Posts Tagged ‘icing’

Chip Mom’s Kitchen #43: Orange Creamsicle Cake

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There’s always that person that’s super hard to shop for gift-wise. The person who says they don’t want anything. The person that doesn’t really need anything.  So you know what Chip Mom does then? Duh. I bake! It’s my father-in-law’s birthday and I’m making…

Orange Creamsicle Cake!

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Chip Mom’s Epic Fails #2: A Tale of Not-So-Epic (Pro)portions

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So my father, in one of his many professional incarnations, was a chef for a catering company.  He loved to talk about the joys of fresh pasta, and all of my favorite cooking shows laud it just as highly.  So, when Christmas rolled around, I took a leap and asked for the pasta attachment for my Kitchenaid Mixer. Much to my joy it was received!  Now you get to glory in the not-so-glorious first attempt that is a…

Home-Made Pasta Fail

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Chip Mom’s Epic Fails #1: The Day That Frosty Died

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I have this wonderful book at home, Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme.  Antonin was a pastry chef (and so much more) during the era of First Empire Paris.  He crafted room-sized sculptures from pastries and spun sugar to delight the likes of Marie Antoinette.  He’s the guy that the phrase creme de la creme was modeled on. He was the first Celebrity Chef.

If Antonin Careme saw what I wrought in my kitchen this past week, he would cry.

There is only one Antonin Careme, and, while I love to putter in my kitchen, I will never be him.  I mess up… A LOT.  Here is one such story.  This is the Day That Frosty Died.

Melted Snowman Cookie Fail

dead frosty