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Homemade Sugar Lace

21.74K Views8 Comments Reviews

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

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 Super Popular Peony

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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 ...

Book Review: Artisan Cake Company’s Visual Guide to Cake Decorating

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Take your cake decorating skills to the next level with The Artisan Cake Company's Visual Guide to Cake Decorating!

A Few of My Favorite Things

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Since starting out on my cake decorating journey a year ago, I have spent more money and bought more tools and equipment than I would have thought imaginable...

A Learning Experience

1.66K Views3 Comments Reviews

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...

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...

Food Colors – Natural versus Synthetic

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I've been asked to write about the differences between natural food colors and the synthetic ones that most cake decorators seem to use.  Many brand name com...

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...

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 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...

Frilling It My Way

2.03K Views2 Comments Reviews

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

Make it Vegan – Egg and Sugar Free Spice Cookies

1.60K Views0 Comments Reviews

"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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Purim Cakes

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I'm sure that we have all experienced it, that taste of something that throws you back to your childhood. Every family has that one relative, whether a mom, ...

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...

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...

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...

One Idea Leads to Another – Cookies ‘N’ Cake

1.82K Views0 Comments Reviews

A very talented cake designer and poster on a site that I frequent came up with what seemed to be an ingenious and perhaps even revolutionary idea in the wor...

The Most Imperfect of Daisies

1.60K Views0 Comments Reviews

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...

A Shine, Anyone?

1.74K Views0 Comments Reviews

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...

Kitchen Toys

1.68K Views0 Comments Reviews

"Sign here", said the post woman as she handed me a pen, a large pad of paper containing dates, names and signatures all neatly divided into columns, and a s...

Cakeless in Ireland

1.85K Views0 Comments Reviews

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...

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