Suzi's Blog

Mocha Cream Frosting

I know whipped cream is not a separate food group, but it could be. Even the lactose intolerant can rarely deny themselves the pleasure of a taste. While marshmallows do gracefully adorn a cup of hot chocolate, nothing can match whipped cream laced with sugar and vanilla. At the other extreme, a cool whipped cream…

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Royal Icing

I wanted to avoid criticism. I wanted my hand to be steady, but piping royal icing is hard. “That’s supposed to be straight line. And even,” Suzen commented. She was across the counter eyeing the cookies I was trying to decorate. “I don’t want straight lines,” I lied. “I’m doing fractals.” “Really?” she looked at…

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Best Buttery Chocolate Frosting

For yesterday’s blog of a Very Vanilla Layer Cake you need a superior chocolate frosting. Superior. Back to Baking by Flavor and in the chocolate chapter there is Buttery Chocolate Frosting. It’s a bit dangerous to say that a frosting is the best you’ve ever had. I’ve done my share of chocolate frostings, more than…

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Espresso Buttercream Frosting

I recently posted about a great yellow cake and said it went so very well with whipped cream. Well, I did find the whipped cream, infused with herbal scents, thoroughly sophisticated. But the truth is, brian generally likes his cakes frosted. Icing is fine, that thin layer of sugar + something that just coats the…

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