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    Summer Lovin’: How to Cake when its hot, hot, HOT!

    Summer is the best time of year! The days are longer, the weather is perfect for kickin’ back on the porch with some friends, sharing some food, and dare I say cake! But Summer can be brutal on Sugar Art, especially Buttercream! So how can you get your Buttercream babies through the hot summer nights? With a few basics, and a back up plan! A chilled cake means a chilled decorator! You’ve probably heard me say this before, but the greatest...

    The Skinny on Fats: Butter, Shortening, and Oils

    When it comes to baking, taste is everything. Sure it needs to look good, but if it tastes like old shoes, no amount of edible glitter in the world can save it. So when it comes to adding fats to your recipe, and this could include, Butter, Shortening, oil, or lard, choosing the RIGHT fat, can make or break your result, literally. The Science of Fats Firstly, why do we add fats? Fat tastes good. Sadly. Fat is a flavour enhancer, but it also has...

    The Top 5 Most Asked Buttercream Questions!

    One of the best parts of this gig, is helping all of you find your way in Buttercream. I get lots of questions, and I love answering them. I get some questions more than most, so I thought I would the top 5 in a post, complete with links to more info, to get you started! 1) "What Buttercream do you use?" I only use Basic Buttercream. Its easy, inexpensive, and versatile, and I like eating it, which is probably the most important part! Basic...