Posts by Jessie Oleson Moore

Jessie Oleson Moore is a writer, illustrator, and professional seeker of sweetness who runs Cakespy (, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life came out in October 2011; her second book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, will be released in May.

Dessert 101: What is Dacquoise & How is it Used?


It's not surprising if you're perplexed by the term dacquoise. While the term is used fairly frequently in the world of cake decorating, the definition is not clear: Is it a specific type of dessert, or is it a type of cake that is used as a component?

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Aloha, Delicious: Hawaiian Rolls Recipe

Just baked

Gently sweetened with pineapple juice and brown sugar, these Hawaiian rolls have substance in spite of their light texture, with a rich, full flavor. Once you try one fresh and warm from the oven, you might have difficulty ever going back to the commercially-produced variety.

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Gorgeous Giftables: 8 Awesome Painting Gift Ideas

Painted gift ideas

Gifts are always a meaningful gesture, especially when it's something you've painted yourself. These eight awesome painting gift ideas are bound to inspire the painter in you, giving you ideas for hand-painted gifts that you can easily make at home.Read more »

FREE Downloadable Summer Fun Coloring Book Pages

Ice cream at the shore coloring book page

Who says coloring is just for kids? This latest batch of free, downloadable pages features a summery theme. These whimsical images will help you color your way to a sun, sand and barbecue-filled summer of fun.

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Healthier Swap: How to Bake Fried Doughnut Recipes

Baked doughnuts

Baking doughnuts instead of frying them is a simple yet effective way to lighten up the treats, and it's easy to do with just about any doughnut recipe. Find out how to have all of the deliciousness with just a little less decadence.

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Simply Dazzling: Incorporating Metallics into Your Art


Metallics can take your artwork to new dimensions, adding depth and intrigue to your piece. Whether you work in colored pencil or painting, learn how metallics can be incorporated into your work for dazzling results.

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