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Two Checks off the NY Resolution List

Two Checks off the NY Resolution List

That thing has been sitting in my closet for over a year waiting to be completed.  It only took something like a public forum to get me off my butt during naptimes to finish the darn thing.  I didn’t do a step by step posting for the duvet because I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, given that it was my first time doing a project of this size. I’ll do a step by step for another duvet at […]

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How To Throw a Cake Tasting Party

How To Throw a Cake Tasting Party

Photo Credit:  Dawn Alsager It was a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon in WA, which was a perfect day for tasting cake!  I had six different types of cake, three frostings, and two fillings.  Part of my NY Resolution is to bake a cake.  So first, I picked some designs and then some recipes.  Everyone asked how I did so much and the answer is to take manageable steps!  Two weeks prior to party I gathered all my recipes.  A week before […]

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Sewing the Blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt

Sewing the Blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt

Duvet/Quilt Blocks I’ve finally sewn together all the blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt.  Except, I am going to make a duvet instead of a quilt because we have a need for a duvet and not a quilt at this time and I can always make the quilt using the front panels. During any project I get excited about, I tend rush headlong into it and before long, I find a grievous error that could have easily been avoided.  While sewing the […]

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Wedding Cake, Frosting, and Fondant Recipes

Wedding Cake, Frosting, and Fondant Recipes

For my New Years Resolution, I will be baking a wedding cake for my anniversary.  I’ve finally picked some designs that I like and now I’m onto logistics.  1.  Pick a DesignI’ve narrowed mine down to two selections that I really love.  What I would like to do is mix the different styles of wedding cake design but I do not know if that is possible and what it will look like.  I guess we will see in the trial run.  […]

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