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Tiara Cake

A lot of little girls have princess parties. Castles and cakes that look like a princess are my most common cake request for the pre-school girl set. Several months ago I received a call from a woman who was hosting … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cupcakes

After many tries I have finally perfected a strawberry cupcake recipe that is totally natural ingredients (ie: no strawberry jello or other artificial things) but it needs to be pink and taste like strawberry. A few years ago, a friend … Continue reading

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It all started when I was a girl, about 10 years old living in North Carolina. Lollipops were all the rage! Do you remember when those big round pops were being sold everywhere? Well, moms everywhere started buying lollipop molds and making them for school fundraisers, and just for fun! My mom developed a special hard candy chocolate lollipop that is our favorite to this day. Continue reading

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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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