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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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Vermont Maple Syrup Frosting: The Clementine Paddleford Project

By now, this year’s batch of maple syrup has arrived at the farmers markets. Fresh, new and with the same questions of vintage and terroir that accompany the arrival of any wine. What hath a warm winter wrought? And what to do with that syrup? A frosting, of course. Here is one from a woman…

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