| May 9, 2011
| 10:57 AM
1st) Take the Cake
Take the Cake would prefer that you not order your wedding cake over the phone. Once you come into the shop to experience their hands-on approach, you’ll understand why. “We want them to taste things, to be able to feel...
| Sep 29, 2011
Duff Goldman is sitting in a corner of the semi-secret Melrose Avenue location of his Charm City Cakes West bakery, checking the calendar on his iPhone. On the September schedule are meetings with his agent, magazine publisher Condé Nast and craft store...
| Dec 20, 2011
Q: Recently while in England I picked up a mold for sugar mice. Do you know any recipes for them?
—Allison Gibbons, Chicago
A: Sugar mice, complete with cotton thread "tails" are a traditional Christmas candy confection in the United Kingdom. I...
| Jan 25, 2009
Marie Louise Bistro, the new restaurant in the building that once housed Gampy's, is the Greta Garbo of Baltimore restaurants.
I'm not saying its owner literally shuns publicity, but I did leave messages for her several times at Marie Louise Catering...
| Apr 19, 2006
First, a French friend brings a spectacular homemade dessert to dinner. It's a Paris-Brest -- a large ring of choux paste sliced horizontally, filled with praline pastry cream and whipped cream and topped with toasted almonds. Next, Thomas Keller opens...
| Dec 19, 2008
Better PA unearthed a local gal with a hidden talent. Fancy fondant cake making. She started making these cakes in her home for her daughters' birthday parties and taught herself how to do it. Today she introduces the use of fondant icing to us....
| Jul 1, 2009
| 8:01 AM
A Slice of Summertime
Recipe Courtesy of Wilton Brands
Makes about 12 servings
- 1 package (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
- 1 3/4 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about 16 oz.), pureed or 1-1/3 cups water
| Oct 20, 2009
| 2:49 PM
Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to...