Remember when THIS happened? this is what happened next…

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And THIS had already happened in preparation for that?255882_orig

Well THIS is what happened next!:

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okay, okay, it didn’t QUITE happen just like that…  First, I took some pictures and videos because HELLO, I’m obsessed with my KitchenAid Mixer!

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And then I made THIS cake by Smitten Kitchen.   I changed the icing quite a bit to get the consistency I wanted but I didn’t write it down (sorry!)… her recipe is amazing so don’t hesitate to use it!

THIS is me making the icing:

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and THIS is me making the layers, putting them together and ending up with a final product!  In case you are wondering how to get cake pans the size of Everest (or a square foot, whatever), you can find some on Amazon, here:

Wilton Performance Pans 12 Inch Cake Pan, Square

Price: $11.19

4.2 out of 5 stars (142 customer reviews)

18 used & new available from $9.51

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KitchenAid KSM150PSMC Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Metallic Chrome

Price: $199.99

4.6 out of 5 stars (7775 customer reviews)

10 used & new available from $199.99

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