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Fillings & Frostings

Classic Chocolate Mousse

Classic Chocolate Mousse never goes out of style. This chocolate mousse recipe is the perfect marriage of light-as-air texture and rich, chocolate-y flavor. It just melts in your mouth. I always try to give you a little background and context for my recipes. But, honestly, what is there to say about Classic Chocolate Mousse? It’s …

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Frosting with Cocoa

Simple, yet delicious Old Fashioned Chocolate Frosting. Cocoa gives this buttercream a lovely fudgy flavor. It’s the perfect filling for an old fashioned layer cake. Much as I love my Italian Meringue Buttercream, there is also a place for this simpler, yet very tasty, chocolate buttercream frosting. This is a chocolate version of American Buttercream. …

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Pastry Cream – An Essential Recipe

Vanilla Pastry Cream is used it to fill cream puffs or eclairs. But that’s just the beginning. One vanilla custard recipe, so many possibilities. In a professional pastry kitchen we don’t reinvent the wheel for every single dish. We have a repertoire of what I’m calling, “essential recipes”.  There is no need to have a …

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How to Make Rolled Fondant – A Recipe for Homemade Fondant

You can buy it, so why would you need to know how to make rolled fondant? Let’s face it, commercial fondant does not taste good. Making your own is worth the time and is surprisingly easy to do. For 10 years I owned a wedding cake business. I can’t count how many times I had …

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White Chocolate Ganache – Snowball Truffles

Rich and silky smooth, White Chocolate Ganache is a great recipe to have on hand. Whip it to create an airy cake filling or frosting, roll it in crystal sugar to make Snowball Truffles, or drizzle it on a cheesecake. The possibilities are endless. How White Chocolate Ganache is different than Dark Chocolate Ganache: I …

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How To Make Marzipan from Almond Paste

Marzipan is very expensive to buy in the grocery store, and is often dry and flavorless. This marzipan recipe is super easy. I’ll show you how to make  marzipan that is much cheaper than pre-made, and tastes much better. If you live in the US and you’ve bought marzipan in the grocery store, chances are …

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Dark Chocolate Ganache – An Essential Recipe

One perfect bite – One recipe of Dark Chocolate Ganache and the truffle-possibilities are endless. I love chocolate. I don’t necessarily love all chocolate desserts. I’m not one of those people who prefer chocolate everything. If I’m going to eat chocolate, I’d rather have a simple square of really great dark chocolate than almost any other …

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