Category: Techniques

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: 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

You Asked, We Answer! Gummy Cupcake Cups

During my demo at Day of Sharing, someone asked if, instead of turning gummy repeatedly in a silicon cup until it solidifies, could one cast a mold of a cupcake cup made of gummy by using one silicone cup pushed down into another with gummy in between. This was an excellent question! I tested it…
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July 17, 2011 0

Quick Bites: One Link, So Much Ice Cream

I do these Quick Bites pages by surfing around for nifty dessert-related links, then occasionally gathering similar ones together in themed posts, or just tossing out a bunch of random stuff when I’m busy. But mostly I maintain an ever-lengthening list of coolness so I can attempt to sort. This list currently has several of…
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July 17, 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

Quick Bites: Fun Things I Found Today

Capital Confectioners’ volunteers are still busy wrapping up Day of Sharing details and already on to planning for 2012’s That Takes the Cake! Show, and I’m plugging away at a booklet and other details for my Gummy class in a week and a half, so there’s no time for a themed post right now. So…
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July 13, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Things I Found Today

Not much time for online stuff as we volunteers prep for Day of Sharing, but I happened upon these great links today so I’ll throw ’em together and call it a post! Sweet Sugarbelle has posted more how-tos and videos about outlining and filling cookies with royal icing. Crafty Penguin has a detailed tutorial on…
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July 6, 2011 1

Teaser for Day of Sharing

The amazing Chris Cantrell and I are collaborating on a big showpiece cake that will be served at Day of Sharing. Here’s a teaser pic I just posted to my own food/cake blog in a post about how you can evoke emotion with googly eyes on fondant figures: If you want to see the completed…
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July 4, 2011 4

Jaw-dropping Videos

I don’t even have the words to describe what I just saw! Something along the lines of pure awesomeness! Second-hand information says this is a culinary school in Malaysia called The Quenary Academy. They use heavy cream.


July 3, 2011 2