Kit Kat Birthday Cake & a RecipeGirl Cookbook Deal!

I have some fun news today! It’s my birthday! Yay! And I made a Kit Kat Cake! Yum!

And I’m super happy to be able to share with you that I’ve signed a deal with Wiley to write The Recipe Girl Cookbook! Wahoo! It will be published in Spring of 2013. I’ve been working very hard writing and testing recipes for the last couple of months for the cookbook, and I have several more months of hard work ahead of me.  It’ll have the similar recipe categories that you find here on the site- both every day sorts of recipes and entertaining recipes too. The vast majority of the recipes in the cookbook though will be brand-new recipes. Only a handful of recipes that are popular favorites on the site will be included in the book. And there will also be a chapter of entertaining menus! It’s all so exciting and unreal and overwhelming and unbelievable!! I’m working with some amazing people to make this cookbook happen. Fun times are ahead :)

Let’s celebrate with cake!

I saw this idea on the internet somewhere… surrounding a cake with Kit Kats, presenting it with a bow and topping it with M&M’s. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I had to give it a shot myself.

It’s really very simple to make. You’ll just need your favorite layer cake recipe (or a boxed mix), frosting, Kit Kat’s, M&M’s and ribbon.

I think you’ll be surprised just how incredibly easy it is to pull this off. Frost a layer cake just as you would normally do- first one layer, then add the second and frost all the way around. Then stick Kit Kat’s all the way around the cake- they will just stick to the frosting. Then pour M&M’s on top. That’s it!

I love how the “sea” of M&M’s makes this cake look so pretty. I can envision making this cake on all of the holidays where special-colored M&M’s are available… red, white & green for a Christmas Kit Kat Cake… pink, white and red for a Valentine’s Kit Kat Cake. The possibilities are endless!

Wrap your brightest, cutest bow around the Kit Kat’s.

It makes a fun birthday cake.

And it’s delicious too!  Happy birthday to me!

When I quit teaching and debuted my recipe website back in 2006 and then added the blog in 2008, I never imagined that my life would take such a positive turn… that I would end up with a career that I love so much!  I’m actually excited to wake up everyday and get to work in the kitchen, behind the camera and on the computer.  I pinch myself every single day to make sure this is all real, and I’m so grateful to my readers for making all of this cooking and recipe stuff possible.  And now, a cookbook???  I have so many fun, new recipes to share with you in my book.  It’s tough to keep them under-wraps and not share them on the blog. I can’t wait!!  XOXOXO

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Kit Kat Cake

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 35 min

This recipe makes enough for three 8-inch round layers OR two 9-inch layers + 6 cupcakes.


One 18.25-ounce box of chocolate cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
4 large eggs

1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)

Three 4.5-ounce Giant Kit Kat Bars (you'll need 36 Kit Kat sticks total)
One 12.6-ounce bag M&M's


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans and line a cupcake pan with 6 liners (you're going to have 6 cupcakes to munch on along with your cake!)

2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended.

3. Scoop the batter into 6 cupcake liners 3/4-full. Divide the remaining batter into the prepared round pans. Bake the cupcakes for about 25 minutes, and bake the cake rounds about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove the cake layers to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. When the cake is cool, you're ready to assemble. Place one layer on a serving plate, and tuck strips of waxed paper underneath the sides of the cake.

5. Prepare the frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Increase speed to medium, and slowly add milk and vanilla, beating until smooth. Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals. Gradually add melted chocolate to mixture; beat until blended and smooth.

6. Frost the 1st cake layer. Set the 2nd layer on top of the first. Frost the 2nd layer and along the sides of the cake too. Stick Kit Kat's to the sides of the cake, leaving a very small space in between each Kit Kat (1/4-inch). Wrap a bow around the cake, securing the Kit Kat's. Fill the top of the cake with M&M's. Pull out the strips of waxed paper and discard. Use any extra frosting to frost your 6 extra cupcakes.

7. If you refrigerate the cake for a couple of hours or so, it will be much easier to cut and serve. Of course, you'll need to remove the bow just before serving.


*You can certainly use your favorite layer cake recipe for this cake. The doctored-up cake mix recipe that is included here is actually quite good!

*You can also use a yellow cake or your favorite flavor... following the same instructions here for jazzing it up.
*Technically, you can use all of the batter in two 9-inch round pans, but it might make the cake too high to work for this recipe. You don't want the cake to stand higher than the height of the Kit Kat's- or they will not be able to act as a "fence" to hold in the M&M's.

Source: (idea seen somewhere on the internet...)

Updated to add… Since I posted this this AM, I found a few different versions of this cake on the internet:
Made in Mel’s Kitchen
Paige’s Pantry
The Tipsy Hostess
And it looks like the original idea came from Cake Central?
Here’s an Easter version too! So How’s it Taste
And a version with fruit on top! Cake Whiz

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291 Responses to “Kit Kat Birthday Cake & a RecipeGirl Cookbook Deal!”

  1. 1

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 2, 2011 @ 3:05 AM

    Congratulations, what fabulous news! Your passion for what you do is so clear on the blog and I am so happy for you. What a perfect cake to celebrate with!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:52 AM

      Thank you- yep, I’ve got a bit of passion for all of this. Love every minute of it!!

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    Kathryn — November 2, 2011 @ 3:06 AM

    What a happy post! Have a wonderful post and many, many, many congratulations on your book deal – I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

      Thanks, I hope so!

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    Becki's Whole Life — November 2, 2011 @ 3:13 AM

    Congrats on your book deal – how exciting!

    This cake is so clever. My kids would love it – as a matter of fact I could probably make it for them right now from all of their Halloween candy!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

      thanks! I suppose it would be great to use up extra Halloween candy if you have a surplus of Kit Kat’s and M&Ms!

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    Katrina — November 2, 2011 @ 3:52 AM

    Congrats!! This is such wonderful news. I can’t wait until your book comes out! This is such a fun birthday cake! I had this bookmarked from another blog for a while now. Sooo yummy!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

      Thanks! I wanted to make the brightest, prettiest, most fun cake ever. And this one worked for me!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 2, 2011 @ 4:05 AM

    happy birthday my friend! so glad the cat’s out of the bag… and your hair in that pic?! love!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:55 AM

      Thanks sweet friend! Can’t wait until you get a book going yourself! My hair… still needs some work. Next appointment coming up soon!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 2, 2011 @ 4:16 AM

    Congrats, Lori!! I had a feeling that this was coming. I mean, you deserve it, have earned it, have amazing recipes…and I know it’s gonna be a bestseller!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

      Thank you, Averie. I so appreciate you visiting and commenting on my blog, like every single post XO

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    jersey Girl Cooks — November 2, 2011 @ 4:17 AM

    Congrats Lori! So happy for you. Have a great birthday!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

      Thank you XO

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    Dale — November 2, 2011 @ 4:40 AM

    Great Cake and Happy Birthday, it is my Birthday also, so I just might have to make your cake!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

      Happy birthday!!

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    Karen — November 2, 2011 @ 5:04 AM

    This would be a perfect cake for my DH. Loves choc w choc frosting and M&ms are his favorite candy. Will have to tag this for Feb. congrats on cookbook and your birthday.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

      Thanks! I think most anyone would like this cake. What’s not to like, right?

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    Blog is the New Black — November 2, 2011 @ 5:07 AM

    Loving this! I keep seeing it on Pinterest… awesome job!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

      Thanks! I haven’t been on Pinterest in a while, but perhaps that’s where I saw the idea!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 2, 2011 @ 5:33 AM

    Hooray! So happy for you, Lori! And happy birthday too! The cake looks delicious, I saw something similar on Pinterest and it definitely caught my eye too.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:57 AM


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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — November 2, 2011 @ 5:37 AM

    I think I just fainted. That cake…there are no words.
    *runs to store to buy Kit Kats and M&M’s*

    Congrats on the cookbook deal! I know it’ll be in my kitchen!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:58 AM

      Aw, thanks! I made it, and now I’m trying very hard to forget that it’s still in my refrigerator!

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    Janelle — November 2, 2011 @ 5:40 AM

    Congratulations on the cookbook deal! There are tons of bloggers out there who have cookbooks (or have them in the works), even some of my favorites, but yours is the first I’ve come across that I think I would actually consider buying as a supplement to the website. I don’t think a single recipe of yours has ever failed me, either in execution or satisfaction. Yay Lori!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

      Wow, that’s a really nice compliment!! Thank you so much!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — November 2, 2011 @ 6:05 AM

    Happy Birthday!! And thanks for making *us* a birthday cake on *your* birthday! :) I think I’ll have to make this one for my sweet-toothed younger sister….

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

      My family thought it was funny that I made my own birthday cake, but oh well. Had to share it with my readers :)

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    Evan Thomas — November 2, 2011 @ 6:42 AM

    Congratulations, Lori! I can’t wait to see what recipes you develop to publish. I’m sure it’s going to be a fantastic book

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

      Thanks, Evan!

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    Sarah Winkler — November 2, 2011 @ 6:46 AM

    New to your site but I have tried numerous recipes they don’t always look as good as yours but taste amazing. My kids love the pumpkin cinamon roll pancakes. Can’t wait for the cookbook- CONGRATS

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

      Thank you, Sarah. The cinnamon roll pancakes are the toughest to get looking just right, aren’t they?? Glad they still tasted good!

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    Jaime {sophistimom} — November 2, 2011 @ 6:48 AM

    Happy Birthday, Lori, and congratulations on the cookbook deal!! Can’t wait to see it!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

      Thanks, Jaime!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — November 2, 2011 @ 6:50 AM

    Woot! Woot!!! What FUN and FABULOUS birthday news!!! Yay, Lori!!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

      Thanks! You’re doing a cookie cookbook too, right? We’ll be sure to clink a glass of wine or too on our upcoming TX trip!

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    Paloma — November 2, 2011 @ 6:52 AM

    First of all Happy Birthday! Second: That Cake Looks like lots of delicious FUN! Third: Cookbook deal? That is awesome! It is great to see your hard-work rewarded, right? I am happy I found you through Twitter! I am definitely following you now! :)

    So many things to celebrate! Enjoy your moment!


    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

      Thank you, Paloma! What wonderful, warm congratulations :)

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — November 2, 2011 @ 6:54 AM

    Such a fun cake. Congratulations on the cookbook!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

      Thanks Barbara… so happy to know you in this world of blogging!

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    Maria — November 2, 2011 @ 6:55 AM

    Happy Birthday Lori and congratulations not the book! I can’t wait to buy it:) Have a great day!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

      Thanks! And I’m pretty sure I can score you a free copy ;)

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    Shelley from Ground Beef Budget — November 2, 2011 @ 6:55 AM

    Happy Birthday and Congrats on the cookbook deal. I am envious :D that is wonderful!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

      Thanks so much!

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    whatmegansmaking — November 2, 2011 @ 6:56 AM

    congratulations!! :) love the cake – I’ve seen that somewhere too, but can’t remember where. Its’ a great idea!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

      Thanks! Yeah, I fell in love with the cake idea. It’s one of those things where you think… “why didn’t I come up with that idea myself??”

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — November 2, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

    How awesome Lori! You can’t ask for much better of a birthday gift than a book deal! Congratulations and wishing you much success and of course Happy Birthday as well!!! I’ll look forward to adding your cookbook to my collection!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

      Thank you so much, Renee! I figured my birthday would be a fun day to share the news!

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    Lauren — November 2, 2011 @ 7:01 AM

    I’ve seen this floating around the web too. It’s a fun idea! And, congratulations, miss Lori! Can’t wait to get your cookbook in my hands!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:08 PM

      Thanks, Lauren! I’m happy to know you through this world of blogging & Twitter. We’ll meet one of these days, I’m sure!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 2, 2011 @ 7:02 AM

    I think the original source is here:

    Congratulations!! :D

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 7:07 AM

      Looks like they got it from another source too… tough to say where the original idea came from. But I love it!

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    Kelley — November 2, 2011 @ 7:04 AM

    Congratulations and happy birthday!! That cake just gave me sugar overload in a really good way!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:08 PM

      Thanks- and you’ve got that right on the sugar overload part for sure!

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    Deborah — November 2, 2011 @ 7:13 AM

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

      Thanks- yes, def exciting!

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    Sarah Caron — November 2, 2011 @ 7:13 AM

    That’s amazing news, Lori! Congratulations! Best of luck with your developing, creating and testing. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

      Thanks! It’s lots of fun, aggravating at times and rewarding when things go well :)

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    Susan @ — November 2, 2011 @ 7:14 AM

    I’ve seen this cake around too – Pinterest, probably! :) Congratulations on the book and Happy Birthday!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

      Thanks! Pinterest needs to send you some sort of blue ribbon for participation :)

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — November 2, 2011 @ 7:15 AM

    Happy Birthday, Lori!! And biggest congratulations on the cookbook deal. Can’t wait to see it in print!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

      Thank you!! Me too!

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    Tracey — November 2, 2011 @ 7:46 AM

    Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the book deal! The cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate both :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

      Thanks, and yes… good reasons to celebrate with a bright and fun cake!

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    Barbara — November 2, 2011 @ 7:54 AM

    Fun cake, Lori! And congratulations on the book deal! So exciting!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

      Thanks, Barbara!

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    Rosa — November 2, 2011 @ 8:43 AM

    Congratulations on the book! And OMG…that cake will put in a happy chocolate coma…Oh, I will have to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!

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    Rosa — November 2, 2011 @ 8:44 AM

    Oh, sorry! I pressed “enter” before I finished typing! Happy birthday! Hope it’s a fantastic day!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

      Thank you so much!

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    Jenny Flake — November 2, 2011 @ 8:56 AM

    So glad you have announced the big news! Happy Birthday and I can’t wait to follow your journey!! We’ll have to do some signings together when your book is out!! xoxo

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

      Thank you, my sweet friend! I think we’ll have to schedule a book-signing road trip together. How fun would that be??

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    Kim — November 2, 2011 @ 9:01 AM

    Happy Birthday Lori! I am SO excited for your cookbook! I have made so many wonderful desserts from your website and everything has turned out beautifully. And this cake……OMG……I am totally making this. :-)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

      Thank you, Kim! Glad you’ve had some great successes!

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    Aggie — November 2, 2011 @ 9:11 AM

    holy crap I want that cake!!!

    Congrats Lori!! I am so happy for you. I bet that entertaining section is going to ROCK, you always put together great menus!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:15 PM

      OH, thank you! I’m very excited about the entertaining menus chapter actually. It’s one of my favorite things to share on my website since I have so many parties with my Gourmet Friends!

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    Kristen — November 2, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

    Happy birthday and a huge congrats to you!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:16 PM

      Thank you, Kristen! XO

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    marla — November 2, 2011 @ 9:41 AM

    LOVE the cake, LOVE you and soooooo excited about your book.
    Happy Birthday my friend :) xxoo

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:16 PM

      Love you too, Marla! And I have no doubt that you will be following with a book soon as well!! Shooting your own photography!!

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — November 2, 2011 @ 9:46 AM

    First of all – Happy Happy Birthday from one Scorpio to another :) Secondly, CONGRATS on the cookbook deal. Wiley is a fabulous publisher and I’m looking forward to reading The Recipe Girl Cookbook when it comes out!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

      Thanks! Happy birthday month to you too! LOVE Wiley and everyone I’m involved with there. They make things so easy.

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    Bev Weidner — November 2, 2011 @ 9:51 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And uh, CONGRATS on the deal! You have a lot to celebrate today!

    I hope you stuck your whole head in that cake.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

      I just adore you. Thank you :)

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    Deliciously Organic — November 2, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

    Congrats Lori!! How exciting! Can’t wait to have your book in my hands!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

      Thank you!!! Me too!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — November 2, 2011 @ 10:02 AM

    Woot! Nice job Lori, it was only a matter of time for this big announcement. Can’t wait to celebrate it with you. But HOW will you choose from your millions of recipes? Ahhh, what a cross to bear :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

      Thanks, Heidi! Yeah, it’s tough to choose, but I’ll include the fun and yummy ones :)

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    Prerna@IndianSimmer — November 2, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

    Yay, Congratulations!! That HAD to happen one day and sure enough the day is here :-) So happy for you!
    And that cake is WICKED!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

      Thank you! I think it’s one of those things that you think, “That will never happen to me,” but thankfully it did! Yep, “wicked” is def the word to describe that cake!

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    brandi — November 2, 2011 @ 10:37 AM

    Congrats and happy birthday!!! What a fun cake to celebrate with :) I love the rim of kitkats. yum.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

      Thank you! Kind of fun to celebrate with Kit Kat’s and M&Ms!

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    Kiran @ — November 2, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

    Happy Birthday my dear friend – am so happy for you, the book deal and now a huge and beautiful cake! Bet it tastes as good :) Cheers!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

      Thanks, Kiran! I’d share some w/ you if I could :)

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    Living The Sweet Life — November 2, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

    That’s fantastic news!! CONGRATULATIONS =) I know your cook book will be stunning and filled with endless amounts of yummy treats.
    Hopefully, this cake makes the cut – - can you imagine how crazy this would make kids at a birthday party?!?!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

      Thanks! I think kids would really love this cake as a bday cake. Though it’s way chocolate overload (maybe small slices for kids!)

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    Jessica — November 2, 2011 @ 11:49 AM

    I am sure this will be the first of many cookbooks! Congrats Lori! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY too! :-D

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

      Thanks, Oh Lordy, I cannot imagine writing a 2nd after being completely absorbed in work right now… but you never know, I guess!

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — November 2, 2011 @ 12:18 PM

    Congratulations AND Happy Birthday!! What a great day for you!

    Love the cake idea. Totally pinning it right now!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

      Thanks! Yes, it’s a happy day for sure!

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    Brooke @ Waiting to Rise — November 2, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations! What great news…and a beautiful cake. I have my own obsession with M&Ms…so anytime I can make them/top a cake with them…I’m good to go! =)

    Such great news…you deserve it!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

      Thanks! It’s a good cake for M&M lovers. And Kit Kat lovers too!

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    leanne — November 2, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

    Yay, Lori! Congratulations on the book (and the birthday!) That cake is gorgeous – imagine how it would look with seasonal M&Ms. Or Cadbury mini eggs for Easter!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:17 PM

      Thanks! Oh, I love the idea of using the Cadbury mini eggs!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — November 2, 2011 @ 1:37 PM

    Huge congrats and happy birthday! That’s going to be exciting having your own cook book coming out.

    And that cake… Too cute!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:18 PM

      Thank you, heather!

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    Joanie from CLBB — November 2, 2011 @ 2:29 PM

    Hippo birdies, 2 ewes
    Hippo birdies, 2 ewes,
    Hippo birdies, dear Lori,
    Hippo birdies, 2 ewes!!!
    (old favorite Boynton cartoon,

    Woohoo, Double celebration, congrats (on both) and well-deserved (the book deal, and, well, probably the birthday, too!)!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

      Thanks Joanie, & thanks for following me from CLBB to here :)

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    Jachel — November 2, 2011 @ 4:05 PM

    Happy birthday and congratulations!! I must now check my son’s candy bag to see if we have the candy to make this.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

      Thanks- yep, go raid that bag!

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    Tracy — November 2, 2011 @ 5:14 PM

    Congrats on the cookbook! Love the look of that Kit Kat cake!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

      Thank you!

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    Gisela — November 2, 2011 @ 5:40 PM

    Really cute idea. Kids would love to help make this. And eat it too of course!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:51 AM

      I love the idea of kids helping. Like building a little fence around the cake!

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    Lauren — November 2, 2011 @ 5:44 PM

    Happy birthday and congrats on the book!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

      Thanks, Lauren!

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    vballer — November 2, 2011 @ 7:36 PM

    happy birthday!
    & congrats!
    i’m going to make this cake this weekend! soo excited!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

      Hope you have great success with it- thank you!

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    Keri Crovella — November 2, 2011 @ 11:00 PM

    Was just checking out what Recipe Girl had cooking and read about your book! So exciting! HUGE congratulations….and happy birthday, too :0)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:48 AM

      Hey Keri! Thanks so much!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — November 2, 2011 @ 11:08 PM

    Lori!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    How wonderful!! Can’t wait for the book to come out!!
    Happy Birthday! The cake looks SO yummy!!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

      Thank you :)

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    nancyrein — November 3, 2011 @ 12:55 AM

    What a fun cake!! My birthday is today as well but will not have time to make this. Bummer. Would have been fun to take to dinner with us. I will have to make this for one of my kids birthdays. Too cute.

    Hope you have an amazing day.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:48 AM

      Happy birthday!

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    Joyce Pack — November 3, 2011 @ 4:09 AM

    Congratulations Lori!! That is so exciting!! Now that is a cookbook I cannot wait to have in my hands! And, Happy Birthday, the cake looks so awesome. You have much to celebrate!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

      Appreciate that, Joyce! Can’t wait to have it in my hands either!

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    VeggieGirl — November 3, 2011 @ 5:29 AM

    MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! If you need any recipe testers, I’d be happy to accept that position :D

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

      Thanks! Man oh Man do I need recipe testers!

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    Carol — November 3, 2011 @ 6:26 AM

    What awesome news! Congratulations! I volunteer to recipe test for you as well. How can I pre-order several copies of your book?
    As for the cake…..that is so festive! The chocolate buttercream with cream cheese caught my eye. I’ll be giving that a try for sure.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

      Carol- not sure about pre-ordering quite yet… it’s still in the very early stages. I would imagine that I’ll make some sort of announcement as soon as it’s avail for pre-order though!

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    Shelley Coriell — November 3, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

    Congratulations, Lori, on your book deal! I love the simplicity, creativity, and humor of your blog and can’t wait to get the cookbook. Traditional publishing is a wonderful adventure with amazing people who care deeply about books and readers. Enjoy the journey!! Hugs and happy writing!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

      Thanks so much!!

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — November 3, 2011 @ 7:11 AM

    Wow congratulations! What an achievement. Bet RecipeBoy is super excited too (will he get a section in the book? :)
    This cake looks epic

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

      Thanks, Chris! I’m sure that RecipeBoy will be fine w/ it just as long as he gets time in the spotlight too!

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    Wendy Bilton — November 3, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

    What a great recipe….Im always looking for something a bit different, and the kit kat cake is just that.

    Well done with the book deal. Please keep us posted as to your progress and I wish you lots of luck.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:12 PM

      Thank you- I agree… I’m always on the lookout for things that are a little different too. I loved this one because it was so easy!

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    Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen — November 3, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

    Congrats!!! That’s so exciting!!! Happy Birthday…what a wonderful birthday present.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 8th, 2011 @ 8:12 PM

      Best present ever! Thank you!

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    Asmita — November 3, 2011 @ 4:20 PM

    Congratulations on your book deal! I love your website and recipes. I am definitely going to bake this cake. I cannot imagine the look on my 5 year old’s face when she see’s it.

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    JulieD — November 3, 2011 @ 4:29 PM

    I love the cake and a huge congratulations to you!!!! Well-deserved, Lori! I can’t wait to see the book now!!!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 4, 2011 @ 6:42 AM

    How exciting – congrats on your book deal! That cake looks like a great deal of fun – yum!

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    alex — November 4, 2011 @ 7:32 AM

    Happy birthday, congrats on the book, and I want this cake!

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    Mary Beth — November 4, 2011 @ 9:21 AM

    Congratulations on the book! I look forward to buying a copy. :)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 4, 2011 @ 9:48 AM

    I’m a bit late, but congratulations! I imagine it must be super difficult for you to not include mostly recipes you’ve already posted, being as you’ve probably posted your very favorite things. Will it be available outside of the U.S.? The cake is lovely! Very pretty. :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 4th, 2011 @ 4:15 PM

      Yes, that will be tough. But you wouldn’t believe how many other ideas have been living in my head for a very long time!! I’ll have to find out about outside the US- I would imagine so, but this is all so new to me that I will have to inquire about that! Thank you!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste — November 4, 2011 @ 12:32 PM

    I’m so happy for you Lori! It was only a matter of time : )

    On another note, my teen daughter is a chocoholic, she would simply love this cake!!

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    Jenn @ Icing on the Cake — November 4, 2011 @ 1:41 PM

    Wow, this cake looks so great! I’m planning on making it this weekend for a potluck and putting pictures of it on my blog, do you mind if I reference your site?
    Congrats on the book!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 4th, 2011 @ 4:13 PM

      Of course! And thank you :)

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    sue — November 4, 2011 @ 7:16 PM

    congradulations on the book news, I have seen this cake before and I always say I will make it one of these days, it looks so good.

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — November 4, 2011 @ 10:28 PM

    Lori, Congratulations!! YAY! I can’t wait to see your book–it’s gonna be gorgeous. And of course, a belated happy birthday!! xo

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    Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes} — November 5, 2011 @ 5:51 AM

    Congratulations Lori. This is certainly well deserved. Can’t wait to get a copy. The cake looks amazing, it’s always been on my mind too, ever since I saw it :)

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    When I asked my 10 year old daughter today what kind of birthday cake she would like this year, and she said a Kit Kat cake mom! My heart sank since I have never made nor seen a Kit Kat cake before! And how do you do justice to a Kit Kat…the perfect candy bar!? I googled it and came up first with your gorgeous cake image…she was sold! Imagine my delight when I looked up the recipe and realized how simple it would be to make, I was on board too! Thank you for sharing your birthday cake with us! Happy Happy!!

    Congrats on the Cookbook deal! So very exciting and I am sure anxiously awaited by all of us! I am a bit of a cookbook junkie. Going by your gorgeous mouthwatering pictures…it will not only be a great cookbook, but also one of those I will look through just to google over!

    Best of luck to you!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 5th, 2011 @ 7:39 AM

      How fun! Happy birthday to your daughter & hope you have great success with the cake!

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    Gina B — November 5, 2011 @ 2:27 PM

    CONGRATS on the book deal!! Thats awesome!

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    Dana B — November 5, 2011 @ 7:03 PM

    Happy belated birthday!! Congrats on the cookbook deal!!! That is AWESOME! Love the cake; that is beautiful! Now isn’t that an odd thing to say about a cake with M&Ms, but it really is. Love this concept :) Hope your week and year continue to go as well as your birthday has!!

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    Courtney — November 6, 2011 @ 2:45 PM

    Aww, I love hearing about when food bloggers make it, and it is wonderful that you are so grateful and appreciative :) Happy birthday to you by the way, and I must say your birthday cake looks delicious! This has gotten me thinking about what cake I want for my birthday…the big 2-0 Yikes!

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    Mandy — November 6, 2011 @ 9:36 PM

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Lori! And congratulations on the cookbook! I’ll be first in line to buy one. :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 7th, 2011 @ 4:03 AM

      Thank you, Mandy! XO

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    Amy — November 7, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

    Oh, Lori, this is such fabulous news! I am so proud of you my friend! You deserve every minute of your success! Sending lots of hugs and a big bottle of champagne to you- xoxo

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 7th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM

      Thanks, Amy! And I believe you have one coming out too, right?!! yay!

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    Ruth — November 7, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

    Happy Birthday, belatedly, Lori!

    I love recipegirl, and I’m so happy to hear the great news about your book deal. Kudos and best wishes.

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    Maria — November 9, 2011 @ 4:55 AM

    Hi Lori a couple of weeks ago I made the white wedding cake and asked you if Chocolate cake can be used and came back to see if you had posted an answer to my question and here it is, can’t wait to make this…thank you

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 9th, 2011 @ 6:24 AM

      Yes, any cake mix! Sorry- I must have missed that originally!!

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    Necia — November 10, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

    This looks sooo delicious! I will be trying this soon!

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    CookiePie — November 11, 2011 @ 7:07 AM

    Congratulations on the cookbook!!! Wonderful news!!!!!!!!

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    Ashley@BakerByNature — November 11, 2011 @ 6:05 PM

    Late to the game – as always – but congratulations and happy belated birthday :)
    I’ve been making my way through your blog, and love it!! xx

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    Kristen — November 17, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    Congratulations! That is fantastic news and this would be the perfect cake for my 12 year old!

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    dashing dish — November 18, 2011 @ 5:31 AM

    love this! sooo cute!

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    Janet — November 20, 2011 @ 5:04 PM

    How ever in the world did I miss this????!!!! OMG I am beyond excited and happy for you!! This looks a lot like the chocolate cake I make with pirouette cookies and a red bow- this version though is so fun! So, so, happy for you!!

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    JenMarie — November 22, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

    Quite impressive. This is the first of those fun candy-cakes that I would still be interested in eating.

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    Robi — November 28, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

    I so love your website and you have inspired me and given me such great ideas!!! May God continue to bless you

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 28th, 2011 @ 5:01 PM

      XO thank you :)

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    Robin G — December 5, 2011 @ 10:31 AM

    I really want to make this cake but I am having trouble finding Giant Kit Kat bars. Any suggestions?

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 5:57 AM

      They are regular-sized Kit Kat bars, but I bought the giant Kit Kat bars in the candy aisle to save money. They are sold in giant form (along w/ Hershey’s etc), but the Kit Kat sticks are the same size… just more kit kat in the package.

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    Robin G — December 6, 2011 @ 6:02 AM

    Thanks Lori! I cant wait to make it for my friends birthday tomorrow!

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    Alisha L — December 7, 2011 @ 9:39 AM

    I made this cake for my friends 30th birthday…it turned out really well, and everyone was super impressed! It was so easy to make, thanks for the great recipe!

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    gab — December 11, 2011 @ 9:13 PM

    Cake is GORG ! but just wondering- whereeeee do you get those kitkats from ? how tall is each stick ? ive been looking everywhere for them but i cant find !

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 11th, 2011 @ 9:20 PM

      They are just regular Kit Kats! Just buy the giant bars of them in the candy aisle so you aren’t paying so much for the individual bars.

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    Heather — January 25, 2012 @ 10:27 AM

    I can’t wait to make this!! The only thing I’m worried about is the ribbon (I’ve always had bad luck with making them!) Any suggestions as to how to get the ribbon to turn out so pretty?

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 8:23 PM

      I did mine a little fancier, but all you really need to do is wrap it around and tie a bow.

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    matildasnana — January 30, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

    i am making this today for my sons 30th birthday (the grandkids will love it), but this cake reminds me of easter picture it with the cadbury choc egg mini’s, would make a great easter desert treat!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with everyone. : )

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    josselyann — January 30, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

    This cake is sooo sexy! I mean not to be informal or anything, haha. But I love to bake &+ I look forward to surprising my family with a cake like this. Thanks for posting how to do it! (:

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    Jenny — February 14, 2012 @ 2:49 AM

    I think the cake is wonderful and I know I will enjoy making it and EATING IT!!!!!
    Congratulations on the idea I know most people will think it is out of this world

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    Janet — February 14, 2012 @ 10:19 PM

    This cake looks amazingly good! Thanks for sharing the idea…I may just have found this year’s b-day splurge!

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    Kristen — March 4, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

    How many cups equal 1 lb of sifted powdered sugar?

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 4th, 2012 @ 8:34 PM

      4 to 4 1/4 cups = 16 ounces of powdered sugar

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    Andrea — March 4, 2012 @ 6:01 PM

    Made this for my granddaughters 6th birthday and she loved it, along with all the guests and family! Great cake

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    sadie — March 5, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

    I can also see this made with the chocolate hard candy covered eggs for Easter!

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    Buron — March 11, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    I like this cake my mom she make this for my birthday <3 .

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    Mariam — March 15, 2012 @ 12:54 AM

    hi :) i wanna make this cake but i am not sure about something, when you say One 18.25-ounce box of chocolate cake mix
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup granulated white sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 1/3 cups water
    2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup sour cream
    4 large eggs
    does that mean i put all these ingredients even if i am using a chocolate cake mix, or is it the ingredients alone and the chocolate cake mix alone?

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 15th, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

      yes, use the chocolate cake mix as an “ingredient” (don’t pay any attention to how to make the cake on the back of the box)- just mix the cake mix with the rest of the ingreds. in the recipe and prepare as directed!

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    Erin — March 21, 2012 @ 1:07 PM

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this recipe! I made this today for a friend. Absolutely adorable idea & very fun to make and share!!

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    Carlee — April 14, 2012 @ 9:56 PM

    I saw this cake on Tumblr!! I was wondering if there was a recipe somewhere! That’s really cool

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    Renee — April 26, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

    Cake looks awesome :) I’m not familiar with American candy… do you know any gluten free candy i could use instead of kitkats?
    Thanks :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — April 26th, 2012 @ 9:13 PM

      I’m not sure… anything that is tall like what is pictured and known to be GF.

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    Paula Young — May 2, 2012 @ 7:03 PM

    We made this cake for my mom’s birthday this past weekend but slightly differently. We made one round layer and one heart-shaped layer and kept them separate (i.e. served two cakes – each with a thin red ribbon around it). Cutting the Kit-Kat’s in half for each layer and put halved strawberries just around the inside of the Kit-Kat’s and spread the M&M’s around the outside of the cake on the large fancy plate. We made whipping cream to be served with it, but didn’t put it right on the cake. The cake looked terrific. We used dark chocolate Kit-Kat’s and dark chocolate M&M’s. The icing was fabulous. It was a real hit!

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 2nd, 2012 @ 10:52 PM

      Awesome- thanks for sharing what you did with it!

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    allison — May 4, 2012 @ 1:38 PM

    Just made this for my son’s birthday, and definitely making it for the school cake sale – thank you so much; I’m a clumsy baker, so having something that looks impressive and is almost impossible to screw up is awesome!

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    MamaG — May 8, 2012 @ 1:51 PM

    Just made this for my twins’ birthday but I decided to make a second cake for those that don’t like chocolate as much and used Twizzlers in place of the Kit Kat and Skittles in place of the M&M’s! My girls were thrilled!

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    Holly — May 16, 2012 @ 6:35 PM

    Hello! I am also a M & M lover. What a great candy they are. Speaking of great, I love the cake! How cool…is it difficult to cut slices, do the little guys fall all over the place? This combo of M & M’s and Kit Kat is just too awesome not to try. I plan on making ths real soon.
    I am having difficulty in sigining up for emails from you…any hints what I amy be doing wrong?
    Thanks so much for sharing such a novel idea! ~ Holly

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 9:21 PM

      I like to chill the cake and then cut slices from there. Makes it easier to cut! No idea about the emails… where are you clicking to sign up?

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    Nadine — May 27, 2012 @ 9:47 PM

    Awesome cake! And congratzzz!!

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    Kendra — May 30, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    Made this for my 5 year old (twin) nephews for their birthday party, and it was a hit! Used mini M & M’s instead, everyone loved it! Thanks!

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    Clarissa Ryan — May 30, 2012 @ 7:45 PM

    Love this idea for a quick and easy but GREAt looking cake!!

    –Would this cake recipe work the same if I used a yellow cake mix instead of choclate???

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 31st, 2012 @ 2:50 PM


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    LindZ — June 10, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    The design was great. I made this for my birthday. It look great when it was done. The cake just seemed below par for recipe girl. I think if she changed it to a homemade recipe instead of adding sour cream to a box mix. That said I am not a sour cream fan. If you are not a huge sour cream I suggest just following the box recipe or your own homemade recipe.

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 10th, 2012 @ 7:08 PM

      You can certainly use the Kit Kat/M&M concept w/ any cake recipe- not just a boxed cake! Use your favorite homemade layer cake recipe.

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    Sophie — June 21, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

    wow I need one of those :D

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    Jennifer — June 29, 2012 @ 6:10 PM

    I’m planning on making this cake for my mother’s birthday, she will be 57 on sunday. I’m sure it will turn out awesome just like yours. Thanks for sharing this recipe & pictures with us.

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    kelly — July 9, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

    É uma pena o Kit Kat ser caro aqui no Brasil, mas mesmo assim, eu vou testar (:

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    danette — July 30, 2012 @ 4:07 AM

    Will be making this Wednesday..cannot wait!! I am using Reese Pieces instead of M&M’s though…like those better!!

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    Nur — July 31, 2012 @ 12:10 AM

    what a wonderful cake. It looks great and I loved it. I’ll try it as soon as possible.

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    emma shanahan — August 4, 2012 @ 3:52 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this I’ve seen one with chocolate fingers and wanted to make it for my Niece’s third birthday next week, now I can! X

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    Jem — August 6, 2012 @ 4:52 AM

    Beautiful cake.

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    stacy king — August 6, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

    Im so excited to make your kit kat cake. I wanted to surprise my 12 yr old niece with a special cake and this is it!!! shes a major choclate lover. thanks, Stacy

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    Kat — August 30, 2012 @ 8:37 AM

    Hi there… this looks amazing! Definitely going to make it, but have a question. Just wondering what the reasoning is behind adding all the extra ingredients to the ready to make cake mix from a box, that normally only requires eggs and oil…? I am sure you have a good reason, just wondering. Thank you and thanks you so much for posting this beautiful cake!! :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — August 30th, 2012 @ 1:33 PM

      Well, there are cake mixes… and they definitely taste like cake mixes (and you are most welcome to use one for this recipe), and then there are “jazzed up cake mix recipes” like this one– that actually make it taste less like a cake mix and 10 times more delicious!

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    michelle — September 4, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

    Making this cake tonight for my sons b-day my doughter us going to decorate it. She is 6 will be great.. cant wait to taste

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    Pleun — September 7, 2012 @ 5:49 AM

    I love this cake! I am going to bake it right now! thank you for this recipe!! xx

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    Kathy — September 14, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

    My soon to be 9 year old picked this cake out for her birhday party. We’re very excited to make this cake together. Kit Kats and M&M’s are her favorite!! Looking forward to eating the cake!!!

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    sharon d — September 21, 2012 @ 2:49 PM

    making this cake for my hubby sept 30 , he is going to be 69

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    Magda — October 24, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    fantastic! I will make this for my boy!!! he will be 1 next week! :)

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    Chrell — November 5, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

    I made this for my sons birthday yesterday! It was wonderful. I will make again. Thank you so much

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    Adriana Luppino — November 8, 2012 @ 11:59 PM

    Hi :) im 13 and loooovvveeee baking! i was looking for a recipe on how to make this cake everywhere! I came across your page and it was so simple and explained it way easier than others! Thank you :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 9th, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

      You’re welcome! Have fun!

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    Eslah — November 27, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    So you’re supposed to use two boxes of chocolate cake mix if you want to make two layers of 9 inch or just one box? I don’t want it to be too thick or too thin if I just use one box..
    Thanks :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 28th, 2012 @ 6:49 PM

      One box of cake mix = 2 9-inch layers.

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    janaina — November 30, 2012 @ 1:30 AM

    no brasil e diferente..agente coloca bis e confeti fica uma delicia

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    MAallory — November 30, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

    Hi! I think it’s really sweet that u answer al this comments, I’m doing this cake next week, wish me luck!

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 1st, 2012 @ 6:21 AM

      Good luck!

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    Sue Kent — December 19, 2012 @ 7:35 AM

    Hi, once you make the sponges how much in advance can you assemble the cake? If you do it too quickly will the kit kats go soggy?

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 20th, 2012 @ 5:37 AM

      The Kit Kats don’t really get soggy. I’d say assembly the night before should be fine.

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    Ashley Lome — January 11, 2013 @ 5:36 AM

    I have some questions for you on this wonderful cake! I could only find cake mix boxes of 16.5oz. Should I use the extra ingredients or just make the regular box mix? I am scared that the extra two ounces that I am missing from my cake mix will affect the ingredients you have listed.

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 12th, 2013 @ 5:10 PM

      I think you’ll be fine using the slightly reduced box weight and making it as prepared.

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    Annette — February 12, 2013 @ 10:29 AM


    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Adding the extra ingredients, does this make a denser cake? What is the texture, moist?

    • Lori Lange replied: — February 13th, 2013 @ 7:11 AM

      No, I wouldn’t say more dense… light and fluffy. Moist.

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    Kim Thibodeaux — February 25, 2013 @ 1:51 PM

    This is precious! I’m going to make it for Easter and use pastel M&M’s.

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    Amy — March 4, 2013 @ 11:38 AM

    Oh. My. Word!!! This is going to be PERFECT for my daughter’s 5th birthday!!! It’s in August, so I’ve saved this to my ziplist recipe box. She LOVES chocolate and her favorite candy is KitKat – second fave is M&M’s. :) YEA!!

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    Amatullah Vahanwala — March 6, 2013 @ 3:41 AM

    i’ve just made the cake…..added some coffee to the recipe and it tastes amazing
    =D =)

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    gaby robertson — March 28, 2013 @ 4:40 PM

    is the mixture suppose to be runny?

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 29th, 2013 @ 7:06 AM

      The batter? Yes.

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    Natasha — March 31, 2013 @ 9:09 PM

    Hi, I have a question. Would the smaller Kit-Kats work instead, that way they don’t stick up so much at the top?? It looks like there’s too much space…

    • Lori Lange replied: — April 1st, 2013 @ 6:47 AM

      They’re just regular-sized Kit Kats… they just come in the giant package.

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    Ronata Stapel — April 22, 2013 @ 5:11 AM

    What a cute cake. Love it. Check out this kit kat cake I made for my son’s third Birthday.

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    zara asif — May 31, 2013 @ 2:47 AM

    hi. i wanted to asked how many table spoons are there in 3 ounce of creem cheese?

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 31st, 2013 @ 12:54 PM

      Google: “conversion ounces to tablespoons” and I suppose that might give you an answer. I don’t know how to convert off the top of my head. Good luck!

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    zara asif — May 31, 2013 @ 12:41 PM

    hi. i wanted to asked how many table spoons/cups are there in 3 ounce of creem cheese?

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    sam — June 9, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

    i got the !5.25 oz cake mix of betty crocker. would it make any difference? or should i jut bake two 9 inch cakes and not the cupcakes? 18.25 isnt available. thanks

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

      You should be okay with two 9-inch layers… if the batter looks like too much, just leave a little bit out.

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    sam — June 13, 2013 @ 9:09 AM

    thankyou for posting this recipe. everyone loved it. i have a question. for how long long can you freeze this batter?

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    Frances van Eeden — June 17, 2013 @ 6:31 PM

    Loved it! I made a birthday cake inspired by your post – see it here My boyfriend loved it.

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    menna — June 22, 2013 @ 2:58 PM

    what is the size of the pan used???

    • Lori Lange replied: — June 22nd, 2013 @ 4:58 PM

      It calls for two 9-inch round pans in the recipe.

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    sharon — July 12, 2013 @ 5:55 AM

    my question is why do you put the waxed paper down. Thanks

    • Lori Lange replied: — July 14th, 2013 @ 11:42 AM

      You don’t have to… but it makes frosting the cake neater (you can just pull away the waxed paper after frosting and you won’t get any of the frosting on the bottom of the platter.

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    sam — July 25, 2013 @ 1:46 AM

    i forgot to add milk in the frosting and its already on the cake. its getting hard. any suggestion what should i do? i have some frosting left. maybe i should add another layer? please reply asap my guests are coming in a few hours. thankyou

    • Lori Lange replied: — July 26th, 2013 @ 5:52 AM

      Sorry for the delay in response- I was away on vacation! What did you end up doing? Adding another layer sounds like it might have worked…

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    Lily — August 11, 2013 @ 11:08 PM

    Where can i buy All-purpose flour? can’t seem to find it.

    • Lori Lange replied: — August 12th, 2013 @ 7:56 AM

      Do you live outside the US? In that case, it’s just regular old flour. In the US, regular flour is sold as all-purpose flour.

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    Ann Mae De Silva — August 25, 2013 @ 12:43 AM

    Can i make a kitkat cake using a cake that can be bought at a cake shop?

    • Lori Lange replied: — August 27th, 2013 @ 7:02 AM

      I haven’t done so, but I’m assuming it would be fine.

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    Brittany B — September 19, 2013 @ 6:34 PM

    Loved this! made this for my brothers bday and it was a great success!

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    Autumn Isola — October 2, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

    Oh my goodniss!!! This cake was a huge life saver!! You really know how to make a cake!! I love this recipe and oh how easy it was to make!! I loved it. So did my kids!!

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    Olivia — October 9, 2013 @ 12:21 AM

    This looks so good!! You must love baking! I am so trying this, it looks so easy!

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    Shaylee — October 21, 2013 @ 10:23 PM

    Thx for the ideas

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    Jenny — November 6, 2013 @ 6:11 PM

    I just wanted to say, i love this! It was my last minute idea and my kids loved it!

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    Amber — December 5, 2013 @ 6:00 AM

    Have many calories does it have?

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 5th, 2013 @ 7:13 AM

      No idea.

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    Amber — December 5, 2013 @ 8:31 AM

    Can u please find out how many calories because I need to know for a competition

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    Joshann — December 7, 2013 @ 7:27 PM

    boxed cake(betty crocker devil food pudding in the mix) is 15.25 oz do I still use the same measurement of ingredients?

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:27 PM

      You can follow the same instructions with that box.

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    skylar cervantes — December 29, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

    i love this site I made one of your cakes and it turned out great.

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    Rose — January 8, 2014 @ 4:04 AM


    The cake looks lovely, planning to make it this weekend, but have a question- what do you mean by “One 18.25-ounce box of chocolate cake mix” from where can i get it and which brand is recomended. M in the UAE……..

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 9th, 2014 @ 8:17 AM

      Are you in the US? Any brand of cake mix will do. If you do not have access to cake mix, you can make any two layer cake recipe and then frost and place the Kit Kats around.

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    Sarah — January 14, 2014 @ 1:36 PM

    Hi I want to make this cake but I cant find sour cream. Can you tell me a subsitute for it? :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 21st, 2014 @ 7:43 AM

      Creme Fraiche.

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    Maggie — January 19, 2014 @ 8:32 AM

    why are we adding flower the the cake mix?

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 20th, 2014 @ 6:27 AM

      It’s a doctored up cake mix recipe (the extra ingredients make it taste much better than a boxed mix)… if you prefer to just make a boxed mix and follow the directions on the box, that’s okay too.

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    Miah Allen — February 7, 2014 @ 2:50 PM

    Hi, Lori I was wanting to ask you if it was hard to make this cake , i am taking a foods class and we only have 45 mins to make something and I really wanted to make this .. Do you think that maybe I should make the cake before and then decorate it when I get to class

    • Lori Lange replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 3:45 PM

      If you brought the cake part in already baked, it’s super easy to assemble and decorate after that. Great idea!

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    juwariyah ali — February 20, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

    how much is 1 pound powdered sugar, in grams 1/2 cup salted butter

    • Lori Lange replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 2:46 PM

      I don’t know, but Googling that sort of thing will fetch you an answer.

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    Karen — March 2, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

    Is it ok to use milk chocolate for the icing instead?

    Looks great! Can’t wait!

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 3rd, 2014 @ 6:17 AM

      Use any icing you’d like!

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    Laurie — March 30, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

    Thank you for this idea and recipe. We needed to make something special for my sister who is the designated “cake-baker” for all celebrations in our large family. With the help of my 3 daughters we made this cake and truly surprised my sister who was expecting a cake from Costco!!!!! It not only looked impressive, it was delicious too!

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 31st, 2014 @ 8:08 AM

      Great to hear!

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    charlotte — April 13, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

    I’ve been scoping out this cake idea for a while and i’ve decided to make it for my sons first birthday at the park!! Just one question- where can i find “giant kitkat bars”?… (i know ur not refering to kitkat chunky)
    i live in Toronto, Canada and i don’t think i’ve ever seen anything other than the reg kitkat, chunky , mini bite size and ofcourse kitkat bites. any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

    • Lori Lange replied: — April 14th, 2014 @ 9:23 PM

      You don’t actually need “giant Kit Kats,” but rather the jumbo sized bar that has a lot of Kit Kats attached to it.

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    cassie — April 16, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

    This is amazing this was my dads birthday present this year!! Thank you and keep up the great recipes! :-)