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Make Your Chocolate Butterflies. Decorate your cupcakes, cakes and much more!

Make Your Chocolate Butterflies

You want to keep your tiny artwork inside the freezer before you will need to use them, and try no to handle them any more than necessary. They crack without difficulty, particularly if they’re thin or large. Press all the chocolate into the corner of the bag and draw your butterfly on the parchment paper, with the crease as a guide for the centre of the butterfly’s body. Begin with drawing a stick in that crease, adding wings on either side. Try for symmetry, do not worry a lot. Carefully lift your parchment and set up it in your folded card stock, lining up the crease in the paper with the fold in the card stock. Set the butterflies inside the freezer to harden. Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes. Your cookies are watching you… spooky, googly-eyed Halloween cookies. I’ve been posting so many eye-treats over at my other blog, so many that I declared an “eye trend” this Halloween, that I figured I better get on posting something here, too.

That baking aisle at Michaels is such a dangerous thing. That’s where I got these candy eyes, and I’ve been making quite a bit of use of them. These are super-simple to make. Just some good ol’ fashioned flooded icing background. how to make cookies watch you. A kawaii halloween. I completed this project just before we left for our last minute trip to Sydney.

A kawaii halloween

But ran out of time to type it up. Unfortunately the flights we were on didn’t have wifi activated so I’ve done it now. One of the benefits of jet lag is the burst of energy at 3 am in the morning! I never celebrated Halloween growing up. So I’ve no traditions or any real idea of what Halloween entails other than the small number of little ghosts and ghouls that trick or treat our apartment block each year. I did some research and just couldn’t get excited about making scary, ghoulish cupcake toppers dripping in fake blood.

I made a batch of white modelling chocolate and coloured it with gel food colouring, rolling the different coloured chocolate out on a piece of baking paper laid over the top of my cutting mat. This gave me nice clean lines. Leelabean Cakes: A Tutorial: Chrysanthemum Cupcakes. Ahh Fall!

Leelabean Cakes: A Tutorial: Chrysanthemum Cupcakes

Can you hear it knocking on your door? It's coming and I'm so excited, as I am each year to welcome my favorite season. Wearing jackets, boots, and scarves to stay warm with the refreshing, clean and crisp nip in the air... The excitement of the kids starting school again - new teachers, new notepads and backpacks, wondering what lies ahead for them, a year older and wiser..

The familiar smells of fall always do me in - pumpkin, apple and tons of warm spices warm my heart as well. Cupcake Christmas Tree. DIY Pom-Pom Cupcake Topper Tutorial and Giveaway! EASY to Make Colored Salt/Sugar, So Festive! Ever go to a party or gathering and the simplest things excite you?

EASY to Make Colored Salt/Sugar, So Festive!

I love the little tiny details that a host/hostess puts into their parties. It shows that they went the extra step to make everyone feel welcomed and happy... I saw a photo from that inspired me to do this for 4th of July celebrations. It is a photo of a red, white and blue cocktail with blue salt or sugar on the rim of the glasses. Piping Simple Royal Icing Flowers. How to make Ribbon Roses. Christmas Cake and Cookies with i am baker's Amanda Rettke! You know those people you meet that you’re just in awe of once you meet?

Christmas Cake and Cookies with i am baker's Amanda Rettke!

Amanda from is that person for me. She’s kind, gracious, caring, and she makes the most amazing cakes and cookies you have ever seen. No, really. Amanda’s skills in the decorating department are incredible, but what floors me even more is her ability to dream up these sorts of projects. Her creativity and artistic ability are astounding. So, this last week before Christmas, let Amanda give you a little tutorial on how to make some jaw-dropping desserts that are sure to impress the in-laws, the ‘rents, the cousins or whomever you’re looking to make a splash with this Christmas.

Let’s start with the Christmas tree ruffle cake. There’s always this amazing Faith cake, if you’re looking to bring it back to Jesus with the slice of the knife. And if you’re looking to share the love, check out the heart cake. And Amanda doesn’t just do cakes. Rose Cake Tutorial. Chocolate Wasted Cake. Ever since my brother started using the phrase "I wanna get chocolate wasted" from the movie Grown Ups I've been wanting to make this cake for his birthday.

Chocolate Wasted Cake

Being a chocoholic myself, I had no trouble coming up with ways to fill this cake with layer upon layer of chocolatey goodness. Just looking at this cake, I think you'll agree that it definitely deserves its name. Photo Credit: Ryan Rivera To create this chocolate beauty, I baked two layers of delicious chocolate cake. Then, I drizzled each cake layer with some Kahlua. Then, I completely covered the sides of the cake with Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. Next, I topped the cake with an assortment of chocolate candies. Last, I drizzled some melted chocolate all over the cake. I hope this cake inspires you to create your own chocolate wasted cake. Special thanks to Jef at My Food Geek for sharing some food photography tips with me recently. What goes into making chocolate bowls. Leave it up to me to mess up every recipe in the world... but on the flipside, by experiencing everything that goes wrong, I end up learning the most.I had seen these bowls from Stephanie's Kitchen, and decided it was a fantastic idea for my food independent study. ingredients: chocolate, and balloons!

what goes into making chocolate bowls

First, a giant bar of chocolate all the way from taiwan! And it's -special- grade, whatever that means.