Category Archives: Recipes

Cakes and Cupcakes

1234 Cake

1234 Cake Another good scratch cake.  1 cup (2 sticks)  226g  unsalted butter at room temp. 2 cups sugar ( 400g) 4 eggs ( have them at room temp.) 3 c. ( 342g. )bleached, all purpose  flour  (sift, then measure)   […]

Carrot Cake ~Doctored Mix Recipe

Carrot Cake ***This makes a lot of cake batter.  You can bake up and freeze and extra layers, tightly wrapped…or you can half the recipe.  If you half the recipe, I would go with the spice cake mix rather than […]

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Carrot Cake~Scratch Recipe!

There’s nothing better than a big slice of carrot cake!  We LOVE this moist cake recipe for it’s winning combination of flavors~  the carrots and spices, the pecans, coconut & pineapple….it’s a fall favorite but I’ll take mine any time of year! […]

Chocolate Cake~Doctored Mix

This cake is fabulous!  It is super moist, just like my chocolate scratch cake…but has a lighter texture.  When making chocolate cupcakes from a mix, this is the one that we use (and everyone loves them!)    ***This recipe does not work […]

Chocolate Durable Cake (Doctored Cake Mix)

….I really like it for carving cakes….especially cakes that are tapered at the bottom (Topsy turvy cakes, Pillow Cake, etc.). If you find your batter to be ….

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (Doctored Cake Mix)

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (Much like the White Almond Sour Cream Cake)

This cake has a nice mild chocolate flavor, and is dense enough to work well with carved cakes…….

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Classic Chocolate Cake~Scratch Recipe

Wonderful chocolate cake recipe (from scratch!) Works great for both cake and cupcakes, and holds up under fondant!

Classic White Cake ~Scratch

One of our members, Brenda Durbin, posted her most requested recipe, Classic White Cake. She posted the recipe in the comments under the White Almond Sour Cream cake recipe. We have tried it and think that it is delicious and moist. […]

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Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Cake

You will LOVE this simple, gorgeous ice cream cake!

Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Delicious Strawberry Cake~A Scratch Recipe

You will LOVE this flavorful strawberry cake!

Favorite White Cake (Scratch)

Favorite White Cake

2 3/4 cups (10 oz.) (296 grams) cake flour

Italian Cream Cake~Scratch Recipe

This classic recipe is delicious, and has been a favorite in our family for years.  When paired with cream cheese buttercream, it is heaven!   Italian Cream Cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 5 large eggs, separated 2 […]

Pound-Cake

Pound Cake

Everybody loves pound cake! You will love this moist & flavorful recipe.

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Pumpkin Spice Cake~Doctored Cake Mix

Pumpkin Spice Cake
Friday, October 8th, 2010

1 Package Yellow Cake Mix ( I use Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow)

1/2 c. Granulated Sugar

Red Velvet

Here’s a popular Red Velvet recipe, submitted by one of our members.

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Strawberry Cake~ (Doctored Cake Mix Recipe)

A wonderful cake for all of the strawberry lovers! If you prefer to work with doctored cake mixes, this is the strawberry recipe for you. The jello in the recipe gives an extra boost of color & flavor, but the recipe also includes real strawberries as well. ..

White Almond Sour Cream Cake~Doctored Cake Mix

White Almond Sour Cream Cake (Also known as the Extended Recipe) This cake is delicious, and dense enough to work well with carved cakes.  However, if you have  a lot of intricate carving to do, the “Durable Recipe” in the Recipe section is […]

White Cake (Doctored Box Mix)

I have gotten rave reviews from this cake over the years.  It has a wonderful flavor and moistness.  Don’t forget to wrap and freeze your layers while they are still warm! ***This recipe does not work as well with fondant […]

White/Yellow Durable Cake for Carving~Doctored Box Mix

I found this recipe on CakeCentral.com— I really like it for carving cakes….especially cakes that are tapered at the bottom (Topsy turvy cakes, Pillow Cake, etc.). ****We use Duncan Hines cake mix **** If using Betty Crocker or Pillsbury (pudding […]

Frostings and Glazes

Chocolate Royal Icing

Chocolate Royal Icing 1 lb. ( 3 1/2 cups) 455g powdered sugar 1/3 cup, 1oz., 27g. cocoa powder ( I used Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark)—-for a lighter chocolate color, use regular unsweetened cocoa 3 Tablespoons, 1oz, 27g. meringue powder ( […]

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Classic Chocolate Buttercream

  2 sticks butter, softened (unsalted)  226 grams 6 c. confectioners sugar (icing sugar)  (750 grams) 1 c. cocoa, sifted  (86 grams) measure then sift 1/3 c. milk  (75 grams) 2 teaspoons vanilla  (8 grams) Soften butter.  Cream butter for approxiamtely […]

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Classic Petit Four Glaze

We love this glaze for petit fours!

Classic Vanilla Buttercream

Classic Vanilla Buttercream Note that this is an “all-butter” recipe.  The flavor is wonderful, but it does not do well in extremely hot conditions.  The butter in the recipe causes the icing to become very soft in hot conditions.  For […]

Coconut Buttercream

Coconut Buttercream (variation of my classic vanilla buttercream.  For more weather resistant buttercream, use Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream but add  1 1/2 tsp coconut.) 2 sticks unsalted butter 8 cups  ( 2 lb.) powdered sugar (no need to sift) 1 tsp. […]

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Cream Cheese Frosting

  I love to use this as a frosting or filling in strawberry, chocolate, and spice cakes (just to name a few!).  It’s softer than most buttercreams and so when using it for an outer frosting, you may find that […]

Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Frosting   1 stick unsalted butter, softened,   113 grams 1 1/2 cups solid shortening   ( 285 grams) 7 cups  powdered sugar  793 grams 1 1/4 c.  (86 grams)  cocoa powder,  loosely fill your measuring cup 1/2 […]

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Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream

Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream (this is a crusting buttercream) This is a lighter texture of frosting than the all-butter buttercream version.  I love the way that it crusts.  It works great with the Viva and Roller methods of smoothing.  The shortening […]

High Ratio Frosting

This recipe is similar to our usual “Fluffy” buttercream, however there is no butter in this recipe. We are only using Hi Ratio shortening, which gives a fluffier, lighter frosting. The measurements are slightly different. We also use extra flavorings. […]

King Arthur Poured Fondant

  This frosting is the traditional coating for such baked goods as petits fours. It can be tinted any color you like, and makes a lovely, slightly sheer glaze over a cake or cupcakes. You work with it warm, and […]

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Peanut Butter Buttercream

You cannot beat chocolate cake with peanut butter chocolate chip filling! You’ll love this peanut butter buttercream.

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Shiny Ganache for Pouring

Here’s the recipe that I used in my video for pouring chocolate ganache…

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Simple Spreadable Ganache

Simple Spreadable Ganache I discuss a ratio of 2:1, chocolate to cream in this recipe.  This applies to dark or semisweet chocolate.  If you are working with milk chocolate or white chocolate, a ratio of 3:1 gives best results.  ****You […]

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Simple Vanilla Glaze

This simple vanilla glaze is the perfect compliment for pound cakes and more!

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Swiss Meringue Buttercream

SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM 3 sticks unsalted butter  (12oz. 339g) AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 5 egg whites ( 3/4 cup, 168g) 1/2 tsp  (2g, 1/8oz)  cream of tartar 1 cup   ( 205 g)   granulated sugar 2 TBSP (21g)  vanilla extract […]

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Whipped Meringue Frosting for “Fluffy Flowers”

This non-dairy, slightly crusting, (shortening based) whipped frosting has a light and whipped-cream-like texture. It’s our preferred frosting for the large flowers that we demonstrate in our “How to Pipe Large Frosting Flowers” video tutorial.

Fillings

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Cream Cheese Frosting

  I love to use this as a frosting or filling in strawberry, chocolate, and spice cakes (just to name a few!).  It’s softer than most buttercreams and so when using it for an outer frosting, you may find that […]

Easy Chocolate Mousse Filling

1 small box instant chocolate pudding (3.9 oz) 2 c. heavy cream or whipping cream. Combine the pudding mix and heavy cream in a mixing bowl.  I prefer to mix with a hand held mixer, but a whisk is just […]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 cup water 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 2 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespooon grated lemon zest 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan over medium heat.  […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream

Mint Chocolate Chip Filling  –This is a delicious variation of the Classic Vanilla Buttercream recipe.  I love it sandwiched between chocolate layers! 1 stick unsalted butter 4 cups powdered sugar (no need to sift) 1 tsp. vanilla (use clear imitation if you like […]

Oreos & Cream

1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/2 t vanilla Crushed Oreos Freeze your mixing bowl and beaters for a few minutes while you get everything ready.  Pour the whipping cream into the mixer on high speed until cream […]

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Peanut Butter Buttercream

You cannot beat chocolate cake with peanut butter chocolate chip filling! You’ll love this peanut butter buttercream.

Pineapple & Cream

Pinapple & Cream filling 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 2 cups whipping cream (not a whipped topping such as Cool Whip) 1  (15.25 oz.) can crushed pineapple, DRAINED.   I did not need the whole can. Stir together the […]

Sweetened Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/2  to 1 teaspoon vanilla Put your mixing bowl and beaters…..(I use the whisk attachment on the Kitchenaid) into the freezer  for a few minutes while you get everything ready.  Pour the whipping […]

Whipped Chocolate Ganache

1 (12 ounce) package of semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups whipping cream (**Just a quick note that you can also whip the ganache in our “Simple Spreadable Ganache” recipe (which has a higher ratio of chocolate to cream and […]

Fondant/Gumpaste

Marshmallow Fondant

Marshmallow Fondant 1/4 cup shortening (48g.) (plus a  little extra for greasing your bowl) 16oz. (470g) mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon clear vanilla (optional) 2 Tablespoon water 2 lb. (907g) bag of powdered sugar Instructions: Grease the inside of a microwave safe […]

Miscellaneous

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Yule Log Cake (Chocolate) Recipe ~As seen in our video tutorial

This is the cake recipe that we used in our Yule Log cake video! This is an elegant, light dessert. The chocolate cake has a mild chocolate flavor which goes wonderfully with so many fillings!

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Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Cake

You will LOVE this simple, gorgeous ice cream cake!

Edible Shine

2 parts Vodka or Lemon Extract Flavoring 1 part Light Corn Syrup ***This is SO easy.  Combine two parts vodka to one part corn syrup–mix until well combined.  Then quickly use on your gum paste or fondant for lasting, fast […]

Edible Sugar Glue

This is a nice alternative to using water for glue.  It takes on a nice, syrupy consistency, and you can easily apply it to your gum paste and fondant creations with a paint brush as you assemble them. Sugar Glue […]

Modeling Chocolate

Modeling Chocolate
(See very bottom of the recipe for instructions on white modeling chocolate!!)

This recipe was inspired by Shirley Corriher’s recipe, as it appears in BakeWise.

Royal Icing

Royal Icing

This royal icing recipe is closer to piping consistency than the other… but you may still need to add more powdered sugar depending on the consistency you are going for.

Sugar Cookies

3 cups (1 lb) All Pupose Flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt