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Fred’s Birthday Cake

On the heels of a cake I did for a friend’s birthday in October, I was commissioned to do a cake for a friend’s husband this past week. I really enjoy the process of creating a cake with a lot of creative freedom. Usually I think of the recipient – and the flavours they are […]

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Chicago Day 4: Caramel

Hehe, what started as a day-by-day breakdown of Chicago morphed into a dissection of confectionery topics. Quite fitting actually. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we would start a project one day and then finish it two days later, so actually remembering what we did day-to-day is actually a bit tricky. One of the […]

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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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Occupy Kitchen!

So yes, I haven’t blogged in a while. It doesn’t mean that I’m not busy! I’m still cranking things out of the kitchen, but a lot of what I was making was for my Christmas project. Ironically, today, I decided to scrap the original idea and go with a more generic focus. My idea was […]

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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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Buttercream in a Flash!

I think I’m starting to get a hang of this buttercream thing. I think it helps having different recipes to test out various methods. This time, twenty-something chocolate cupcakes were topped with strawberry buttercream, which were then topped with the previously mentioned special-for-purchase raspberries. The cake I used was a classic dark chocolate cake that […]

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