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  1. Cake Deco Diaries

    April 5, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    Last week I attended a weeklong cake decorating class at the Institute of Culinary Education. It was a blast and I’m so excited to execute all the techniques I learned in this year’s cakes. There was too much to pack into one post, so for now here’s an overview for how the week went down. (more…)

  2. Week 12: A Sneak Peek

    March 27, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    Posting this past week’s cake is still on my to-do list. I’m busy with cake decorating class this week, but couldn’t wait much longer before I shared a sneak peek of my latest cake. I wanted to dabble with some piping techniques before I really learned how to pipe frosting in class. Recipe coming soon!

  3. “Too Pretty To Eat”

    March 25, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    My mom has a theory that pretty cakes don’t taste good and ugly cakes taste the best. The theory holds true in some instances. For example, most wedding cakes I’ve ever tasted. I think most home bakers place more priority on taste than aesthetics. After all, you’re not trying to sell anything, you just want people to enjoy what you’ve made. But when I first started baking I didn’t care about taste. I wanted my cakes to look like the cakes I’d see in the bakery section of the grocery store. This was well before TV shows like Cake Boss and Amazing Wedding Cakes. I didn’t have that much to aspire to. (more…)