The topic of cracking eggs recently came to mind when I knocked an egg on the floor and decided to take the opportunity to photograph it. Then on the recent finale of TLC’s Next Great Baker, Buddy posed an interesting challenge to the contestants. They had to crack as many eggs as possible (no shells!) in one minute. And during the demonstration, Buddy himself was using the side of the container to crack the eggs. (more…)
*Caution: this post contains several different types of nuts.
This peanut butter & jelly cake is an “I’ll have just one more piece” kind of cake. This is dangerous stuff, people. So be warned.
My boyfriend, Chris, had a birthday this week. His birthday is 9 days after mine and it’s just shy of 3 weeks after Christmas so we’re kind of partied out over here, but there’s still cake to be made. 51 more cakes, to be exact. (more…)
A gorgeous fondant cake from Flickr user, sweetpea0613.
The other day a friend asked if I would be experimenting with fondant during my year-long weekly cake baking project because he himself was hoping to learn more about working with it. It seems silly not to since it’s such a trendy decorating technique, but I have some reservations.
I’m not a huge fan of fondant because I find it intimidating. Up until last summer, I had never even tasted a fondant cake, but was pleasantly surprised to find it tasted much better than play dough, which is what it looks like to me.
I did what anyone would do when trying to figure out how to do something new; I Googled it. There are a lot of YouTube videos on how to work with fondant, but I was disappointed so many of the videos used store-bought fondant. This video, however, shows you how to inexpensively make your own marshmallow flavored fondant and it doesn’t look too difficult either.