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Cake and cookie decorating

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Sparkly Lemon Cookies

Time:1 hour
Other Ideas:
Cookies, Dessert, Food gifts, Lemons
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Blueberry Cupcakes

Time:1 hour 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup high-quality blueberry jam, such as Hero, strained (3 tablespoons)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces blueberries (1 1/4 cups)
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Mango-Coconut Cream Tart

Time:3 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 firm, ripe mangoes (preferably Champagne; 1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups very cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fine cornmeal
  • 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup ice water
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened small dried coconut flakes, toasted
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorns

Time:2 hours 20 mins
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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Hazelnuts and Marshmallow Swirl

Time:7 hours
Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for pans
  • 3 pints chocolate ice cream (6 cups), slightly softened
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped toasted skinned hazelnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, separated
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Stenciled Sparkle Cakes

Other Ideas:
Buttermilk, Dessert, White cake
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 recipes Swiss Meringue Buttercream, tinted to desired shade with gel-paste food coloring
  • Edible glitter dust
  • Confectioners' sugar
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Boiled Gingerbread Cookies

Time:7 hours
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1-tablespoon pieces and softened
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more if needed and more for surface
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Royal Icing
  • Fine sanding sugar
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Milk Chocolate Frosting

Time:30 mins
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Gingerbread Bells

Time:2 hours
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Desired food coloring
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