Creating Designs with Modeling Chocolate

Modeling Chocolate

 

What do the above cakes and cupcakes have in common?

Modeling chocolate!

Modeling chocolate (or MC, for short) is my favorite decorating medium and it’s super easy to create 2-D designs for cakes and cupcakes.

Here is what you will need:

Modeling chocolate

(find a great recipe here)

Roller (or rolling pin, PVP pipe, etc)

Cornstarch for dusting

X-Acto Knife

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How to Make Macarons

Here it is! A tutorial on how to make macarons.

light macarons

I was originally drawn to macarons because of their beauty . . . and because I wanted a challenge. It’s easy to be intimidated by these gems, but hopefully I can help unpack the mystery behind them!… Read More

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

When I was growing up, my parents would always have a box of chocolates and a card waiting for my sister and I on Valentine’s morning.

chocolate to share :)
chocolate to share 🙂

Therefore, I decided to do the same for my roommate this morning 🙂

I did, of course, buy the chocolate knowing that she would be obliged to share with yours truly 🙂

I honestly love any excuse to eat chocolate and cook, so last night we had some girlfriends over for a potluck-style dinner, since it’s Valentine’s weekend and all.… Read More

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{Heart Shaped} Frittatas

I know you’re wondering . . . what is a frittata?

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It’s basically a crustless quiche – eggs and mix-ins that are baked together for a healthy, protein-full breakfast.

I love frittatas because they are so easy. You can make them in the beginning of the week and eat a serving every morning for a quick breakfast.… Read More

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Salted Caramel Brownies

I recently took a trip to Charlotte with three of my girlfriends to visit an old co-worker and dear friend. It turned out to be a “girls weekend” that was long overdue, I think!

The weekend revolved around hitting some key spots – Ikea of course, along with some great food finds.Read More

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Biscoff Frosting

Confession: I may slightly love Biscoff.

(When I say slightly, I mean I have dreams about it)

I love biscoff

What is Biscoff, you ask? It is a European cookie that is similar to gingerbread, and is known to Delta passengers. In fact, it’s the main reason I chose Delta on a flight this summer.… Read More

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What goes into a cake?

Year of the Dog Birthday Cake
Year of the Dog Birthday Cake

People often ask me, “How long did that take?” or “What goes into making a cake?”

Before I entered the decorating world, I had no idea about the extensive process that is behind each cake.… Read More

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