Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill

I know that you all know how much I truly love my mother.  The things she and I have been through the last two years have made us stronger than ever.  She is indeed my best friend, confidant, and amazing beyond words.  She is my rock and the reason I go out everyday and try…

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Delancey’s – Perfect Southern Goodness

I know some of you already know this, but if you’re late to the Foodie Party, I also write for a local magazine here. I try to share each article with you after it’s published. However, I’m a month behind. This one is from the December 2012 issue of Alamance Magazine. It’s about the most…

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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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Mom’s Birthday Cake…Amazing Woman, Amazing Cake

Let’s get the most important thing of the year out of the way first….. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST AMAZING MOTHER THIS REDHEAD COULD HAVE EVER ASKED FOR! I love you with all my heart, and I can’t wait to see what and where 2012 is going to bring you and I! Today is my…

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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