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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...

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...

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!

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, ...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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, ...

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

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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 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 – 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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