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Posts made in October, 2012

Happy Halloween Cupcakes

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Family Hour, x | 4 comments

Happy Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is as entertaining for adult as it is for children; Sydney and I are no exception. We become completely engaged in decorating, dressing-up, and baking treats to give to family and friends. These amusing cat, bat, pumpkin and ghost cupcakes are just one of many mouthwatering goodies we are packaging to hand out. With just a few materials and imagination an ordinary cupcake becomes a boolicously, unique Halloween pastry, that is irresistible to all. Sydney and I baked an extra batch for the preschoolers she is observing for her development class. The kids frosted, with help, and...

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Just in Time for Autumn Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Cakes, Candies, Family Hour, French Macarons, Fruit Desserts, Tutorials | 2 comments

Just in Time for Autumn Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes

This time of year pumpkins and gourds are everywhere; we plan trips to arboretums to find that perfect pumpkin worthy of carving and placing on or near the front porch. I vividly remember carpooling a car of excited three and four year olds for their first arboretum. Sydney and her friend’s energetic excitement  became contagious and exhilarating; we began going each year as a family.  Sydney and I were reminiscing our Autumn arboretum ritual and thought creating mini pumpkin shaped bundt cakes, orange flavored, would be a great way to honor a sweet memory and have a delicious...

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Fleur de Sel Caramel Apple Macarons, The Perfect Halloween Treat

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Family Hour, French Macarons, Gluten Free, Mousses and Pudding, Tutorials | 15 comments

Fleur de Sel Caramel Apple Macarons, The Perfect Halloween Treat

I am so excited to share this flavor of macarons with you; Fleur de Sel Caramel Apple Macarons. Every year in mid September to early October we pick apples and dip them in caramel to hand out to the special people in our lives; this year Sydney and I wanted to create the luscious flavor in a macaron. The fist step was to write down the essence of a caramel apples, the first taste to the last on our palates. That first crisp apple sensation, followed by the sweet gooey caramel, and finally the fleur de sel lingers on your taste buds. Now we had our challenge, to fabricate the exquisite...

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Bewitching Dulce de Leche, Brush Embroidered Cupcakes

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Cakes, Family Hour, Tutorials | 4 comments

Bewitching Dulce de Leche, Brush Embroidered Cupcakes

The holiday season has officially begun with the month of October and Halloween; from now until Jan 1st celebrations will be happening each month. This month we have the opportunity to dress in costume, eat amazing goodies, help with school Halloween parties, and decorate our homes with scary witches, skeletons, webs, and spiders. When sydney was young I couldn’t wait for this time of year to start, Sydney and I baked up a plethora of treats for her parties. Now we have the opportunity to bake for other little one’s parties. This year we thought it might be fun to create brush...

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Pinktober, Ribbons of Hope

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Tutorials | 2 comments

Pinktober, Ribbons of Hope

The month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and most states, cities, and towns decorate the highways, buildings, and universities in calming pink ribbons, but breast cancer is the furthest thing from calming. We as a caring society need to do whatever it takes to assure the women in our lives have a mammography; one of my closest friends, AL, saved her own life by her persistence to have a mammography, at age 32, after finding a lump. I remember the day AL was given the horrifying news that her test was positive. (Medical tests are the only tests where positive is bad news)....

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