Sharon Zambito’s Famous Crusting Buttercream

Sharon Zambito's Famous Crusting Buttercream Ingredients generous cups Sweetex shortening or other brand of hi-ration shortening or half butter/half shortening 5 pounds powdered sugar 4 tablespoons Wedding Bouquet flavoring (or substitute your flavoring of choice in the appropriate amount) () 11 - 12 tablespoons hot coffee creamer liquid   Directions Cream the shortening, flavorings, and hot liquid with the paddle attachment until well combined and creamy. Then stream in the first 3 pounds of powdered sugar with mixer running at speed one. When incorporated somewhat, stop and scrape down sides of bowl well. Stream in last 2 pounds of powdered…
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2012’s Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite’s Valentine’s Day Raspberry and Rose Crème Brûlée

2012’s Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite’s Valentine’s Day Raspberry and Rose Crème Brûlée I think Crème Brûlée has to be one of the most romantic things you could possibly bake. Breaking through that caramelised sugar crust, and plunging into the set custard is nothing short of lovely, and if you served this to your valentine, I can guarantee that they'll be around for more a year later. My rose and raspberry version is so delicious, that it would stop even cupid in his tracks Ingredients - Serves 2About 10 raspberries 250ml whole milk 50g caster sugar1/2tsp rose water…
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Milk gelatin recipe for encapsulated art

Recipe for gelatin milk: 1 cups of half and half (coffee creamer) 3 tbs. white sugar 1 tbs. Blossoms By Angelica™ gelatin powder 1/4 cup of cold water Directions: 1. hydrate the gelatin powder in the 1/4 cup of water and set aside for 5 minutes 2. heat the cup of half and half in the microwave for 2 minutes 3. mix in the sugar and mix until well dissolved 4 add the hydrated gelatin and mix to melt. 5. invert in different containers to mix colors, if you feel that the milk mixture is to transparent add 1 tsp…
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Clear gelatin recipe

Gelatin Art Tools - don't forget to purchase the basic gelatin art tools to help you get started! Recipe for Transparent gelatin: 3 cups hot water 1 cups cold water 3 tablespoons Blossoms By Angelica™ super clear gelatin powder 2 cups white sugar or (Truvia) to taste. 1 teaspoon citric acid 1 tsp. of Blossoms By Angelica™ clear flavoring Directions: 1. Hydrate "bloom" the gelatin with the cup of cold water and stir to incorporate the whole entire gelatin powder very gently. Let stand for 5 min. 2. While the 3 cups of hot water still boiling. 3. Mix the…
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How To Make Your Own Sprinkles

I’m excited to share with you an unbelievably easy way to make sprinkles at home. Not only is this a fun do-it-yourself kitchen project, but it’s a great way to save a trip to the store when you don’t have sprinkles on hand. All you need to make sprinkles at home is royal icing made from your favorite royal icing recipe, gel food coloring, piping bags, couplers, and #2 piping tips, wax paper, and a sharp knife. For step-by-step directions, check out How To Make Sprinkles at Home.   For more creative sweets made simple, visit or stay connected on Facebook,…
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Lemon Pastry Cream Recipe

Fresh lemon zest gives this lemon pastry cream recipe a sweet, invigorating vibe. If you can’t find lemon liquor to complete the recipe, use 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract as a substitute. For a traditional flavor, pair the lemon cream with fresh berries. For a classic European combination, simply glaze the filled pastry with a bittersweet chocolate frosting. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups whole milk 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 egg yolks 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2…
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Edible Paper

How Edible Paper is Made Also known as “wafer paper,” rice paper is a traditional form of edible paper first popularized in Asia. Unlike icing sheets, which are another form of edible paper, rice paper can be used in savory recipes, such as spring rolls as well as confectionary craft projects. The art of using rice paper and other delicate foods, such as phyllo dough, is part of the curriculum taught to those studying to become a pastry ; Things You’ll Need Rice Flour (1 cup) Water Cheesecloth Oversized Stockpot Quilting Hoop Rolling Pin Cooling Rack Spatula Instructions 1. Pour a…
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Croquembouche

Prep Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes Ingredients: Vanilla Pastry Cream: 1 ¼ cups whole milk 3 egg yolks ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Choux: 1 cup butter 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 8 eggs Caramel: 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup water Preparation: To make pastry cream: In a small saucepan, warm the milk over low heat until it is just hot enough to steam. While the milk is warming, whisk together the…
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