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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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Baguette made from a Beer Mash Starter

I’ve heard beer referred to as “liquid bread”.  With this in mind, I decided to make a beer mash starter, which is composed of grains and yeast, just like bread. Disclaimer: I’ll be the first to tell you that I am not a master bread baker. There are bakers who have devoted their career to understanding …

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Vanilla Layer Cake – 4 layers of cake perfection

This is the quintessential vanilla layer cake, only better than ever. There are a few special touches that make this cake the best vanilla cake you’ll ever taste. Unlike almost every page of Baking Sense, this post is not centered on a single recipe, but rather illustrates how to assemble a professional looking layer cake. …

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Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC) – An Essential Recipe

Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC) is my favorite cake frosting. This is the exact recipe I used for 10 years in my wedding cake business. Meringue buttercream has the perfect balance of rich flavor from the butter, and lightness from the meringue. It’s not overly sweet and it can be flavored with an endless variety of …

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How to Make Perfect Vanilla Butter Cake

This is the only Vanilla Butter Cake recipe you’ll ever want or need. Mixing technique can make a big difference when making cake batter. Find out the best way to get a light and tender cake. When I was developing the base recipe for my wedding cake business I wanted a tender and melt-in-your mouth …

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