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Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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How to Make the Royal Wedding Cake

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be serving two wedding cakes to guests tomorrow afternoon at their Buckingham Palace reception.