Wilton Heart

Wilton Heart
Wilton Heart

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate: the Venice of America

Located in Broward County in Florida in the United States of America, Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a metropolitan city that happens to be the most prominent city in the South Florida Metropolitan area. Fort Lauderdale is especially recognized as a tourist destination and entertains more than 10 million tourists annually . It has been given the tag of a metropolitan city mainly because of the diversity in culture. The city derived its name from a series of forts built by the US during the Second Seminole War. The forts, in turn, had taken their names from Major William Lauderdale, the commander of the troop of soldiers who built the first fort.

Situated at 26°08'09"N, 80°08'31"W, the city has an area of about 36 square miles. It has a long stretch of beaches as it lies adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Lauderdale is bordered by Wilton Manors and Pompano Beach in the north, Lauderhill and Cooper City to the west, Hollywood and Dania Beach to the south and Sea Ranch Lakes to the east. Climatically, too, the city is diverse since it is affected by two kinds of weather yearly. In the summers the weather is hot and wet and winters, on the other hand, are dry and cool. The place is also affected occasionally by hurricanes.

The city of Fort Lauderdale has a population of around 173,000 and the population density is about 4, 800 per square mile in an area totaling 36 square miles. English is the first language followed by Spanish, French Creole, French and finally Portuguese. Fort Lauderdale real estate has doubled in value in recent years. Median home value is close to $400,000. Median home age is 38 years.

Infrastructure is very good in the city of Fort Lauderdale, education and transport playing an instrumental role in the framework of the economy. Though the level of education is slightly lower than the national average, the city of Fort Lauderdale, falling under the Broward County Public Schools has more than 23 public schools within its working area. Apart from this, five institutions of great repute are situated in Fort Lauderdale-The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University and Broward Community College. Transportation facilities are ample considering that the Fort Lauderdale Airport is nearby and happens to be one of the fastest growing airports. Among the local transportation available, buses and rails rule the roost providing for the basic need of connectivity. Las Olas Boulevard is the heart of the city.

Fort Lauderdale has an economy that is mainly dependant on tourism. Though initially the city was just a vacationing spot for college students in spring break, through the years it has turned you to be more a destination for the rich and affluent. It is also a major yachting center and the boating industry is naturally thriving and contributes a lot to the gross product. With tourism being the most vital component in the economy, the real estate market has grown rapidly in Fort Lauderdale. Innumerous hotels, homes and condominiums have come up to meet the rising demand for permanent or temporary shelter. It is viable to invest in real estate in the Venice of the Americas since there is ample employment in the nearby areas. Fort Lauderdale subdivisions include Lauderdale Shores, Seven Isles, Venice, Las Olas by the Sea. There are 1,814 single family homes, 3,659 townhouses and condos, and 1,673 rentals now available. Fort Lauderdale real estate is bouncing back and it will be flourishing again by 2008.

About the Author

Hector Lesende is Owner/Licensed Real Estate Broker in Miami South Florida. Please visit Miami Real Estate. Search Fort Lauderdale Real Estate. We will sell your home from only 1% commission.We provide a free South
Florida Foreclosure and MLS list
.

How would I make a cake that looks like a motorcycle gas tank?

I thought of using the Wilton puffed heart pan, cutting it in half, and using those as the sides of the tank.

Or a teardrop cake pan and then carve the cake to make it more rounded.

I'm trying to make it 3-D. It will be covered in fondant for a groom's cake. Thank you.
I've never shaped a cake before. I'd imagine it would be hard to get the round lines of a gas tank by cutting into the cake. But then again...what do I know?

I would say just make a regular square cake and cut out the outline of a gas tank, then decorate it.


DIY Silicone Half Ball Sphere Cake Fondant Mould Chocolate Mold Baking Tools
DIY Silicone Half Ball Sphere Cake Fondant Mould Chocolate Mold Baking Tools
$4.27
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $4.27

NEW FOODSAVER QUICK MARINATOR 225 QT SQUARE CANISTER 2 1 4 Quart
NEW FOODSAVER QUICK MARINATOR 225 QT SQUARE CANISTER 2 1 4 Quart
$26.75
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $26.75

Silicone 6 Cavities Sphere Cake Decorating Chocolate Baking Mold Sugarcraft Tool
Silicone 6 Cavities Sphere Cake Decorating Chocolate Baking Mold Sugarcraft Tool
$4.35
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $4.35

Nordic Ware Christmas Holiday Wreath Bundt Cake Pan 12 1 2 Diameter
Nordic Ware Christmas Holiday Wreath Bundt Cake Pan 12 1 2 Diameter
$22.99
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $22.99

NEW Cake Boss Basics Nonstick Bakeware 3 Piece Round Cake Pan Set Light Gray
NEW Cake Boss Basics Nonstick Bakeware 3 Piece Round Cake Pan Set Light Gray
$29.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Dog Cat Paw Print Silicone Bakeware Mold Mould Chocolate Cookie Candy Ice Cube
Dog Cat Paw Print Silicone Bakeware Mold Mould Chocolate Cookie Candy Ice Cube
$1.79 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 33m

Ceramic Cookie Stamp Ghost
Ceramic Cookie Stamp Ghost
$9.75
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $9.75

Boston Warehouse Terra Cotta Original Garlic Roaster
Boston Warehouse Terra Cotta Original Garlic Roaster
$15.00
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

50Pcs Disposable Aluminum Foil Baking Cookie Muffin Cupcake Egg Tart Molds
50Pcs Disposable Aluminum Foil Baking Cookie Muffin Cupcake Egg Tart Molds
$1.22
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $1.22

Non Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set of 2 Cooking Candy Making Oven Artisan NEW
Non Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set of 2 Cooking Candy Making Oven Artisan NEW
$19.27
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $19.27

NIB The Pampered Chef Bread Tube Scalloped 1565
NIB The Pampered Chef Bread Tube Scalloped 1565
$5.00
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00

2 Vintage Muffin Pans Ekco Starburst N 60 6 And Bake King Bakeware
2 Vintage Muffin Pans Ekco Starburst N 60 6 And Bake King Bakeware
$15.99
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Wilton Aluminum Performance Pans 12 x 2 Inch Square Pan 12 Wilton
Wilton Aluminum Performance Pans 12 x 2 Inch Square Pan 12 Wilton
$14.69
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $14.69

Hello Kitty Cake Pan
Hello Kitty Cake Pan
$4.99
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

Triangle Candy Cake Cookie Silicone Chocolate Mould Mold Bakeware Tool
Triangle Candy Cake Cookie Silicone Chocolate Mould Mold Bakeware Tool
$3.45
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $3.45

2PACK COOKIE SHEET
2PACK COOKIE SHEET
$50.96
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $50.96

Royal Albert New Country Roses Baking Bliss Mixing Bowl 3 Quart White
Royal Albert New Country Roses Baking Bliss Mixing Bowl 3 Quart White
$28.83
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $28.83

Hic Porcelain Souffle 6 inch 32 ounce Capacity
Hic Porcelain Souffle 6 inch 32 ounce Capacity
$11.56
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $11.56

Ateco Stainless Steel Food Mold Diamond Forms 35 x 25 x 15 Inches 4908
Ateco Stainless Steel Food Mold Diamond Forms 35 x 25 x 15 Inches 4908
$7.39
Time Remaining: 48m
Buy It Now for only: $7.39

Pillivuyt 5 Inch Round Eared Dish White
Pillivuyt 5 Inch Round Eared Dish White
$18.52
Time Remaining: 48m
Buy It Now for only: $18.52

Norpro Three Tier Stacking Cooling Rack Chromed steel construction 3588
Norpro Three Tier Stacking Cooling Rack Chromed steel construction 3588
$15.78
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $15.78

Jacob Bromwells Sutlers Mill Black Finish 10 Round Cooling Rack
Jacob Bromwells Sutlers Mill Black Finish 10 Round Cooling Rack
$9.89
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $9.89

Norpro 3660 Stainless Steel Cannoli Forms Set of 4 575in 145cm 1
Norpro 3660 Stainless Steel Cannoli Forms Set of 4 575in 145cm 1
$7.22
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $7.22

3PC COOKIE SHEET SET
3PC COOKIE SHEET SET
$15.83
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $15.83

Mini Angel Food Cake Pans Set of 4 Make Muffins Cheesecake Tarts Kitchen NEW 2
Mini Angel Food Cake Pans Set of 4 Make Muffins Cheesecake Tarts Kitchen NEW 2
$18.99
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $18.99

Global Sugar Art Products Baking Cups Standard 500 Count Chocolate Brown
Global Sugar Art Products Baking Cups Standard 500 Count Chocolate Brown
$20.10
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $20.10

AIRBAKE COVD CAKE PAN W LID
AIRBAKE COVD CAKE PAN W LID
$15.18
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $15.18

Nordic Ware Classic Metal 9x13 Covered Cake Pan Baking Roasting Made in the USA
Nordic Ware Classic Metal 9x13 Covered Cake Pan Baking Roasting Made in the USA
$23.74
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $23.74

Banana Baker Clay Cooker Roaster Terra Cotta Roasting Baking Dish Pan And Lid
Banana Baker Clay Cooker Roaster Terra Cotta Roasting Baking Dish Pan And Lid
$10.00
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan 7 Inch New Free Shipping
Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan 7 Inch New Free Shipping
$18.06
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $18.06

Wilkinson A90 3 3 8 Aluminum Foil Tart Pan Disposable Baking Mini Pie Plate Tin
Wilkinson A90 3 3 8 Aluminum Foil Tart Pan Disposable Baking Mini Pie Plate Tin
$8.53
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $8.53

BROWNIE MAKER SET
BROWNIE MAKER SET
$18.98
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $18.98

14 Non Stick Pizza Pan Cooking Grill Stove Round Baking Tray Oven Kitchen New
14 Non Stick Pizza Pan Cooking Grill Stove Round Baking Tray Oven Kitchen New
$11.99
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

NORPRO 3767 Heavy Duty Gauge Tin Mini Muffin Cupcake Pan 24 Cup
NORPRO 3767 Heavy Duty Gauge Tin Mini Muffin Cupcake Pan 24 Cup
$12.99
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

Anolon Advanced Bronze Nonstick Bakeware 9 Inch x 13 Inch Covered Cake Pan wi
Anolon Advanced Bronze Nonstick Bakeware 9 Inch x 13 Inch Covered Cake Pan wi
$35.75
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $35.75

Pyramid Cake Mould Chocolate Ice Cube Tray Bakeware Tool Silicone Random Color
Pyramid Cake Mould Chocolate Ice Cube Tray Bakeware Tool Silicone Random Color
$3.13
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $3.13

Pyrex No Leak Lids 4 Cup Round Baking Dish with Plastic Lid
Pyrex No Leak Lids 4 Cup Round Baking Dish with Plastic Lid
$16.40
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $16.40

Ateco Stainless Steel Donut Cutter Doughtnut Ring 25 inch Diameter 14422
Ateco Stainless Steel Donut Cutter Doughtnut Ring 25 inch Diameter 14422
$5.79
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $5.79

Cake Boss Novelty Nonstick Bakeware Mini Pie Pan Gray
Cake Boss Novelty Nonstick Bakeware Mini Pie Pan Gray
$13.61
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $13.61

Fat Daddios Anodized Aluminum Bread Pan 6375 Inch x 375 Inch x 275 Inch
Fat Daddios Anodized Aluminum Bread Pan 6375 Inch x 375 Inch x 275 Inch
$9.08
Time Remaining: 1h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $9.08

Set 6 Piece Bakeware Simply Calphalon Nonstick New Free Kitchen Baking Steel Shi
Set 6 Piece Bakeware Simply Calphalon Nonstick New Free Kitchen Baking Steel Shi
$39.87
Time Remaining: 1h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $39.87

8 piece Parini bakeware colorful cookware set blue yellow orange green caserole
8 piece Parini bakeware colorful cookware set blue yellow orange green caserole
$70.00
Time Remaining: 1h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00

Fat Daddios Anodized Aluminum Convex Triangle Cake Pan 12 Inch x 2 Inch
Fat Daddios Anodized Aluminum Convex Triangle Cake Pan 12 Inch x 2 Inch
$24.05
Time Remaining: 1h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $24.05

Wilton Kitchen Utensils Gadgets 6 Inch Cookie Sticks Mega Pack
Wilton Kitchen Utensils Gadgets 6 Inch Cookie Sticks Mega Pack
$9.92
Time Remaining: 1h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $9.92

Wilton Candy Eyeballs088 ozCount of 56
Wilton Candy Eyeballs088 ozCount of 56
$6.87
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $6.87

Spectrum Euro Bread Basket 3 1 2inch H x 12 5 8inch x 7inch D Satin Nickel 42678
Spectrum Euro Bread Basket 3 1 2inch H x 12 5 8inch x 7inch D Satin Nickel 42678
$26.22
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $26.22

Wilton 2105 3647 Non Stick 12 Cavity Spool Cake Pan
Wilton 2105 3647 Non Stick 12 Cavity Spool Cake Pan
$14.49
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $14.49

Fat Daddios Fluted Tart Pan 10 Inch x 2 Inch Removable Bottom
Fat Daddios Fluted Tart Pan 10 Inch x 2 Inch Removable Bottom
$16.52
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $16.52

SilverStone 59166 Hybrid Ceramic Nonstick Bakeware Cookie Pan 11 by 17 Inch M
SilverStone 59166 Hybrid Ceramic Nonstick Bakeware Cookie Pan 11 by 17 Inch M
$18.48
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $18.48

Silicone Kitchen Pastry Liner Baking Tray Oven Bakeware Mat Placemat colorful
Silicone Kitchen Pastry Liner Baking Tray Oven Bakeware Mat Placemat colorful
$2.50
Time Remaining: 1h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2.50

Circulon Nonstick Bakeware 9 Inch Springform Pan Gray 1
Circulon Nonstick Bakeware 9 Inch Springform Pan Gray 1
$16.58
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $16.58

Oven Rack Guard Silicone 2 Pack Oven Guard Liner Height Resistant for Burn Pro
Oven Rack Guard Silicone 2 Pack Oven Guard Liner Height Resistant for Burn Pro
$13.31
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $13.31

Wilton Insulated 14 By 16 Inch Aluminum Cookie Sheet
Wilton Insulated 14 By 16 Inch Aluminum Cookie Sheet
$22.12
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $22.12

Winware 18 Inch x 26 Inch Aluminum Sheet Pan
Winware 18 Inch x 26 Inch Aluminum Sheet Pan
$22.49
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $22.49

Set of 3 Round Silicone Mold Cake Baking Pans Includes 6 Laminated Grease Proof
Set of 3 Round Silicone Mold Cake Baking Pans Includes 6 Laminated Grease Proof
$26.01
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $26.01

With thick stainless steel circular ice sugar clip food kitchen supplies Tools
With thick stainless steel circular ice sugar clip food kitchen supplies Tools
$1.34
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $1.34

1x Hippo Lion Bear Shape Silicone Mold Jelly Chocolate Soap Cake Bakeware Mould
1x Hippo Lion Bear Shape Silicone Mold Jelly Chocolate Soap Cake Bakeware Mould
$0.71 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 15m

30 Cavity Owl Silicone Pastry Cake Macaron Macaroon Oven Baking Mould Sheet Mat
30 Cavity Owl Silicone Pastry Cake Macaron Macaroon Oven Baking Mould Sheet Mat
$6.08
Time Remaining: 1h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $6.08

2 Encore Soup Du Jour Handle Lid Individual Casserole Bean Pot Pottery Chilli
2 Encore Soup Du Jour Handle Lid Individual Casserole Bean Pot Pottery Chilli
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $12.00

Silpat Baking Mats Non Stick Silicone Microwave Baking Mat 1025
Silpat Baking Mats Non Stick Silicone Microwave Baking Mat 1025
$24.85
Time Remaining: 1h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $24.85

"In Association with Amazon"

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, 42-Piece set Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, 42-Piece set
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $8.00
You save: $11.99 (60%)
 
Farberware Classic 17-Piece Tool and Gadget Set Farberware Classic 17-Piece Tool and Gadget Set
Sale Price: $11.83
 
Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue
Sale Price: $5.99
 
Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set, For Meat & Veggie Prep, Serve Bread, Crackers & Cheese, Cocktail Bar Board Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set, For Meat & Veggie Prep, Serve Bread, Crackers & Cheese, Cocktail Bar Board
List Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $9.50
You save: $5.49 (37%)
 
Regency Natural Ultra Fine Cheesecloth Regency Natural Ultra Fine Cheesecloth
Sale Price: $0.43
 
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet
List Price: $17.88
Sale Price: $10.24
You save: $7.64 (43%)
 
Wilton 409-7716 Angled Icing Spatula, 13-Inch, Black Wilton 409-7716 Angled Icing Spatula, 13-Inch, Black
List Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $2.50
You save: $5.50 (69%)
 
Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
List Price: $6.29
Sale Price: $5.05
You save: $1.24 (20%)
 
CounterArt Flexible Cutting Mat with Food Icons, Set of 4 CounterArt Flexible Cutting Mat with Food Icons, Set of 4
Sale Price: $6.00
 
Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set
List Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $13.75
You save: $3.24 (19%)
 



Thank You
We hope you found the
Wilton Heart

you were looking for.

Blue Buffalo Pet Dog Food Recall and How it Could Affect Your Canine   by Philip Reich

Blue Buffalo, a pet food manufacturer headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut, announced a recall due to illnesses in dogs that was traced to the use of a variety of Blue Buffalo dog food. In this Letter from The Blue Buffalo Company they try to minimize the issue, as most companies would, and say "While the potential of increased Vitamin D presents no serious health risk, and any negative reaction to these products has been confined to a very small segment of the canine population who appear to be sensitive to higher levels of Vitamin D...". First of all, vitamin D hypervitaminosis results in hypercalcemia, which can lead to cardiac arrest and death, and second, how many animals are suffering from the effects of being fed these excess levels of vitamin D? Only a limited number of reactions were diagnosed properly and reported by responsible veterinarians, but that doesn't mean thousands of animals haven't been affected that we will never know about, or that thousands of animals were not misdiagnosed and are now on medications for hyperparathyroidism or renal disease, both of which can also produce symptoms of hypercalcemia!

Since July 2010 there were reports from veterinarians across the country of dogs suffering from hypercalcemia, or elevated levels of calcium in their blood. Symptoms included an increased thirst and urination, weight loss, loss of appetite and signs of kidney damage. Samples were sent to the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) at Michigan State University and a series of 16 test results from dogs were indicative of hypercalcemia related to excessive intake of vitamin D. This is a rather uncommon occurrence that can be linked to excessive dietary intake of vitamin D or ingestion of rodenticide containing vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) as the principal ingredient. Endocrinologists soon found a common factor: all 16 dogs whose samples were tested had very high levels of vitamin D in their blood and were being fed Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken.

An excess of vitamin D causes abnormally high blood concentrations of calcium, which can cause overcalcification of the bones, soft tissues, heart and kidneys. It can also damage the kidneys, produce kidney stones, cause hypertension and in severe cases result in coma and cardiac arrest. While no deaths have been reported at this time, since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is stored in the liver and other tissue, it can take weeks or months for elevated vitamin D levels in the body to return to normal even after the source of excess vitamins is removed.

Consumers should be aware that the vitamins used in most brands of commercial pet foods are synthetic. Synthetic vitamins are more closely related to drugs and have more of a drug effect on the body. They can also be dangerous, as we have seen here. It would be very difficult to create hypervitaminosis in the body from a natural source because the body can easily digest, absorb and metabolize a natural substance and then eliminate what is not used. However, with synthetics, hypervitaminosis can be created quite easily, especially with a fat-soluble vitamin like vitamin D. There is a report on the test effects of vitamin D in 500 human pregnancy cases. All the women given synthetic vitamin D developed calcified and diseased kidneys while women given natural vitamin D had no observable changes in the kidneys.

The type of vitamin D supplement used in Blue Buffalo dog food is listed as "vitamin D3 Supplement". Pet food manufacturers add these synthetic vitamins to their foods because it is an easy and inexpensive way to accomplish meeting, what they view as, the nutritional needs of animals and also to satisfy the nutritional levels established by AAFCO (Association Of American Feed Control Officials). However, I have always maintained that it is better to get nutrition from whole food sources! When you purchase processed foods, either for yourselves or your animals, you always run the risk of not knowing what is in the package, and that can be dangerous as this pet food recall shows.

If you would like to read the entire article please visit Blue Buffalo Pet Dog Food Recall.

About the Author

This article was written by Philip Reich, co-founder of The Pet Health and Nutrition Center.

Phil is an herbalist and at the time this article was written is nearing successful completion of his Master Herbalist studies. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of animal health and wellness.

The Pet Health and Nutrition Center