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Cake and cookie decorating

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Snowflake-Stenciled Shortbread Cookies

Time:55 mins
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Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sanding or coarse sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
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Number-Themed Mini Birthday Cupcakes

Time:4 hours 5 mins
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Royal Icing

Time:15 mins
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Royal icing
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Chocolate-Beet Cakes with Candied Beets and Rose Petals

Ingredients
  • 3 large beets
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • 18 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups Johnny Iuzzini's Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • Coarse salt
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream
  • 2 bunches assorted baby beets (red, golden, and candy-striped), peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick (preferably on a mandoline)
  • Crystallized Rose Petals
  • Unsalted butter, for pan
  • Sugar, for coating
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 teaspoon powdered apple pectin
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped and melted
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Sacher Torte Heart with Truffle Top

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for pans
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur, (optional)
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chocolate Truffles
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Grasshopper Cake

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pan
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened and cut into tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons creme de menthe
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 Andes Creme de Menthe candies
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 36 white sprinkles
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Banana Split Cake

Ingredients
  • Yellow Cake, baked in two 8-inch round cake pans
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 large bananas, peeled and halved crosswise then lengthwise
  • 4 large bananas, peeled and halved crosswise then lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup store-bought chocolate sauce, warmed
  • 1/2 cup store-bought chocolate sauce, warmed
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for decorating
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for decorating
  • Yellow sprinkles, for decorating
  • Yellow sprinkles, for decorating
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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White Chocolate Ghosts

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Chocolate Witches' Hats

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 12 chocolate sugar ice cream cones
  • 4 Kit Kat bars (1 1/2 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars (5 ounces), chopped and melted
  • 6 pieces sour gummy candy belts, cut in half
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