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Baby Einstein

My one year-old nephew has 2 toys that he loves: a giraffe and his Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes toy. When my sister-in-law called to ask me to make his first birthday cake, I knew I should make his favorite toy on top of the cake. While totally feasible, making the toy out of cake isn’t nearly as fun a my favorite way: rice krispy treats! Continue reading

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Italian Meringue (Mousse) Frosting

This is my favorite frosting because it is so versatile, not too sweet and though intimidating to make at the start, it is a skill quickly mastered! This recipe is based on Rose Beranbaum’s Mousseline frosting in The Cake Bible. … Continue reading

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Making a Texas Layer Cake

If I had to pick my most favorite cake, it would be a toss up between my mom’s Texas Sheet cake and her carrot cake. When my birthday rolls around, I let her choose!  It is just too hard for … Continue reading

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Boden’s Under the Sea Cake

I had the opportunity to make a really FUN cake for a 3 year-old boy this week! Boden loves all things under the sea, including octopuses, turtles, sharks, whales, starfish, turtles and more. Boden loves chocolate, so the cake is chocolate with chocolate mousse filling. The base cake is frosted with chocolate fudge frosting, while the top cake is finished using vanilla mousse frosting. All the sea creatures are made from fondant. Continue reading

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Tootsie Roll Roses

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to teach a couple of cake classes to a group of local middle school students.  The program was a series of classes titled “Just Desserts.”  As a former middle school Math … Continue reading

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