From Pumpkin to Pie

Another frustrating item missing from the shelves this fall has been pumpkin puree. The kind of pumpkin used in sweet breads, pies and cookies. The shortage is not due to the pandemic but due to the wet growing season last year. While waiting for pumpkin supplies to replenish in the grocery stores I for theContinue reading “From Pumpkin to Pie”

Home Delivery

Not sure if I have mentioned this before but along with doing cakes again I also offer home delivery of baked goods every Wednesday. This option was a big part of my bakery business almost 10 years ago and as you can imagine very popular with customers. A few months ago I put out aContinue reading “Home Delivery”

Doing Cakes Again

I have been baking and decorating cakes professionally for almost 20 years! The trends have changed over the years and continue to change. Some I have embraced and some I would rather not do lol! I stopped offering cakes for about a year because honestly I was burned out. I needed to take a stepContinue reading “Doing Cakes Again”

Decorated Halloween Layer Cake

My sister and her husband had their annual, epic, Halloween party this past weekend and for the dessert contest I brought a Halloween themed cake. I used a 10″ double layer chocolate cake and split each layer which gave me room for 3 layers of different colored filling. The first layer I split with aContinue reading “Decorated Halloween Layer Cake”

Eight Steps to a Beautiful White, Blueberry Filled, Cream Cheese Frosted, Drip Cake

A couple of months ago I popped an unfrosted cake into the freezer to use for later and forgot about it. I came across it while I was looking for something else in the freezer and thought I would bring it out to have it as dessert last night. Cream cheese frosting sounded better thanContinue reading “Eight Steps to a Beautiful White, Blueberry Filled, Cream Cheese Frosted, Drip Cake”

Easter Fun

Easter and Spring are such fun when it comes to crafts and baking. I love bright spring colors of greens, blues, yellows, pinks and lavenders after the dark colors of winter like reds, blacks, navy and grays. Even though Doug is 15 he still likes to craft (once in a while) so I bring outContinue reading “Easter Fun”

How to Decorate Christmas Cutouts

For almost a decade I have been decorating Christmas cutouts with colorful glazes and a piping bag. Traditionally, cutouts are decorated using royal icing and a technique known as “flooding”. Flooding is time consuming, tedious and very tiring on your poor fingers and hands. I decorate hundreds of dozens of Christmas cutouts every year andContinue reading “How to Decorate Christmas Cutouts”

Prepping Mixes-Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the food service industry, prepping is crucial. Preparing ahead of time cuts your time in half when it comes to cooking for a crowd or getting ready for a party. I have created more than a dozen dry mixes that I use in the bakery every day. I am going to share these mixes andContinue reading “Prepping Mixes-Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Pie Challenge and the “Kids” are Up

I have really been slacking on my “Operation Pie Challenge” I left off at week #7 so this would be week #8. I am not going to do a recipe this week. Instead, I am going to show you a technique with pie crust that my Granny taught me years ago that I think youContinue reading “Pie Challenge and the “Kids” are Up”

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