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Homemade Sugar Lace

14.32K 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, ...

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...

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

3.25K Views4 Comments Reviews

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

A Learning Experience

1.35K 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...

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

1.59K Views2 Comments Reviews

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

1.63K 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.

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

2.15K Views2 Comments Reviews

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...

The Most Imperfect of Daisies

1.36K 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?

1.29K 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

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"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

1.50K 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...

Ode to a Toothpick – The Ultimate Utensil

1.63K Views0 Comments Reviews

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Make It Vegan – Chocolate Revisited

1.79K Views0 Comments Reviews

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....

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...

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...

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