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SMORGASBORD: Decorate your cake . . . Blizzard of Miracles . . . Lift those cakes . . . Destination Dorset

Decorate that cake Up your cake decorating game with Sugar Sheets, edible decorating paper made from sweetened food starch. The sheets come in 12 colors, seven patterns and alphabets from Wilton. Easy to work with, we snipped a few fun designs wi...

Wilton Sugar Sheets
Up your cake decorating game with Sugar Sheets, edible decorating paper made from sweetened food starch.

Decorate that cake

Up your cake decorating game with Sugar Sheets, edible decorating paper made from sweetened food starch.

The sheets come in 12 colors, seven patterns and alphabets from Wilton. Easy to work with, we snipped a few fun designs with kitchen scissors; plastic punchers can be purchased.

The 8-by-11-inch Sugar Sheets are $4 each. For store locater or to buy, go to wilton.com.

Blizzards of Miracles

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On Thursday, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will serve as honorary spokesperson for DQ Miracle Treat Day. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children.

Although the new Nutter Butter Blizzard Treat is the Blizzard of the Month for August, Oreo Cookie will be the Miracle Treat Day "Blizzard of the Day." The Oreo Blizzard Treat still holds the title as the most popular Blizzard flavor since the first Blizzard Treat was served upside down with a spoon in 1985. All currently featured flavors will be available on Miracle Treat Day.

For more information, visit Miracle TreatDay.com or DairyQueen.com.

Lift those cakes

Tired of using wimpy pancake flippers to take vegetables or fish from the oven or grill -- or move pizzas or cake layers -- to a serving platter?

Grab a Mega Lifter. It's boasts a 10-inch-by-10-inch stainless steel surface with a nylon handle plus a second "helper handle" Both are heat resistant to 500 degrees.

It's $19.50 at pamperedchef.com.

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Destination Dorset

There's a reason why thousands of people visit Dorset, Minn., each year. The decor of "The Restaurant Capital of the World" is small-town friendly. Streets are lined with boardwalks, casual porch swings and flower baskets. And the shops are filled with special items, from artistically crafted pottery and lamps to unique decor and antiques that turn houses into homes.

And then, there's the annual "A Taste of Dorset," which is Sunday. Food, entertainment and games highlight the event. (Food, including pork chops on a stick, pizza and broasted chicken will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Dorset is located off state Highway 34, about six miles east of Park Rapids and six miles west of Nevis.

Pampered Chef Mega Lifter
Tired of using wimpy pancake flippers to take vegetables or fish from the oven or grill -- or move pizzas or cake layers -- to a serving platter? Grab a Mega Lifter.

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