Funfetti Cake

Behind The Cake ~ Confetti Cake recipe and step by step tutorial

Confetti cake, also known as Funfetti cake! My intention for this cake was to provide an easy, fun to make and great looking cake, for anyone to make and for any occasion. My kids loved the idea of the cake batter having little colorful “lines”. And to a certain extent I was excited too, I mean I had never had…

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Marshmallow Fondant / Homemade

Behind The Cake- Marshmallow fondant recipe / How to make marshmallow fondant.

Marshmallow Fondant, great stuff. How awesome it is that you can actually make your own fondant at home.  Marshmallow fondant. I had tried to make it about 10 years ago since the price for the ready to use fondant was not accessible at all and there were not many different brands to choose from. The first time was a not a complete…

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Ganache

Behind the Cake ~ Chocolate ganache recipe for cakes step by step video tutorial

How to make Ganache for cake decorating? I had that question about 5 years ago. So many beautiful cakes with those super defined sharp edges. I got a mission. The mission was to find out how in the world those sharp edges were achivable. After searching for quite some time, I found a Youtube video on how to make it.…

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Strawberry Reduction / Strawberry Sauce

Behind the Cake ~ This is a strawberry reduction recipe made from fresh strawberries.

Strawberry reduction is used in so many different ways, and I had no clue. Until a couple of years ago I learned how to make a reduction. Thanks to that, my ability to make different cake and buttercream flavors turned to the better. The simple steps to follow and the few ingredients used, make it possible for anyone to make…

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Vanilla Cake Recipe from Scratch

Behind the cake- Vanilla cake from scratch recipe

How to make the best vanilla cake from scratch Is it from scratch? That is a question I have heard so many times in the 12+ years I have been making cakes. My answer to that sometimes was YES, of course; but the majority of times I would bake a cake the answer would be a big NO. And to…

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Swiss Meringue Buttercream ~SMBC

Behind the cake - Perfect Swiss meringue buttercream recipe from scratch.

Swiss meringue buttercream is addictive! In a good sense, this thing is addictive, have you tried  Swiss meringue buttercream aka SMBC ? When I started decorating cakes back in the day, all I knew was American ButterCream (ABC) and I had to make it myself. And since I was making cakes under the Texas Cottage Law any other kind of frosting…

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Perfect Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Behind the cake - Swiss meringue buttercream recipe from scratch.

Print Perfect Swiss Meringue Buttercream Make a perfect Swiss meringue buttercream to fill and frost your cakes. This recipe is perfect to create different flavors of buttercream for fillings and to get sharp edges on your cakes. Course Dessert Cuisine Frosting Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Total Time 37 minutes Servings 1 8 inch 2 layered cake…

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

behind the cake - white chocolate peppermint cookies with candy cane pieces.

How to make White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies “I will put up the Christmas tree on Sunday after Thanksgiving.”  That was my thinking back in November,  but apparently my thinking is not connected to my hands and my will. That Sunday came and went, and then the following and the following and the tree still was well kept in its box…..in…

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Best-Ever Carrot cake recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Behind the cake - Carrot cake cupcakes frosted with cream cheese and decorated with a fondant fall leaf

Best-Ever Carrot cake recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting Hello beautiful! I bet you have known carrot cake pretty much since you were born. And that is because it has been around for centuries now, there is even a carrot cake recipe dating November 25, 1783. This carrot cake was served to George Washington according to  Molly O’Neill on her book New York Cookbook (1992).…

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How to make a Cranberry Apple Cake / Recipe

Behind the cake- Cranberry apple cake recipe frosted with brown sugar spice Swiss meringue with dripping caramel

Not into pumpkin? Let’s make Cranberry Apple cake then! I do like pumpkin, but since people start using it to cook and prepare deserts with it right around the end of September, by the time it is Thanksgiving day I am not thrilled to have food or dessert which the ingredient is pumpkin. Does this happen to you too? And the…

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