Category: Cakes

Quick Bites: She Sells Sea Sugar By the Seashore

Summer may be wrapping up for some but it’s still hot as blazes here in Austin, so enjoy these refreshing beach/summer-themed treats and projects! Got some clean sand molds but no sand? Make marshmallow sea creatures with help from Hungry Happenings, who also has this great tutorial and recipe on making Starfish S’Mores. Feeling crabby?…
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August 30, 2011 0

Quick Links: Back To School

Whether it’s this week, next, or just after Labour Day, kids in North America are heading back to school! Here are some fun goodies to inspire you for back to school treats of your own. First up, two book-themed cakes by Sprinkle Bakes: a gorgeous one called Words Take Flight and then a Birthday Trip…
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August 23, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Cupcake Goodness

Today on Quick Bites, lots of fun with cupcakes! Making Cupcakes First, maybe you want a cupcake or two but don’t want to go to the trouble of mixing a big batch and then finding other people to eat them with you. Because eating an entire batch of cucpakes would be wrong. Yes. Very wrong.…
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August 17, 2011 2

Quick Bites: Construction Goodies

It’s a safe bet if you read this blog with any regularity that you either bake or want to. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the time will come when you need to ship something, present something, or dress something up. You could spend a fortune on pre-made items, or you could read the…
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August 12, 2011 1

Quick Bites: Pretties!

Been too busy to post for a bit, but enjoy these lovely works of confectionery art while I start sorting through my massive pile of links to share! A breathtaking Sweet 16 Party Dress Cake by Pink Cake Box. This is definitely in the “OMG I can’t believe that’s edible!” category. Wow. BitRebels has a…
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August 11, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Who Goes There?

Give a hoot about these…okay no. No more bad owl puns in this post, I promise. Just awesome confection tutorials! Inspire Create Bake didn’t post a lot of instructions for this cute owl cake but there are enough photos and tips for you to be able to go forth and make your own version (via…
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July 29, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Random Fun Again

Still recovering from gummy class and Day of Sharing so apologies for the lack of posts. Here are some cool things I’ve found recently: Bundles of Cookies shares her tips on making Pinwheel Cookies (via CraftGossip). Sweetopia has a nice guide to making logo cookies, but that’s not best part of that page. Check out…
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July 28, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Peachy Keen

Today on Quick Bites, peach recipes! First, check out how the home-made gummy goodness is spreading: Nature of Grace has a recipe for Homemade Chipotle Peach Gummi Bears (via CraftGossip). She says she found her bear mold in the clearance section at a craft store. I have the same mold (some of you at our…
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July 18, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Harry Potter

In case you haven’t heard, there’s some kind of movie coming out today. Something about a hirsute boy wizard with a thing for ceramics and fermented dairy products. Wait, I’m confused… In other words, today’s Quick Bites are all about the butterbeer, snitches, chocolate frogs, and other Potter goodies! If there was an award for…
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July 15, 2011 1

Day of Sharing Recipes

Our lovely and talented baker members have graciously shared the following recipes for food they donated to our annual Day of Sharing last weekend: BANANA CAKE CAPITAL CONFECTIONERS DOS 2011 CHRISTINE CANTRELL (based on Earlene Moore’s recipe) 1 Duncan Heinz banana cake mix 10 oz sour cream 3 large eggs ½ cup vegetable oil (Canola…
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July 15, 2011 0