Fit for a Mardi Gras King….Cake.

I have a super good friend of mine that is in love with everything Mardi Gras, and I know she looks forward to it every year. Well, this year, I decided to try my hand at a King Cake. I also knew that I would need to get her honest opinion as well since she…

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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: Design Time!

Ok, folks.  This is the first of the last three Caking with Mom postings.  I am so thankful for everyone that has read every single one of these in the series.  Your support is truly appreciated.  And, I can honestly say this experience has left me with a better understanding of how much work goes…

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Caking with Mom: Let the Icing Begin with the Crumbcoat!

Look at the Crumbcoat as the foundation for a beautiful masterpiece.  You take a blob of the icing and plop (yes, I just used blob and plop in the same sentence) it on the top of your cake.  You then slather the icing all over the top of the cake evenly and on the sides…

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Caking with Mom: Stir Baby, Stir…

You must stir, stir, stir.   There are things that you know you shouldn’t have in the mix.  Air bubbles in your batter are like the bad kid in the group.  The one that encourages everyone else to misbehave…..Air bubbles in cake batter are not your best friends.  Just like in life, you must continue to…

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Caking with Mom: Little Tricks

So, as I said before, I won’t be telling all of Mom’s tricks.  But, I will share this one.  To promote even baking of the cake in the oven, Mom places Flower Nails upside down in the pan.  Then pours the batter into the pan and makes sure the Flower Nails are evenly spaced in…

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Caking with Mom: Foreplay of Baking

Everyone knows you need to have the oven the right temperature before baking your items or the end result just won’t be any good, and may cause unnecessary frustration.  That’s why preheating is the foreplay of baking.  (Some of the entries in the series will be short and sweet.  Some will be full of words. …

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Caking with Mom: Be Prepared

Shouldn’t that always be the motto for life?  You never know what is around the bend.  Some events are hard to be prepared for in life.  For instance, the earthquake in Japan that caused a continuous strand of chaos to follow it.  There is no way anyone could have been prepared for all that followed those…

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Caking with Mom: An Introduction to the Series

There comes a time in a young woman’s life where she begins to see her Mom within her own being.  As I sit here typing this, my face is reflecting back at me behind my words.  I see my Mom in me….a lot.  It’s not just in the beauty I see reflecting back at me that…

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