DIY Kahlúa®

Bella Breakdown With caffeinated cocktails continuing to pick up steam in bars and in coffee shops across the country, we take matters into our own hands and make our own coffee – infused liqueur. It’s sweet, only three ingredients and will leave you with the perfect buzz. To make this delicious concoction: 1. Put 8 ounces of cracked coffee into a carafe 2. Add 750 mL of Armagnac 3. Allow to steep for 48 hours 4. Strain into a pot and heat the solution over medium heat 5. Add 1 3/4 cups of demerara sugar 6. Stir for 45...

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Wallpaper Cake Art Is the next Treat all Baking Beauties Should Add to Their Bucket Lists

Bella Breakdown Old Hollywood aficionados will know the wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel intimately: It’s banana leaf patterned and synonymous with luxury and glamour – and now that wallpaper has become edible cake art. Wallpaper cake art is the next treat all baking beauties should add to their bucket lists. People have been making cakes by copying different cool styles. One person copied the Martinique wallpaper. Another “just for fun cake” looks like dripping yarn and a “pineapple right side up cake” is decorated with mini pineapples and topped with an actual pineapple stem. They are amazingly...

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DIY Confetti Tray

Bella Breakdown Start by putting star glitter, holographic glitter and multicolor confetti onto the tray. Arrange the confetti so that it is spread out well. Drizzle a layer of dimensional decoupage over all of the glitter. Cover the confetti and to pop any bubbles with a toothpick. Dry for 48 hours and voilà! You have a beautiful catch-all for...

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DIY Customizable Neon Signs

Bella Breakdown Neon signs are a great way to snazz up any area. Try this simple DIY to make one of your own. The supplies you will need are: Different colors of neon Frame with a particle board backing Hole punch Crazy glue Something to draw with Here’s what to do Remove the glass from the cardboard frame and keep the cardboard backing. Trace your design onto the cardboard. Use the neon wire to cover the lines of your sketch. Use the crazy glue to stick the wire down along your sketch lines. Be careful not to glue your...

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Summer Yum: DIY Frozen Watermelon Pops

Bella Breakdown Watermelon popsicles are everything we need the summer. To make this delicious treat, cut watermelon into 1 inch round slices. Then cut those rounds into quarters. Next, pierce a hole in the rind and place a stick into the hole. Lay your watermelon “popsicles” on a sheet and drizzle melted chocolate over them. Then add your favorite toppings such as pistachios or shredded coconut. Freeze the popsicles until they are frozen....

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