All posts by Summer

Mario Bros. Party

My son Asher is crazy about video games and routinely goes through bouts of Mario Bros. madness. Who wouldn’t? This Nintendo classic has been around since my early gaming days and holds special place in the hearts of video-game lovers of all ages today. Here is a look at Asher’s Mario Bros. Party and our take on this beloved theme. Continue reading

Cookie Dough Pops

I have always been a bit of a cookie dough eating fanatic. I don’t actually know how my mom got any Christmas cookies made with me nibbling off the chilling dough balls in the refrigerator all the time, but somehow a few made it to the oven.  These days cookie dough desserts are flooding the web, but in our salmonella-fearing society everyone leaves out the eggs, which in my opinion are critical to authentic tasting cookie dough. Here is my rendition of the popular treat that tastes like the real deal but is safe for everyone.

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American Mud Cake

Mud Cake, the decadent chocolate gift of the Aussies, has for some reason always given me a world of trouble! (I cannot tell you how many Mud Cakes I have had flop.)  Even when they did turn out, the mega deep chocolate flavor I sought was not there.  Here I have finally made peace with my cakey nemesis and the results will knock your socks off. Continue reading

How to Color Wafer Paper

Wafer paper continues to gain popularity in cake decorating because of its low ticket price and ease of use for beginner and professional cake decorators. The trouble is that it comes in one color: white. While white is lovely for many projects it is often desirable to have other colors for your decorating repertoire. Some decorators color wafer paper by printing on it with food safe ink from a printer; but not all of us have access to such a printer or the cash to shell out for one. Thinking there had to be a better solution I came up with a way to color this medium for less.

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