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Edible Flowers cake

How to Use Edible Flowers to Decorate Cakes – Flowers to Use and Decorating Ideas

We've all seen stunning professional cakes decorated with edible flowers. Using flowers is an extremely easy and beautiful way to decorate cakes at home, too. You can hide frosting flaws with beautiful blooms and add …

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First Layer Cake

The Invention of Frosting

In Jess Touchette's second contributor post, she shares the fascinating history of frosting and layer cakes. Read on... In a recent post about 17th-century "biscuit bread," I traced the centuries-long evolution of …

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17th-century-cake

This Seventeenth-Century Cake Is the Ancestor of the Cakes We Love Today

My newest contributor is Jess Touchette - she's a librarian and she'll be sharing well-researched stories of the desserts that you know and love.  I hope you enjoy her first contribution. This is a …

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Overmixed Cupcakes

What Happens When You Overmix Cake Batter

Cupcake recipes like my best vanilla cupcake recipe and chocolate cupcake recipe often contain the instruction "mix until just combined." I want to talk about what that really means and what happens when you …

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Ultimate Vanilla Cake

Ultimate Vanilla Cake Recipe

This best vanilla cake recipe has been years in the making! While a yellow cake or a white cake can be the same as a vanilla cake, my best vanilla cake recipe is differentiated …

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Chiffon Cake

The Differences Between Chiffon Cake and Angel Food Cake

Chiffon cake is similar to angel food cake in a number of ways. Both chiffon cake and angel food cake rely on stiffly beaten egg whites for leavening, and both have an airy texture. Chiffon …

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