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Hi! I’m Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company and author of Great Cake Decorating. To me, summer fun means friends, family and food! While many of my summer days are spent whipping up wedding cakes, I still like to put together a little something special at home.
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People often ask how I got my start. They are fascinated with work I’ve done for celebrity parties, and I’m most often asked, “How did they find you in Seattle?”
It’s crazy, really.
As a native of Washington State, home of the World’s Greatest Cup of Coffee, caffeine is practically running through my blood. So when I was 23 years old, my husband and I opened our very own espresso stand, One for the Road. It was the perfect job for me – I loved serving up a daily caffeine pick-me-up with a side of smiles and laughter to our regular customers. For just under five years, we ran our little coffee business quite successfully. Read the rest of this post »
I love working with fondant. You can create intricate designs that you just can’t achieve with buttercream. I’ve been playing with two techniques lately — overlays and inlays — and want to show you how easy it is to make great designs using both techniques. Read the rest of this post »
The trend today is toward small-bite desserts and tastings. This new trend has its roots in the recent trend of “flights” — samplers served at restaurants — in both foods and drinks, but the new tastings are smaller servings, a true “tasting,” letting you try multiples.
We noticed that our popular treat pops were more of a “serving” than a “taste.” We were convinced that the unlimited treat pop flavor combinations would be a perfect fit for this new small-bite dessert trend. So, honey, we shrunk the treat pop containers! Read the rest of this post »
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