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1.6.14
J + Jay finally moved into their new townhouse // Romes is worn out from heavy lifting // just a few of our favorite things #wine #nails // Jay had a birthday! // J + Jay with the photo cake at Kobe // Jay eating… Jay // Baby Joe’s chopsticks from J // L’s delicious dinner: blackened tilapia, parmesan risotto, spinach // L’s super cute mug from J c/o Anthropologie.

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naked champagne cake.

It’s no secret that we love ourselves a little bubbly. So we’re DYING over this Naked Champagne Cake:
 
The Glitter Life Naked-Champagne
 
 
Naked Champagne Cake 
3 cups all-purpose flower
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 egg whites
2 cups champagne
 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans (or cut parchment paper to fit).
2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder + salt. In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar 3 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat in the eggs one at a time.
3. Beat in flour mixture and champagne in three alternating additions, starting and ending with flour to prevent curdling. Pour batter into pans and bake 35 minutes or until a knife insterted in the center comes out clean.
4. Let cool and then frost the middle and top layer only with Champagne Buttercream Frosting.
 
Champagne Buttercream Frosting
3/4 stick unsalted butter (room temp)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup champagne
1/8 cup whole milk
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl beat butter 1 minute. Gradually add the powdered sugar, champange, milk and vanilla and continue beating until smooth and creamy.

*Adapted from Booze Cakes // Style Within Reach*

yum.
cheers!
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weekend wrap-up.

Happy Monday, ladies!

We are back to the grind after a weekend that passed entirely too quickly (as usual). J celebrated her boyfriend Jay’s birthday with a fun dinner complete with photo cake at Kobe Steaks Japanese Restaurant. L had a marathon Saturday afternoon in her office (New Year’s resolutions, we hate you) followed by dinner with Joe and live music at Locos, her family’s restaurant.

Jay Birthday
Happy Birthday, Jay! (yes, that’s skee ball in the background.)
Photo Cake
a birthday at Kobe isn’t complete without a photo cake.
Jay Photo Cake
mmmm!
Neon Outfit
neon + neon + navy for saturday night.
Tuna Tartare
tuna tartare at Emma’s, my favorite meal in Statesboro…
Locos Grill & Pub
…followed by live music at Locos, the best live music venue in town!

Hope you all had a great weekend–tweet us your pics at @glitter_blog_xo. Look for a few posts on fashion and interiors this week…plus a Glitter reunion when we meet up for a buying trip for Social and Dish!

XO

J+L

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