Unicorn Princess Cake

Unicorn Princess Cake

Everyone has a unicorn, it’s just the matter of tracking her down and this Unicorn Princess Cake comes with a magical GPS.

Folklore reveals that only the pure at heart can catch a unicorn. And since you’ve landed here on this page, you meet the qualifications. Featuring a time lapse video this Unicorn Princess will materialize right before your eyes.

The day began as a normal day….

It turned into a magical morning the moment candy sprinkles began falling from the sky.

Twirling around with excitement, tasting the sweetness on my tongue, the soothing sounds of  wind chimes flowed though the vibrant leaves nearby.

And as I gazed into the crystal clear water, precious gemstones twinkled back at me like stars.  A ruby here, an emerald there and faceted diamonds were everywhere.

Entranced in the babbling brook, a meadow came into view.  Lollipops grew big as trees and gumdrops dotted the ground. And when the Unicorn Princess raised her head I didn’t make a sound

I took a step towards her and my feet began to glow and that’s when I noticed over my head was a brilliant rainbow.

Keeping time with the chimes the Unicorn Princess began to prance and when the musical beat grew stronger she performed the unicorn dance.

When the sound of music stopped she took a graceful curtsey.

Stifling  a loud giggle, oh me oh my, she looked so girlie.

The brightness of the day began to fade and all colors turned to grey. And as I watched the Unicorn Princess slowly vanish, my heart filled with dismay.

Did she leave because of me? I so wanted her to stay.

Oh please, oh please come back to me, it’s my birthday.

With a shake and a hug, a soft voice said, ‘Good morning, it’s time to celebrate.’

But I was in a bad mood, my dreams were smashed and I didn’t want to play.

If I didn’t have a Unicorn Princess my friends could come another day.

Walking into the room to oohs and ahs I couldn’t believe my eyes. Bedazzled in all her glory was the biggest surprise.

My birthday wish had been granted, the Unicorn Princess was true. I’d been gifted a treasure and I knew just what to do.

I’d take lots of photos and share them for years to come. For I’d been blessed on my birthday to see two unicorns.

And I’d caught one.

Imagine. Dream. Believe. 

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Trot on over to the Marshmallow Buttercream tutorial it’s a dreamy buttercream.

For a delicious Funfetti cake recipe to compliment this Unicorn Princess, Behind the Cake.

And don’t you just want to nibble on those gorgeous sprinkles at the base of the cake? Me too. It’s Sprinkle Pop’s bespoken unicorn mix.

And always remember, a unicorn doesn’t stand around and worry about what other’s think.

It just sparkles.

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How to Make Pokémon Toy Cookies

How to Make Pokémon Toy Cookies

Pokémon Toy Cookies with a surprise inside is a Pokémon GO! for the Trainers attending your Pokémon party.

And it’s a legendary ending as a party favor.

When I began to design these gingerbread  domed Pokéball cookies, my main catch was to hide a mini Pokémon for the Trainers to find once the battle was over.

And since I’m a sweet blogger and GlamMa (who has no sugar limits) the Pokémon Toy Cookies as a party favor needed to be made in advance.

‘Cause my Trainer had battle station expectations for Pokéball Cupcake Toppers, Pokémon Cupcakes and a sculpted Shiny Gengar Cake at this Pokéstop.

To achieve the status as a ‘Mega GlamMa’ in my Trainer’s eyes, the cookies needed to be a ‘no-fail’ treat and this meant before making the cookies for the party, a sample cookie was designed, a storage technique was verified and most importantly, a taste test of the finished cookie.

‘Pika Pika!’ It was a Pokémon GO!

And you’ll ‘catch ’em all’ in the step-by-step video below…

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For this tutorial, I used a gingerbread cookie dough by, Julia M. Usher and for icing the cookie a recipe from, Baking Sweet Hope. For rolling out the cookies, The Cookie Thing.

Online supplies: Plunger cutters, circle cutters and silicone mold.

And here’s where to find the mini-Pokémons on Amazon.

For an eye-catching display for your pokéballs, this DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand is the way to ‘catch ’em all!’.

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How to Make Pokéball Cupcake Toppers

How to Make Pokéball Cupcake Toppers

Lure your guests to the party stop with these Pokéball Cupcake Toppers. Edible and simple to do, these toppers will make your Pokémon party evolve to the next level.

….cause, ‘It’s hard to catch ’em all when you don’t have enough balls..’

Is your Alpha Pokémon Trainer focused with finding Pocket Monsters?

You are not alone…Pokeball Cupcake ToppersC’mon over with me and lets hone in your GPS, correlate the location, whip out your phone and scan the Pokémon tutorials.

And while you are here, make sure to catch the recipe, Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes. Combined with the Pokéball Cupcake Toppers, you will easily superimpose your Pokémon party into an augmented reality.

It’ll be a Pokémon GO! when all the Trainers head on over to the Pokégym to prepare for battle and thereby proclaim your birthday party event … simply legendary.

To enhance your busy life, in our Pokémon YouTube series, I’ve included in each video, how to make and store your party goodies in advance (except for this one.)

The toppers can be made weeks in advance. Store the pokéball in a container and out of direct sunlight. The sun will fade the red half-sphere. And to make your pokéballs shine: right before the party, dab on a bit of vegetable shortening or lard.

Thanks for swiping in! For your convenience, here’s a list for the online Pokéball Cupcake Toppers supplies: Cake Pop Mold, Plunger Cutters, Circle Cutters, Red and White Candy Melts.

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How to Make Sunflower Cake Pops

How to Make Sunflower Cake Pops

Sweet and dainty! These Sunflower Cake Pops make versatile party favors for special occasions – birthdays, bridal showers, wedding & more. 

Sunflowers & daisies growing in a cake pop flower pot with a little hint of dirt at the base, vining up with sugar leaves to the very top of the lollipop stick and ending with a beautiful detailed sunflower are deliciously sweet!

The floral design can be changed in so many different ways when color coordinating the cake pops to a party theme. To name a few: add delicate butterflies, floral hearts or simply sugar sparkle the cake pop. Go ahead and let your imagination swirl with creative ideas!

Sunflower Cake Pops are inviting at a party or event, all eyes will be on these delicate flowers. And the cake pops are so tempting to be picked, you will receive rave reviews!

While you are here, mosey on over to the 6 Flawless Tips No Bake Cake Pops tutorial on how to achieve  these perfect round cake pops.

Thanks for dropping by! Take off your boots & stay awhile! Hope you enjoy this Sunflower Cake Pops tutorial.

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Sunflower Cake Pops – Equipment Required

Sugar Tips:

(1) I love small canning jars for dipping cake pops! It’s easy to gauge the temperative of the candy coating just by holding the jars. I’ve found mini silicone spatulas are also perfect for stirring the candy melts in the jars.

(2) Always keep the cake balls chilled in the fridge (not freezer.) If the cake balls are not chilled, the ball will fall off the stick and into the candy coating/melts.

(3) For more information on how to make a smooth perfect cake ball, mosey on over to the 6 Flawless Tips No Bake Cake Pops tutorial.

Step 1: Fill the jar with the chosen color candy melts. Place in the mircrowave on 50% power for 45 seconds. Stir. Repeat one more time.

With the microwave on 45% power, continue for 30 seconds until melted. Being very careful to allow the candy melts to slightly cool in the jar, gauging the heat in the palm of your hand; constantly stirring.

The canning jar should NEVER feel hot to hold. The jar needs to feel warm – not too warm or hot. Melting the candy melts takes patience. Don’t rush the melting stage.

Continue adding candy melts and stirring until the jar is filled with the melted coating. Once the candy melts are ALL smooth, add 1/2 teaspoon of Paramount Melting Crystals. Stir until combine. If the candy melts are not fluid, continue to add another 1/2 teaspoon until a smooth dipping consistency.

If reheating after adding the crystals, lower the microwave power to 40% and 20 – 25 seconds each time. The crystals tend to overheat the candy melts after adding to the jar. Use caution.

Step 2: Dip the chilled cake ball into the melted candy melts; twirl slowly around making sure to evenly coat the cake ball.

Step 3: Lift the cake pop straight-up and gently shake to allow the excess to flow off the cake ball.

Place the cake pop onto parchment paper and align/straighten.

Important: Immediately put the cake pop back into the fridge. When the cake pop is dipped chilled, the batter inside the pop will expand. If the cake pop coating is not allowed to harden in the fridge, a crack in the cake pop will occur. Keep the cake pops chilled.

Allow the cake pops to harden in the fridge overnight. When decorating a cake pop, take one pop out of the fridge at a time.

Step 4: Wrap decorated tape tightly over the lollipop stick. I prefer to wait to add the tape since it’s not a food-safe ink. Carefully start with the tape at the base (without touching the coating.) Wrap one cake pop at a time and place back into the fridge.

Add a second mini baking cup underneath each cake pop for stability.

Step 5: Cut-out two circles with the circle cutter and with a knife cut a slit. Wrap the brown sugar paste around the top/base of the lollipop stick. Attach with chocolate edible adhesive.

Step 6: Roll kneaded and soft lime fondant or modeling chocolate into an oblong. Place into the sugar extruder and extrude using a circle disc.

Press the vine into the base of the chocolate and wrap around the lollipop stick; attach the vine with chocolate edible adhesive where it touches the decorated tape. When the vine reaches the top, press firmly at the end of the lollipop stick.

Dab chocolate edible adhesive around the base of the brown fondant dirt. Attach different colors of sprinkles.

Step 7: Next, attach the sugar leaves with chocolate edible adhesive, alternating on the vine for a front and back view of the cake pop design.

Step 8: Lightly dust a flower mold with cornstarch; turn the mold over and tap out any excess cornstarch. Choose 2-3 flower designs to use for the Sunflower Cake Pops.

In the center of the mold indentation, press in a yellow fondant or modeling chocolate. Add and press in the second bold color. Carefully remove the flower. For the largest flower, make two each, for a front and back alternate design.

Note: I’ve had my flower mold….forever! Have used the mold for many sugar projects. On the affiliate links, there is a flower mold that is suggested that would work for this design and many other projects. 

Step 9: Attach the flowers with chocolate edible adhesive to the vine.

Step 10: After completing each one of Sunflower Cake Pops, place back into the fridge.

Another reason why I LOVE the small canning jars. After the cake poppin’ is done and it’s a wrap, screw the lid on the jar and store. The jar eliminates the messy clean-up, saves $$ and stores the candy melts for the next cake poppin’ time!

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Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper

Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper

Illuminated with a flameless tealight, this Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper gives off spooky vibes!

And who can resist an adorable little ghost, glowing invitingly in the dark? It’ll take your Hallows’ Eve party table, ‘over the witches moon!’

Casting a magical ‘BOO’ spell, this spooky ghost will create a ghostly party theme floating as a cupcake topper or as an illuminating accent on a plate full of goodies.

Afterall, the guests are anticipating the boo’s! You can’t disappoint them….can you?

Here’s a sweet treat for your bag of goodies! Behind the Cake has a tutorial & YouTube video,  ‘How to make Halloween Cupcakes.’ The cupcakes are ‘bootiful’ for a Hallow’s Eve decorating party for your ghosts and witches and creatures of fright.  Simple spooktacular fun!

Hope you enjoy this Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper tutorial. Thanks for dropping by. Take off your boots & sit for a spell.

And while you’re here, mosey on over and take a gander at the Halloween Fudge. Its nostalgia with a spooky twist!

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Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper

Add Tylose to a small ball of white fondant; wrap with saran wrap and set aside.

Knead Model Magic into a oblong and continue to shape the form size that’s needed for the ghost. Allow to dry for a few hours or overnight.

Note: the form must be firm enough to hold it’s shape.

Roll out the white fondant thinly; use the 4″ biscuit cutter; protect and cover fondant lightly with plastic wrap.

No biscuit cutter? With a pastry cutter, cut out the fondant into a circle shape.

Wrap the form with saran wrap; twist into place and trim away any overlap on the bottom of the form.

Center the circle cut out piece of fondant over the form. Gently stretch and smooth, keeping the bulk of the fondant towards the backside of the ghost.

Shape the fondant. Avoid making creases by using a paint brush for the folds. Smooth gently.

Lift the bottom of the hem to create movement. Add small cut pieces of paper towels between the fondant and saran wrap.

Allow the qhost to dry for a few hours or until the form holds its shape.

Carefully loosen the bottom edge of the ghost with a pallette knife. With fingers, grab the twisted edge of saran wrap and gently pull the fondant away from the mold.

Once the ghost is free from the mold, wad up saran wrap and place inside the hollow fondant for support; set aside to dry.

With a circle cutter the size of the LED tealight, cut out a piece of fondant; set aside to dry.

The cut out piece of fondant will sit directly onto the cupcake’s icing and will be a base for the LED tealight.

Press a tiny piece of black fondant into the mini eye shapes mold; clean the edges with a palette knife. Place into the freezer for a few minutes; unmold.

Attach the eyes with a small paintbrush and a dab of water.

If your hand is steady and true, draw the eyes with a black Bakerpan finetip food color pen.

And now you have a spooky ghost! Happy Halloween!

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DIY: Pokémon Cupcake Toppers

DIY: Pokémon Cupcake Toppers

“Poké Balls evolve GlamMa!” informed my two-thumb phone scrolling five year old grandson. The conversation became intense as he rattled on about the evolution of Poké Balls. And in an eureka moment, listening to his non-stop chattering of the game, the Pokemon Cupcake Toppers design arrived just in time.

Being labeled in his eyes as an uninformed ancient lady isn’t  featured anywhere in the repertoire of my life.  And this GlamMa had to provide proof that she’d listened and learned from the Pokémon obsessed grandson.

Sitting at the design desk to sketch, the evolving Poké Balls became a GO! And this tutorial, Pokemon Cupcake Toppers, is the result of a non-stop talking dude.

And what better way is there to evolve in life than to share a special day with like-minded Pokémon absorbed friends? Mega thanks goes out to his guests. Mason’s  Pokémon GO! 6th birthday party evolved without a Poké Ball miss.

Evolving is the sweet way of life. And this party made this GlamMa’s heart feel good. Real Pika Pika good!

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Pokemon Cupcake Toppers – Equipment Required

The Pokemon Cupcake Toppers tutorial equipment includes: Pokémon GO! Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball and Master Ball. Makes 8 toppers

Step 1: Insert a 4″ bamboo skewer into the eight (8) smooth foam balls. Wrap the smooth foam ball with saran wrap or plastic wrap. Insert the stick attached to the ball into the smooth foam block; set aside.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 2: Using the fondant roller,  roll-out the white fondant. Cut-out four (4) circles with the orange circle cookie cutter. With the smallest circle plunger cutter punch-out eight (8) circles. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper tutorial

Step 3: With the fondant roller, roll-out fondant colors red, blue, purple and black. With the orange circle cookie cutter, cut-out one (1) of each color. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.

Sweet tip: it’s best to cut-out all the white fondant before colored fondant.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 4. Using the fondant roller, roll-out black fondant. Cut-out eight (8) black circles with the orange cookie cutter. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.

Sweet Tip: after cutting out the black fondant, be sure to clean the board and tools.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 5: Form the black fondant circles onto the smooth foam balls; set aside.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 6: Using the self-healing mat, line-up the circles with the mat’s ruler guides. Cut both circles in half with a ceramic flat-edge knife.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 7: Line and slightly overlap a white and red half-circle

Sweet TIp: if the fondant doesn’t adhere to the black fondant, dab a small amount of water on the red or white half-circle, being careful to not smear the black coloring onto the top fondant pieces.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 8: Cut-out the center hole with the largest circle plunger. With the ceramic flat-edge knife, trim the center of the halves, remove the inserts with a toothpick and smooth the edges with fingers. Trim the black fondant that is exposed underneath around the edges.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 9: Using the smallest  white fondant circle cut-out, dab water on the back of the circle and place in the center of the black circle.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 10: Repeat the  process with the other three (3) colors and white fondants. Lightly cover with plastic wrap; set aside.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step 11: Instructions on how to make the Great Ball, Ultra Ball and Master Ball.

Great Ball – roll fondant into a log and insert into an sugar paste extruder. Using an oblong disc, extrude red fondant. With a paintbrush dab water on the red oblong; attach and slightly curve the sides to the black fondant; trim.

Ultra Ball – roll fondant into a log and insert into an extruder. Using an oblong disc, extrude yellow fondant. With a paintbrush dab water on the yellow oblong; attach and curve the sides; place one strip across the top and smooth the lines with fingers; trim.

Poke Ball Cupcake Topper

Master Ball – with a fondant roller, roll-out hot pink fondant and use the green circle cutter. Cut in half with a ceramic flat-edge knife.

Poke Balls Cupcake Topper Step (b): With a paintbrush, add a dab of water; attach the half-circle to the purple fondant and trim the back edges. Poke Balls Cupcake Topper

Step (c): Roll-out a thin piece of gum paste; cut small squares and allow to dry for 5-minutes. Lightly dust the FMM Upper Case Tappit Cutter with cornstarch; turn-over and tap-out the excess. Place the tappit face down and in a circular motion, embed the gum paste. Smooth the edges of the letter with fingers.

Take a quilting pin and loosen the edges of the letter, carefully removing it from the tappit. Trim the letter points off to make the letter ‘M’ appear to be the correct font.

With a paintbrush, dab a tiny bit of water onto the back of the ‘M’; attach to the purple fondant; arrange and straighten the letter with the quilting pin.

Poke Ball Cupcake Topper

Final Step: Cover the toppers lightly with plastic wrap; allow the Pokemon Cupcake Toppers to dry and form into a ball shape for the cupcakes.

Sweet tip: the toppers can be made ahead of time.

Poke Ball Cupcake Topper tutorial

 

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How to Make a Gift Box Cake Top

How to Make a Gift Box Cake Top

Have you ever been inspired to make a cake, just because? This Gift Box Cake Top design was one of those because I love you inspirations.

One of those design times that inspires love you to the moon & back, a hundred million zillion times.

GIft Box Cake Top

My daughter was born a few days after Christmas. And it’s that time of year when traditional sweets give a sugar rush hangover.

It’s the holiday time of year when all her friends are busy with grandparents and vacations.

School is out.

No one fun is around.

And then here comes the New Year.

It’s a dud.

Monique Sleeping

In the olden day, I felt so guilty that I hadn’t kept her in the bun warmer longer, Easter was designated as another party day.

She’d get an Easter basket over-filled to the brim. Not with candy but with all sorts of surprises – gift cards, shoes and Cadbury eggs – and always a stuffed bunny.

And then a grandson came along and filled her spot.

Mason's Easter Basket

This year, I decided to make Monique a Valentine’s Day surprise party cake. I wanted to deliver a cake to where she works to celebrate and share with her co-workers and friends.

And Mo loves shoes. There are so many shoes in her closet, neatly organized, that it’ll blow your mind.

The cake had to be special. The cake design needed to compliment a sugar shoe.  And that’s when I decided to create an extraordinary Gift Box Cake.

She’d love it! It’d be the hit of the party.

I’d never made a sugar shoe before and the best place to learn the ‘how to’s was with Elisa Strauss.  Elisa is the ultimate sugar shoe designer. She’s the best darn sugar shoe instructor… EVER!

So, I moseyed on over to Elisa’s Craftsy class.  And to my delight, there was a bootie. A bootie that Mo would wear & cuddle in her closet.

I was hooked. And without a moment of hesitation, signed-up for her Craftsy class.

Here’s the link

Warning: sugar shoes can be as addicting as the real thing.

  

And then the free-standing gift box top interfered with my beauty sleep.

I researched Google until my eyes were tired.

No information. No dimensions. No anything that would amount to a spoon full of sugar.

So I want to share with you how the gift box cake top is constructed. It’s easy to prop/slant in an open-style. It’s easy to plop on top of the cake.

Simple & super easy! Get some zzz’s!  

Gift Box Cake Top – Equipment Required

STEP 1: To measure the size box for the cake top, take the size of the cake (ex: 8×8″)  and add 1/2″ on all four sides of the board. 

Note: Adding 1/2″ to the dimensions on all four sides of the foam core board will allow 1/4″ for icing the cake and 1/4″ for the depth of the foam core board.

Step. 2:  Place the foam core board onto the self-healing mat. Using the O’Lipfa’s Lip Edge guide with a graphic pencil mark the dimensions of the cake to the foam core board. Add 1/2″ and mark again.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 3:  With an exacto knife cut-out the pattern.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 4: For the gift box top edges, mark and cut-out four (4)  1 – 1/4″ foam core strips to the size dimensions of the cake. Add  1/4″ or more in length for the strip to trim.

Gift Bos Cake Top 3

Step 5: Using a glue gun, spread the hot glue on the edge of the top board; attach three (3) boards; trim edges.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 6: With a flat blade kitchen knife, trim the last (4th) strip to fit.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 7. Hot glue the edge and attach the last strip and; trim. Now the four (4) edge strips are adhered to the foam core cake top.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 8: Mix 1/2 teaspoon Tylose to the modeling chocolate or fondant. Knead.

Step 9: Side Gift Box Strips: Sprinkle cornstarch onto the mat. Roll out the sugar paste using the self-healing mat. With the mat’s ruler guide, cut-out the four (4) side strips, leaving 1/4″ to trim.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 10: Gift Box Top: Sprinkle cornstarch onto the mat. Roll out on the sugar paste using the self-healing mat. With the mat’s ruler guide, cut-out the top pattern, leaving 1/4″ to trim. Note: Gently laying the top of the box onto the rolled out sugar paste is a pattern size indicator.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 11: Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment; sprinkle with cornstarch. Gently move the sugar paste cut-outs to the lined cookie sheet. Place into the fridge for 30 – 45 minutes; until cool and firm, easy to handle.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 12: Apply Crisco or lard to the foam core strips. Attach 3 strips and trim away  excess sugar paste with an exacto blade or flat knife. Attach the 4th strip and trim. Press gently to adhere the sugar paste to the foamcore board. Using a fondant smoother; round and smooth the edges and sugar paste.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 13: Apply Crisco or lard to the foamcore gift box top. Center sugar paste and trim away the excess. Adhere and smooth the sugar paste using a fondant smoother.

Gift Box Cake Top

Step 14: Using a sugar paste extruder filled with sugar paste, choose a disc shape, refine the top edges to disquise the seam. Apply the trim using a small brush dampen with water.

Step 15: Balance and place the gift box cake top on a 28-ounce (large) can from the pantry; allow to dry overnight.

Note: To trim or design the sugar paste for this gift box cake top, it is easier to work with thoroughly chilled (not frozen) fondant or modeling chocolate. If there is difficulty in trimming or designing, place the covered foamcore, back into the fridge until the sugar paste is firm.

Now it’s time to decorate and have fun with this lightweight and sturdy Gift Box Cake Top! For more details on how the box top is decorated, mosey on over to the Gift Box Cake Top Bow tutorial.

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