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What to Do With Leftover Cake: Cake Balls

What to do with leftover cake: cake balls

This is a rather 'old' technique, but one that is great for using up leftover cake.  When you are making carved cakes all the time for your cake business, your garbage tends to fill up with the leftovers.  You may think you'd eat them all, but really, you get sick of cake after making them so often.  So one thing you can do is create simple cake balls. A simpler version of the cake pop, a cake ball has no stick, and does not have to be coated in candy melts.  Since it is hard to find a candy melt that I am not allergic to, I have been making these in the following way: Crumble the leftover cake into a large bowl. Add in a complimentary icing: 1 tbsp icing for approximately 2 cups of cake crumbs. Add more icing, if necessary.  You … [Read More...]

Learning to Bake Gluten-free

Every Chef Starts From Scratch…even Julia Child

Recently, in one of my reading lists, I suggested a biography of Julia Child.  In it, the author describes Julia’s love of food,  where her French inspirations came from, and all about her adventures in marriage and business with her ever-doting husband, Paul. It was the movie Julie & Julia that first sparked my interest… 

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

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… 

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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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