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How to Make a Slab Cake With Two Flavours: Side by Side

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Sometimes you may want to provide your family with two flavours in a cake.  You may have some guests who don't like chocolate, and some that do.  Perhaps there is a food intolerance to one (although depending on the severity, this may not be an option) and you want to make sure they have a piece of cake. But in putting together a cake made up of two separate halves, it can have the tendency to separate in the middle where the crease is, as soon as it is moved or the icing warms up.  Any decorations you may have will separate and fall into the great cavern that occurs.  Upsetting. Newbie bakers don't seem to realize the physics behind making a cake, especially when they try something different.  I have cringed at someone's cake that would … [Read More...]

Rustic Buttercream Cake

Simple, Yet Elegant Rustic Buttercream Cake

This weekend was my dad’s 65th birthday party, and my son and I debated on how to decorate his cake.  The flavour was easy: 1/2 carrot cake, 1/2 chocolate. (Mom made two wonderful pies).  We talked of tractors, trees, flowers, all of the things evident about my father, but really, dad is a pretty simple… 

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Chocolate Pudding Pops - gluten-free

Chocolate Pudding Pops – Gluten-Free

In trying to find a fun recipe for my kids and make popsicles, we had a hard time.  My girlie can’t have several types of fruit, and so many of the pinterest recipes we came across had many involved.  So we went for a chocolate version: chocolate pudding pops. This recipe is so easy, and… 

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Pink and White Cupcake Tower

A Pink and White Cupcake Tower

Last week I had a lot of fun putting together a wedding in Picton, ON for a former student.  I have done countless cakes for their family and Alicia’s wedding cake seems like the end of an era.  This pink and white cupcake tower she requested has so many interesting levels of design in it,… 

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Fondant Hamburger Assembly

Fondant Hamburger Tutorial: The Assembly

I thought I’d show you some fun photos of the assembly of my fondant/gumpaste hamburger I made for the closing of the cafe a couple of weeks ago.  The pics are a tad blurry, as I was in a hurry (as usual, with cake orders).  Here is my seven-step fondant hamburger tutorial: The Assembly. 1…. 

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