How To Make a Wedding Cake, The Best Cheap Cabernet, and What To Do With Leftover Egg Whites This Time Last Year

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Here’s a peek at some of the best stuff happening at The Kitchn a year ago this week. There were some very popular posts published this time a year ago: the very best cheap Cabernet Sauvignon (a list we’ve referred to over and over again this year), a manifesto on how to make a wedding cake, margaritas made with beer (or strawberries), a very cool little Japanese gadget, a video review of a salad spinner, and recipes for panna cotta and homemade bubble gum, plus ideas for leftover egg whites.

• Gadgets and dishes: a video review of a salad spinner, a Japanese negi cutter, and Ainsi’s Moka cups.

• In season: Lita squash

• How to make your own wedding cake (without losing your mind).

• Book review: Local Bread by Daniel Leader.

• Great summer drinks: Vesper Martinis from James Bond and Casino Royale. Plus margaritas made with beer, margaritas made with fresh strawberries, and DIY fizzy water for homemade soda.

• Good ideas for leftover egg whites.

• DIY bubble gum!

Cheap, creative garden planters that are cute too.