Zebra Matcha Japanese Cheesecake
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Not All Zebras Can Be Found at the Zoo or in the Wild!

Don’t be daunted by the zebra matcha Japanese cheesecake. It only looks more difficult than it is. Read on to learn how to prepare this show-stopper! My poor husband. After dinner, I told him we had cheesecake in the fridge for dessert. I then left him to put Becca to bed, and afterward, as we […]

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tractor cake with fondant accents
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Tractor Cake Tutorial (with Fondant Accents)

My friend’s son, Elio, is turning 3 years old and he had an advanced birthday celebration last weekend. He likes tractors and his mom asked me to make a tractor cake. I made a 2-tier (10-inch and 8-inch) buttercream cake with fondant tractor accents for him. It has been a while since I made fondant […]

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Homemade Marshmallow Fondant with Butter
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Homemade Marshmallow Fondant with Butter

Making homemade marshmallow fondant with butter (MMF) is quite easy to do. I am making it with butter only because I don’t know if the shortening available in Germany or Switzerland is the same as Crisco (which is the only shortening I’ve ever used.) Also, butter is tastier than shortening and I always have butter […]

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ube cake with buttercream stripes
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Ube cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

Ube cake is one of the most beloved Filipino cakes. It is made from ube, or purple yam. Purple yam is a tuber or root crop that is vivid purple, hence the name. Ube-flavored desserts are so popular in the Philippines and are currently making a splash in the US. It´s all over my Instagram […]

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SMBC
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Swiss Meringue Buttercream (with step-by-step photos)

My favorite icing to use for celebration cakes is Swiss meringue buttercream. It is not to sweet and has a silky mouth-feel. It is very spreadable and holds up quite well to piping. When I started making cakes, I was icing them with American buttercream.  This is mainly a lot of powdered sugar and butter.  […]

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