FOOD FUN: Super Bowl Team Colors In Frosting

If you’re making cake cupcakes for Super Bowl feasting, you can ice them with your team colors. McCormick has the recipes for all the NFL team colors. McCormick suggests adding the color to a 16-ounce can of white frosting, but if you have a picky palate, you might prefer to make your own buttercream or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fondant Cake Topper

Here’s an idea to turn a plain cake into a stunner for Mother’s Day. All you need is the cake, fondant and a cookie cutter. But there’s a bonus below: an absolutely delicious, old-fashioned ginger-sultana cake, courtesy of the England’s high-end food store chain, Waitrose. Whether you buy or bake the cake, people will ooh…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Ice A Cake

  It’s easy to follow a recipe and bake a delicious cake. Icing it beautifully is the challenge. Pastry chefs practice long and hard until they perfect an absolutely smooth icing. And they learn some tricks along the way. You can use the holiday season to practice, practice, practice. The people upon whom you bestow…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthier Cupcakes

Reduce calories and add nutrition: cupcakes with nonfat cream cheese frosting and sliced almonds. Photo courtesy La Tourangelle.   Cupcakes are everywhere: cute, tempting, but no pillar of nutrition and healthful eating. Yet, by making a few substitutions, they can be just as much fun. To assuage the guilt, consider adding some healthier touches to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Decorate With Fondant

Use fondant to make cupcakes that looklike Dad. Photo courtesy WhiptCream.com.   If you’ve been to enough weddings, you’ve probably had fondant. It’s used to cover cake, as an alternative to icing. What is fondant? Sometimes referred to as edible Play-Doh, fondant is a sugar and water mixture cooked to the soft-ball stage, then stirred…
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