frostings and fillings

It seems like some weeks things just don’t turn out how I hope they will in the kitchen. This week I have been experimenting with gluten-free baking and so far have not had much success. I have a huge batch of gluten-free challah dough in the fridge that is barely edible. My son, the challah […]

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Cranberry raspberry frosting

by Shoshana on June 25, 2009 · 0 comments

Now that summer has arrived I find myself gravitating towards fruit desserts. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still a soft spot in my heart for chocolate, however, so I decided to make an elegant cake that had both fruit and chocolate flavors. I started out with the raspberry buttercream recipe from My Sweet Vegan. I […]

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S’more Cupcakes

by Shoshana on May 20, 2009 · 2 comments

As I mentioned in my last post, once I had made graham cracker cupcakes my mind immediately turned to smores. I had some extra batter left over from baking the bases for the ice cream cupcakes, and decided to make mini cupcakes (mostly because I had cute new mini cupcake papers I wanted to use).

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A Better Chocolate Buttercream

by Shoshana on November 9, 2008 · 10 comments

I have to admit I am not usually a huge fan of buttercream frostings, even when they are dairy. I tend to prefer things like ganache and cream cheese frostings which pack more flavor with less sweetness. However, some kinds of cakes really do need the¬†sweet fluffiness of a good buttercream¬†icing. When that is the […]

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