Jan 31, 2015

Heart Cookies

As Valentine's day approaches, I will be bringing posts on cookies and cakes that would be great for this lovely day.  I wrote a post about how to make sugar cookies for Valentine's day and would like you to revisit this post, or if you landed here for the first time, here's a chance for you to see how I made the recipe.

Jan 17, 2015

Cupcakes - Quick Decorations

Cupcakes are easy and fun to make. I love them for the simple reason that I don't have to cut a cake.  In addition to that, you can decorate them in a flash.

Here in this demonstration I am using 3 different decorating tips to give three different look to the cupcakes.

Left #1M , in the middle #6B , at the right 1A, all Wilton tips.

Result from #1M

Jan 10, 2015

Cream of Tartar

Presenting her majesty, the Queen Cream of Tartar, all dressed in royal garments and ready for baking.

I use this white powder in my baking, especially when I make meringue icing.  A lot of people have never heard about this ingredient.  I receive emails from people especially from Europe asking me to explain the ingredient.  Some have even told me that they cannot find this product where they live.

As I am not an expert in the science of spices I decided to go to a reliable source to see if I could then explain to my readers about the product, perhaps better than I wood.  Interesting enough, there is a whole lot of information out there in the Internet about the product in question.

Decoupaged Bottle

What does Decoupage really mean? Decoupage is a French word that literally means to cut out pieces of paper and glue them on objects. I'm being serious, I’m not making this up—that’s what decoupage is all about.  But of course you just don’t go around pasting pieces of paper on everything you see.  Some surfaces can be decoupage while others can’t as they are porous and won’t absorb the glue.

                                       Before                                                           After

You can Decoupage with napkins, thin paper, paper clippings, thin fabrics, tissue paper, but the softer the material the better it is. Basically, you can use just about anything to decoupage, however, images printed with ink-jet printers are not recommended as the ink smears.