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  • Oct
  • 31
  • 2012

Istanbul and the Prince’s Islands.

While enjoying a beer and celebrating a friends birthday at ‘salt peanut’, (a nice cafe and beer house  in Shida, Taipei [Belgium beers NT180 + Food NT$150+] ) we meet a Turkish girl who reminded us of the great time we had in Ayvalik, Istanbul and Turkey in general. Because of this reminiscing I have decided to write about our…

  • Jul
  • 03
  • 2012

7 Steps to Coloring Chocolate – Technical Tuesday

Coloring chocolate is a useful art that allows you to use melted chocolate in more artistic and visually interesting ways. So, how do you go about adding color to chocolate? (If you don’t use the right type of food coloring, you risk ruining the melted chocolate). Coloring chocolate is actually a simple task and if…

  • Apr
  • 05
  • 2012

Easter Carrot Jelly Bean Favors

I came across some super cute favors this week while searching for Easter ideas. These carrot shaped jelly bean favors would be a fun addition to an Easter basket, Easter table display, at a garden party or to give out to friends. They are pretty simple to make the only tedious part is separating out…

  • Apr
  • 03
  • 2012

Technical Tuesday – Elegant and Simple Fan and Feather Cake Decoration

This is a very easy decorating method for frosting a cake that’s incredibly simple and effective. Feathering and fanning is simply the actions of drawing lines of icing across an already iced background in a feather and fan design. This works best with contrasting colors of icing – I first tried it out with chocolate…

  • Mar
  • 06
  • 2012

Technical Tuesday – Blind Baking

Recently we were cooking a Vegan Apple Pie which required us to blind bake the pie shell and we realized that while we had a vague idea of what needed to be done we were lacking some of the details that would make our pie crust simply scrummy! This is what worked for us: We…