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Sweet Treats and Tips to Salvage Overcooked Cake

  I cannot tell you all how many times I have forgotten about something I was cooking in the oven and it burned to a point where I couldn’t eat it. Sound familiar? It happens to the best of us.

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are Full of Surprises

Cupcakes are my favorite dessert to make for parties and now that we are living in COVID-19 times, they are even more perfect for your small gatherings. You don't have to share utensils from cutting ...

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Kids Can Make Coconut Cupcakes with Pineapple Frosting and So Can You

  To be honest, I find it fairly difficult to read coconut cupcakes with pineapple frosting without smiling. This recipe is packed with toasted coconut and juicy pineapple frosting that comes ...

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Sugared Flowers for Mother’s Day

My wedding anniversary was a couple of weeks ago, and as my husband and I found ourselves looking through our wedding album we found a photo of our wedding cake. It made me smile, because I remember ...

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Make Your Pipe Dreams a Reality with These Piping Tips

Somewhere along the line, cupcakes became “the thing”.  They are all the rage these days with their interesting flavor combinations and beautiful decorations. The only problem is that their growing ...

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C is for Cupcake: How a Group of Kids Encouraged Me

I’ve had it in my head lately that I would like to create some sort of program that involved kids who are interested in food. It would be educational, yet fun and something I could do on my own time ...

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Holiday Baking is Easy with Hazelnut Cupcakes

The holiday season is upon us; the turkeys are gobbling and the sleigh bells are ringing in the distance. The holidays are a time to get our fill of friends and family and lots of food, which makes ...

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Cupcake Boot Camp: The Secret to the Perfect Cupcake

I love baking, especially baking experiments, so when I heard that The Chopping Block had a Cupcake Boot Camp – I think my heart started to beat a bit faster. Four hours, four delicious cupcake ...

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Pretty in Pink Cupcakes

I did it! I actually made a cupcake that wasn’t dry or tough. This statement might confuse you since I’m a chef instructor at the Chopping Block, but when you have kids helping you mix the batter, ...

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Oreo Cupcakes Have the Right Stuf

I know a lot of chefs who snub the cupcake, but I love 'em. Sure, they are more trouble than baking a sheet cake, but they are so fun to eat!

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