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Cake and cookie decorating

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DIY Cake Decorating

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Cakes, Fondant
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Rocket Ship Cake

Ingredients
  • 14 tablespoons (13/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 3 1/3 cups sifted cake flour, (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites
  • Italian Meringue Buttercream
  • Gel-paste food coloring, in red, royal blue, black, lemon yellow, and orange
  • White sanding sugar
  • Astronaut action figure, (optional)
  • Red licorice laces, (optional)
  • Rocket Template
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Coffee-Meringue Acorns

Time:3 hours 35 mins
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Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake

Time:3 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablepoon baking soda
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted, and cooled
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • Garnish: flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
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Bat and Cobweb Cookies

Ingredients
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour (sifted, then measured), plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unsulfured molasses
  • Royal Icing
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Haunted-House Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Unsalted butter, for parchment
  • 1 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Royal Icing and Fleurs-de-lis
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 black licorice laces, 1 lace cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces, halved lengthwise, remaining laces for windows
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 piece black licorice twist (2 inches long)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • Shelled sunflower seeds for roof tiling plus 1 unshelled for doorway
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Perfect White Cake Recipe

Ingredients
  • 18 tablespoons (2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 4 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising) plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 9 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 5 to 6 cups Italian Meringue Buttercream for Perfect White Cake Italian Meringue Buttercream for Perfect White Cake
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Haunted-House Cake

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Cakes, Candy, Cookies, Dessert
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