Monthly Archives: August 2011

Four Pounds Project – Extension #2: Packaging Waste

First there was the main Four Pounds of Cheese Project in which participants photographed a week’s worth of discarded food items. Then I went a step further and also photographed inedible but still food-like waste that same week. Here is … Continue reading




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Anatomy of a Cake Disaster

You know how easy it is to sit around watching cake shows on TV and then imagine how you’d have done better and ensure your cake would never fall over? Yeah, about that… I had a cake fall over yesterday … Continue reading




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Gummy and Gumpaste Wrongness

I know I’m way behind on posting stuff from the gummy demo and class, but I have to post one particular photo from the July 10, 2011 Day of Sharing here in Austin. After I did my gummy demo, the … Continue reading




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Cake-Related Construction Links

I post semi-regularly at the blog for my local cake club, usually posts featuring lots of links to cool cake-related tutorials, pictures, etc. I’m not going to re-post them all here because that’d get silly. But I did want to … Continue reading




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Woohoo, Citrus Mold!

I have been lamenting the lack of a citrus mold for making gummy-modelling-chocolate fruit. I showed people in my class the trick to adding the gummy to the chocolate without having the inner rinds collapse. I wrote in the booklet … Continue reading




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Four Pounds Project – Extension #1 – Inedible Food Waste

As mentioned in the Four Pounds of Cheese Project post, I decided to go beyond the edible waste photography and take a record of other food-related waste that week. This post is the inedible food. Next will be food packaging. … Continue reading




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The Four Pounds of Cheese Project

A few weeks ago, Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online learned via National Geographic that the average American purchases 28 pounds of cheese every year but wastes four of them. Inspired to raise awareness of food waste and to work … Continue reading




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Sweet of the Week!

Woot, my Musical Mice cake is up for Sweetopia’s Sweet of the Week! http://sweetopia.net/sweet-of-the-week/ If you don’t vote for me, that’s okay, but do go have a look and vote for your favourite!




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Gummy on Cake Balls

When I made some Ugly Cake Balls during my recent Week of Baking, I saved a couple for future experimentation: one with the white chocolate coating, another with no coating at all. This week I let my daughter make some … Continue reading




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Upcoming stuff

Here are some food-related things I’ll be doing in the next few weeks: Aug 1 – Aug 8 Participating in the Four Pounds of Cheese Project, an examination of food waste where participants photograph food they throw out. I’ll blog … Continue reading




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