Category Archives: General Freakishness

Ugly Cake

Early on in this blog, I showed you how to make Ugly Cake Balls, based on my Ugly Cake. But apparently I’ve been remiss in showing you all just how ridiculously easy it is to make Ugly Cake itself. So … Continue reading

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I Sssssee You – Gelatin Floral Art Meets Gummy and My Bizarre Brain

So there’s this thing they do in Mexico where very talented people cast some gelatin and then use syringes to artfully inject opaque gelatin into it, leading to some lovely designs. Usually they’re flowers, but I’ve also seen some gorgeous … Continue reading

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Flexible, Edible Stained Glass eBook Now Available!

I’ll be posting links in the sidebars and doing more promotion later today, but for now my loyal readers (all six of you!) get first crack at my newly released ebook on how to do the stained glass technique with … Continue reading

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Lego Cake

Bake A Wish got a request for a Lego cake for a boy living in a shelter who was turning 11. I snapped up that request faster than you can say, “Lego is awesome but clearly designed to keep adults … Continue reading

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Accident Pie – Or How I Invented Chocolate Gummy

I was in the middle of a bunch of posts about the main gummy recipes since this week I developed a good clear gummy recipe as part of that flexible, edible stained glass ebook I’m working on. Then I got … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Spray-On Shine

The following is a complete, accurate, and in no way embellished version of a conversation from Mike McCarey’s Guitar Cakes class earlier this week. Really really*. Also: you should all remember that it’s very dangerous to confront a spatula-wielding madwoman … 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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The Subtleties of Eye Placement

I’ve mentioned before how shaping eyes on your figures can do a lot to convey different emotions. Now I want to show you how even something as simple as placing candy-coated sunflower seeds on snowman cookies can communicate a variety … Continue reading

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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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The Adventures of Not-Quite-Hugh’s Head

If I wasn’t so busy, I’d start a new blog with that title and then do more things like this: More about the signing later. I’m still recovering.

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