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Cake and cookie decorating

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Cocoa Bee Cookies

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dark unsulfured molasses
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling
  • Yellow Royal Icing
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Concord Grape Jam Tart

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Fruit tarts, Grapes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Concord grapes, stems removed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Coarse sanding sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Creme fraiche, for serving
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup ice water
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Chocolate Wood-Grain

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Easter Egg Cakes

Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored Butter Glaze for Easter Egg Cakes
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Curd
  • 7 cups assorted fresh fruit, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, and cherries, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 24 fresh mint leaves, for garnish
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Fig-and-Marzipan Acorns

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Chocolate-Drizzled Spice Cookies

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Ginger-Pecan Cake

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Ginger, Layer cake, Pecans
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 finely ground toasted cups (7 ounces) pecans, plus 9 toasted pecan halves
  • 3 cups packed light-brown sugar, sifted
  • 6 large whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint creme fraiche
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or more to taste
  • Glossy Caramel Icing
  • 1/4 ounce crystallized ginger, cut into thin strips
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Maple-Pecan Shortbread

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves (about 2 1/4 ounces), finely chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure maple extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
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Flowerpot Cakes

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pots
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Quick Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 10), for garnish
  • Multicolored pebble-shaped chocolate candies, for garnish
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
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Coconut Snowmen

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