Tag Archives: Butter cream

My New Favorite Butter Cream

Eureka! I’ve had a serious longing to switch from the American-style butter creams which invariably involved some form of fat (butter) and copious amounts of confectioner’s sugar (along with some milk or cream to keep the texture workable). The egg-based … Continue reading

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Our Target: Cupcakes

For a kids’ party with outdoor games, including archery, I carried the theme into the cupcakes. I kept it outdoorsy using the grass tip for the background (which I also found kind of fun and hypnotic to work with).   … Continue reading

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Birthday, Part 1

The tot’s party is two weeks after his actual birthday. He’s got some solid ideas about what he wants for *that* cake. For the quiet/on a school night/with just the three of us cake, however, the bastard wasn’t giving me … Continue reading

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Cupcake Competition

I entered into the local cupcake decorating┬ácompetition to see how I’d do. It was such a cold and awful Winter, I went for a “Signs of Spring” theme, and won first place in my category (amateur, buttercream-only).

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Bagel Cake

I did this for my son’s first birthday back in 2009. I part-molded, part-carved two whole grain pound cake recipes. The exterior is buttercream and the filling is cream cheese frosting (of course!) and some fondant lox to visually break … Continue reading

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