Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Display It Your Way with Color and Style

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Cupcakes continue to be a staple when it comes to the dessert table. With an endless assortment of flavors, colors and decorating styles, it’s easy to see why they remain a favorite treat. Plus, they seem to be just the right serving size to satisfy that sweet tooth craving! (more…)

6 Easy Buttercream Flower Cupcakes for Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Looking for an easy Mother’s Day gift that mom will eat right up? Look no further. All you need for this project are a few things, including: a disposable decorating bag and decorating tip number 104!

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Essential Tools for Buttercream

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Buttercream is both a classic when it comes to cake decorating, as it is soft and spreadable with a flavor most everyone loves. While there are many tools available to help you work with buttercream, here are some we consider essential.

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Cake of the Year Entry – Geometric Cake

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Our team, Tara-Rose Groberski, Valerie Pradhan and Andrea Nickels took an avante garde approach to celebrating women for the Cake of the Year challenge. Inspired by trends of denim, geometric patterns, and mixing a dark color (in our case the denim blue) with pastels and metallic sheen, our team collaborated to design a cake that would celebrate women in our own way. (more…)

Cake of the Year Entry – Chalkboard Cake

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

We look forward to The Cake of the Year reveal for months, and when they announced that this year’s theme, a “celebration of women,” we couldn’t be happier. Our team, Emily Easterly, Tracey Wurzinger and Diane Knowlton , started by compiling a storyboard of inspiration.
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3 Spring Color Trends

Monday, April 13th, 2015

One of my favorite parts of spring is the return of color. After the holidays, winter is muted and neutral, filled with charcoal and heather gray, black, and brown. When bits of color start showing up, whether they’re plants popping through the cold or in peoples’ warmer weather outfits, it’s an instant mood lifter. (more…)

Aleppo Pepper and Cinnamon Braided Bread

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

While we were pulling together our 2015 trend list, Middle Eastern and North African flavors kept popping up. Some of these are familiar, like coriander. (more…)

5 Ways to Use Parchment

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Parchment paper is a work horse in the kitchen, and it can make your holiday baking cleaner, easier, and more fun than ever before. Check out all the ways you can use it!
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Cakes That Span the Decades: Fer Sure! It’s the Totally ’80s Cake!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The ’80s was the decade we all started plugging into new technology. We had so many gadgets to make our lives more flexible! Boomboxes and portable audio cassette players meant you could turn off the turntable and take your favorite songs everywhere. With a personal computer, work and study could happen at home, not just at the office or library. The introduction of gaming consoles put an arcade right into your living room.
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Baking Cups! Now En Vogue

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes are everywhere – and now baking cups are part of a wedding dress! (more…)