2013 Fall Makeup Trends and Chocolate Orange Cake

Smokey Eyes are in the air. Summer is coming to an end fast and my favorite season will be here before we know it! As the weather cools down it is a lot easier to where a smokey eye since we do not have to worry about everything smearing around in the humidity. 

Thick lashes and smokey lower lash lines have been appearing everywhere. I can see why! One of my favorite trends so far. I have been buying two sets of Ardell demi wispies and gluing them together for a full natural look. Super cheap and easy way to try out one of the hottest looks of the season! 

Now lets talk cake. My two favorite flavor combos have always been oranges and chocolate. I made a simple chocolate cake and added a little fresh orange juice, but the real star is the icing. Orange. Butter. Cream. Recipe follows, 5 lbs may also. Sorry! 

Orange Buttercream

1 Cup Softened Butter
1 Cup Shortening
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
1 Tsp Orange Extract
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Orange Food Coloring  if desired.

Cream together butter and shortening. Add juice and extracts. Slowing add in the powdered sugar. If it is too thick you can add a little milk, cream or water. Tada! You have an amazing creamy orange frosting!

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