Caking with Mom: The Final Touch of Love

In the end, just like in life, it’s the little added touches that make everything worthwhile.  Whether it is something as simple as a kind smile added to your day from a stranger, or a special delivery coming in the mail.  It’s all about the special touches of life you and others add daily. Here,…

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Caking with Mom: Tying up some booties…

With every beautiful sweater cake, you need to make sure all details are done.  Right down to the seam on the front and down to the tie on the ribbon of the booties.  Yes, I said booties.  *smiles*  Super cute booties to match the super cute baby sweater. Sadly, only one post left for this…

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Caking with Mom: Your Lines Must Be Straight!

I know I have mentioned in past posts that food doesn’t always have to be perfect.  Cookies don’t have to be perfectly round because it is homemade love, etc.  But, those are COOKIES people!  Not, cake.  A cake done to perfection says it is made with love and care as well in a different way. …

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Caking with Mom: Prepping the Cake for Perfection

Sooooooooooooo, I didn’t mean to, but I did tell a slight fib….icing is coming.  But, we have to prep the cake first.  Mom had to first cut the cake to specifications before icing it. You can use many tools you have around the house to trim your cake.  A plastic cup makes a great edge…

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Caking with Mom: It’s almost done…

This entry is dedicated solely to the pictures that make my mouth water and cause drool to drip onto my good shirts… This cake is for a little girl’s baby shower.  Of course, it had to be a pretty pink.  That leads me to another great thing about icing…when coloring it, the dye gives your…

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Caking with Mom: The Makings of Icing

Oh sure, icing isn’t healthy for you.  But what in the world is healthy for you when it involves Crisco and sugar???  It’s the moderation that is the key to…….oh heck, what is moderation anymore when a cake is involved???  It’s all about the icing here people!  The icing is my most favorite part of…

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Caking with Mom: The Cake is Baked!

When making cakes, it is a good idea to make a few little extra cakes for later enjoyment.  This particular cake is amazing with fresh strawberries on top of it during the strawberry season.  So, Mom always makes a few little extra mini-cakes to put in the freezer until time for the sweet succulent goodness…

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