Author Archives: Kimberly Chapman

Safety Lights Are For Dudes – Experimenting Holztmann Style

I bought a Ghostbusters logo cutter from Etsy awhile back. Recently when my friends and I were going to watch the 2016 movie together, I decided that was an excuse to run some random experiments: Question 1: can you put … Continue reading




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Cake Balls Fight Food Waste

Disclaimer: this post includes use of a tool I received free in exchange for featuring it in a project. This post does not include any affiliate links. I’m very much involved lately with my local Women’s Institute group, the Cambridge … Continue reading




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Product Review: Deiss PRO Zester & Grater

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product in exchange for an honest review and to post Amazon promotional codes. I do not have my own Amazon affiliate link at this time so this post contains promotional codes that … Continue reading




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3D Blood/Candy Filled Gravestone Cookies

I’m up to my blood-filled eyeballs in preparation for the big Birmingham cake show, but I wrote a guest post for It Takes A Village To Raise a Mother all about how to make 3D filled cookies without the need … Continue reading




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Emergency Gift Chocolates

A few weeks ago in the middle of a super-busy cake time, I got invited to a friend’s birthday party. With no car and my grocery order already in for that week, I couldn’t easily go get a gift and … Continue reading




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Product Review: Marvelous Molds Ocean Line

I was going to post this originally as part of a bigger post all about how I made my recent Finding Dory collaboration cake, but Robin turned three years old recently and apparently has decided that clinging to me and … Continue reading




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Product Review: Russian Piping Tips

A big trend going around cake decorator circles for the last six months or so has been “Russian piping tips”, which are large, multi-holed icing tips that are supposed to instantly give you all kinds of floral effects. And I … Continue reading




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Review: The Chew Cookbook

I was asked recently to review a new cookbook based on a US television show called “The Chew”, a cooking/talk show featuring Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon. I warned the PR representative that I … Continue reading




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Easy Toddler-Friendly Popsicles

Somewhere in this still-not-fully-unpacked-and-sorted kitchen are at least three popsicle contraptions. I have a regular little plain one, a set Peo got as a really cool goodie-bag gift from a birthday party that makes rocket pops, and a set that … Continue reading




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Penny Powers Cookies

A few months ago I bought Mallory Mae’s Craftsy class called “Cookies that Pop!” and ever since I’ve wanted to decorate a batch with a detailed few focal cookies in her suggested style. I don’t get a lot of free … Continue reading




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