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Wonderfully Willowy White.

Snowstreet“White … is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black…. God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”

Gilbert Keith Chesterton [British author, 1874–1936] 

Photo used under creative commons from kimberlykv

White Coconut Cake
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup milk*

late For A Date, Mate!

Lemon curd, lime curd, raspberry jam, or blackberry jam for filling
Whipped cream or cream cheese icing
3 cups coconut, shredded


Move Your Bloomin’ Aaass!

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9″ round cake pans; line bottom of pans with parchment.


So Sensationally Sixties!

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; set aside. Put butter in a medium sized bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, scraping down butter as needed. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until blended. Add vanilla. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk in 2 additions; mix thoroughly.

Prada Leather Shoulder Bag  - White
 Marvelous  Marshmallow Bag!

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow layers to cool in pans for 10 to 20 minutes. Run a butter knife or flat metal spatula around edge of pans and turn layers onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Jackie O Pearls!


Kool  Kenyan Kat!

Whipped Cream Icing
2 cups whipping cream
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 Inch Platform Rhinestone Shoes Sexy High Heel Sandals Thongs Slides White
Hippest Shoe Ever!

Beat cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in vanilla extract.

white nail polish-orly nail laquer mini 

Wintery White Polish!

Cream Cheese Icing
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Anna Pavlova as The Dying Swan

 The Original White Swan, Anna Pavlova!

Beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, and then gradually stir in the powdered sugar.

White Chocolate Martini with Hanging Cherry 

White Chocolate Martini with Hanging Cherry!

White Chocolate Ruffle Single large image

 Luxurious Lovely Sin! 

To Assemble Cake
Place first cake layer on serving plate or cake board. Spread top with filling and place second layer on top. Frost with either whipped cream or cream cheese icing. Sprinkle sides and top with shredded coconut. Press coconut gently to adhere to cake.

Light Fuschia Pink Sparkle Lips Glitters 

And Enjoy, My Dahhhhlings!   


Cool Info About The Original Swan:  Anna Pavlova Biography – life, story, death, school, mother, young

How to make a Chocolate Martini:   Godiva Chocolate Martini recipe




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  • Reply
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    June 15, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I adore your colour theme posts Kim! And we have the same taste in things as I always say to myself “Ooh I want that one, and that one too!” 😛 xxx

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 7:22 am

      …and that one…and that…and—
      It’s even more fun when you are the one picking your faves!
      xxx Kiss
      i don’t know about you, but i want one of those chocolate martinis 🙂

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    Goodness and Grit
    June 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I´ll take the blooming hat, Jackie O pearls, a white chocolate ruffle, and a white chocolate martini.
    On second thought, make the martini a double!

    Yummy post Kim! I am definitely gonna try the White Cocoanut Cake! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Gorgeous pics!!!!


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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    June 15, 2011 at 12:51 am

    What a fun post Kim. Was great scrolling down through the recipe with all the beautiful ‘white’ photos.
    Have a happy loved filled day.
    🙂 Mandy

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

      these sort of posts are always a great distraction :
      Have a happy day, too. xxX

  • Reply
    June 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

    The dress is so beautiful.

    And everything else…

    Love you. Like cake.

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Kenyan Queen,
      Well I love you more than the Kenyan Kat.
      And that’s a LOT 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    June 15, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I love white (except on my walls-I need color even if it’s considered a neutral). It’s crisp, clean and refreshing!

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    Alison@Mama Wants This
    June 15, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Oh that cake! I love coconut, I love cake and I love lemon curd. YUM! Love the other white stuff too, gorgeous!

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 7:26 am

      Love White Stuff!
      And my next best stuff is LEMON. WOW!

  • Reply
    June 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I’m with Goodness and Grit, I think I will take the white chocolate martini!!!

  • Reply
    June 15, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Yummy, Love You!!!

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 7:27 am

      Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy. Yum. Yum.
      See you later, T.
      xx Kiss for you.

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    Pat B
    June 15, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe and your pictures were fabulous – the quote was wonderful as well. What a nice way to look at white!

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

      Hey, Pat,
      White reminds me of a new start…a new life, something pure.
      …but all of that aside: I Want that Chocolate Martini Real BaAAad 🙂 xxxx

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    June 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Kim, I don’t what is better white or yellow, they are both a breath of fresh air. the coconut cake
    looks delicious, but I think I prefer that dark chocolate with salted nuts you made the other day.
    Love you more than both

    • Reply
      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 9:10 am

      Oh, daddy,
      My heart is filled with your love. 🙂

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    June 15, 2011 at 9:12 am

    You just put together the List of Things Tara Can’t Have (for various reasons). Yes, white is a lovely color. I believe it’s the combination of ALL colors, no? Anyways, great post Kim! You have fabulous taste.


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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

      Why can’t U have WHITE? Now I am pondering.
      Luv U, my sweet, wise girl xx

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    Theresa Sonoda
    June 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    OH that cake is so beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat…..but there’s no cake too pretty to eat. They must be eaten! YUMMMMM

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      I shall eat it. NOW! First, I shall lick off all of the white frosting 🙂 xxxxxxx Ohhhhhhhhhhhh…. xx

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    Annie @ mamadweeb
    June 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

    That cake looks amazing!! I’m hungry for some cake now LOL

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 16, 2011 at 10:34 am

      I know. I want some REAL BAD 🙂 n xxXX

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    Wild Child Mama
    June 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    You are so dang creative!! Such beautiful pictures. And those shoes! HOT HOT HOT. I bet your house is decorated in a super kick ass way. So much fun.

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      kim sisto robinson
      June 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      I would like a more “Kick Ass” house…
      but I don’t know if hubby would approve 🙂
      I know he’s like those shoes!!!!!!!!! xx

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    June 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Oooo – so many choices so little time! My mom had a phenomenal coconut cake recipe that had a liquid you created then brushed over the cake layers, allowing it to soak it with coconut flavor, before you frosted with a cooked coconut frosting. While it was unbelievably delish, yours sounds so much easier and just as delish. I shall try it!! LOVE the marshmallow purse… oh heck, let’s just say I love it ALL except the white lipstick – but that’s just ’cause it wouldn’t look good on pale ole me!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

      the coconut liquid..What a great idea!!! The cake must get very moist & DELISH!
      I agree about the white lipstick, but it is oh-so-fun & hippy-like.
      Wish we could split a peice of coconute cake together. 🙂 xxxxxx

  • Reply
    June 18, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Just one comment, since as long as I can remember, my favorite cake is white coconut. Once a year, and only once, for my bday, I allow myself a slice of heaven. My grandma Della would always make me that cake for my bday, and when she when to live with the angles it ceased to be a part of my life, until I decided to make it for myself. It’ the best cake. Thank for the torture, now I have to wait until next February for my next piece.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      June 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

      ~~~I am so happy that you made the cake for yourself w/ out your sweet angel….But I’ll bet she is savoring the white-lush-cake in Heaven right now 🙂 xxx Kisses to you , Brenda.

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