Quickbreads

With a limitless variety of ingredient combinations available in today’s marketplace, and because mixing and baking are not labor intensive tasks, QUICK BREADS offer the ability to make muffins, scones, biscuits, loaf type cakes, and even popovers fresh within limited …

COMPETITION

One Aha! moment that awakened my passion for cake decoration dealt with an episode involving my sixth grade friend, Sharon, whose cake decorator mom made a “Forget-Me-Not” cake for our classmate who was about to move. That gesture profoundly influenced …

THE CAKE LADY

Frances Kuyper Frances Kuyper was an inspiration to me and I’ll bet anyone who met her. My students and I would visit Frances at Hollenbeck Palms where she moved herself and her cake museum after the death of her husband. …

Sliders and their Buns

Sliders are a current trend. Restaurants may serve three  or five small “sliders” on a rectangular plate which is a pleasing number artistically speaking. My students have helped to create and serve thousands of these juicy grilled delights over the …

Candied Sweetpeas

My all time favorite flower fragrance comes from sweetpeas. Last year the purchased seeds yielded lots of greenery, some flowers, and some mildew. Sigh. This year-wow, night and day from last year, as I have cut twelve bouquets and the …
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