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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!

With Love, From: By Grace Cakes

By Grace Cakes, Bay City MI
Gluten Free Candy Corn Cupcakes. Brownie Bottom Cupcakes. Love Jesus free printable.

How to Have a Christ-Centered and Gluten-Free Halloween

At the By Grace Cakes bakery, we look at Halloween as a chance to preach Christ. Here are a few simple ways to keep Jesus Christ at the center of your Halloween.

1. Keep it Child-Like

What does it mean to keep Halloween child-like? Let this night be for Christ first, and then for the kids. Keep this in mind when picking out costumes and decorating your home. When opening up the door, to hand out candy, kids should ooooh and aaahhhh over a fairy princess! Don’t let it be a scary  zombie or inappropriately short dressed red riding hood.  Keep is a a fanciful night of fun for your kids, like seeing his or her favorite characters come to life.

2. Keep it Family Focused

When decorating your home, let the kids help. Pick out pumpkins as a family and bring them home to carve together. Roast some pumpkin seeds and make great memories together! So skip the ghouls and the goblins and keep it happy and homey:)

Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Christian Pumpkin Stencils – I like everything but the communion cup. I do not support third party views of the links provided.

3. Keep Your Treats, Sweet

Skip the witches brew and the skeleton bones and stick with candy corn treats, God’s beautiful fall leaves, and pumpkin patches. Here is a free printable Halloween Cupcake Topper, to keep your fall family day, Christ centered.

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Gluten Free Brownie Bottom Candy Corn Cupcake. Order Now!! #glutenfreehalloween, #browniecupcake, #bygracecakes, #candycorn, #candycorncupcake,

 

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Under the Sea

A By Grace Cakes birthday original: Under the Sea.

Under the Sea: By Grace Cakes bakery original, gluten free cake. Butter vanilla sponge covered in handpainted marshmallow fondant.
Under the Sea: By Grace Cakes bakery original, gluten free cake. Butter vanilla sponge covered in handpainted marshmallow fondant.

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Ivory and Gold Wedding Cake

Ivory and Gold, Simple, Elegant Wedding Cake

This gluten free cake is a new addition to the By Grace Cakes bakery. Order your favorite flavor, whether it be vanilla or latte, in a size to fit most every budget.

Order this cake in its smallest version (as seen here) for $150.00 (serves 50-60) or order a larger version of this cake, with additional tiers and a decorated cake board to fit you budget and celebration size.
Order this cake in its smallest version (as seen here) for $150.00 (serves 50-60) or order a larger version of this cake, with additional tiers and a decorated cake board to fit you budget and celebration size.
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Rainbow Ruffle Hello Kitty Cake

New to the By Grace Cakes Bakery! Rainbow Ruffle Hello Kitty Cake!

This is the cutest Hello Kitty cake! It is perfect for all ages and best of all, it is gluten-free!. Covered in buttercream rainbow ruffles, this cake is funfetti flavored and filled with candy! That’s right! It’s filled with candy! It is a pinata cake! They are so fun to do and just as fun to eat too! With a colorful candy surprise inside, candy comes spilling out when your special birthday boy or girl cuts into it. For this one, I used chewy sweet tarts. The Hello Kitty face is piped, by hand, out of buttercream.

Gluten Free, Funfetti Hello Kitty Pinata Cake! Filled with Candy! Only available at the By Grace Cakes bakery! 40.00

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Happy Baking!

Love in Christ,

 

Angela

 

 

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Flourless Chocolate Cake: Part 2

Flourless chocolate cake filled with whipped chocolate mousse, covered in peanut butter butter cream and drizzled with chocolate ganache. Don't forget about the chocolate covered strawberries!! Order now at By Grace Cakes!
Flourless chocolate cake filled with whipped chocolate mousse, covered in peanut butter butter cream and drizzled with chocolate ganache. Don’t forget about the chocolate covered strawberries!! Order now at By Grace Cakes!
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Wedding Cake Flavors: Thinking Outside The Box

The “Not So Famous” Wedding Cake Flavors

Traditional, decadent, wonderful wedding cake flavors such as vanilla bean, chocolate, almond and lemon have graced cake tables for years. Classics such as  red velvet, carrot cake and banana cake flavors have been the cake of choice for many happy celebrations. But what about these new fangled flavors that are popping up out of the imaginative minds of bakers everywhere? Is it “safe” to spend money on a cake flavor that your guests may not be accustomed to? Are theses flavors just a fad?  I leave you to ponder those questions. Here are some bold flavor choices that you and your fiancé may want to request at your next cake tasting.

Cinnamon Roll Cake
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Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake with “Cinnabon” Buttercream

An all-time favorite, the flavor of a great cinnamon roll is something that should pleasantly surprise your guests. Swirled with cinnamon and sugar this cake would be great choice for the coffee drinking, book loving newlywed couple.

Lemon Raspberry
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Raspberry Lemon Coconut Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

A bright, lucious wedding cake flavor, this raspberry lemon coconut cake flavor would be a great compliment to a Summer wedding. Raspberry filling layered on a lemon cake is sure to give your guests the perfect pucker-up tart and sweet flavor combination.

Butter Pecan Cake
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Butter Pecan Cake with Maple Buttercream

Butter pecan ice cream is an old fashioned favorite. So why not have a vintage wedding paired with a vintage flavor. Layers of pecans in a maple buttercream filling would be a sweet addition to a Autumn wedding.

Strawberry Shortcake
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Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Fluffy White Buttercream

Fourth of July parties, backyard barbecues, and church picnics invoke thoughts of strawberry shortcakes served with rootbeer floats and ice cream. This wedding cake flavor would be a great accompaniment to an outdoor wedding. This flavor profile is both stylish and comforting.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Cake
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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Bring out the child-like excitment in all of your guests with this peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake. Decadent and fun, this wedding cake flavor brings bake all the great memories of homemade brownies and baking cookies with mom.

Check with your local cake designer to see if you could try one of these non-traditional flavors at your next cake tasting. Or if you live in the local area, you can find gluten-free adaptations of these great wedding cake flavors at the By Grace Cakes bakery.

Do you have a favorite cake flavor? Is there an unusual wedding cake flavor that you crave? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Love in Christ,

Angela

 

By Grace Cakes

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Custom Order Birthday Cakes

Turquoise and Pink Zebra Birthday Cake

Here is the newest By Grace Cakes bakery custom birthday cake. Order your custom cake today!!!

 A By Grace Cakes birthday cake original. Gluten-free chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Covered with extra sparkles this cake displays hip hop and gymnastics silhouettes and a multiloop, multi-color bow.
A By Grace Cakes birthday cake original. Gluten-free chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Covered with extra sparkles this cake displays hip hop and gymnastics silhouettes and a multiloop, multi-color bow.
The back of this birthday cake has a oversized fondant bow with sparkles.  Special order your birthday cake at By Grace Cakes bakery, Bay City, MI.
The back of this birthday cake has a oversized fondant bow with sparkles. Special order your birthday cake at By Grace Cakes bakery, Bay City, MI.

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How To Make a Football Cake

Looking for a great Super Bowl party idea? Check out this easy tutorial by Cake Supplies Plus. 

Football Cake Tutorial

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Do you have a great baking tutorial that you would like to share on the By Grace Cakes bakery site? Contact me at bygracecakes@outlook.com to see if we can work together to post your tutorial here. I am always looking for great tips to share with my readers.

Happy Sunday!

Hugs&Kisses

Angela

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cup Cake

A New Addition to the By Grace Cakes Bakery Gluten-Free Cake Family – Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cup Cake!!!

This fudgy, peanut butter and double chocolate cake is a By Graces Cakes gluten-free celebration cake original. Stuffed with peanut butter buttercream, this cake is as much of a peanut butter cup on the inside as it is on the outside.

Make this impressive gluten-free Peanut Butter Cup Cake your Valentine’s Day present!

Place your order (available only at the By Grace Cakes bakery, in Bay City, MI) by phone (989) 430-6615 or e-mail today! I have new a business e-mail address, bygracecakes@outlook.com or you can still contact me at awendzik@live.com. This decadent dessert is available for 32.00. Also available in egg-free, dairy free, and flourless varieties.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cake: serves 12 (double chocolate cake with chocolate chunks filled and frosted with peanut butter buttercream topped with peanut butter cups. gluten-free)
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cup Cake: serves 12 (double chocolate cake with chocolate chunks filled and frosted with peanut butter buttercream topped with peanut butter cups. gluten-free)
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Gluten-Free Banana Custard Birthday Cake

By Grace Cakes Gluten-Free Bakery, Bay City, Mi

What’s been cookin’? The moistest gluten-free banana cake, filled with custard buttercream.

Each layer uses 1 1/4 cups bananas, pecans and buttermilk. The recipe comes from my Grandma Mickey’s old cookbook, which I converted into a gluten-free recipe. As you can see, I used a gluten-free buttercream, which you can find in my recipes section, to create a filling barrier. My, made from scratch, custard buttercream, using eggs for our own organic, free range chickens, gives a creamy, savory flavor to a very sweet cake.

Quarter Sheet Cake" serves 36
Quarter Sheet Cake” serves 36

The white buttercream border was piped using a 1M tip reverse scroll motion. Using an extra stiff buttercream, the roses and leaves show more definition and dry quickly. The custard soaked gluten-free banana cake gives the dessert extra moisture and flavor.