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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Geode Cake / How to make a Geode Heart Cake

Behind the cake - Geode cake , geode heart cake how to

I had no idea how in the world geode cakes were made or what to think about them. It looked kind of awkward to me, but the different shades of purple and the crystal look got me intrigued.  Rachel Teufel is the cake artist who created the cake I am talking about. Here is a class she offers on the geode cakes.…

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Valentines Day Tree of Hearts

Behind the cake - Valentines Day Cake Tree of hearts

How to make a Valentines Day Tree of Hearts About two years ago, talking with my sister about home decor and diy’s she mentioned she had found a very creative lady over on youtube who shared techniques on how to paint with acrylics. The shared techniques were easy to follow, so easy that I would be able to recreate one…

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How to make a Cream Tart / Pate Sucree

Behind the cake - Cream tart Lemon cream cheese tart recipe.

Cream Tart As I am scrolling down my news feed a beautiful image caught my attention. It is kind of a cake with lots of colorful fruits and flowers and the shape – not a typical round cake shape but a number. So I stopped to look, trying to figure out what it was.As I look closer I noticed it…

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Easy Cream Cheese frosting

Behind the cake - Cream tart Lemon cream cheese tart recipe.

Print Easy Cream Cheese frosting Rich, sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting to use on carrot cake or any other dessert that calls for cream cheese frosting. Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword Cream Cheese Frosting Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 5 Cups Calories 3750 kcal Ingredients 1/2 Cup unsalted butter 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese full fat…

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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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How to make a fondant penguin for Christmas

Behind the cake - Pink fondant penguin figurine cake topper

How to make a fondant penguin for Christmas During Christmas season you find the most beautiful things everywhere you go, I can spend hours pinning on Pinterest. So many cute ideas to try, and at the end of the season I make none pretty much, lol. Please don’t judge me, Pinterest is like an entire whole world of its own.…

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