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A birthday cake for MLK

A birthday cake for MLK

I’ve been inspired anew by Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work today. I originally planned to make this cake as a birthday cake for a good friend, which I will still do, but this was an ideal opportunity to test three particular flavor combinations….

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All My Kitchens: Essay #1

All My Kitchens: Essay #1

I’ve had a fair number of kitchens in my life. And in each of them, something happened. Something worth words. Here goes: “All My Kitchens: Essay 1” The first kitchen I can remember was decorated in late 1970s decor. Browns and oranges and yellows. Dark…

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Coffee Chiffon

Coffee Chiffon

One of the things I like most in the world is great women. I try to surround myself with witty, strong, sexy, powerful, fabulous women. When I got a call from my friend Faith for a custom cake, I couldn’t wait to make it. Faith’s…

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Why Birthdays Are Important

Why Birthdays Are Important

This past weekend, I made two gluten-free cakes (Whisky Wonder and Strawberry Rose) for Trilby and Sarah. The two friends were celebrating their birthdays with a joint party. I was so excited to make cakes for them. I’m a big believer in birthdays. On birthdays,…

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Custom Cake for “G”

Custom Cake for “G”

Every season, I make a handful of fantastic seasonal cakes. Whatever Mother Earth has up her sleeve I have in my cakes. Right now it’s rhubarb. Soon it will be peaches. The fall brings all sorts of¬†autumnal possibilities. I love the idea of having a…

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