An Oops Story (An Opportunity for Learning)

My first wedding cake customer was a college chum. She wanted me to do a three-tiered  cake covered in edible white royal icing daisies. At the time, my sister and I shared a studio apartment. I do not remember how I managed to store six cake layers in such a small...

HEALTHY BAKING SUMMER CLASS 2010

My summer Bakery class is in the midst of the HEALTHY BAKING/SPECIAL DIET unit which is generating interest because many of the students know of someone who is either diabetic, hypoglycemic, allergic to something ,or follows a vegan eating pattern. Luckily I...
Princess Themes Are Popular

Princess Themes Are Popular

Tiny princess floral arrangements greeted me at the entrance of the local Ralph’s Market today. Cone shaped skirts made of real carnations with the pretty petite princess head and torso on top–so clever! The display reminds me of a “Fancy Nancy”princess-like...

Healthy Baking Seminar in Anaheim, CA

Recently I attended the Healthy Baking Seminar in Anaheim, CA sponsored by Modern Baking Magazine and affiliates. The seminar promised a satisfying program. A baker interested in healthful eating—well—yes, you can bake and even eat what you bake and remain healthy and...

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