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Leah Gourlie
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Mother's Day Cake Mini's
Bird Nest Flower MINI cake "Roses are Red Birds chirp Tweet Tweet I baked you a cake Mom, Because You're sooo sweet!"  Ta da! Lala MINI cakes! Pretty 4" cakes piled high with simple or more extravegant decorating to give mom the perfect treat! All three cak...
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How to Make a "Swimming Alligator" with Modeling Chocolate & Fondant
Yes this is a cake about alligators playing frisbee.  This cake was for a baby shower for our pediatricians daughter.  Surprisingly it was much easier than I anticipated. I haven't done many cakes with sculpted characters besides a few baby shower ducks and...
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How To make All -Natural Food Coloring
#NoMoreRED40!!!!!   To be perfectly honest I was not even sure why Red dye #40 had such a bad rap when I started experimenting with making my own natural food color. I know it has to do with the very "un-natural-ness" of it but exactly what about it is wors...
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How to make a (almost) No White Sugar Chocolate Walnut Cake
I wanted to make something tasty and deliciously 'kinda good for you' for my dad's birthday cake.  He loves chocolate (glad I inherited that gene from him) so it was my obvious choice. He also likes to watch his sugar so I wanted to keep that in mind also. ...
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Chocolate Ganache
Prep time  5 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Cool Time 10 minutes Makes about 1 cup Ingredients: 8 oz of chopped Dark Chocolate (the higher quality the chocolate the better the sauce will be!) 1/2 cup Heavy Cream Method of Preparation: 1. Heat heavy cream in th...
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Walnut Filling
Taken from  About.com Gluten Free Cooking 6 ounces of finely ground walnuts 1/4 cup milk 3/4 cup cane sugar 1 large  egg 4 tablespoons butter (preferably salted) Put nuts in a food process and pulse for about 15 seconds or until nuts are finely ground and t...
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Almost No White Sugar Chocolate Walnut Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes Bake Time: 30 minutes Cool Time: 1 hour Makes 4 six inch layers Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 cup  Water 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/2 cup Sour Cream 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 16 tbl Unsalted Butter, softened 1 cup Aga...
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