Category Archives for "Tips"

May 24

Turtle Shaped Cake

By Sharon | Specialty Cakes , Tips

For our friend Faith’s 2nd birthday she was really into turtles so her party theme was turtles. We thought a lot about how to shape this cake and make it look real. This was our first cake using Rice Krispy treats to shape parts of the body. They worked really well. This was also our […]

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May 18

Baking Methods – The Muffin Method

By Sharon | Tips

One of the most commonly used methods of mixing batters is the muffin method.  Not mixing your batter correctly could lead to finished baked goods that are tough or don’t raise properly when in the oven.  This method is almost always used in muffins and quick breads. When a recipe calls for the muffin method […]

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May 11

Classic Puff Pastry

By Sharon | Recipes , Tips

Puff Pastry is one of those things that is just better made from scratch than bought in the freezer section of the grocery store.  It seems a little intimidating to make with all the steps and the time it takes to make it but is really just a matter of repeating steps over again. I […]

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Apr 24

Poached Pears in Cranberry Sauce

By Sharon | Recipes , Tips

I can’t remember ever having a poached pear and this was a recipe for Junior Masterchef Australia. They looked so delicious as Nicholas and I were watching the show. Since we’re working on teaching my grandson to cook I thought this would be a great recipe to work on with him. It teaches him some […]

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Apr 17

Ginger Scones

By Sharon | Recipes , Tips

Warm Ginger Scones with Lemon Curd are the best thing with a hot cup of tea or coffee first thing in the morning or for an afternoon break. I think the English and Scottish do it right with afternoon teas.  And when you get their clotted cream and really thick jams it is so delicious.  […]

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