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This French Buttercream Will Make Your Cakes Ooh-La-L’Awesome

What’s thick, creamy and perfect between two layers of cake? French buttercream! This soft, luxurious buttercream is a must-make for your next dessert. While it’s less suitable for piping or using as icing under fondant, it’s perfect as a filling — especially when paired with a chocolate ganache. French Buttercream Ingredients 6 egg yolks at…

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These 10 Tools Can Help You Make the Prettiest Cakes

The cake decorating world is full of fancy piping tips, clever cutters and specialty tools you can use to create amazing effects. But that doesn’t mean you have to buy out the store to get started. Start with these basic cake decorating tools that can help you nail a flawless fondant or buttercream surface. Once…

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How to Make Conversation Hearts at Home for a Sweet Valentine’s Day

Store-bought conversation hearts are cool, but you can make ’em even sweeter in your own kitchen. With this recipe, you can customize colors, flavors and sweet sayings for Valentine’s Day and make your own conversation hearts — what’s not to love? Homemade Conversation Hearts Yield: 50 to 100 hearts, depending on size What You Need…

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