Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Tips 4/26

So I ordered a few new tools. Once they come in I'll update how they work.

Here's what I'm trying out this month:

This Baking rack insert will give me more room in my oven for cake/cookies.

For $20 I thought why not!

I also got this Cooling Rack, another $20 for more counter space.
I had also purchased this Oven Mitt a year after I burnt myself three times in one weekend. Lets just say that I won't be doing any hand modeling with all my baking scars.
I'm also trying out some New extracts and oils I just got. Including new Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste.

Sorry For the Lack of Posts the last two weeks. I was swamped with orders then went on vacation in the Wonderful town of Boston. 
While there, I did a little researching.....

We visited Sweet Cupcakery and their cupcakes were fabulous! (My favorite was Red Velvet, while Nick fell in love with the place, the cheesecake cupcake and the counter girl!)

Have a Great Rest of the week.....It's a very exciting one for me, check back soon to see why!

Spring Fever

I've been so busy with Spring babies and wedding showers lately that I haven't had the time to update my latest cakes. After a much needed vacation, I'm refreshed and ready to get back to business.

Here are some of the cakes I have been up to this month....

Bridal Showers

Bridal Shower LOVE Cookies

"Cut out for each other" Bridal Shower Cookies.

Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower

 Kids Parties
Caleb and Wyatt's Cars themed Birthday
Toy Story Cupcakes for Justin and Morgan

Baby Bum Cake

"How Sweet it will Bee when Two become Three"

Celebration Cakes
Handy Mandy Retirement cake for a Maintenance Manager at Powell

Garnet Valley High School Cheerleading Team

Philadelphia Soul Logo Cake

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Words to Live by!

Check out this great article on The Daily Love. The 7 P's of Success:

  • Persistence
  • Passion
  • Personality
  • Positivity
  • Partnership
  • Plan
  • Profit

 It's an awesome website that inspires and motivates!

"Put as much hard work as you can into doing 
what you love. Forget Plan B... If you want to
join the Great's,  focus on Plan A only!"

Tuesday Tips! 4/5/11

Due to a 4 Hour Power outage, my Tuesday Tip is a little late.

Here's a few helpful tip for baking.

First, I use Flower Nails  upside down in my baking pans as a baking core. This will ensure that your cake comes out evenly baked and takes a little less longer to bake. Wilton sells a baking core for $8 and it's a piece of CRAP, not to mention it leaves about a 2" hole in the middle of your cake. Save your money!

These Nails are about $1-$1.50 depending on size, you can get them at any supply store (Michaels, Joann...etc). I recently picked up a four pack of Aetco Heating Nails for $5.

For Cakes 10" or larger nails should be used. I use them in all my cakes, especially in my deeper 3" pans. Here's a picture of what it looks like in the pan:

Don't forget to spray your pan and the nail  with quality baking spray before adding batter. I've experimented and quality counts, so I typically use either PAM Baking Spray or Baker's Joy. 

They are both great and definitely worth it. I used a few other brands and wound up with a pile of crumbled cake with half of it stuck inside the pan. It is VERY Frustrating! 

Thank goodness my co-workers and friends enjoy my cake scraps!

Happy Tuesday Wednesday!

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