Drool-Worthy Lisa Frank-Inspired Cake Batter Milkshakes
The thought of Lisa Frank takes me down memory lane… to the psychedelic world of unicorns, rainbow leopard prints and adorable animals. Reminiscing back to that part of my childhood has inspired me to create these over-the-top cake batter flavored milkshakes, overflowing with an abundance of candy, cookies, donuts and rainbows. This is one of those instances where more is more. I think Lisa Frank would agree with me!
— 1/2 cup store-bought dry cake mix
— 5 scoops vanilla ice cream
— 1 cup of milk
— 1/2 cup raspberries (optional)
— 2-3 Tablespoons sprinkles (optional)
— mason jars/glasses
— 50 grams cream
— 100 grams white chocolate
— chocolate bark (made from chocolate melts/oil-based food coloring)
— pre-decorated donuts and cookies
— colorful sprinkles and candy of choice
— cotton candy
1. Combine ice cream, milk and cake mix in a blender and mix until smooth. Add raspberries into half of the mix to add extra flavor and a splash of color to the shake. Lastly, add sprinkles if desired.
2. To make the chocolate ganache, combine chocolate and cream in a bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time to ensure the heat is distributed evenly. When melted, dip the rim of the jars with the ganache, shaking off the excess, then dipping into sprinkles.
3. Divide the rest of the ganache into separate bowls, depending on the number of colors you use for the drips. I chose to go with three colors: pink, yellow and blue. Transfer the ganache into small piping bags, then carefully pipe drips onto the inside of the jars, alternating colors each time. Place in the freezer for at least five minutes to set.
4. To make the chocolate bark, place chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until the chocolate has melted. Divide your chocolate into a number of smaller bowls and color with oil-based food coloring. Pour or spoon chocolate onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, then use a skewer to swirl around to create a marbled pattern. Top with sprinkles and candy of choice, then leave to set before breaking or cutting into pieces. Click here for some chocolate bark inspo!
5. Now it’s time for the fun part — constructing the shakes! Pour the raspberry mixture into the jars, filling them approximately halfway full, then pour in the rest of the shake mix. Top with candy, cookies, donuts and cotton candy, or any decoration of your choice! I made marshmallow and sour strap “kebabs” which adds a cute touch, and cookies and donuts inspired by this magical tutorial by SweetAmbs. Go crazy with your designs; I know Lisa Frank would approve!
Dip the rim of the jars with chocolate ganache, shaking off the excess before dipping into your choice of sprinkles. Carefully pipe drips with colored ganache on the inside of the jars, alternating colors each time. Place in freezer for at least five minutes to set.
Pour or spoon colored chocolate onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, then use a skewer to swirl around to create a marbled pattern. Top with sprinkles and/or your candy of choice, then leave to set before breaking or cutting into pieces.
Look at those gorgeous leopard print details!
Could you resist these magical rainbow cookies and candy kebabs?
Go crazy with your toppings and make Lisa Frank proud!
Show us your over-the-top milkshake creations by tagging us on Instagram andusing the hashtags #bcfoodie & #britstagram!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)