Tag Archives: Cake

Keep Smiling!

25 Jul

Hello Glamourites!

I hope you all had a fabulous week and enjoying every minute of adventures and experiences you’re having. I have learned from every summer before this that the months fly by and it still shocks me every time. Summer can pass in a second if you blink. Here are a few inspirational ideas and quotes that spoke to me today. Enjoy and remember, attitude is everything, if you have a positive outlook people around you will too!  xx Glamour Planner

Enjoy the little things! mmm pineapple smilepainapple

Make yourself delicious desserts, you deserve it! Here for recipe

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Flowers makes anyone and everyone happy, brighten up your day!

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We are lucky.

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Think outside the box, you never know what will happen.

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Cookie Update

1 Jun

Hello Glamourites! I thought I would give you an update on my little cookie stand I have set up on the trail beside my house. It has been out there every afternoon for over a week now and I think people are starting to notice it! I have been slowly making additions and trying to make it the best it can be. I’ve ordered custom cards that give my name, email and web site which gives it a little more of a professional look and I think people like to put a name to something. I would love to start doing individual orders for customers for parties; I plan to expand beyond cookies to include cupcakes and cakes! You never know where something may lead, go give it a try. Picture below of my new cards attached to the cookie packaging 🙂        xx Glamour Planner photo 3 photo 4 photo 1 (1) Let me know if you any comments or suggestions for me! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Wedding Watch

14 Mar

Hello Glamourites,

My girly guilty pleasure has come out again in looking at wedding inspiration pictures and trends and looking at what is upcoming for the season. I am going to be sharing with you the 2014 colour trends by Vera Wang! Along with each colour palette I have chosen various aspects and unique pieces you can easily find or make for your wedding. Check out the arrangements below and let me know if you have a favourite xx Glamour Planner

1. Regal Metallics

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Gold and silver are perfectly sparkly and are making a statement this year in the design world. As for weddings this colour palette works extremely well for chair covers, table decor and much more! WTrendsinvitations2

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2. Pale Pink

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Any shade of pink works in your wedding and will always be a classic colour trend. Depending on the combination it can be made sweet and girly, fun and colourful or whichever style you’re heading in.
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3. Touch of Teal

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This colour may be for the more modern colour as it is fashion-forward! It adds an element of surprise and feeling of fresh to all your guests in the accessories and decor.
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Raspberry Burst

16 Jul

Good Evening Glamourites,

I have had some extra time this week and been saving some recipes and am hoping to make in the next couple days. This particular one is at the top of my list! It looks like the perfect light and refreshing dessert along with giving you your sweet tooth fix. Let me know if you give it a try!

xx Glamour Planner

Vanilla Raspberry Layer Cake

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 35 minutes

Yield: 16 slices

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup low-sugar raspberry jam
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 10-1/2 oz (1-1/3 pkg) low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line 2 9-inch round cake pans.

In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 additions of milk. Pour into prepared pans and bake in oven for about 30 – 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove cake from pans and let cool on rack completely.

For the cream cheese frosting:

In a bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar and vanilla.

To assemble cake:

Slice each cake in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Spread 1/3 cup of the jam over one of the layers. Spread 1/2 cup of frosting over top of second layer; invert, frosting side down onto first layer.

Spread 1/3 cup jam over top of stacked layers. Spread third layer with 1/2 cup of the frosting; invert, frosting side down onto stack. Spread remaining jam over top.

Spread remaining layer with 1/2 cup of the frosting; invert frosting side down onto stack. Cover entire cake with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Cover cake with remaining frosting.

Decorate cake with fresh raspberries before serving.

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The shoe-aholic in me and food lover has created a new inspiration called DELICIOUS HEELS FoodHeel2

Credit for the recipe to The Fit Housewife blog and finding it through http://foodgawker.com/ ~My FAVE recipe go-to site!

Do you Ombre?

12 Jul

Hello my Glamourites!

My obsession with ombre started last fall when I decided I wanted to try something new and different with my hair so I tried the dark to blonde ombre. I loved it too – it was fun and I found I could do many styles with it to transform my look. Naturally I am now drawn to ombre inspiration detailing or themes which leads me to this party idea of ombre! It’s more unique then just picking a colour or two to stick with but using one and playing on the different shades and adding more dimension. Hope you enjoy these pictures and maybe give you some guidance for your next party.

xx Glamour Planner

How easy would this be, grab 3 or 4 different shades of balloons and place them in a fading order around the party. Adds a new element to just boring balloons.

ombreballoonsA beautiful ombre cake….can’t go wrong with anything that pretty and yummy!ombrecake2
Here is a much simpler ombre cake version that you could even make at home yourself if you didn’t want to spend a ton of extra money.ombrecake

Of course you always have to have a party dress that fits the occasion! This gown is stunning with the fitted top and ruffling down into lighter shades.
ombredressYou can order this hanging tissue decor here: http://www.etsy.com/au/?ref=so_home Or make something similar yourself with leftover tissue paper.
ombredecorEspecially an outdoor summer party there is nothing better than a refreshing popsicle! You can make this homemade (kid friendly or not) using different type juices to get the ombre effect.
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Party Necessities

24 Jun

Hi my Glamourites,

I thought  I should do a post on the TOP necessities that I think are crucial for a successful dinner party, cocktail party, afternoon tea or any other type of gathering. I owe a lot of credit to my mother for most of these inspirations and ideas! She is the one who has taught me everything there is to being a great hostess and throwing the perfect party!

1. CANDLES

I can’t think of a more simple thing than candles to completely change the ambience of a room just by dimming the lights to make it feel really feel special. You can buy candles just about anywhere at just about any price range and use them at almost any event.Just remember to leave a few extra minutes before the party to run around and light them all! As you will see from looking at the pictures, you can also get very creative and and make some extravagant pieces or keep it easy.

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2. TABLE SETTING

If you are having a dinner party, even if it’s not a sit-down affair, it is important to have your table looking pretty. People are always drawn to the table where food and drinks are located. Particularly if you are having dinner, this is where your main event is happening and taking some extra time to add some glitz and glamour makes your event memorable. For example, buy some fun serviettes or cloth ones, create name tags for seating arrangement and have some fun with the centrepiece like using pearls or ribbons!

inspiration83. FLOWERS

While you are out and about doing errands on the day of the party, or perhaps on the day before, grab a fresh bouquet of flowers (doesn’t need to be anything fancy) or even little individual flowers. Placing flowers around your home or on the dinner table just adds something that makes it feel pretty…because what girl doesn’t love flowers!

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4. MUSIC

To finish the atmosphere of a party, choosing music helps create a special ambiance that is also important to the success of your party. Be sure to pick just the right kind of music for your particular event. For myself I always think that any classical or instrumental music will fit any party as it provides a great background as well as being enjoyable to listen to! Here is an 8track playlist that I often use for my events. Give it a listen. http://8tracks.com/suzie19/piano-music

5. DESSERT

If anyone knows me then you know that I am a total dessert girl, no matter how much I have eaten I ALWAYS have room for dessert…especially if it’s chocolate! So of course what is a party without dessert! Thank you Julia…

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