is now!

Berry Crinkle Cookies

But the internet has a lot of chocolate crinkle cookies and I try and add value to this world, you know. So if I was going to make my own version, I wanted it to be special, unique, and cute. Enter: berry crinkle cookie.

These would be amazing for around the holidays, too, given their red color and all. And even in the summer when you want everything to be berry-infused.

Berry Crinkle Cookies

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