My Craft Channel episode

I have always wanted to be on TV, in fact to this day I wouldn’t say no to my own show… But for some reason I don’t think the Food Network has much need for a show about a one woman cake business done in my small basement kitchen at midnight when my kids are asleep… But hey, if you guys want to see it I’m all for it!

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How to cover a cake with Fondant part 1- video series

The questions I get the most often in regards to cake decorating all revolve around fondant! Usually problems people are having with fondant. The key to working with fondant successfully is buying quality fondant to begin with. Your already spending a bit of money making this cake, spending a bit more to buy higher quality is going to make all the difference in the world.

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The most affordable is Wilton, and while they make cake decorating affordable for the at home cook, and I LOVE most of their products I’m NOT a fan of their fondant. Next step up is Duff’s Fondant, which is definitely a huge improvement, but it works best if you slightly warm it in the microwave first. My favorite while still affordable (although more than the other two options) is Satin Ice. It’s my go to for accessibly and quality. And the top tier is Carma Massa Ticino, which if I could find it locally I would for SURE spend the money on. From what I’ve heard it’s no only AMAZING to work with, but tastes incredible too! Fondant that tastes good???? Worth every penny!
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Abba 70′s “You can dance” party and game review

Last Friday night I had an Abba “you can dance” party. I had SO much fun getting ready for the party. Researching the right food for a 70′s party, creating the labels and of course practicing my dance moves! We broke out the Wii “Abba you can dance” a few days before the official party.

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The game was a BLAST, the kids and I really enjoyed playing! Lego Boy has been singing “Money, Money, Money” non-stop for over a week now! The Reader loved the Karaoke settings and is our official singer every time we play. The Destroying Angel isn’t very good at the game, but she sure loves trying! Clearly Baby Boy (the only one who dressed up for the party – wearing his daddies authentic 70′s newborn outfit!) loved it.  Now I want to collect the rest of the UbiSoft dance games!
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