Kitchen Tips & Techniques

Beach Party Gravity Cake
Celebrate the arrival of summer and the holiday weekend by creating a beach ball and towel out of fondant with this fun and easy design!Simply click on the links below to view full-color, detailed, step-by-step photographs and instructions on how to make your very own Beach Party Gravity Cake...... More »
Long Weekend Entertaining
 Make it a party to remember... Fun-in-the-Sun Gifts If you are having a beach party or luau - or just hosting a cookout in your sunny backyard ~ send your guests home with a fun-in-the-sun gift. Roll a travel-size tube of sunscreen, protective lip balm and a small bottle of water in a... More »
Easy Decorating Tips for Father's Day
Want to dress up your table for your dad? Want to impress him by going that extra mile? Why not show dad how much you care by adding a special touch to the table... Other topics you may find of interest: Julia Aitken's Top Twenty Tips for Entertaining Tips for serving cheese More »
How to Decorate a Cake for Father's Day
A monogram is a great way to boldy personalize a cake. Use a monogram template to create the letter, then use your imagination to peronalize it ever further.For dad, why not create a smooth scalloped border, add in some leaves or swiss dots and maybe even an embroidered heart or two to let him know... More »
Gluten-Free Strawberry Basil Hand Pies
The combination of strawberries and fresh basil in a pie might strike you as odd, but basil is a member of the mint family, which often pairs beautifully with fresh fruit in desserts. In these pies basil plays two roles: the chopped herb is tossed with juicy strawberries for the filling, while... More »
Easy Ways to Add More Fruits & Vegetables Into Your Diet
 Camilla Saulsbury,  fitness expert and author of 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking, offers easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet and busy schedule: Step 2: Eat Mostly Vegetable- and Fruit-Based Foods  • Keep ready-to-eat raw vegetables handy in a clear container... More »
Spellbound Wedding Cake
 Minimalistic and straightforward, this cake is absolutely perfect for weddings and bridal showers. The best part...the climbing spirals make this cake particularly forgiving of icing imperfections!Click on the links below for full-color, step-by-step, photographs and detailed instructions on... More »
Baby Reveal / Rose Garden Gravity Cake
 The sweetest gift for the sweetest mother to be! What better way to show your pal just how much you love her than to bake her this scrumptious Rose Garden Gravity Cake? You can even change the color of the roses to suit the baby's gender!Simply click on the below links to view step-by-step,... More »
Bow and Swag Wedding Cake
This cake takes the classic buttercream swag and pairs it down to its simplest, most elegant form. The delicate swags, tiny bows and dots are simple enough to be clean and unfussy, but interesting and beautiful enough that no further decoration is required.Are you hosting a bridal shower? Having a... More »
How to Decorate a Wedding or Bridal Shower Cake
Spring and summer are filled with weddings and bridal showers!Want to save a bit of money, add a personal touch, and have a little fun?Why not decorate your own wedding or bridal shower cake, or offer to do one for your best friend?Simply follow the simple instructions from cake decorating expert... More »
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