Baking Secrets

As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Trial and error, many buckets of purchases gum paste and loads of sweat equity brought me to these two recipes. They each serve a purpose in my sugar flower line-up. The Go-To Gum Paste is perfect for deep, rich colors in […]

Sugar Flower How-To Series: My Go-To Gum Paste Recipes

Geez..January and February 2021 weren’t kidding around. It is cold here in the South! Well, I am not waiting for April Showers to bring May Flowers.  And neither should you.  That is right, I am creating my own sunshine in Savannah and shaking off the winter chill with my six most-requested Sugar Flower How-To Guides.  I am […]

SUGAR FLOWER HOW-TO SERIES IS HERE!

Five short days until the day of love is here. Or in my world…engagement season begins! Valentine’s Day means chocolate, and chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac, so I have been told. Of course, I can be basic about it with brownies or chocolate cake (which are both scrumptious). I went full on white chocolate cheesecake […]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Whose idea was dry January? If you are finding it a tough sell, let’s grab a little banana rum, bake a bananas foster cake, and stay on track. You are welcome! This cake, to me, is the perfect mix of banana flavor (thanks bananas and oh yes, rum) to channel that Caribbean feeling (takes me […]

Bananas Foster Cake Recipe with Salted Caramel Sauce – January Cake of the Month

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Welcome to the new year and my ten best baking tips to start your year off right! If you’re learning how to bake at home, improve your skills, bake treats from scratch for your family, or finally start your cake business, you’re in the right place. Here are the 10 most important things you need […]

Top 10 Baking Tips To Start 2021 & Bake Like A Pro

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You’ll love these light mini fresh fruit tarts that are simple to bake as an alternative to the heavy holiday food, when you can’t take another bit of chocolate. This is 3 simple from scratch recipes that start with one-bite tarts shells, which are filled with French pastry cream and topped off a fresh raspberry […]

One-Bite Fresh Fruit Tarts with French Pastry Cream & Glaze Recipe

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This is step-by-step recipe for meringue mushrooms made from scratch that you need to take your classic buche de Noel yule log cake to the next level this holiday season. These delicate and light mushrooms are the perfect cake decoration along with berries and pine needles to complete your winter cake log. Merry holidays to […]

How To Make Meringue Mushrooms

Are your ready to wow your guests with a Christmas dessert showstopper? You’ll love my easy instructions for how to bake the best buche de Noel cake from scratch. Also called a yule log cake this is a chocolate spongecake filled with mouse decorated to look like a log laying on the winter forest floor. […]

Classic Buche de Noel Recipe (Yule Log Cake)

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It’s a break in my holiday cookie swap! Instead of a cookie recipe, this time I’m giving another baking secret from a professional (That’s me!) about how to ship your cookies. This year with the Coronavirus pandemic, holiday gatherings are looking a bit different this year. Many of you might need to ship your homemade […]

Cookie Swap: How To Ship Cookies So They Don’t Break

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If you’re looking for just the right container for your cookie swap treats and where to shop it online, look no further, because I’ve curated a collection of the perfect holiday cookie tins, trays, plates, jars and containers. These festive containers might get more attention than your fresh-baked cookies, plus you’ll need a plate for […]

Minette Loves: Holiday Cookie Tins, Trays & Plates

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