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Sugar Christmas Tree

Sugar Christmas Tree

I just had to share this fun and life-like Christmas tree piped with royal icing (including the ornaments)! Literally the entire tree including the drying time in between the leaves and the ornaments took 30 minutes, yet these christmas trees have a wow factor. After...
Glacé Fruit Tutorial

Glacé Fruit Tutorial

Glacé fruit is no ordinary gift, it takes at least 3 days to properly candied the citrus fruit, however the succulent taste is well worth the effort. Purchasing glacé fruit can cost at least $60.00 for 2 pounds, therefore when the recipient of the glacé fruit receives...
Candied Spice Nuts

Candied Spice Nuts

Every year I am asked if I have an easy and economical recipe for holiday gift giving. Most people want to give a small gift to their milkman, post person, tutors et cetera to show appreciation. Candied spice nuts are perfect. You can package them up  in a...
Daffodil Cupcakes, for a Sweet Wedding

Daffodil Cupcakes, for a Sweet Wedding

Sydney and I were asked to create Daffodil cupcakes for a wedding, the daffodil happens to be the bride’s favorite flower.The bride, Tara wanted cupcakes in lieu of a traditional wedding cake, I must admit this was the first wedding Sydney and I prepared...
Pansy Garden

Pansy Garden

I had been waiting to experiment with a technique I had read about, but had not had the opportunity  to work with, when Sydney and I were approached to create an edible party favor for a six year old’s birthday. The birthday theme was pansies. Lighting bolt:...
Royal Icing and Piping Flowers

Royal Icing and Piping Flowers

Royal icing can change an ordinary cake into an extraordinary cake with a little patience and a good royal icing recipe. Sydney and I thought piped cherry blossoms would be beautiful on our cherry blossom cake (recipe for cake to come). We colored about half of the...
Spicy Chocolate Caramel-Apple Cups

Spicy Chocolate Caramel-Apple Cups

Tastes like chocolate covered carmel apples This is the fifth year Sydney and I have created Easter Baskets for clients; our chocolate carmel cups are one of top 5 requests for the baskets. This is year we thought we would add a spring to the cups. With the addition...
Cassis-Cherry Marshmallows, a New Flavor for a New Year

Cassis-Cherry Marshmallows, a New Flavor for a New Year

This past December Sydney and I created a heavenly Very Cherry Berry Coffee drink. As I sipped on my warm delicious spirited coffee I asked Sydney if she thought we might be able to turn the flavor into a Dreammallow (the marshmallows are so light they taste like a...
Happy Chanukah Marble Bark

Happy Chanukah Marble Bark

For eight nights the celebration of Chanukah will last, each night a special prayer will be said as the candles are lit. There are total of nine candles, the Shamash is to light the eight candles  known as the festival of lights, beginning on the 25th day of the...
Holiday Black and White Bark, Sweet We Have Snow Too

Holiday Black and White Bark, Sweet We Have Snow Too

Holiday time is filled with glistening lights, beautifully decorated towns, and inviting city streets. It also happens to be the time Sydney and I raise the baking bar; it is the time of year we spend hours upon hours designing exquisite desserts that challenge the...