While I do understand why a lot of people, including myself, prefer commercially-made cakes for occasions, I often bake mine from scratch.
In mid-December, I demonstrated a virtual cookie decorating lesson for my friends. As you can see in the picture I took, I did polka-dots, a snowman, a sunflower, rainbow stripes, a rose and a basketball. The rose and basketball don’t really look accurate. But, hey, I tried. So, here is the first tip: when mixingContinue reading “Cookie Decorating Techniques You May Want to Try”
That you see there is a frosting I made from scratch. It looks liked whipped cream, and yes, it does contain heavy cream. However, it is whipped buttercream icing. The process of this was no easy task. In fact, it took time to get right. I don’t just mean that for the specific one pictured.Continue reading “Making the Frosting was a Tough, But Happy Journey”
I’ve been baking and cooking since I was 12. I’ve also learned to decorate cakes and other baked goods around that age. Of course, I struggled several times, especially in the early days. However, I’ve been making a lot of my own occasion cakes in recent years, because one of my friends is allergic toContinue reading “Cake-Decorating Techniques I’m Glad I Learned”