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Cake and cookie decorating

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Ultimate Coconut Cake

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Jack-o'-Lantern Tartlets

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Pear-Raspberry Heart Pie

Ingredients
  • Pate Brisee
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 pounds (about 6) ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, core removed, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water, plus more for brushing
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling
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Brown-Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients
  • 1/2 recipe Pate Brisee (Pie Dough)
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 2 cups homemade Pumpkin Puree, or 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Pear-Cranberry Pie with Faux Lattice

Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Pate Brisee
  • 5 ripe Bartlett pears (2 1/2 pounds; Bosc or Anjou can be substituted)
  • 6 cups (24 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
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Igloo Cake

Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for baking sheets
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, plus more, sifted, for baking sheets
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray
  • 1 quart good-quality chocolate ice cream
  • 1 1/2 quarts good-quality vanilla ice cream
  • White-Chocolate Buttercream
  • 4 large marshmallows, halved
  • White, pale-blue, and silver sanding sugar, for decorating
  • Marzipan Penguins
  • Desiccated unsweetened coconut, for decorating
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Halloween Brownies

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Conversation Cookie Hearts

Ingredients
  • 1 (1-pound) package white fondant
  • Royal Icing
  • Bright-red or bright-pink gel-paste food coloring
  • 1 (6-inch) fluted Sugar Cookie Cutouts
  • Red or pink sanding sugar (optional)
  • White gel-paste food coloring
  • Red, pink, or white candy-coated chocolates, mini marshmallows, gumdrops, or Red Hots
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Conversation Cookie Hearts

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut evenly on rimmed baking sheets; toast, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 10 minutes (or longer if darker color is desired). Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let coconut cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts evenly on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes (watch carefully to prevent burning). Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let nuts cool completely.
  • 1 pound medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use (or 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted and finely chopped (optional; how-to follows)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Sweetened shredded coconut, toasted (how-to follows), for decorating
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