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Long Stem Roses From Bud To Wired Petals Video Series

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Home, x | 0 comments

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 realistic look. Plus in the final video, I show how to add a calyx and the rose hip. You will see how to dust your rose any colour you choose and steam the colour to set. Long Stem Rose Supply List: Equipment: 20,28, and 26 gauge  white wire, cut into thirds 26 gauge green wire, cut into thirds Rose petal cutters, Op # 1 to 3 Rose leaf...

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Whimsical New Year 2014 Gift Box Cake

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Home, x | 0 comments

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 with a year of hope, and the top love. The ribbons on each layer match the lid of the proceeding cake and we chose colors that are bright and cheerful. As the last holiday of 2013 and first holiday of 2014 is upon us we wanted to give you a fun tutorial to start the New Year right as we say goodbye to 2013 before we welcome...

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Cakes, Tutorials | 5 comments

White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

The weather has been frigid here for the past week (6 degrees F/-15 degrees C), baking has become the best solution to keep warm, besides it is holiday baking time!  Monday I decided to bake  6  of our traditional white chocolate cranberry cakes. These loaf cakes are easy to make and great for  giving, either full size or mini. In fact King Arthur has  a set of 12 cute paper baking mini loaf pans, with a holiday bow and cellophane wrapping, you have a great edible gift. Fresh cranberries are generally available in the produce section of your local grocery store, however if you are unable...

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Take Your Sugar Rose to Ultimate Level, the Calyx and Rose Hip

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Take Your Sugar Rose to Ultimate Level, the Calyx and Rose Hip

I promise on  yesterday’s post “Take Your Sugar Rose to Ultimate Level with wired Petals” to add a bonus video: adding calyx and rose hips. Generally in a finished spray the calyx and rose hips are only sightly visible on an open rose or a fully open rose. However on a bud, an opening bud, or a partially open rose the calyx and rose hip is quite visible. The calyx and the rose hip are an essential part of the sugar rose it will add the extra touch of realism. I enjoy creating the calyx and rose hip, it is exciting to see your sugar rose come life. I find it is helpful to...

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Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose: The Open Rose

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Cakes, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose: The Open Rose

This the third series Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose. In the first two series we completed a rose bud and a partially open rose (the transition phase).On the last video we had taken the rose buds to transitioning  from a closed bud to  showing their petals.The next stage I will show how to begin to curl  your rose petals backward towards the stems as they open and my method of dusting the rose to achieve the intense color. Once the petals have been added and coloured you will see your rose go from mysterious to majestic. Your rose is open and at this point you can choose to...

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Marbled Pound Cake

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Cakes, Home, x | 16 comments

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 evening, similar to the rich deep chocolate swirl of the cake. I am always surprised how the weather can be so calm one moment and complete the opposite the next moment. Comparable to the marbled cake, two amazing flavors completely different from one another, but just as compatible. I have shared my love for the long lazy days of...

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Summertime Cherry Blossom Cake

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Cakes, Inspirational, x | 10 comments

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 touched and honored to oblige. Andie did inform us her parents original wedding cake was a yellow cake with buttercream frosting and thought it would be sentimental if the anniversary cake could be similar.   Since the beautiful cherry blossom flower is known for it’s rich history and symbolizes endearment Sydney thought...

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Macadamia Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie-Cake

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Cookies and brownies, featured, Home, x | 8 comments

Macadamia Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie-Cake

Wow, I think this is the longest amount of time I have been away from my blog. Sydney utilized her spring break to visit the colleges she wants to transfer to, NYU, Goerge Washington University, and Georgetown University. I never knew visiting three colleges in two states could be as excited and exhausting as it was. I had intended on writing an article during our down time; however we really did not have any down time. It had been a very long time since I visited our nation’s capital, the feeling of pride and patriotism was almost overwhelming! We lucked out on the weather, which was...

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Almond Paste-Strawberry Cake

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Cakes, Home, Mousse Cakes, x | 7 comments

Almond Paste-Strawberry Cake

My esthetician, Jess, opened her own salon, and wanted to to host an open house for all her clients. She asked sydney and I if we could cater the event. Jess wanted to serve petit fours, small l’opéra cakes, and single serving cakes. Her salon colors are light pink with accents of purple and Jess wanted the pastries to stay in that color theme. The first flavor that came to my mind was strawberry; Sydney thought adding almond paste to the strawberry cake cake would be heavenly. Opening her own salon has been a dream of hers since cosmetology school; she meticulously chose every...

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Cannelés Bordeaux, To Help A Friend

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Cakes, Home, x | 3 comments

Cannelés Bordeaux, To Help A Friend

Sydney and I had the unexpected fortune to meet the most optimistic person in Colorado, if not the nation. He knew I was a pastry chef and began questioning as where he might buy copper cannelé molds for his girlfriend. (He happens to be vegan, but his girlfriend is a “foodie”). I opened my I-pad, began quickly giving him web addresses to culinary stores. I was writing my fourth web store for him when he admitted she had never had a cannelé, but thought they looked yummy. I suggested before he invested in exquisite copper molds it might be best if he would allow Sydney and I to...

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Glacé Citron Panettone, Homemade

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Cakes, Home, Pastries and Viennoiseries, x | 4 comments

Glacé Citron Panettone, Homemade

Well the rum soaked dried fruit, the Glacé Citron and Glacé Orange, and the panettone rested overnight; hopefully you are well rested too. It is time to finish our panettone project, but I thought you might enjoy a bit of food history first. Panettone is rich traditional christmas cake/bread. Panettone made its debut in Milan around the late eighteen hundreds. Folklore has it that, Anthony, a baker, loved a daughter of a wealthy man. Being a humbled baker he needed to win the father’s approval, so he set out to bake a cake/bread so flavorful and exquisite. He added the equivalent to...

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Thanksgiving Countdown, The Snack: Orange Spice Cake

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Cakes, Creations, x | 5 comments

Thanksgiving Countdown, The Snack: Orange Spice Cake

Every year on Thanksgiving  I awake early, about 5:00 A.M.  No need to gasp, I go for a five mile run and then meet Sydney in the kitchen for coffee and some breakfast as we write a cooking/baking schedule to guide us during the day and turn on The Today Show (Until the Macy’s Parade starts); DF shuffles down to join us around 7:00-7:30. I found throughout the years just as the noon hour approaches I have two hungry people claiming starvation. In the past I would declare they could wait till 2:00p.m. That is the time our family and friends were due to arrive for our Thanksgiving...

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Say I love You with Rose Muffins

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in Cakes, Home, x | 4 comments

Say I love You with Rose Muffins

It is Birthday Week again for the Noto Unit, this time it’s DF’s birthday week. Which means Sydney and I will be baking at least 3 different cakes, watching every football game on satellite, and driving to Breckenridge only to hike and eat. He has not changed his request in 24 years. This year I started the week with special breakfast muffins; I wanted them to have a romantic angle. Roses scream romance and love, so I surprised DF with rose muffins for day one of birthday week. Rose Love Muffins: 187 grams, 1½ cups plus 3 Tablespoons cake flour, sifted ½ teaspoons baking...

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Dulce de Leche, Welcome Fall

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Cakes, Home | 5 comments

Dulce de Leche, Welcome Fall

Today is the first day of Fall and my psedo mother’s birthday I thought this cake would be apropos. I was blessed ten years ago to meet a wonderful, good hearted women, Jean, she and I became close in a short span of time, I have an odd relationship with my own mother, and father for that matter (my parents were divorced when I was six). I have always thought of myself without parents, until Jean entered my life, Jean was a godsend to our entire family; she was the type of person who would jumps in with both hands, help where help is needed and never ask for anything in return. She had...

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Last Days of Summer, Sydney is Still Holding on to Seashells

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Candies, Home, x | 5 comments

Last Days of Summer, Sydney is Still Holding on to Seashells

As I have more than mentioned I ADORE summer; it seems incidental as I write this blog the weather has already changed. The air is cool, damp, and starting to feel crisp. I know there will still be the 85 degree days, but all the romance of summer has all but ended. We wanted to create the ultimate artistic pastry to our admiration for the passing summer. This summer began with DF and I renewing our wedding vows on a  Caribbean adventure, as  Sydney took the responsibilities to be maid of honor. I can still smell the ocean, taste the Mia Tias, feel the warm sun, and bring myself back to a...

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