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Create Sugar and Brush Embroidery Peony Cupcakes

Create Sugar and Brush Embroidery Peony Cupcakes

So many of you have asked if it was possible to create a sugar peony for a cupcake. I thought why not… As I have proclaimed in the past, cake decorating is not limited to cakes; you can use the same method for your cookie art and cupcake art. I designed three...
Long Stem Roses From Bud To Wired Petals Video Series

Long Stem Roses From Bud To Wired Petals Video Series

I want to thank everyone for there wonderful comments on my sugar rose videos. To show my appreciation I have combined all 5 videos into one package, all five videos are HD. I will take you step by step from a bud to a fully-open rose adding wire petals for a...
Fantasy Rose Cookie Tutorial

Fantasy Rose Cookie Tutorial

With lace once again being a romantic and popular choice for brides and weddings, I thought a sugar cookie decorated with a laced fantasy rose laying on a lace background and piped with a lace border would be perfect for a bridal shower or  wedding favors. Not only...
Whimsical New Year 2014 Gift Box Cake

Whimsical New Year 2014 Gift Box Cake

Sydney loves bows on boxes, she thought a three tier gift box cake with whimsical flowers, swirls, and of course bows would be an awesome New Year’s Eve cake! We wanted each tier to have it’s own special gift, the bottom is filled with peace, the middle...
Happy Halloween Cupcakes

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...
Marbled Pound Cake

Marbled Pound Cake

With summer starting off in the 90 degree heat and a hail storm that plummeted softball size ice rounds, baking a rose chocolate marbled cake seemed atropos to our day. Warm and sweet in the early afternoon, like the rose cream part of the cake;  and a stormy wild...
Summertime Cherry Blossom Cake

Summertime Cherry Blossom Cake

A friend of mine, Andie shared with us that her parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past memorial day and she asked Sydney and I if we could design an elegant cake for their party. I have known Andie’s parents more than half my life; I was...
Belgium Chocolate Cake

Belgium Chocolate Cake

A while back Sydney, DF and I were on vacation, while dining at a favorite restaurant we were offered a piece of chocolate belgium cake. My eyes widened  as my tastebuds danced with delight. The cake was moist rich and almost sinful; I realized Sydney was having the...
Silky Chocolate Pudding

Silky Chocolate Pudding

Sydney and I needed a rich luscious chocolate filling for a Belgium chocolate cake we were baking, our special rich chocolate pudding seemed perfect. As we were preparing the chocolate pudding DF walked into the kitchen proclaiming he would appreciate if we would...
Lemon Martini, Time for the Patio

Lemon Martini, Time for the Patio

Sydney and  I are addicted to lemons; we can peel a lemon like an orange, segment the fragrant fruit, and eat the segments (my dentist has been cautioning that the enamel could be in danger). Rather than given up the fruit, we incorporated the bright lemon into...
Happy Birthday with Lemon Meringue Pie

Happy Birthday with Lemon Meringue Pie

It so happens it is my birthday week, yes birthday week! Many years ago, prior to DF and  I marrying, he initiated birthday week. Before thinking how sweet, I need to explain why he initiated a week of birthday. The first birthday of mine we were together he asked me...
Cherry Blossom Silky Cupcakes

Cherry Blossom Silky Cupcakes

Sydney and I  have gone Sakura (Cherry Blossom) crazy; I have come to the conclusion that cherry blossoms are addictive. The flavor is as delicate as the flower blossom; we have been trying all sorts of recipes with the goody bag of cherry blossom ingredients our...
French Macaron Terms and Components

French Macaron Terms and Components

Macaron Terms:  Tant pour tant: Half and half, half almond flour and icing sugar Meringue: whipped egg whites French Meringue: Egg whites, room  temperature, whipped with high percentage of sugar Italian Meringue: Liquid Egg whites, room temperature, whipped with a...
Vanilla-Yuzu Whoopie Pie

Vanilla-Yuzu Whoopie Pie

I was in Starbucks grabbing a green tea grande, and saw they started selling whoopie pies shaped like French Madeleines with buttercream in the middle. I was inspired to bake up my own whoopie pie, however I just could not shape it like a French Madeleine. So as I was...

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