Category Archives: Other People’s Experiments

Heather Baird is a GENIUS: Gummy Balls!

One of my cake club friends, Chris Wingler, just pointed out this post on Sprinklebakes: Dessert “Caviar” Minus the Molecular Gastronomy; Cappuccino Mousse with Coffee Caviar OMG! Did you see that video? You can make gummy drops in oil! I’ve … Continue reading




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Inflated Dessert

OMG. I need a helium tank. I want to try this with gummy, jolly ranchers, sugar, and everything else I can think of.




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Jello Origami

My Jello Americans has a cool video and tutorial on how to make Jello “Origami” using gelatin sheets. They do admit that they’re “faking” the origami insofar is it’s the shape of the final orgami crane, not an actual piece … 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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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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Advantages of Googly Eyes

I frequently use simple black-dot eyes on figures because they’re easy and fast. However, when more emotions and expressions are required, googly eyes are better. By “googly eyes” I don’t mean the rattling craft kind (which I also love but … Continue reading




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Experiment/Review: Wilton Pot Fails At Gummy

In advance of my class on gummy techniques, several members of Capital Confectioners have been trying to help me get enough hot plates to use to melt the gummy during the class. I just tested Wilton’s Chocolate Pro, borrowed from … Continue reading




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Cookie Stuffed Cookies? Really?

I spend a lot of time (probably too much) surfing around looking for amazing cakes, nifty tutorials, recipes, blogs, and other things that I can use for Quick Bites posts at Capital Confectioners, the blog of my local cake club. … Continue reading




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Link: SugarBelle makes adorable cupcakes out of cookies

Cupcake Cookies, An Experiment Gone Right via SugarBelle. I love fellow experimenters!




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