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Homemade Sugar Lace

20.29K Views8 Comments Reviews

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

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!

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...

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 ...

Ermine -The Cinderella of the Buttercreams

4.46K Views7 Comments Reviews

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

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 Super Popular Peony

2.48K 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 ...

The Carousel

5.14K Views0 Comments Reviews

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...

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...

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...

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.

Train Engine Cake – no carving!

2.43K Views2 Comments Reviews

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...

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...

Purim Cakes

1.70K Views0 Comments Reviews

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 Pasta Machine – Part 1

50.73K Views2 Comments Reviews

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

1.93K 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.

A Learning Experience

1.58K 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...

The Doggie in the Photograph

1.49K Views0 Comments Reviews

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 ...

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