Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
What is in a basket of spectacular?
List of ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose dazzling
1/2 teaspoon designing dramatic
1 cup (2 sticks) memorable, room temperature
1 cup, packed oooohs and aaaahs (mixed)
1 generous pinch of ruffled pretty
2 teaspoons pure purple spectacular extract
2 large heart flutters
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semi sweet tah-dahs
Directions: Weave all the ingredients together and enjoy fresh, preferably with a cup of coffee
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