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Cake and cookie decorating

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Spun Sugar Caramel Apples

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Snake Cake with Venom Glaze

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 61 percent cacao)
  • Snake stencil
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • Green and red powdered food coloring (sugarcraft.com)
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 pounds plus 10 ounces cream cheese, softened (from six 8-ounce blocks)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 61 percent cacao), melted and cooled slightly
  • Boiling water, for pan
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Edible-Flowers Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Cupcakes, Dessert, Frosting
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Toadstool Cupcakes

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Cupcakes, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus more for muffin tins
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • Butter Glaze
  • Cinnamon candies, for decorating
  • Green food coloring
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Cookie Art

Ingredients
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Assorted liquid food coloring, for decorating
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Pumpkin Chocolate-Spiderweb Tart

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Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting and Poppies

Time:2 hours 50 mins
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Frightful Bites

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, plus more for decorating
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Pesche Con Crema (Peaches with Cream)

Ingredients
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light rum or 6 tablespoons Italian maraschino liqueur plus 2 tablespoons peach schnapps
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon, removed in large strips with a vegetable peeler
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar, or more as needed for coating
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Fresh peach leaves or decorative sugar or chocolate leaves
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
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Zuccotto

Ingredients
  • Vanilla Sponge Cake
  • 4 ounces hazelnuts, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • Chocolate Ganache Icing
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise
  • 4 ounces coarsely chopped chocolate-covered toffee bars, such as Skor or Heath, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup framboise or other raspberry liqueur (If omitting liqueur, substitute 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 pint raspberries, plus more for garnish
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