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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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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chiffon cake with swiss meringue icing
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My first post (and a chiffon cake)

There’s a first time for everything, and for me this time it’s writing my first ever blog post. I´ve been toying with the idea of starting a food blog for a while now and when I researched on how to do it, all the other bloggers just kept saying to not be afraid, to just […]

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