Win a Brand New Kitchen Including New Kitchen Countertops from Granite Transformations at Canada’s Baking and Sweets …

Granite Transformations is Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert. The company is excited to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show , Ontario (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Granite Transformations, Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show (more…)
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Win a Brand New Kitchen Including New Kitchen Countertops from Granite Transformations at Canada’s Baking and Sweets …

Granite Transformations is Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert. The company is excited to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show , Ontario (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Granite Transformations, Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show (more…)
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Your Cottage Food Law…Working? Not Working?

With more than half the states having signed legislation for Cottage Food Laws, several states with Restricted Home Food Processing, a couple of states with Pending Legislation and a few states with Cottage-Food-Law Petitions, there are only a few states remaining with no Cottage Food Laws or any type of  home-baking allowances. Sounds like we’re making great progress!  We’re getting there!  Or, are we?  With any new product, service or – in this case – new law the most important opinions come from the people who will ultimately make use of the product, service or ; When it comes to…
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Box Macaron Mix? (Misspelled & a “Miss,” Not a Hit)

Let me preface this by saying that I REALLY wanted this to ; (A) Because I know quite a number of people who have struggled with making macarons from scratch, so I thought this could be something I could suggest as an alternative, and (B) I love this brand so much so that I couldn’t bear to name & shame them (You’ll notice I covered the brand name in the first image below).  But, I should have known from the misspelling of MACARON on the box (c’mon peeps – macaroons are the coconut desserts, macarons are the French almond meringue…
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Strawberry Marshallows! (With Fresh Strawberry Puree)…

Those who know me know I have a "thing" for ; I LOVE IT! Seriously, I'll put it on, or in, or around, anything and everything!  I've done homemade versions of marvelous marshmallow in all its guises: for piping, for frosting, for filling, for toasting, for eating, and/or for licking (always!)  Super-dope Strawberry Marshmallows! (more…)
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Jen – a.k.a. Macaron Stalker

How much do I love macarons?  I’m talking about the French macaron variety and not the coconut macaroon variety – though I do love both, macarons just speak to ; I’ve been fortunate enough to do a fair bit of travelling, here, there, everywhere. From “home” in the San Francisco Bay Area to Wokingham, Berkshire (UK), to various parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia… How lucky is that!?  But seriously, no matter where in the world I am, if there’s a macaron to be found, I’ll find it!   So I was recently in The Côte d'Azur –…
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Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes – London

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes Exclusively custom and exquisitely We recently discovered a place in London that is combining high fashion and buttercream to create amazing works of bakery art. Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes is the place and high fashion bakery items are their specialty. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Valeri, one of the co-founders of Queen of Hearts, and learned a few of her secrets and some incredibly interesting facts. When you see the beautiful and refined creations of the Queen of Hearts you will probably think these ladies have been baking since birth. However,…
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Some Simple & Fun Food Photography Tips From Jen’s Just Desserts

Cake Idea - Learn how a simple change in perspective or lighting can make your masterpiece come to life. I'm really into baking and photography, and the combination of the two for me is a bit magical when they come together to create that kind of special image where you can almost TASTE the treat in the picture. I guess a few peeps have noticed my love of "bake-ography" and so I am always being asked about how I "TAKE GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS."  As Ansel Adams once said: “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”  There…
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Edible Artist on the Rise

Edible Artist on the Rise By Gracie Prainito Hi my name is Gracie. The reason I am writing this is because I want to tell you why I like to bake. I like to bake because I get to bake with my mom and spending time with my Mom is great fun. She has taught me everything I know and I guess that’s why I enjoy it so much. I started baking when I was five and I just turned 9 in September. Fondant is my favorite! You can create many great things with ; When my Mom pulls out…
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SugarZen Chef Coat Giveaway 6 Winner – Sidney Galpern of Simi Cakes Confections

Sidney Galpern of Simi Cakes & Confections was the winner of Crooked Brook Chef Coat Giveaway 6 that was held on Master Sugar Artist Ruth Rickey’s blog SugarZen. Sidney is a Certified Professional Chocolatier, Cake Designer, Sugar Artist, and Instructor. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Ecole Chocolat School of the Chocolate Arts (more…)
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SugarZen Chef Coat Giveaway 6 Winner – Sidney Galpern of Simi Cakes Confections

Sidney Galpern of Simi Cakes & Confections was the winner of Crooked Brook Chef Coat Giveaway 6 that was held on Master Sugar Artist Ruth Rickey’s blog SugarZen. Sidney is a Certified Professional Chocolatier, Cake Designer, Sugar Artist, and Instructor. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Ecole Chocolat School of the Chocolate Arts (more…)
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