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Cake and cookie decorating

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Gumdrop Cupcakes

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Mini Heart-Shaped Cake

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Chocolate cake, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup melted dark chocolate, for decorating
  • Speckled Cinnamon Frosting
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Graveyard Cake

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 4 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin
  • Bleeding Chocolate Glaze
  • Espresso Shortbread Headstones
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
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Linzer Tart with Lingonberry Jam

Ingredients
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chilled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 ounces (about 1 cup) whole unblanched almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 9 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup lingonberry jam, or raspberry jam
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Truffle Eggs

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Lemon-Pistachio Wreaths

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 5 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled unsalted pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped
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Spooky Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter (3 sticks)
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing
  • Green, orange and black liquid or paste food coloring
  • Sanding sugars
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Peppermint Sticks

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Kooky Cake (Birthday Meatloaf)

Ingredients
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (about 1/2 cup) celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and finely grated (about 1/2 cup), peels reserved for decorating
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup cooked green peas
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