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5 Delicious Holiday Treats that Make Lovely Gifts

5 Delicious Holiday Treats & Gifts

If you are looking for some easy and delicious ways to tell a friend, neighbor or loved one that you are thinking about them during the holiday seasons, there is no better way to do so than with homemade baked goods. Easy enough to do on your own, but lots more fun if you have family or little helping hands with you, these five full-proof recipes and decorating ideas are sure to be a big hit. You only have to worry about having enough left over after taste-testing to give away! Continue reading

Christmas Cake Pops

Christmas Cake Pops

There is something about the holidays that brings out the pastry chef in all of us. A friend of mine was inspired to make Reindeer Cake Pops for her son’s pre-K class holiday party, and ever-curious, I volunteered to discover how to do just that as her side-kick. Ever see those shining cake pops in the bakery rack at the pastry shop? They look perfect, like molded truffles. The icing coats are pristine smooth and the sticks well-embedded in the cake. After making a few dozen of these guys from scratch, and developing a steep learning curve in the process, it is very rewarding to feel like your homemade cake pops are verging on store-window perfect! Continue reading