Frosting Pen

by DIY Maven

Frosting Pen

Yes, you can buy tubes of frosting and decorating gels that have pen-like tips, but everyone knows that homemade frosting is almost always superior than the store-bought stuff. Those pens, are very handy, however.With Cuisipro's Decorating Pen ($10) we can now have the convenience of a writing instrument without sacrificing taste. It can produce fine or thick lines and is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

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Acorn Cakelet Pan

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Acorn Cakelet Pan

New from Williams-Sonoma is their absolutely darling Acorn Cakelet Pan. The detail in each of the 18 acorns it bakes is remarkable. I'm imagining little acorn corn breads served with jambalya or chilli this fall. Mmmmm. Perfect for cakes as well, just pop the little devils out of the pan and dust them with powdered sugar for a no-fuss yet fancy desert. The pan overall measures 15 1/4" x 11 3/4" x 1" high while the acorns it produces are 2 1/4"...

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50 Indispensable Kitchen Tips

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50 Indispensable Kitchen Tips

Fluffing up mashed potatoes with baking powder? Using baking soda to tenderize meat? Using a funnel to separate eggs?? These are just a few of the ideas included in Tipnut’s list of 50 Quick Kitchen Tips. For the entire breakdown, mosey on over to Tipnut! And, while you’re at it, you might want to check out their ‘quick tips for baking substitutes’ article as well.

 

Image courtesy of Tipnut.

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Make a Cupcake Color Wheel!!

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Make a Cupcake Color Wheel!!

Besides Lego Cakes, I can’t think of a better birthday surprise for the Curbly inclined as these Color Wheel Cupcakes. They’re easy to make and even simpler to decorate!

Ingredients:

1 2-layer-size package of red velvet, chocolate, white or yellow cake mix.

1 16-ounce can of white frosting

Candy-coated red, orange, yellow, green and blue milk chocolate pieces. Decorative sugar in the colors. Paint strips--courtesy of the paint store.

Assembly:

Prepare...

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A Curblier’s Wedding Plans Continued: The Contemporary Wedding Cake

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A Curblier’s Wedding Plans Continued: The Contemporary Wedding Cake

If the first thing that comes to mind are swirls of white butter cream frosting when considering the quintessential confection commemorating couplehood, think again. Sweet Art Cakes takes a fun and fresh turn at creating some very cool and contemporary wedding cakes. (Note: Sweet Art Cakes is a UK company and ships only in the UK, but the cakes picture in their on-line portfolio could be duplicated by a bakery near you.)

 

 

 

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