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{Cupcake Decorating} Basic Icing/Frosting Piping Techniques: How to frost cupcakes with piping tips

{Cupcake Decorating} Basic Icing/Frosting Piping Techniques: How to frost cupcakes with piping tips
I am sure everyone loves it: Standing in front of a cupcake shop and almost pressing your nose flat against the window because all you see are these beautiful frosted cupcakes and you ask yourself: Can I do that too? Of course you can! All you need is a piping bag, frosting and great piping tips of your choice and a little practice. Decorating cupcakes with piping tips is not that hard at all! If you are completely new to decorating cupcakes, I will show you a couple of must have piping tips/nozzles and how their designs look frosted on a cupcake. Remember: You can never ever have too many decorating tips! What I usually recommend is to first practice piping on a board first, to get the hang of it. This is a great basic but oh so wonderful piping tip: A Large Round Decorating Tip. Use a pastry bag, fitted with a large round tip to pipe, beginning in the center, swirl the tip and release as you pull up to form a peak and soft top. The star tip is used very often as well. It is pretty cute!

Velvet ‘n Cream, Chocolate Pudding Supreme | Tadka Pasta There’s only one thing to turn to as a mood enhancer when us Tadka girls get together after a long gap, having each succumbed to the despair of illnesses alternating with inertia – chocolate. We’d say dessert, but it wouldn’t possibly have the same bearing unless it comprised cocoa. And so one sunny afternoon we huddled together to gorge on a delicious, spicy, homely meal that hit most of the right spots, as we caught up on this, that and the other. Intense Chocolate Pudding (Serves 5-6) 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar1/3 cup cocoa powder2½ tbsp cornflour/ cornstarch 1/8 tsp salt1¾ cup milk¼ cup cream120gm good quality dark chocolate, chopped½ teaspoon instant coffee 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extractIn a medium, heavy bottom saucepan, stir together the sugar, cocoa, cornflour and salt.Place on a low flame and slowly whisk in the milk and cream. Adapted from here – Alice Medrich’s Chocolate Pudding Like this: Like Loading...

Peanut Butter filled Chocolate Cupcakes topped with heavenly Marshmallow Frosting Hello everyone, wishing you all a happy new year 2014! Hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Celebration with your friends and loved ones. Before I start off with the sweet things, I have something to share with you: niner bakes has now an official YouTube channel, yay!! I have been making my favourite frosting again. I baked chocolate cuppies to go along with it but that did not seem enough. Not to get you all confused, let me show you in detail how to make all these treats. Let’s do it: Prep Time 10 minutesBaking Time 20-24 minutesDifficulty EasyServings 12-15 For the Chocolate Cupcakes: 2 cups of sugar1 3/4 cups of flour (all purpose)3/4 cup of cocoa (unsweetened, good quality if possible)1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1 1/2 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. of salt2 eggs (organic if possible)1 cup of milk1/2 cup of vegetable oil2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1 cup of hot boiling water Additional Items you may want to get, makes a nice gift: extra cupcake liners 1. 1. 2. See the pictorial here: 8. 1. 6.

Un "Flo" de bonnes choses » Truffade avec la Ratte du Touquet C’est au détour d’un cliché sur Instagram que j’ai pu récupérer un peu de Tomme fraîche de l’Aubrac auprès de mon amie Réjane (In the Food for Love), avec la recette qui va bien qu’elle avait dans un de ses livres de cuisine Avec le superbe colis reçu de la Ratte du Touquet, j’avais toutes les clés en main pour découvrir la célèbre truffade ! La Ratte s’est superbement bien prêtée à l’exercice, et avec ces sachets cuisson au micro-onde, j’ai pu me régaler en version expresse ! J’adopte c’est non seulement pratique mais absolument délicieux. pour deux personnes 250 grammes de Tomme fraîche de l’Aubrac1 sachet de Rattes du Touquet express (400 g)1 gousse d’ailQuelques brins de cibouletteSel et poivre Déposer votre sachet de Rattes et faites cuire 5 minutes à pleine puissance. Ouvrir le sachet, faites refroidir quelques minutes puis coupez-les en deux. Faites chauffer une poêle avec un beau filet d’huile d’olive. Faites rissoler les pommes de terres 5 minutes à feu moyen.

Food Wishes Video Recipes: Homemade Crème Fraiche – Nobody's Ever Made it Just Once Crème fraiche is French for "fresh cream," which makes it one of the most ironically named foods ever, since it's made by leaving cream out in a warm spot until it’s soured and thickened by a growing colony of bacteria. Yeah, fresh. Regardless, making crème fraiche is very easy and as the title implies, once you taste the magic of homemade sour cream, you'll have a hard time not repeating this somewhat esoteric exercise. Sure it takes a couple days, but the effort is minimal for such a marvelous payoff. As I mention in the video, besides the amazing taste and luxurious texture, maybe the best thing about crème fraiche is its ability to be cooked. This makes it an incredibly versatile addition to countless recipes. As long as your jars and utensils are very clean, preferably sterilized, there isn’t a lot that can go wrong. By the way, I'm extremely proud of this video recipe and blog post, but not for the usual reasons. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy cream 3 tablespoons cultured buttermilk

Truskawkowy ekspres na śniadanie Truskawkowy ekspres na śniadanie 3 proste składniki a śniadanie królewskie. Przepyszne, zdrowe śniadanie bez dodatku cukru bo całość osładza mus truskawkowy. Składniki ( na 2 porcje) : 400g jogurtu naturalnego bez cukru150g świeżych truskawek8 szt ciasteczek kakaowych ( u mnie belVita zbożowe z kakao )Przygotowanie : Ciasteczka włóż do woreczka i lekko zmiażdż. Cake Decorating Tips Guide Disclosure: Please note some of the links in this post may be affiliate links, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. This doesn’t cost you anything additional and I truly appreciate this support, thank you! One of the cake decorator's essential tools are cake decorating tips. They are also called icing tips, cake tips or pastry tips. These tips are mostly available in metal but there are some plastic ones available, too. With just a few these tips you can magically create different effects with your frosting. There are two kinds of tips: one that you use directly with the pastry bag and one that you use with a plastic coupler. By holding the bag on different angles, you can create different designs using the same cake decorating tip. Here as an example, a star tip was used two ways, pointing straight down and on a 45° angle. Here are some of the cake decorating tips that I regularly use in my collection ROUND This is my favorite because of its versatility.

Tomato Sauce I love making homemade tomato sauce, for little effort you get a sauce packed full of flavour. My recipe isn’t fancy but it makes such a difference when I add it to pizza or pasta. I add two cans of chopped tomatoes to a pan and then add the ingredients I want to flavour the sauce with. Garlic Tomato Sauce 1 tablespoon coconut oil4 cloves garlic, minced2 400g cans chopped tomato1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarPinch of salt1 teaspoon cracked pepperHandful of fresh basil½ teaspoon dried basil½ teaspoon oregano½ teaspoon rosemary½ teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon chilli flakes Add coconut oil and garlic to a pan and lightly fry for several minutes until the garlic begins to get a little colourAdd tinned tomato to pan and season with salt & pepper, dried basil, oregano, rosemary, cayenne pepper and chilli flakesAdd to a low heat and reduce the mixture to a thick sauce.

The Best Original New York Style Cheesecake! Lots of my readers wrote me over the weekend that the link from my original New York Cheesecake blogpost (October 2011) is broken. And they are right and I have not figured out why it does not work, I could not fix it yet. So I decided to post the cheesecake recipe again, because I cannot email it recipe to everybody. It is crazy how many emails I have been getting this past weekend. Thanks SO much for your interest. Hope I did not mess up your weekend baking plans – maybe the following weekend? Recipe/Blogpost: Oct 4, 2011: You guys have no idea how long I have been looking for THE recipe. This is it. On the web there are sooo many recipes that promise to be the one. Please read on to get the ultimate no-crack New York Cheesecake recipe. For the Cheesecake (one 10-inch cake): 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 11. 12. 13. 16. Now bake your cake. Doesn’t it look just amazing? I hope you try it out. Have a good week, I’ll grab me a slice of cake for breakfast now…mhmmmm… Blessings…niner

The Chic Site My great aunt was an amazing gardener and as a child I remember finding her yard to be quite a magical place. One of the many reasons for that was she always came up with ways to attract the local birdies and butterflies to come for a visit, and I just loved to see them… Read more » When you put care and love into growing yummy fresh veggies (or any other plants), you want to protect them from pests. There are many chemical ways to do this, but using those sprays can effect the taste and health of the food you are growing. Unless you cover yourself in a drop cloth, there’s really no way to avoid getting your hands dirty with a DIY paint project. The dip dye and ombre look have hit everything from hair to decor, and I really like the homemade feel it has, like each thing had to be dipped by hand. As the rainy season wraps up and summer begins to loom on the horizon, I always feel ready to start sprucing up my patio and yard.