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The Single-Tier Wedding Cake

I’ve never been much for sculpted cakes. I appreciate their difficulty level, and am in awe of how realistic some of them can be, but when it comes to cake design I’m kind of old school. I love the classic sillhouette of a tiered wedding cake in its most true …

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Top 5 Non-Touristic Places in Barcelona

Barcelona is a tourist city. It is calmer in winter, but during the high season from May to October, there is nowhere for an apple to fall on the central avenues, especially on weekends. Tickets to the Sagrada Familia are sold out in 3-5 days, and in the most memorable …

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How Long Can You Keep Mini Succulents in Their Original Pots?

In general, there are not many better plants for growing in a small space than succulents and mini succulents, as well. All that matters is that you provide them with enough light, and besides, they do not require special care. However, they need to change their environment from time to …

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What is the MonaLisa Touch® and How Does it Support Vaginal Health?

Vaginal discomfort is not fun. Whether you’re going through menopause or have been dealing with urinary tract infections, atrophic vaginitis is a common condition for women. When it comes to treating vaginal atrophy, there are a few different treatment options for women to choose from and treating atrophic vaginitis has …

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A Quick Look at What PRP is and What it can Treat

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard of PRP but don’t know exactly what it is. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a treatment that uses the patient’s blood to help heal injuries and reduce inflammation. It’s been used for years to help athletes recover from injuries, and more recently, …

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Silver Anniversary Cake

Teresa contacted me about a cake for her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. She wanted to use the invitation below for inspiration. I knew I would have to pipe it to get the fine lines on the invite, and I wanted to use some small 3-D flowers. I learned to pipe …

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Fondant Reviews ─ Sylvia Weinstock

Sylvia Weinstock, the Queen of cakes, once said “I don’t do fondant.” Well I guess she’s changed her tune, because I see a lot of her work around and it’s all fondant. Let’s face it: When it comes to achieving a perfectly smooth finish on a cake, nothing beats fondant. …

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What Size Cake Pan Do I Need?

Warning: There is nothing sexy about this post. There is nothing funny or beautiful about it either. (Okay, I did slip one pretty cake photo in at the end.) But it is practical. And it is informative. And, okay, a little boring. And one day, you might need this information. …

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How to: Make a Parchment Piping Bag

If you’re planning to do a lot of holiday cookie decorating and don’t want to spend a lot on plastic piping bags and tips, parchment piping bags are the perfect solution. They’re inexpensive, disposable, and can be sized larger or smaller according to the size of the job. When used …

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Questions to Ask When Buying a New Construction Home

If you are thinking about buying a property, you have two options. You can either buy an existing one or a new construction home. Both of these options have specific sets of pros and cons, so you should investigate them and compare them to your requirements and vision of your …

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