Packing Baked Goods for the Holidays

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I've always thought that one of the best things to send someone as a holiday present are homemade baked goods. Baked goods can be made cheaply, be delightful surprises for their recipients, and have a personal touch that buying something pre-packaged from the store lacks. But you can be the best baker in the world, and ...

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Gluten Free Cake Mixes

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Gluten-free products have become increasingly popular over the past few years. In addition to those who are allergic to gluten and can't consume food that contains it, many have chosen to go on gluten-free diets for health reasons. Following this recent trend, many sellers of baking products have begun to offer gluten-free cake mixes. If ...

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Wedding Cake Trends 2013

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With every new year, new wedding cake trends spring up. Many designs are based on what is going on throughout the world of confectionery art, and often reflect current fashion and design trends. Some of them were so popular last year that they've continued their popularity into 2013. And many of them are brand-new designs ...

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Budget Wedding Cake Ideas

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As everyone knows, weddings are generally expensive. So if you're planning a wedding and are on a budget, it's best to trim the cost wherever you can -- and you can start with the wedding cake. The wedding cake is not only one of the priciest parts of a wedding, but also the one that ...

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Purchasing a Stand Mixer

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Are you looking to buy a stand mixer? When purchasing a mixer, make sure it has the following features: * A manufacturer's guarantee -- this is a good sign that what you are buying is a well-made, durable product. * Metal gears: These are much more efficient than nylon gears and won't wear out as fast. * It's ...

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Mother’s Day Cake Ideas

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Here is a little inspiration for your mother's day cake. What is better than a cake for this special occasion. Make a cake of any size or shape. Use fondant, buttercream, ganache, pearl dust, pre-made decorations or any other final touches that you would like. Take a look at the photos to personalize your ...

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St Patrick’s Day Cakes

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Happy St. Patrick's Day friends! Looking for some great cake ideas to impress your Irish friends. Green and white are St Patrick's day signature colors and open up some great possibilities for your cake. Remember it is all about fun. Go green! If you like one of the pictures above follow these links to ...

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Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas

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Searching through the many superb baker blogs out there I found some great Valentine's cake recipes that I would like to share. It is amazing the amount of bloggers out there sharing their ideas and recipes. Being a true chocoholic I just love Valentine's day. See what great recipes I found. This is only a small ...

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More Cookie Swap Recipes

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Cookie swap continues... I generally use six to seven cookie recipes for my cookie swap.  Each person brings: Ingredients to make one cookie batch Containers to bring cookies home Some equipment if needed - baking pans, silpat mats, decorating supplies I usually provide the sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and eggs. Today I will showcase two new recipes.  One ...

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Cookie Swap Recipes

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For years while I owned my Inn I would offer a cookie swap class each holiday season. Six people would gather in my kitchen and we would each back a batch of cookies and at the end of the night we would swap the cookies. Each person would go home with six or more different ...

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Fall Pumpkin Recipes – Part II

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I love the fall season but it really  has been a rough week.  Hurricane Sandy has been a sobering reminder about Mother Nature.  I never thought the power would be out as long as it was.  Nothing is worse than being cold.  And trying to get gas for our cars and generator has been a ...

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Fall Pumpkin Recipes – Part I

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The smell of spice and pumpkin makes Fall one of my favorite times of the year. As a former innkeeper I've tangled with hundreds of pumpkin recipes. Some were great, but some were flops, never to be seen by any guest. I would like to share some of my favorites with you. On the top of ...

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Spooky cakes

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There is nothing like a spooky cake to set the Halloween mood. Check out a few of these spooky Halloween cakes and some even have how to instructions. http://storify.com/wswanliz/spooky-cakes

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Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas

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The weather is turning cold, fall has arrived and it is almost time to decorate Halloween cakes. I was never the creative kid with the great costume. Halloween to me was about all that candy and beautiful Halloween cakes. I have gathered some great pictures to give you some halloween cake ideas.

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Free Cookbooks

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  If you are an avid cookbook fan like I am then you have bookshelves brimming with cake decorating books, baking cookbooks  and more.  When I saw Amazon giving away free Kindle cookbooks I was quick to go searching on their website.  Amazon will periodically offer free or nearly free cookbooks.  Each deal will last from ...

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Wedding Cupcake Ideas

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  Wedding cupcakes are the latest trend among couples planning to tie the knot. Cupcakes for a wedding may strange at first, but these delightful treats come complete with stands, tiers, fancy decorations, and all the accessories associated with conventional wedding cakes. Here are important considerations for couples mulling over the wedding cupcake idea: Pros and Cons ...

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Design Your Own Wedding Cake Online

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Are you planning your wedding or do you know someone who is? Designing your own wedding cake can be a real challenge. You want everything to be the best from the flowers, catering, decorations, outfits and even the best cake. Have you considered designing your own wedding cake online? A wedding cake is one of the ...

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Ruffle Cakes

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Don't you adore those ruffle cakes that seem to be popping up everywhere. What a gorgeous design. I am afraid if I try to make one of these cakes the ruffles will turn into a massive mess. So I started to research how to make these cakes and learned it really isn't that ...

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Recipe Contests in 2012

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  Have you ever considered entering a recipe contest or cooking contest? All those wonderful recipes you use when you are baking cakes or cupcakes can be used to enter a recipe contest. Some cooking contests even reward you with big prizes. Find your best recipes and enter one of the following contests. EGGLAND’S BEST “YOUR RECIPE” ...

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Best Healthy Cupcakes

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Do your cupcakes need a makeover? Would you like to make healthier cupcakes for your family? What makes any cupcake or cake unhealthy is the amount of fat, sugar and calories in the recipe. Butter, shortening and oil in cupcakes add a lot of calories and fat to your diet. Replacing these fats with fat-replacers such ...

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Making the Best Cupcakes!

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  What is there not to love about delicious cupcakes? To make the perfect cupcakes, you will need the perfect cupcake supplies.  Some cupcake supplies are relatively standard and easy to find.  Items such as sugar, flour, chocolate chips and sprinkles can generally be purchased in any grocery store. You also probably have on hand basic kitchen ...

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4th of July Cupcakes

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Nothing makes a better party than cupcakes. If you are looking for an impressive dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th give these Red, White and Blue cupcakes a try.

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Airbrush for Cake Decorating

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Do you want to have your cakes stand out? Have you ever tried to paint your cake? Cake airbrushing is a new trend that can be a lot of fun.

I have often used a paint sprayer but never tried a cake airbrush machine. A cake airbrusher works much the same as a paint sprayer but you use food safe colored edible ink.

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Mother’s Day Cake Ideas

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If you are looking for some great Mother’s Day cake decorating ideas take a look at my collection of Mother’s Day Cakes. I searched the web and picked some great Mother’s Day pictures. After you browse the Mother’s day cake pictures take a look at the videos on how to make a cake for Mother’s Day.

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Find the Perfect Apron

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An apron is a necessity in any kitchen so why settle for a boring apron when there are so many fabulous aprons to buy. You can choose from a vast array of designer aprons. I have chosen some of my favorite aprons below.

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How To Decorate a Wedding Cake

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Decorating a Wedding Cake can be quite a task, but if you’re up for it, you can save a lot of money and impress you guests too! Below I will take you through the steps to make a wedding cake.

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Decorated Easter Cakes

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Easter is almost upon us and I’ve found some great Easter Cakes. There is nothing like a lovely decorated Easter Cake to brighten up the day!

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Sugar Free Frosting Recipes

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Sugar Free Frosting Recipes Now that we've made our sugar-free low-fat carrot cake, we need to make the sugar free  frosting for it. Adding a sugary frosting can drive up the calorie count of your cake, so the frosting recipes I've provided below are entirely sugar free and fat free. In these recipes, I'm using Splenda as ...

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Best Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe

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Best Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe In this article I will teach you how to make a carrot cake that is both low fat and low in sugar. A serving of this sugar free carrot cake is 160 calories(220 with frosting) and equals only four Weight Watchers points (six with frosting). Most bakers shy away from removing ...

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Planning a Wedding? Attend a 2012 Cake Show!

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Throughout the year, various organizations host cake shows, and on caketrimmings.com we’re going to list current shows that you can attend. Whether you’re a party planner, bride-to-be, cake decorator or cake enthusiast, you can learn a lot from these events, and have a lot of fun looking at the cakes and checking out the latest trends in cake design.

The cake is a very important part of any celebration.

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Duncan Hines Classic Cake Mixes

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Everything is getting smaller these days. I could live with smaller cans of coffee and smaller ice cream containers, but smaller Duncan Hines cake mix? Duncan Hines announced that they will be cutting the package sizes of their popular Classic cake mixes from 18.25 oz to 16.5oz. You

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Filling Recipe

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Want to make a homemade Valentine’s Day treat for your loved one? Try my recipe for chocolate cupcakes with creme filling and chocolate frosting! They are very easy to make and always come out wonderfully. Your partner won’t know what hit them when they try these tasty treats!

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A New Year for Cake Decorating!

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This is a great year to learn cake decorating. Make it your year! Find out how to get started in your new cake decorating career or just learn a few new techniques. Cake Decorating is so fun!!! Find out how you can be a cake decorator….

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Wedding Cake Toppers

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Wedding Cake Toppers are literally the topping on the cake. In other words, your Wedding Cake will be extra special with a beautiful, heirloom quality wedding cake topper. We have handpicked the most beautiful Wedding Cake Toppers available on the web today, and we have them available to purchase today. Go on in and take a look!

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How to Pipe Leaves & Rosebuds

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Piping leaves and rosebuds are not only pretty on any cake, but they are a quick and easy buttercream frosting decoration that anyone can learn to do. See how…

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How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

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Want to use fondant but don’t like the way it tastes? Try Marshmallow Fondant. It tastes good and people prefer it over regular fondant. The best Marshmallow Fondant recipe is here. It’s an easy to follow recipe that you will love!

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How To Pipe Drop Strings, Writing & Flowers

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If you’d like to learn how to decorate with drop strings, here’s a great video that will show you a great technique, It’s really a lot easier than it looks!!

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Weight Watchers Mini Microwave Cake

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Do you want to have your cake and eat it too?….oh… but you need to watch your calories don’t you? Well here’s the cake for you. It’s a single serving, 4 point (Weight Watchers) cake that’s super quick and easy to make in the microwave. It is delicious and a great way to have your cake and eat it too!! Learn how you can make it today!

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Princess Cake Ideas

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It’s your little girl’s birthday and she’d love to get a Princess cake this year. Are you up for it? There are lots of great Princess cakes like castles, carriages, crowns and princess doll cakes. And you can make some of these, no problem! Take a look at some great princess cake photos and even get the directions!

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Birthday Cupcake Ideas

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Decorated Cupcakes are a popular substitute for the Birthday Cake this year. If you’re thinking about making cupcakes for his or her Birthday party, take a look at this collection of decorated cupcakes that anyone can make. Get some inspiration and get started on those cupcakes!

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Trying to find a recipe for a frosting that can have a nice smooth finish before you decorate your cake? I have a recipe that works great! It’s creamy and smooth, you can smooth it with a paper towel, it’s also great for decorations like flowers and stars, and it tastes good too! What more could you ask for? Try it out!

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