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Review & Result: Ding Dong Cake

Really, with a name like ‘Ding Dong Cake’, could you go wrong? Ironic that I’m posting this as Hostess is ceasing production on their nuclear weapon-resistant snack cakes. To be honest, I was never really a fan of Ding Dongs, Ho Hos or the infamous Twinkie. The cake itself wasn’t bad, but the fillings just […]

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Happy birthday Liz!

It was a night that had been carefully orchestrated for weeks – a surprise (early) birthday dinner for a friend! My contribution was as driver of the unknowing birthday girl and supplier of cake. Mmmm cake. If you’re wondering – it all worked out beautifully! It was so wonderful to see such genuine emotion for […]

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First Birthday Cake of the Season!

I think I mentioned a few posts ago about ramping up for the fall, or in my life, “birthday cake baking season”. It’s a long, long season – very sweet, of course – and very rewarding! It’s also a great opportunity for me to put some new recipes to use and rethink old classics. Sometimes, […]

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Happy 30th Anniversary Spoon Parents!

It was the ‘Pearl’ Anniversary of this Spoon’s parents! Yes, yes, I know. Spoons can’t exactly have ‘parents’ now, can they? But let’s just play along. It was also their combined birthday parties – with the event being fairly spaced between their respective birthdates. The Mothership took it upon herself to cook for the entire […]

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Cake Assembly – On the Fly!

A baker’s best asset, other than a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, is the ability to improvise. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to think of how to rework a dessert at the “drop of a cake” (hee hee hee). But it’s an important skill to have; I say “skill” on purpose – I […]

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Caaaake!

Yes, if you noticed in the previous post, I mentioned the “c-word”. Cake. Delicious, delicious cake. By the way – the ice cream sandwiches? Other than for a bit of freezer burn, not bad! I used the Tovolo ice cream sandwich maker gadget, which worked out pretty well. It’s a little complicated to explain – […]

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