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March 16, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Cast Sugar Easter Eggs with Edible Papers (Part 1 - The Outsides)

It’s almost Easter, and I’ve got some egg-citing projects for you! (Sorry, couldn’t resist . . .) I’m sure you’re familiar with panorama...

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March 6, 2015

Video Release: How to Melt Chocolate (Without a Microwave)

This week’s video is pure technique, folks! Because my chocolate lace and doily videos stirred up so many questions about how I melt and...

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March 4, 2015

Playing Cookie Catchup

Tsk, tsk! I’ve been so captivated with making cookie projects over the last few months that I’ve been remiss in posting them to my very own...

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March 1, 2015

Video Release: How to Make 3-D Baby Rattle Cookies (with a Surprise Gender Reveal!)

Expecting (or not)? Either way, here’s a fun baby shower cookie project to celebrate your (or your friend’s) new arrival - 3-D rattles...

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February 22, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Contoured Cookie Mosaic Boxes - Part 2 (The Lids)

Hi, I’m back with Part 2 of the mini-video series that I started last week about how to make 3-D mosaic cookie boxes. This week we’re...

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February 13, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Contoured Cookie Mosaic Boxes - Part 1 (The Bottoms)

So I’m back to 3-D cookies this week with part one of a two-part series about how to make contoured mosaic cookie boxes! (What for? For...

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February 6, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Meringue Shells (A Sweet Valentine Dessert for Two)

If you haven’t seen last week’s video yet, you might just want to do that! You see, this 3-D meringue shell, which stands about three...

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January 31, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Hard Meringues - and Two Simple Valentine Sweets!

In this video, I demonstrate how to make hard meringues - and by “hard”, I definitely don’t mean “difficult”! “Hard meringue” is simply the...

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January 26, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Embossed Heart Cookies (A Valentine's Day Project!)

So, what to do with all of those pretty embossed cookie flowers from my last video? Glad you asked!

In this video, I show how to use...

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January 18, 2015

Video Release: How to Make Embossed (aka Molded) Cookies - A Technique 101 Tutorial

Lately I’ve been on an embossed cookie kick! Did you notice?! I’ve been using these lovely textured cookies left and right on so many of my...

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