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Gingerbread (cutout) Cookies

Gingerbread (cutout) Cookies

During the holidays the first thing people think about is gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies.  It wasn’t until the holiday season of 2017 that I decided I wanted to experiment with these cookies, at the request of a repeat customer.  I noticed that some recipes […]

Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing Recipe

The story of my love affair with royal icing (RI). For the first few years of my cake decorating life I really didn’t go after cookie orders.  I was intimidated by the whole RI situation and so whenever I did do cookies, they were fondant […]

Royal Icing Consistency Guide

Royal Icing Consistency Guide

Royal Icing Consistency is a HUGE deal in the land of cookie decorating.  We’ve all seen the cookies that are less than perfect.  I’ve been to stores and purchased cookies that were rock hard and not worth the money.  The same way the icing on […]

Decorated Sugar Cookie Recipe

Decorated Sugar Cookie Recipe

Custom cookies are my life.  Listen cakes are cool and creative and fun, but I LOVE me some sugar cookies.  I can remember when I was in culinary school and I was constantly searching for recipes to make my own.  The one thing I noticed […]

Cut-Out White Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Cut-Out White Chocolate Cookie Recipe

I love all things white chocolate.  Especially a beautiful white chocolate cut out cookie!  I added this jewel to my arsenal of cookie flavors a few years ago when Karen’s Cookies first launched Cookie Con.  I remember being mesmerized by the entire idea of adding […]

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My first introduction to swiss meringue buttercream was at Le Cordon Bleu.  I remember it wasn’t overly sweet but still pretty delicious.  I was mostly in love with how it felt.  I’m weird about texture, especially in my food.  I’m one of those people that hate […]

My Favorite Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd

My Favorite Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd

When I was in culinary school I used a lot of sponge cake recipes.  They were okay and for the French style of training I was involved with it was expected we knew how to do a sponge cake.  As I began to step out […]

What it’s like to do a Celebrity’s Cake: Porsha Williams

What it’s like to do a Celebrity’s Cake: Porsha Williams

Okay, so this particular blog is a long time coming.  I rarely discuss who my clients are but sometimes it’s leaked.  About six months ago I was asked to do a cake for Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Porsha Williams.  One of the things that […]

Chef Kimihou’s Favorite Things

Chef Kimihou’s Favorite Things

As a pastry chef, there are quite a few things that have helped me along my journey.  I wish there had been a list of things that I should use for projects when I was scrolling ideas online.  When I made the decision to become […]

Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My mom’s favorite cookie in the entire world is an Oatmeal raisin cookie.  As a little girl, I couldn’t fully appreciate the beauty of such a cookie.  Like seriously, who wants to eat oatmeal in a cookie?  Obviously, tons of people and I didn’t jump on this […]