Suzi's Blog

Creme de Menthe Buttercream

It’s now, at long last, June and our herbs have survived a winter of deep snows and deeper cold. Our mint beckons. How to use it? Frosting, of course. Here the mint flavor comes, not primarily from our garden, but from liquor and extract. But your spring mint leaves can still be used to adorn…

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On Frosting Cakes

  At Cooking by the Book, we do a lot of baking. Whether it is a corporate client or a private party, dessert is on every menu. Often a cake is requested. If the party is for a birthday or anniversary, you can be sure that a cake will be on the table. I thought…

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Kahlua Frosting

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day and it may just be time for husbands and kids to spend some time in the kitchen. Make Mom a cake. Frost the cake. See Mom smile. Actually, see Mom roll her eyes when you surprise her with a spectacular frosting that transforms any cake — white, yellow, chocolate…

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Chili Mocha Frosting

Sometimes life does get better. And easier. For example, a couple of years ago, a Starbucks opened on our block. It’s around the corner, to be true, but in a short walk of 400 feet we can have our java anytime we want. There is no excuse, no matter how wet or snowy or windy,…

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