frosting

Black Cat Cake

by Sara on November 3, 2011

black cat cake

Ok, let me just get this out there. As evidenced by these pictures, I am not an artist. Not even close. It would have been easier to simply use candy for the eyes, and probably the nose, too. But my real cat has these beautiful green eyes, and I wanted to at least attempt to [...]

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baked

On Halloween, my cat turned 10 years old. My 3 year old niece thought throwing a birthday party for “the kitty,” as she likes to call Eleanor, was a great idea. Since we had the idea, I’d been trying to figure out how exactly you throw a party for a cat. I mean, the cat [...]

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Bakery Style Frosting

by Sara on February 12, 2011

valentine

I’ve mentioned before my love of frosting, especially frosting from certain bakeries. I was never sure quite what they did; I knew it wasn’t a meringue style buttercream, but it also didn’t taste like the homemade buttercream I make (butter plus confectioners’ sugar). No, their frosting is bright white. I knew from experience that making [...]

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snowflake cookies

If there was only one holiday sweet to show up at our family Christmas, it would be my mom’s cut-out sugar cookies. But luckily, we’ve never had to resort to that. I generally make candy at Christmas, though after trying the chocolate peppermint cookies this weekend, my mom announced that these are now a Christmas-must [...]

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