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Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Cake

A cake inspired by the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Continue reading

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Whimsical Fairy Cakes

I recently had an opportunity to make a pair of whimsical fairy cakes for a friend’s baby blessing.  The entire cake, including the Italian Meringue Buttercream, royal icing flowers, and gumpaste fairies and toadstools were vegetarian and egg-free, and was a real … Continue reading

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Rose Swirl Cake

I’ve been wanting to try out the rose swirl technique, and a friend’s upcoming birthday was a perfect excuse.  Not bad for a first try. This technique is incredibly simple, and creates a stunning result.  It does use a lot … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Midnight Cupcakes with Italian Meringue Buttercream

Having made a huge batch of Vegan Italian Meringue Buttercream in the process of writing up my recent blog post, I needed to put some of it to good use.  Clearly cupcakes were in order. Chocolate cake with vanilla icing … Continue reading

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Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Italian Meringue Buttercream

Italian Meringue Buttercream without eggs or dairy?  Impossible, you say?  Not with the miracle of aqua faba (the liquid drained from a can of beans)! If you’ve never had Italian Meringue Buttercream before (or its cousin, Swiss Meringue Buttercream), you’re … Continue reading

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Vegan Golden Vanilla Cupcakes with Vegan Strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream

This post is just a tease, really, because it doesn’t contain any recipes or anything.  It’s the result of trying out a new-to-me recipe (the highly-acclaimed Golden Vanilla Cupcakes recipe from the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World), trying … Continue reading

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Cookie Microwave Background

Cosmic Microwave Background sugar cookies, made using an edible ink printer. Continue reading

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