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Welcome to another KCL Beauty Edit! I've really loved so many of the beauty and makeup products I tried last month. There is usually at least one dud in the bunch that I reluctantly have to give a bad review, but I have something good to say about each one of these products. A few of them I very highly recommend, so grab a cup of coffee and check it all out. If you have a question about any of the products mentioned, please leave it below in the comments section. And if you don't have time to read this, you can skip ahead and listen to my video review here while you work or whatever. Enjoy!


The new skincare line I tried last month was from LHB Natural Skincare, which included a facial wash and two different facial serums. I recently posted about LHB in an anti-aging skincare routine blog and video to show how I use each of these products. Of course I started with the facial wash, which I really loved. The LHB Coconut & Sea Clay Mineral Face Wash is great for any skin type…

The Perfect Classic White Cake


A classic white cake batter is the most essential recipe for Spring baking. You can use it as a base recipe to make all kinds of Spring cakes or cupcakes. Add in flavors like lemon, strawberry, pineapple, etc. to make your own specialty cakes for your next Spring gathering. The following recipe for classic white cake is adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Ingredients
*yields 24 cupcakes / two 9" round layers
  • 2 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour Blend
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar; superfine sugar is best
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (use vegetable oil for dairy-free option)
  • 4 large eggs whites plus 1 whole large egg
  • 1 cup full-fat vanilla yogurt or 1 cup whole milk (use unsweetened coconut milk for dairy-free option)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F and butter and flour baking pans or line with paper baking cups.

2. Mix dry ingredients together then add the butter and mix until crumbly.

3. Add eggs one at a time and combine.

4. Combine other remaining ingredients in separate small bowl then add to the dry mix and incorporate completely, until fluffy.

5. Bake 25 to 35 min in round pans, 18-20 min for cupcakes, and 35 to 40 min for a large rectangular cake.


These classic white cupcakes are delicious as is, or you can add more flavor to both the mix and the finished product. I love to add in fresh diced strawberries for fresh strawberry muffins.

Essential Tools
B00006G958 Wilton Aluminum Performance Pans Set of 2 9-Inch Round Cake Set
B003W0UMPI Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
B0000CFN85 Wilton White Standard Baking Cups
B0000VM5AM Wilton 13 Inch Angled Spatula With Black Handle

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