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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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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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Home Bakeries Now Legal in Texas

I'd like to share this great article about the Texas cottage food law written for Edible Artists Network by Kelley Masters of Home bakers in Texas are feeling a little freer these days.    SB 81, also known as the Texas Cottage Food Law, went into effect September 1, 2011.  It allows the sale of certain home-produced foods such as cakes, cookies, pies, breads, jams, and jellies, from the producer’s home directly to the consumer.  SB 81 is the result of a grassroots effort that began in the discussion forums of in 2006, and eventually expanded to include a popular Facebook…
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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 CakeWell, 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 ; 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 ; Both businesses have similarities yet distinct ; Each business/kitchen setup…
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