TIP OF THE DAY: Pimp Your Cheesecake

Only ice cream and cake surpass cheesecake on American restaurant menus, says Flavor And The Menu, a magazine and website for restaurant chefs. The article points out that plain cheesecake is a blank canvas, waiting for an artistic or flavorful treatment—or both. The next time you plan to bake a conventional cheesecake, consider playing around…
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FOOD FUN: Best Decorated Easter Eggs

Can’t decide how to decorate your Easter eggs? Check out this gorgeous array of 16 ideas collected by BehindTheCookie.com. We like these gold foil-accented eggs, but we’re creating a craft contest for our Easter guests—before the meal begins—from the Humpty Dumpty idea. Don’t tell them, but everyone who completes a Humpty Dumpty design gets a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Marzipan Cupcake Decorations

Just in time for St. Pat’s. Photo © Sprinkles Cupcakes.   Marzipan as a cake decoration goes back hundreds of years. It was so popular as a confection, it was used for centuries in Europe to cover wedding cakes, or to create the decorations that topped conventional frostings. But times change, and there’s less marzipan…
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TIP OF THE: Easy Valentine Cake

You don’t need the time or rose-piping skills to make a special cake for Valentine’s Day. Start with a plain iced cake from your favorite bakery, and add your own touches. First, remove any plastic rose or other mundane decoration that may come with the cake. Then, depending on what treats your sweetie or family…
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