Piece Of Cake: How To Best Soften Fondant

We have all seen those divine looking wedding cakes that tower over the entire reception and look like they have been sculpted by the renaissance masters. The magnificent beads around the layers, the immaculate white sheet that blankets a juicy moist vanilla cake, and those realistic sugary flowers are typically made with one ingredient: fantastic and versatile fondant icing! Last year, I made my nephew’s birthday cake and made sure it was extra special because it was his eighth birthday. I knew that he really loved to play with his Nintendo games and liked to dress up as Super Mario…

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Let’s Get Frank! How To Cook Goetta The Right Way

A few months ago a friend of mine asked me if I’d ever had a plate of Goetta. I replied with a quizzical look that prompted her to explain what she was talking about. Apparently, Goetta is a meat and grain mush dish that is well-loved in the Cincinnati area. I have to admit this got me excited because I love finding out about new recipes and always want to know more. The first thing I seek to find out is what the dish looks like, how it is presented and the different takes that chefs have on it. Then…

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Crab Mentality: The Best Way To Reheat Crab

Crab is an ingredient that I just can’t get enough of. The sweet and juicy white meat sends my tastebuds into a frenzy. So when I create a set menu for a dinner party, I almost certainly include crab in it. The appetizers could be crab risotto or the main course crab ravioli. And don’t get me started on how many crab cakes I have made during my life. I even once tried to make bread pudding with crab (which I have to admit got very mixed reviews from my family). Whatever the occasion or the reason, it is certainly…

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Kingly Tip: How To Store Royal Icing The Right Way

Who likes those sugary little cookies with sweet hard frosting on them? If you do, then you’re clearly a big fan of royal icing. If you are wondering what else royal icing is used for, then just look around your local bakery and you will find out that it’s just about everywhere, including the figures and flowers on cakes, those magnificent gingerbread houses, and the intricate patterns that bakers draw on wedding cakes. Royal icing is not a new invention. Bakers have been using this wonderful ingredient since the 16th century. Back then it was used by the upper nobility’s bakers.…

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The Best Offset Smoker Reviews Of 2021: A Complete Rundown

Are you on the hunt for the best offset smoker? If so, then this guide is perfect for you! Trust me, I was in the same predicament two years ago. Most of my friends like barbecues and tailgate parties, and I always join their gatherings because it is fun. But when it was my turn to host a weekend barbecue party, I didn’t have a food smoker! I was about to get an electric one when my uncle, who was a Pitmaster, advised me to get an offset smoker instead. According to him, they are great for homemade barbecues. “An…

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