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Top 5 Business Start-Up Mistakes

by Pastry Chef Jörg Amsler I have always been a proponent of following one’s dreams and pursuing what we are most passionate about. On average, we sleep eight hours, work eight hours and have eight hours to ourselves. Do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of happiness. If your work day is a total drag, filled with unhappiness, stress and people you dislike, it will surely cross over into your private life. READ MORE .... Jörg Amsler is a renowned pastry chef and former owner of Truly Jörg’s Patisserie who has made numerous appearances on Food Network Challenge.…
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Great Ideas with Flex Forms

About 8 months ago we launched our new silicone Simi Flex Forms©, and we couldn’t be happier with all the exciting ways that many amazing sugar artists have used them and found new ideas to create with them!  We had a blast with them; we knew there would be others who would too! We originally created the molds to be used as free form frames to fill with isomalt and chocolate to create unique toppers and centerpieces, but we quickly found out that other products that work with them!!  We found that you can use Icing Images paper underneath the…
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How Ingredients Behave In A Cookie Recipe

Cookie chemistry! Learn what ingredients do in a cookie recipe and how to change them for different cookie results. Did you know that cookie recipes with more eggs will rise more and spread less? Or that the rule of thumb for cookie baking is to always keep the amount of fat and sugar used relatively equal? In my research to find the perfect sugar cookie recipe, I learned alot about what the ingredients in a cookie recipe do and how to tinker with them to change the outcome of the recipe. To learn about the five types of ingredients that…
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