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Adorable Cupcakes Make Your Favorite Disney Characters Bootylicious

Ginza Cozy Corner, a bakery and confectionary consisting of about 400 shops all around Japan, has begun selling what could be considered the strangest cakes ever made: Disney butt cakes.

True to its name, the small, cozy bakery has introduced a collection of small cakes based off of the butts of Disney characters.

Included in the collection are: Chip and Dale’s butts as strawberry-chocolate tarts and banana-chocolate tarts, respectively; Olaf’s butt as a yogurt-flavored roll, Pluto’s butt as a banana-filled white chocolate tart, Mickey and Minnie as white chocolate tarts filled with raspberry jelly, Winnie the Pooh’s butt as (surprise, surprise) a honey tart, the little green alien’s butt from Toy Story as a mint-flavored white chocolate tart, and Tigger’s butt as a pumpkin tart with caramel ganache.

Although you may be able to purchase them online (for roughly $19), these foodie booties are only sold in Japan, and will be pulled off the shelves by February 14.

I’m just glad they set the cutoff for Disney body part treats at butts.

Photo Credit: Rocket News 24, IT Media

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Goat Cheese, Pear and Prosciutto Tart

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How to Make Maker’s Mark Pecan Tart

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Sometimes the universe comes together in perfect harmony and combines two guilty pleasures into the ultimate decadent creation. Booze and desserts are always a good idea but combining them into a single entity? You’re tempting fate my friend, but I’ll totally allow it.

Think your granny’s famous pecan pie but in miniature form and way more fun, you know, because of the booze. With the addition of Maker’s Mark, the pecan tart is enhanced with additional notes of caramel, vanilla and molasses from this sweet bourbon. Best served with a hot cup of coffee, we’re guessing it would also pair well with Maker’s Mark served neat.

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Makers Mark Pecan Tart

 

Pecan Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Makers Mark Bourbon
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Pecan Halves

Directions

  1. In saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, whiskey and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil, then let cool until lukewarm.
  3. Beat in eggs then remaining ingredients.
  4. Fill tart shell and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 50 minutes.

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Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tea Salt
  • 2/3 cup Butter, cold
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons Cold Water

Directions

  1. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender, fork or using your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water just until flour is moistened. Shape dough into a ball, flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic food wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Roll out into a 12-inch circle. Using a rolling pin as an aid, place the dough into a 9-inch pie pan, unroll, pressing firmly against bottom and sides.
  3. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Prick crust all over with a fork before baking.
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Hit-Or-Miss

This Watermelon Is Disguised As A Cake

Is it a red velvet cake? Is it slathered in cream cheese icing? Nope. It’s a “cake” made with fresh, solid watermelon, coated with yogurt and topped with bulbous blueberries then decorated with sliced strawberries. Is it just as delicious? Yes, and I can guarantee it won’t have you regret that you chummily said, “There’s always room for dessert!”

This fresh idea, literally and figuratively, was invented by tablespoon and they give clear instructions on the best way to cut a watermelon into the shape of a cake, slices and all. This Watermelon Tart is a great dessert particularly because it is an effective defense against those 5-12 pounds that each person supposedly gains on average each holiday season. Try subbing out your customary holiday desserts for this watermelon cake and give your friends a slice of antioxidants, Vitamin C and potassium.

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Strawberry Galette

Don’t let the fancy name fool you, this dessert is anything but pretentious.

This strawberry galette (which is just fancy word for an ugly free-form “tart”) is low in maintenance, but high in flavor. I’ve made this a number of times, with a variety of fruits and berries, so don’t lock yourself in to strawberries if they’re not your thing.

You can save loads of time by using a store-bought pie crust. Yeah, shortcuts are okay here.  I won’t tell. Of course, you could always sub your favorite pie dough recipe if you like, but that’s extra work. 😉

Strawberry Galette

  • 2 cups strawberries (or other fruit), sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (a little zest, too, if you feel so inclined)
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (or you can use cream)
  • 1 recipe pie crust or store-bought pie dough (enough for one double crust pie)
  • Raw sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F

  1. Toss strawberries, lemon juice (and zest, if using), corn starch, and sugar together in a bowl.
  2. Unroll crusts onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. This one was a Trader Joe’s crust which was super ginormous so I just made one big one instead of two little ones…. could’ve halved and re-rolled it, but… yeah
  3. Spoon berries into the middle of each crust (as if this counts as an additional step), leaving a two-inch border. You can arrange them fancy and overlapping if you like, but I’m not fancy.
  4. Fold the sides over to form a border around the center of the galette. Get fancy if you like, but there’s really no need. Brush beaten egg or cream around the border (you can skip it, but it helps with browning). Sprinkle with raw sugar if desired. I desired.
  5. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes until lightly browned and your house smells like delicious. Allow to cool on a wire rack until it’s safe for handling. Serve to awe-struck guests with freshly whipped cream.

Oh, you can totally make mini ones too. Yes, they’re adorable. In case you were wondering. No, I don’t have proof. I made some 4-inch ones awhile ago that were pretty cute, too. Just sayin.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Nutella Tart

A fluffy flaky crust filled to the brim with peanut butter, jelly and Nutella with a sprinkle of fluffy crust crumbles are the main ingredients in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Nutella Tart. I’ve seen plenty-a-tart in my time, but the radiance and sheer warmth my heart feels upon a glimpse of this particular one is unlike any other.

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Marie Callender’s: Half-price pie sale!

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It’s that time year again, Marie Callender’s Semi-annual pie sale is upon us once again. From now until Oct. 31st you can choose from any of their 30 pies and get them for $6.99. I personally go with the Key Lime pie just because I love the sweet and tart flavors, but they are all good. Don’t sleep on this, you’ll regret it. (Thx Fastfoodmaven)

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Craving: Onion, Apple and Bacon Tart

A tart made from scratch utilizing sweet yellow onions, apples, thick cut bacon and eggs. Light, airy, and tantalizing, if you’re interested in the recipe, it’s available here! Eat on!