Suzi's Blog

On Fondant and Gum Paste and Modeling Chocolate and Modeling Paste: Edible Confusion

Yesterday I posted a review of The Icing on the Cake by Juliet Stallwood. It’s a brilliant book about decorating cakes and cookies with exceptional flavors and figures. Juliet is a specialist in making complex, and often 3-D decorations. In her book, she describes how to make some of these figures, like that lovely mouse in…

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Chocolate Pudding Cake

  How many times have you have Chocolate Molten Cake? A lot? Too much? Over it? Lie down on couch. Take your shoes off. Fold your hands. Shut your eyes. Go back, far in time, to a simpler time and space. Take your best memories of chocolate cake and chocolate pudding and let them flow…

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Double Berry and Polenta Cake

  Before summer ends — it’s 57° at 1:40PM on August 15th and I don’t know where summer is — but assuming it reappears and before the berries are gone, use them wisely and well. It is a rare cake that does not need frosting or whipped cream or ice cream, but this cake can…

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Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Loaf

Grandsons often possess special powers. For example, if I want a marble cake, and I ask for it, Suzen is going to reply, “You have to watch your sugar intake! How many times ….” On the other hand, our grandson Reid was visiting from Austin. “Can I have a marble cake?” he asked. “Brian, find…

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