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: 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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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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