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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 […]

Browned Butter Bliss

Browned Butter Bliss

Do you know browned butter yet? If not, might I introduce you? Browned butter takes butter to a whole new level…think nutty, toasty and buttery – those are all very good qualities in a food, don’t you think? One of my favorite things is to […]

Take cover (for your boards, that is!) – Marbleizing and Economizing

Take cover (for your boards, that is!) – Marbleizing and Economizing

Why cover your board?  We eat with our eyes first Cliche, I know and in the food world, you have probably heard this a thousand times.  But, it’s true, right?  If something looks appetizing, you’re far more likely to be interested in eating it than […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Pie – nope, it’s a cake!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Pie – nope, it’s a cake!

Pie or Cake So Mother’s Day was about to arrive and I was in charge of dessert (natch).  As those of us who “cake” know, we are usually expected to bring dessert and usually expected to bring a cake.  I didn’t want to bring a […]

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 […]

For a successful competition cake,  U – B – U

For a successful competition cake, U – B – U

Huh? Let me explain Ok…well, say it out loud:  U-B-U Yes, that’s right, you be you.  Or me be me.  You get the picture. I had an epiphany this past weekend about me, cakes and art.   I’m still working through what it means, but […]

Oooh, Shiny things! (AKA let me introduce myself)

Oooh, Shiny things! (AKA let me introduce myself)

Welcome! I am so glad you are here with me.  You are the first to participate in the virgin voyage of the Shiny Ball Cake Blog – it’s bound to be a slightly bumpy ride with me as your captain, but I intend for us […]


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