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Homemade Chocolate Sprinkles

Serious Eats Bravetart 5 comments

You don't actually need a pastry bag to pipe these, but it sure makes things handy. This mixture is too thick to pipe from a plastic bag (the usual go-to pastry bag alternative) so make your own with a triangle of parchment paper instead. Here's a great video on how to do just that. More

Gum Paste

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal Post a comment

If you're into making dramatic decorations for cakes out of gum paste, you may want to consider making your own. This recipe requires a few special ingredients that are sold in specialty cake stores, as well as on the Internet. More

Swiss Buttercream

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal 6 comments

This recipe is extremely versatile and can be used with any flavored extracts. Or, if you prefer to make a natural vanilla bean buttercream, use the seeds scraped from the inside of a vanilla bean. If your flavoring does not impart color, this recipe is great for adding color too. I recommend gel color instead of liquid food coloring, because it contains less liquid and you don't need much to get the results you want. More

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