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Secrets of a Home Baker

by Freebies4Mom on March 30, 2008 10:20 pm

Over the past two years, I have worked out of my home as a cake decorator for my family, friends and a handful of customers. I have taken classes, done lots of research and picked up some helpful tips to make baking both fun and easy—and, of course, tasty! – How to turn an ordinary box of cake mix into an extraordinary dessert.

Starting next week, I will bring you my three part series to share with you how you can make and decorate cupcakes that taste bakery fresh but for much less money. My goal is to show you how to do this quickly and easily!

Part I

Part II – An easy and simple homemade icing recipe.
Part III – Tips & ideas for easy and fun cupcakes.
Hope you will enjoy this and share your tips and ideas with me!

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Candace April 1, 2008 at 5:02 pm

I have been wanting to learn how to make spectacular cakes for a while now. I have hesitated because I don’t want to put out a bunch of $$, esp if it’s a flop. I’m looking forward to this.

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**Marilyn** March 31, 2008 at 9:59 pm

yes!! please do share. I feel like a bona fide Mummy. Last week I baked 30 cupcakes and DD’s kindergarten kept praising her ‘ur Mom’s awesome’. We both were chuffed with our FIRST EVER baking attempt. Every BIT of tips and help is GrEaTlY appreciatted. {grinning fool}

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Julie March 31, 2008 at 2:50 pm

This sounds like a great series. I can’t wait to see what you have to teach us!

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mylifewith5kids March 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm

I would love EVERY tip that you could give me!! I love to bake!!

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Linds March 31, 2008 at 1:28 pm

I am sooo excited! I have just gotten into baking and decorating cookies but could definitely use some pointers. And we are having a cupcake themed party for my daughter’s Birthday so this should help! Thanks!

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Tina March 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Aw bummer! My daughter’s big 5 year old celebration is this weekend! Guess I’ll have to make do until then and use your tips at some future time! All God’s best,

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April March 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I can’t wait. I love to bake and just recently undertook the task of making a frog cake for my oldest’s birthday. I made everything from scratch inculing the frosting and decorated the thing by myself. Just the frosting and decorating took me 3 long hours so I would love any tips to make it easier.

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MommyStamper March 31, 2008 at 10:25 am

Can’t wait! I love baking and trying new things!!!

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K&E'sMama March 31, 2008 at 10:17 am

kmtmom – Mmmmm….. mascarpone, my favorite!!Missy – Hopefully I will give you some new ideas and inspiration!asmith – I will bet you that my secrets will have you making cupcakes that taste as good as those $3.50 ones. You’ll be making a dozen cupcakes for that price!Heather – I have tons of cute & simple ideas for kids cupcakes (having 2 kids myself) that will be perfect for her birthday. If you don’t find any cupcake ideas here that work for you, please feel free to e-mail me and I will personalize some ideas for you.

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Heather March 31, 2008 at 8:39 am

Great! My daughter is expecting me to make cupcakes for her kindergarten class for her birthday next month. I am not much of a baker, so this will be perfect timing for me. Thanks!

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asmith March 31, 2008 at 8:32 am

Great! There is a wonderful new cupckae bakery within walking distance from my house, but they charge $3.50+ for one TINY plain iced cupcake! I’ve given them as “thank you” and birthday gifts, but would love to save money and make my own (cuter) cupcakes.

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KMTmom March 31, 2008 at 7:13 am

I am looking forward to this post next week! We love cupcakes (my favorite thing to bake and decorate)! I make them 3-4 times a month….made some this morning for my MIL (mascarpone mini cupcakes with strawberry glaze). Can’t wait to read next week!Andrea

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Melissa March 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm

I can’ wait! I love to bake and try out new things. How fun!

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Heather March 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Can’t wait! I’ll try to contribute where I can to make this even more of a yummy blog!

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