how to: cakes in mugs!!

making whole cakes are time consuming and a lot of work. when you just want cake fast and easy read on!! these recipes are quick and easy and all you need is a mug and usual things in pantries.

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red velvet
i got this from http://livelovepasta.com/2013/05/red-velvet-mug-cake/ and this is one of the few mug cakes that taste like cake instead of bread.

ingredients
4 tablespoons self rising flour (if you don’t have it use all purpose flour with two pinches of baking powder)
4 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
red food coloring (optional)
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

combine all ingredients into a coffee mug, whisk until smooth, and microwave 1 1/2- 3 minutes (it took 1 1/2 for me but it depends on your microwave)

cream cheese icing
while the cake is in the microwave and cooling down, this cream cheese icing is really easy and quick to make.
2 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
i used a handheld electric mixer and it was done in less than a minute and tasted so good.

i poked holes with a chopstick into the cake, poured some heavy cream (to make it more flavorful and less dry) and topped it with icing and it tasted SO GOOOODD.

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chocolate
i got this from the food network website http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/instant-chocolate-cake-recipe.html. i’ve tried this a while ago and i thought it was really dry, so what i did was i poked some holes into the cake once it was done and poured some milk or heavy cream into it to take out some of the dryness.

ingredients
1/4 cup flour
5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
pinch of salt and dash of vanilla extract

combine ingredients in a coffee mug and whisk until smooth. microwave for 1 1/2 -2 minutes (depending on your microwave). top with ice cream of whipped cream and enjoy chocolate goodness.

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birthday cake
i got this recipe from target (target is literal bae) http://www.target.com/r/recipes/happy-birthday-confetti-mug-cake-recipe. haven’t tried this one but it seems really yummy.

ingredients
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons self-rising flour (if you don’t have any use all purpose flour and 4 pinches of baking powder)
Pinch of salt
1/2 tablespoon rainbow or confetti sprinkles

combine ingredients in a coffee mug and whisk until smooth. microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes (depending on your microwave)

vanilla frosting (you can also top with whipped cream)
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla

combine ingredients until smooth (handheld electric mixers are easier & quicker to use)
top onto cake and enjoy your birthday everyday!

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diy mother’s day gift ideas

mother’s day: may 10, 2015.

here’s some ideas of what to give your mom for mothers day. all of these ideas are things you can create by yourself, which makes the gift even more special because you put your time and effort into making the gift.

1. the classic note
making a creative letter for your mom can be very heartfelt. if you are more artistic, you can make a card alone, or add it with another gift. take some cardstock paper and any art supplies you need (colored pencils, markers, or even water color paints). get creative with it and do your own thimothers-day-paintingng.
if you are better with computers, creating cards can be a way to go. search up card making website such as

http://www.fotor.com/creatives/photo-cards/all

http://www.greeting-card-messages.com/what-to-write-in-a-mothers-day-card.php

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i made this last year for my mom 🙂

2. canvas art
canvas’ are a little more expensive but you can do a lot of things with it. canvas’ are found at your local art store like a c moores and michaels. you can create crayon art (gluing crayons however you want along the canvas and taking a hairdryer and melting the crayons).
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Melted-Crayon-Canvas

http://www.craftionary.net/paint-and-decoupage-canvas-mothers-day/

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3. collage 
making a collage of pictures of your family and your mom is sweet and doesn’t cost much money. you can either make a paper poster or a wood poster. print out pictures and arrange them on the collage so that there are no white spaces.

4. bMothers-day-gift-basketuying items
buying things from stores can also be really sweet and memorable. you can buy jewelry, makeup, or a spa or pamper day for your mom.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mothers+day+gifts&sprefix=mothers%2Caps%2C150

5. household items
HW003-GreyKitchen-Insetmaking things for your mom to use around the house is both useful and sweet. making things such as signs to put on the wall (buy a piece of wood, paint, and decorate), making holders for either makeup brushes or kitchen utensils.

(for ideas) http://www.gifts.com/mothers-day/kitchen-dining/IMXmSzMpz

6. body care
giving your mom things to take care of her body is cool to make, nice to smell, and caring to give your mom. making things such as hair masks, body lotion, or face scrubs or masks. links such as

84a9a2be45e201c046fcfe2130aa70cchttp://www.thankyourbody.com/diy-all-natural-care-products/

http://adelightfulhome.com/10-easy-body-care-products-anyone-can-make/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/05/diy-scrubs-gifts-mothers-day_n_7192392.html

7. knitting or crocheting
finalcard-headerif you know how to knit or crochet, making something shows time, care, and effort. make things like bags, scarfs, tops, headbands, or others.

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Holiday-Crochet-Patterns/6-Crocheted-Mothers-Day-Gifts