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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...

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...

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!

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...

One Idea Leads to Another – Cookies ‘N’ Cake

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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...

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...

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...

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.

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, ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Homemade Sugar Lace

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

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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