June 2009 Blog Posts (9)

What a great website - I am so impressed!

To all the professionals at Dessert Professional - you have an amazing website!

It was so interesting and full of great ideas, I had to write a blog about it on my website - www.divatoolbox.com

Congrats for putting together such great info, amazing people and most important - beautiful desserts!

Added by Diva Toolbox on June 29, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

best in show!

so my work entered a cake competition and we won!!! we've been working for about 2 months on the design and making all the decorations. everything except the statues are edible. mostly gum paste and sugar. everything was handmade and took forever! we airbrushed all the tiers, masks, and feathers. we won best in show at the phoenix NACE elements competition. we went against a lot of very well known cake artists in the phoenix area. our cake was a chocolate sponge with praline crunch and praline… Continue

Added by Brianne Maggiore on June 23, 2009 at 4:41pm — 6 Comments

Cupcake Videos

I was asked this week if I was going to post any picture of my work on here - so I thought I'd post a link to a couple of simple cupcake decorating videos that I've done recently. The first one shows how to make Italian Meringue Buttercream and part 2 shows how to pipe the top of the cupcakes to look like flowers and how to make the gumpaste butterflies to go on top:

Part 1 - IMBC:


Part 2 - Decorating the… Continue

Added by Sue McMahon on June 19, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Awaiting with Great Anticipation the Release of My New Book, Cookie Swap!

Yes, after nearly four years in the making, my new book, Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year (Gibbs Smith), will finally release to booksellers nationwide on August 1. Woo hoo!

Here's the basic scoop:

Cookie swaps aren’t just for Christmas anymore! Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings, but also to garden parties, bridal showers, children’s… Continue

Added by Julia M Usher on June 19, 2009 at 2:58am — 2 Comments

Good While It Lasted

Well, I got laid off from the baking job. Our town is small and the business's are floundering, they couldn't afford to pay me. This has been a huge set-back and very discouraging. I also lost my day job, so I'm thinking of packing up and going to Orlando. Any Orlando bakers out there need some assistance?

Added by Steffers on June 16, 2009 at 12:59pm — 3 Comments

Enter a Contest...outside the box

Disclaimer: I am not talking about the major pastry contest and for those who do not enter anything but professional pastry art/design competitions, this may be small potatoes and not worth the read; but for those novice bakers this is something to consider.

I noticed a number of members of the Dessert Professionals have never entered any contest and I just want to turn you on to a website that you might want to bookmark should you get the inkling to compete. Competing with your… Continue

Added by Denay Davis on June 13, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments


Hi friends,chefs or everyone.
I have recently started a desserts website and would love some feedback from everyone.This website focus for hygine,hccp,picture desserts,pastry history and many more
You can link at www.recipespastry.com
Thank you for all coming feedback.

Added by mframlee on June 12, 2009 at 1:55am — 1 Comment

Food Entrepreneurs

Friday evening I was exhausted after a long week of research and writing and just wanted to lay across my couch and turn into a potato, you know the kind???. My daughter called and said you have to watch this program on CNBC so I flicked over to the channel and what did I see? A number of food innovators telling their stories about “ How I made My Millions with Kernel Seasons. ”

What… Continue

Added by Denay Davis on June 11, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments


I was awarded at my graduation the Roy Thomas Blood/Thelma Wileman Award for Outstanding Work by a Pastrycook 2009!! This was by the generous bequest of the couple mentioned and nominated for by the teachers at William Angliss Institute! Very honourd to have recieved this award!

Added by Wayne Peake on June 2, 2009 at 7:39am — 3 Comments



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