My Craft Channel episode

I have always wanted to be on TV, in fact to this day I wouldn’t say no to my own show… But for some reason I don’t think the Food Network has much need for a show about a one woman cake business done in my small basement kitchen at midnight when my kids are asleep… But hey, if you guys want to see it I’m all for it!

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So when the chance came to film an episode of My Craft Studio I jumped at the chance! I was SO nervous, and it went so fast! But it was super fun and I’d do it again in a heartbeat~ So who wants to give me my own show?? HA!
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How to cover a cake with Fondant part 1- video series

The questions I get the most often in regards to cake decorating all revolve around fondant! Usually problems people are having with fondant. The key to working with fondant successfully is buying quality fondant to begin with. Your already spending a bit of money making this cake, spending a bit more to buy higher quality is going to make all the difference in the world.

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The most affordable is Wilton, and while they make cake decorating affordable for the at home cook, and I LOVE most of their products I’m NOT a fan of their fondant. Next step up is Duff’s Fondant, which is definitely a huge improvement, but it works best if you slightly warm it in the microwave first. My favorite while still affordable (although more than the other two options) is Satin Ice. It’s my go to for accessibly and quality. And the top tier is Carma Massa Ticino, which if I could find it locally I would for SURE spend the money on. From what I’ve heard it’s no only AMAZING to work with, but tastes incredible too! Fondant that tastes good???? Worth every penny!
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Abba 70′s “You can dance” party and game review

Last Friday night I had an Abba “you can dance” party. I had SO much fun getting ready for the party. Researching the right food for a 70′s party, creating the labels and of course practicing my dance moves! We broke out the Wii “Abba you can dance” a few days before the official party.

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The game was a BLAST, the kids and I really enjoyed playing! Lego Boy has been singing “Money, Money, Money” non-stop for over a week now! The Reader loved the Karaoke settings and is our official singer every time we play. The Destroying Angel isn’t very good at the game, but she sure loves trying! Clearly Baby Boy (the only one who dressed up for the party – wearing his daddies authentic 70′s newborn outfit!) loved it.  Now I want to collect the rest of the UbiSoft dance games!
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How to frost a cake- video series

It’s time for the next video in our series! How to frost your cake. This is BASIC frosting, nothing fancy. After we finish the basic series we’ll move on to more advanced techniques. I plan on showing you how I “iron” a cake for when I’m not using fondant, along with other frosting idea’s. But for today super basic and fast. Esp for when your covering your cake with fondant (next video!)

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My basic rule for frosting thickness on a cake is about 1/4 inch if your not using fondant. 1/4 inch is always too much for frosting haters and never enough for frosting lovers, but a good in between the two camps. I go even thinner when I’m covering a cake with fondant because if you go to thick the fondant will squeeze out quite a lot of the fondant and you’ll be left with a pillowy soft look instead of nice sharpish corners!
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How to fill a cake- video series

It’s been WAY too long since our last video in my series. It’s taken longer than I thought to get back to editing the videos. Hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll get the rest of the video’s I already filmed edited and posted. It’s funny to see me pregnant again! And I was only about 28 weeks when I made these videos!

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This video is about filing your cake, next week frosting.
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How to cut a cake layer to prepare for frosting- video series

I meant to post this last Wednesday but as previously stated I got a bit caught up in some book series and I kind of lost track of all time! Silly thing is I already had it edited and ready to go, CRAZY! Anyway the plan is to put out a new video every two weeks. I hope it isn’t too slow for you guys and I hope (I hope) someone actually enjoys these and even learns something!

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