| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Scan the websites of your favorite wedding magazines and bridal blogs and you’ll find scores of stunning cakes accented with everything from fresh flowers and real fruit to crushed hard candies and licorice laces tied in elegant bows. You’re...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling?? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste???
When it’s likely to take center stage at your reception and...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
Maybe a swirl of organza or an overlay of Alencon lace would look best; possibly a bit of crystal beading. Style considerations for the bridal salon, right? Yes, and now the cake shop, too.
With wedding cake design increasingly taking its cue from the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Every grownup seems to become a child again as the holidays approach. We're humming carols. We're wearing festive outfits. We're all wondering, at least secretly, what presents we might receive -- while hurriedly finishing up the shopping for the ones we'...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus chilling time (up to 1 week) for the dough
Servings: 3 1/2 dozen
Note: From Amy Scattergood.
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Jessica Leiter, 28, grew up in the family business —Leiters Fine Catering in Williamsport.
“I got involved in the catering aspect when I was an early teen — helping out, learning the ropes. The past few years, I did staff scheduling....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Here are two words about what dessert to bring to a picnic, cookout or any summertime gathering: bar cookies.
Bar cookies are easy to make. Who has time to bake tray upon tray of individual cookies?
Bar cookies are served in the same pan in which...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The summer birthday season in our family began with my husband's birthday, just before July Fourth. He never enjoys celebrating his birthday, but he likes cake and plenty of it.
This year I ordered one with fudge icing, as he had enjoyed a friend's...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Lori Cooper of Greencastle, Pa., submitted an entry in The Herald-Mail’s 2013 Cupcake Contest. She didn’t win, but her wine-infused recipe caught the judges’ attention.
“The cupcake thing is a hobby for me,” Cooper said...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Joshua Purdham, 24, of Hagerstown, likes to bake.
“I do a lot of cakes and cookies and cupcakes for friends or whoever needs it,” he said. “Birthday parties and things like that.”
When he was younger, he got together...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:27 PM
After he swished the three-point shot that gave the Lakers a 20-point lead over the Portland Trail Blazers late in the second quarter of what would become a 104-87 thrashing, Pau Gasol pumped his fist and floated to the bench on the sound of roars from...