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Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

What is an Entremet?? If you follow cake stuff at all, I’m sure you have seen these gorgeous videos by cake artists like Ksenia Penkina who create these fancy mousse based entremet cakes and then pour multi colored mirror glazes over them.  They are mesmerizing…. I […]

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Here’s a little known fact – I lived in Germany as a child.  In Munich to be precise.  This was a long time ago, but there are things that stay with you – memories of tastes, sounds and sights, right?  This Baumkuchen brings back vivid […]

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

I always wonder what favorite things people use in their caking life – what products, tools, etc.  There are just so many out there to choose from, and how do you know what is best? The answer is not simple, unfortunately, it’s about what works […]

Caramel and Curry?

Caramel and Curry?

Why would I put Caramel and Curry in the same sentence?  Well, when my friend Scott over at 7 Ravens Bakehouse told me he had made a smoked cheesecake, I was completely intrigued.  I have eaten (and enjoyed) smoked cheeses in my time – smoked […]

Pans….release!

Pans….release!

Sort of sounds like a Harry Potter charm, doesn’t it? Where’s my wand? Anyhow, sometimes it feels like getting cakes to release from their pans is a magical trick in itself. So, I thought I would share some tricks that I use to release my […]

Recipes – there’s always a reason…

Recipes – there’s always a reason…

Ahh, recipes. Yeah, well, sometimes I hate following recipes.  How about you?  There is certainly something freeing about cooking savory food where you can just make decisions by the seat of your pants and throw pinches of this, handfuls of that and a speck of […]


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