Delicious and Delectable Candy Cane Cake

Looking for some simple and amazing recipe for Christmas luncheon? Here your search will come to an end, try this adorable and festive Candy Cane Christmas Cake this holiday season and delight your guests.

Kick start your Christmas dinner by serving this delicious and delectable candy cane cake.

Candy Cane Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

For Cake:

  • 2 packets dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 6 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt

For Filling:

  1. 10-11 ounce frozen & sweetened raspberries
  2. 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  3. ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

Glaze:

  • 9 teaspoon water
  • 3 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Directions:


  1. Prepare filling – Take a saucepan, add all filling ingredients in it. Keep heating it until raspberries melt and stir it until the paste thickens. Remove from heat.
  2. Prepare cake - Take a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water. Then start adding other materials one by one start with eggs, stir it, then add buttermilk, butter and sugar. Gradually add baking powder, salt and 2 ½ cups of flour. Stir it and then beat with electric mixer on low speed and then once on medium speed. Beat until you find dough soft and little sticky.
  3. Line up three cookie sheets and grease them. Turn the prepared dough onto parchment paper that is sprinkled with flour, now you need to knead the dough either using your hands or with a stand mixer.
  4. Once dough is prepared, divide it into three equal parts. Roll one part into rectangle 15×9 inches. Turn parchment paper onto a cookie sheet and slowly peel away parchment paper. Now spread 1/3 of the raspberry filling in a strip, down the center of the rectangle. Make cuts in dough at ½ inch intervals on both sides of the filling.
  5. Fold strips over filling, in a crisscross back and forth and your candy cane cake is ready to delight at the holiday dinner.

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Fun & Fab Christmas Party Themes for Kids

Christmas is the biggest celebrations of the year, twinkling lights, colorful wreaths, adorable Santa and Snowman theme decorations, well decorated & delicious beverages & mock tails creates a breath taking view. So, if you are looking for some amazing Christmas party ideas to delight your friends and family, we have some in store for you.

  1. Elfin Good Time Theme Party – Elf definitely tops the list when it comes to picking up favorite holiday movie of all time. So this can be the perfect inspiration for throwing your Christmas party. Deck up your house in elf themed decor, display Feral movie quotes everywhere, incorporate lot of red and white stripes into your Christmas party decorations and serve candy cane treats in the party.
  2. Polka dot Theme Party – Another great theme for Christmas is a polka dot party, so let red dominate your Christmas party decorations. Dress up the table in ruby red dot table cover and beautify your home with classic red & white Santa mini honeycomb decorations. Decorate walls, windows and doors by hanging a mix of red & white or multi-color crepe paper. Ask the guests to be dressed in a polka -dotted attire and serve food in solid red tableware. Another Christmas party decorations that can add zing to your decorations is lanterns. Hang lanterns in red, green colors everywhere, they are easy to hang and look appealing.Christmas polka dots party supplies
  3. Snowman Theme Party – Another popular theme for a Christmas party can be a snowman theme. This theme can be pulled off easily and kids just love adorable little snow man. Give a theme touch to the Christmas party decorations by adorning your party table with clear snowflake table cover. It will make clean up easy besides adding an instant touch of elegance to the party. Christmas party supplies like snowflake cutouts, snowflake hanging decorations, snowman honeycomb decorations can give a dramatic finishing to the party. Make balloons bouquets in blue and white color tie them over chair and leave some over the floor. Snowman bounce balls, candy cane pencils, Christmas tree Clay craft kit to excite kids and keep them busy. Give these fun favors in super stylish snowman glee gift bags or winter wonderland gift bags. To add a theme touch to food and decorations, using black marker and felt make plain cups, and other glass jars look like adorable snowman as shown in the picture. Little marshmallows looking like snowman and top them with pretzels, round cookies, snowman cake pops embellished with Oreo cookies etc.

These mix of DIY ideas and Christmas party supplies will surely help you in throwing a fabulous Christmas bash this season.

 

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Easy & Adorable DIY Christmas Craft Ideas

The most awaited time of the year has arrived and there is a spirit of celebration and cheerfulness all around. Holiday season is all about unique Christmas party ideas, adorable crafts, fun favors, warm family dinners, reunions and much more. Here you can find some effortless crafts for kids using candy cane and cupcake carnations.

Cute Candy Cane Mice

Cute Candy Cane Mice

Candy canes are a Christmas favorite and these red & white striped regale candy sticks makes an attractive favor to hand over to children and friends. These tiny creatures can deck up your party table for any holiday dinner or will make a delightful sweet.

Material Needed:

  • Candy canes
  • Fabric shears
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Candy Cane mice template (available on internet)

Steps:

  1. Firstly, enlarge candy cane mice template by approx 150 percent on a photocopier; cutout.
  2. Using pencil, nicely trace out ears and body onto felt; cutout
  3. Carefully cut inner ears and a small dot for nose from the felt in a contrasting color and for eyes you can cut dots from black.
  4. Glue the inner ears and face on candy cane.
  5. Make slits in body for ears and candy cane tale where marked. You can make cutting task easier by folding felt across center of slits and then steadily snip.
  6. Now, last step is to slip ears through slits at front and then slide wrapped candy cane through body slits while ensuring the end underneath the ear piece also gets tucked at the back.
  7. Now your sweet and colorful mice is ready to delight your guests.

Colorful Cupcake Carnations

Colorful Cupcake Carnations

Give a dramatic finishing to your gits this holiday season by embellishing them with these cute & colorful cupcake paper carnations.

Material needed:

  • Cupcake liners in different colors
  • Hot glue
  • Brass fasteners
  • Awl

Steps:

  1. Firstly, separate and set out colorful cup liners and fold them in half.
  2. Place them like nest folded liners inside one another and if you are using liners in variety of sizes, then arrange them from largest to smallest.
  3. Using awl, make a hole in the center close to the folds.
  4. Let mini brass brad pass through the poked hole. Pierce an unfolded cup using brad and spread it to secure.
  5. Using hands gently fan out liners to create ruffles & frills. Rotate each folded liner around one-fourth and let them overlap each one with the next until you achieve a pretty flower-like shape.
  6. Cute cup liners are ready so, just hot-glue them directly to a packed gift or ribbon.

If you are looking for more Christmas party ideas, kitchen warming recipes and creative crafts, explore our blog…

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Thanksgiving DIY Home Decor Ideas

Kick off your holiday season in style with warm and welcoming Thanksgiving for your loved ones. This season decorate your home with a theme that reflects the essence, beauty and spirit of the holiday season. Here are some refreshing DIY Thanksgiving ideas to give your home a festive touch.

1.Turkey Tableware – Dress up your table with antique turkey themed transfer-ware, decorated with vivid colors and rich patterns, this makes a perfect tableware for delighting your Thanks giving guests.

Turkey Tableware

2.Table Napkins – Give everything on the table a touch of festivity and celebrations. Use colorful leaf motif stamps or designs onto paper napkins before guests arrive. Kids would love to help you in this fun task.

Fall inspired table napkins

You can also roll napkins and tie them with a ribbon to give the table a spectacular look.

3. Garlands – Garlands make a fascinating decorations and with few craft supplies you can create wonderful garland decorations at home. Grab few colorful note cards and write thanks giving messages and quotes on them and then decorate them with stamps or as per your imagination with glitters, sparkles etc. You can use clothespin to hang them from a length of ribbon and hang them near the door at the entrance to give a warm welcome to your guests or anywhere in your home.

4.Soft Glow – Candles at dinner table can light up the whole decorations. Gather some acorns and place them in a glass around a pretty votive candle. Light up the candles at the dinner time and place them on table or mantel.

5.Corn inspired candles – Take some glass votive holders and wrap them in any textural flair. Take some corn husks, trim them to fit and tie raffia around it. Add an elegant feather to give a dramatic finishing to the candle holder. These pretty candles will embellish your decorations even more.

6. White pumpkins – Pile some white pumpkins into a bell jar then top it with a plate and carefully turn it over in a way that plate sits on a tabletop. It will make an easy and elegant centerpiece.

7. Harvest inspired Mantel – To give a festive touch to mantel, casually arrange pumpkins and guard on the mantel and place two bundles of dried wheat in the center. Include a mini black board or two and write thanks giving messages or menu on that.

These all ideas are easy and inexpensive, try these amazing ideas and host your Thanksgiving party on a budget.

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Uber Delicious Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

There is always something to be thankful for! Well Thanks giving day is approaching and there is a spirit of joy and gratefulness all around. Amidst all the preparations and decorations are you looking for some quick and tempting dessert recipes.

Thanks giving dinner is incomplete without delicious desserts. Here, you can fulfill your dessert love, with our collection of twist on traditional pie recipes.

  1. Pecan Pie- Serve this rich and classy pecan pie on the thanks giving dinner. This recipe is quick to make and all you need for it is whisked eggs, some sugar, butter and vanilla for adding creamy touch and handful of pecans. Make this pie using these ingredients and let it cool before serving. To make it even more yummier, serve it with whipped cream.Pecan Pie Recipe
  2. Sweet Potato Pie -This creamy pie is made of sweet potato mixture that is a favorite of everyone. Pie is subtly spiced and has a refrigerated pie crust seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. If you want to enjoy a savory and sweet potato flavor then this recipe is the best.Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
  3. Apple Crumb Pie – Serve this delicious apple crumb pie recipe to your guests this Thanks Giving and garner raving reviews. Sliced apples, raisins and walnuts are interspersed and sugared, seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg then piled into a pastry shell. Then, this sugar sweetened crumb is sprinkled over the top and baked until crisp and golden brown.Apple Crumb Pie Recipe
  4. Maple Pumpkin Tart- Pumpkin pie is a traditional favorite, we have updated this classic recipe instead of sugar, add maple syrup and lemon zest to give a deep flavor and sweetness to the filling of this tart. Fresh bread crumbs are folded into the pumpkin custards and then baked in a tart pan to create a crunchy texture. Serve it over dinner to woo pumpkin lovers.Maple Pumpkin Tart Recipe

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