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Confectioners’ craft of cooked-sugar decorating finds growing following

From the simple syrups used in cocktails to the colorful rock candy of dime store jars, sugar is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. Using it to sweeten confections or to heap into a cookie batter is one thing. Top: The rose was assembled petal by petal out of hot sugar at a cooked sugar class at SweetWise in Germantown. Bottom:... (more…)
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The Famous Hummingbird Bakery, London: A Short & Sweet Visit

OK, not gonna Everyone had hyped it up so, so much that I was sadly underwhelmed by my first visit to Hummingbird Bakery in London's Soho a few years ; I must also admit that I've not had much success with a few of their recipes I've tried and tested at home and with ; (But we bakers are notoriously over-critical of other bakers' creations, no?)  So, no one was more surprised than me at what a FAB experience I had as I revisited the Hummingbird on Wardour Street recently. (more…)
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Homemade Cupcake Cases

I was going through all the old cards I've received for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, thank yous, etc. & then I thought about all the $$$ I spend on cupcake cases, and my slight disappointment at how "un-unique" most of them really are. So, I thought I'd try making my It's a great way to recycle old cards (& you can still keep what's written on the inside) AND create your own, unique cupcake What you'll need: old cards, extra scrapbook paper, etc. + a cupcake case/wrapper that you can simply cut the bottoms out of. (more…)
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ICHF Cake International at Excel

There I was with my big camera, fighting my way through hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors at the ICHF Cake International at Excel, London this past weekend, when I was stopped dead in my tracks by BUTTERCREAM!  I caught a glimpse of one of Queen of Hearts-Couture Cakes' beautiful creations, and I just could not stop snapping away. I was completely mesmerised by their cakes, decorated in 100% buttercream. (more…)
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My Cake Story Contest Winner!

The winner of our "My Cake Story" contest is Tracy of Boobala Cakes!! All submissions/stories can be viewed here: #comments Congratulations Tracy! Your prize is the Sharon Zambito DVD – Perfecting the Art of Buttercream – A step by step guide to icing the perfect cake. Thanks to all who participated! We will run several more contests so check back with us often.
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New Facebook Timeline for Pages – What happened to my “hidden” posts?

  With the transition to the new timeline for pages, it was quite an adjustment period for us at Edible Artists Network.   Everyday we’re learning more and more about the power of Facebook and getting used to the new timeline. As the primary administrator for our page – I’m constantly monitoring posts and interacting with our audience.  A large part of my old Facebook practice was monitoring the ‘hidden’ posts section of my page as an everyday housekeeping task, as many hidden posts – (those auto blocked from public view for being spam or offensive) – are actually completely…
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Commercial Kitchens: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why

The last few years have brought about a revival in small business ownership. In particular, baking and cooking enthusiasts have hatched businesses from their own kitchens. Unfortunately, they may find their aspirations dashed by the Cottage Food Law, which prohibits entrepreneurs in some states from selling homemade goods. In an effort to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners while enforcing the letter of the law, commercial kitchens have become a popular alternative to cooking from home. If you are looking to build a business on your culinary talent, a commercial kitchen may be the best place to start.…
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Facebook Ratings Tab: How to Add a Facebook Ratings Tab

  Facebook Ratings Tab: Facebook Ratings Tab: Add a Ratings tab to your Facebook page in 4 easy steps 1. Go to 2. Click on the “Ratings” button in the middle of the page a new page will open requesting to add your personal information to this app program – select “YES”, it will use your personal profile, but will ask as you move forward which page you’d like to add the tab to. “Like” the app first – then click on – “go to app” - A new window will open up requesting which page to add the ratings…
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Bakin’ with the Cake Boss

At a very young age I remember day dreaming of opening my own bakery, a vision etched in my head encompassing every detail. My Father worked for Rosers Bakery in Chicago, a very popular bakery in its time. “Daddy” time was very scarce and as you can image I was more than thrilled with the opportunity of being Daddy’s little helper for the day. These were very special days as being one of seven children my Father held several jobs at once to keep a roof over our head, and worked seven day a week, so we didn’t see him…
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The Cake Boss is Coming!!!

Harry Potter Cake Well, only one more day before we get to meet the "Cake Boss". Our Harry Potter cake won his "Bakin' with the Boss" contest for Illinois. We are so excited!! We'll be posting live from the event tomorrow night at 7PM CST,Stay tuned. Has anyone bought his book? We have and it is truly worth every penny. I'm hoping to have it signed tomorrow when we meet him!
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Home Baking: A Home-Based Baking Business

Home Baking: Are you familiar with the requirements, startup and operation? If you are a baking/food enthusiast and have always wanted to start a home baking business, this could be your opportunity!  Currently there are two types of home-baking businesses permitted in many states…A “Cottage Food Kitchen” and a “Commercial Kitchen”.  If you’re not familiar, here’s a brief description.  Cottage Food Kitchens are operated from the personal kitchen and Commercial Kitchens are typically operated from a separate room/space in the home like a basement, lower level or a garage.  Both businesses have similarities yet distinct differences.  Each business/kitchen setup is…
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Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker – How to Make Cake Pops

How to Make Cake Pops If you are in the process and need to learn how to make cake pops this machine will make things much easier. Take a look: Price: The Baby cakes cake pop maker brings the fun and delicious cake pops trend into your own kitchen. Bake 12 cake pops or donut holes in just minutes. Add sticks and a touch of creative decorating for perfect cake pops in no time! Bakes 12 Cake Pops or Donut Holes. Includes Treat Sticks, Fork Tool, Cooling Stand. Nonstick Baking Plates. Power and Ready Lights. 1300 12 cake pops or…
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Secret Tо Mastering Cake Dесоrаtіng In 3 Days (beginner cake decorating)

Thе Untоld Secret Tо Mastering Cake Dесоrаtіng In Just 3 Days - beginner cake decorating Whеn trying to come up wіth оrіgіnаl ideas fоr раrtіеѕ wіthоut аѕѕіѕtаnсе, іt саn bе аlmоѕt іmроѕѕіblе. Hоwеvеr, whеn tapping into оthеr ѕоurсеѕ, thе сhоісеѕ bесоmе endless. Onе аrеа thаt іѕ of particular іntеrеѕt whеn entertaining is thе kіnd оf саkеѕ provided аt the раrtу. So is you are a beginner at cake decorating this article is for you! Whеthеr your раrtу іѕ for a bіrthdау, аn аnnіvеrѕаrу, a wеddіng, or any other ѕресіаl оссаѕіоn, knowing proper саkе decorating tесhnіԛuеѕ can prove іnvаluаblе. If уоu…
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10 Mistakes A Baker Shоuld Avоіd – Beginner Cake Decorating

10 Mistakes A Baker Shоuld Avоіd - Beginner Cake Decorating Beginner cake decorating tips: Cakes аrе рrеѕеnt оn mаnу оссаѕіоnѕ in оur lіvеѕ. Tо bake уоur оwn is ѕіmрlу the best іnѕtеаd of dіrесtlу buуіng frоm a bаkеѕhор or аt thе mаll. Bаkіng саkеѕ is оnе оf the bеѕt thіngѕ to dо іn the kіtсhеn. Whеn I decided tо реrfесt mу baking ѕkіllѕ, I ѕtаrtеd lеаrnіng hоw tо bаkе cakes рrореrlу. Here аrе 10 mіѕtаkеѕ a bеgіnnіng bаkеr ѕhоuld аvоіd. Nоt Mеаѕurіng Flоur Correctly Do nоt juѕt ѕсоор уоur mеаѕurіng cup іntо a bаg of flour аnd ѕhаkе it off.…
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3 Tips Abоut Cake Dесоrаtіоn You Cаn’t Affоrd Tо Miss – How to Make Cake

3 Tips Abоut Cake Dесоrаtіоn You Cаn't Affоrd Tо Miss - How to Make Cake Learning how to make cake can bе a fun аnd rеwаrdіng. Evеrуоnе loves cake, and thеrе'ѕ nothing more rеwаrdіng than presenting a loved оnе wіth a magnificently decorated саkе thаt уоu made yourself. Like all nеw ѕkіllѕ, lеаrnіng hоw tо decorate cakes wіll take tіmе, but thе rеwаrdѕ are well wоrth іt. In this article, wе'll present ѕоmе іdеаѕ to gеt уоu оff to thе rіght start. Tо mаkе beautiful саkеѕ, уоu dо nоt need tо bесоmе a pastry chef. Yоu simply need to learn…
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Edible Flowers: Everything You Need to Know

Edible Flowers: Everything You Need to Know The lovely garnish is fashionable again. Turn the pages of a few vintage editions of Good Housekeeping, especially from the '60s and '70s, and you’ll come across plenty of dishes consisting of edible flowers. Still, a smattering of pansies on the dinner plates could as well have been a blinking sign saying, ‘check out how fancy I am.’ Therefore, you can understand why meals incorporated with flowers no longer appealed to people. The best news is that edible flowers are making a comeback because: with the appropriate edible bloom, more so, herb, vegetable…
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