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A Sea of Ice-Cream

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For lack of any better ideas, I decided to make my thirty plus year old son an upright, gravity defying ice-cream cone cake for his birthday.  He loves ice-c...

The Doggie in the Photograph

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My ongoing mantra of "let it be a challenge" definitely worked overtime the other day. My daughter asked me to make a dog topper to sit on top of a small ...

Crocuses in Bloom

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I received an e-mail this past week from a dear friend who lives in New York. "They're finally here," she wrote. "The crocuses have broken thru the ground...

Ermine -The Cinderella of the Buttercreams

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American, Swiss, French, German, Italian.  What do they have in common? They are all buttercreams, of course!  With seemingly so many countries represented, ...

The Wanna-be Cake Decorator

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The scraps of paper that are scattered to the right of my computer are an assortment of lists of things to do, menus from a week ago and sketches for wanna-b...

Make It Vegan – Chocolate Revisited

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My brother and I grew up with a Mom that baked. There was no such thing as not having cake in the house, and it was always fresh and there was always plenty....

The Most Imperfect of Daisies

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What could be simpler than making a sugar daisy that is composed of just a few petals and a center that are all held together with either edible glue or with...

Royal Icing for the Timid Baker

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Oh how I love when things work out even better than expected! A couple of years ago, right at the beginning of my venture into cake decorating, Royal Icin...

The Carousel

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A really simple cake, if you think about it. Or, perhaps, it's simple only if you don't think about it too much. My carousel cake is basically one four in...

Frills and Lace and All Things Girly

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I have never worn a garment adorned with lace, and a pink blouse never enticed me to make a purchase. I just have never been into the frilly girly stuff, alt...

A Learning Experience

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Since the birth of my first granddaughter ten months ago, I have been busy baking and decorating cakes to celebrate every one of her monthly milestone birthd...

Make It Vegan – Vegan Lemon Cream Cake Recipe

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First of all, my apologies to Chef Yener for tweaking his eggless sponge cake recipe. I did request vegan recipes, but since none were currently in the plan...

Homemade Sugar Lace – An Experiment and a Postscript

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I am utterly in love with my newest lace mats and wanted to incorporate one on a butter cream covered cake that I'm in the process of making...but I heard th...

Fondant Failure

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Based on the success of a buttercream piped 3d me to you teddy cake I made last month, a friend asked me to make a cake for her class at college. "I would li...

The Pasta Machine – Part 1

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At the Jewish Holiday of Chanukah, it is tradition to light candles in an eight branched candle holder, to play with a spinning top and to eat fried potato p...

Homemade Sugar Lace

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I'm probably the last to have heard about this, but then again maybe I'm not...

Ode to a Toothpick – The Ultimate Utensil

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Have you ever wondered how this super simple and yet fantastically useful tool came to be? Numerous sources point out that a form of tooth pick goes back to ...

Train Engine Cake – no carving!

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The vote was cast and it was decided that for her love of animals my going on two year old granddaughter was going to have a birthday cake that would include...

Cakeless in Ireland

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I've spent the past two weeks vacationing in Ireland. The closest that I came to cake decorating of any sort was the eating of several not very tasty or even...

Frilling It My Way

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There are countless cake decorators who frill and ruffle fondant to add dimension, interest, glamour, and even clothes to their edible creations.

Green … As in Cake! (green tea cake recipe)

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Green has come to symbolize springtime … but also envy and even the rot of mold.  Never would I have thought to bake a green cake, yet alone set one on a tab...

Make it Vegan – Egg and Sugar Free Spice Cookies

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"Hey, Mom, your new batch of cookies is really pretty, but you know, of course, that I won't eat any," wrote my daughter in an e-mail response to my latest f...

Newbie Cookie Maker’s Favorite Recipes

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Few things can beat the flavor of the good, old homemade cookie, but it still requires a bit of culinary knowledge.

A Shine, Anyone?

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I've been working on a new project whose spotlight is a deep shine on the dark modeling chocolate that is supposed to resemble freshly poured chocolate syrup...

The Super Popular Peony

2.66K Views4 Comments Reviews

The peony has become a fashion icon catching the spotlight on many of today's pretty cakes. From single tiered to multi tiered, from rainbow colored to pure ...

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