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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


The Amazing Citrus Wedding Cake

The top tier of the cake, which we took with
us to eat on the honeymoon.
Alternate Title: Moist Yellow Wedding Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd, Candied Orange Slices and Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting.

The Amazing Citrus Wedding Cake is a little bit easier to say though, isn't it?

My mom made this for my wedding. Being a total goober, I forgot to take a picture of the finished wedding cake. *Facepalm*

  • Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting: Recipe from Fancy Flours (Recipe below - My mom actually got the recipe directly from them from their physical store location, back when they had one, so I don't think the recipe is online at their website.)
  • Lemon Infused Simple Syrup: No recipe that I could find for this at the moment. It is brushed on top of each layer of yellow cake.

    If you look closely you can see colored straws were used as dowels to support the upper cake tier. The original plan was to pipe lines of frosting to match the clipping below, but it was too much of a hassle so we went with the rustic look.
    Closeup of the Top Tier

    Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting
    Makes 8 cups

    8 egg whites
    1 tsp. cream of tartar
    1/3 c. sugar

    1/2 c. white corn syrup
    3/4 c. sugar
    1-1/2 pounds unsalted butter
    1 Tbsp. vanilla

    1. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Add sugar gradually and beat until a stiff meringue forms.

    2. Meanwhile, in a nonstick saucepan combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. In a small, steady stream, pour into meringue mixture with a mixer running. Whip until room temperature, about 20 minutes. Slowly add room temperature butter about 1 tablespoon at a time. Whip until mixture comes together and forms a smooth frosting. Beat in vanilla.

    Source: Fancy Flours

    If you were wondering, these are the clip outs that I saw that inspired the cake:



    Comments

    1. Ali, this cake looks absolutely incredible! What a wonderful job you did on it, and delicious flavors you used. Great job on the details, too! You have a beautiful blog and I'm glad to have found it. Going to check out more of your recipes now! :) - Georgia

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    2. Thank you for the compliment Georgia. My mom is the one who made it. I just supplied the clippings. :) I'm glad she did too, because it was kinda stressful being at a high altitude. She tried a few different cake recipes before getting something to work.

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    3. Here is a link to a lemon-infused simple syrup. I hope it matches what you did to this. http://www.firehow.com/201001057346/how-to-make-lemon-infusedflavored-simple-syrup.html

      I'm not a huge fan of lemon, but there are some things in which it fits so well, even I can't ignore it. I'd definitely like to try this.

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    4. Your cake is beautiful. Way to go,Mom!

      Ali, I love your blog! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

      Tami

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    5. That cake is gorgeous!! Your Mom did a fabulous job, and it's so gourmet!

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    6. I think I will use this for my wedding - thank you SO much for this blog! I couldn't find anything that captured my vision and here you are! My saving grace =)

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