Author Archives: Adrienne

How to Turn Any Pie into a Halloween Dessert

With this pastry spider web, a favorite pie or tart takes on a deliciously scary aspect. Looking for an easy treat for a spooky celebration? Bake your favorite single-crust pie or tart, then make a spider web topper with pie dough. The process is simple and the result is a deliciously scary, festive dessert. For this project […]

Perfect Popsicles with Just 3 Ingredients

Chill out this summer with these easy, refreshing popsicles.   Popsicles are the quintessential summer cool-down treat. They are certainly my go-to on a hot, sunny day. And while there are so many different flavor combinations you can easily try at home, sometimes going simple is good. Here are three very different popsicles you can make […]

Spectacular Succulent Cake Decorations — No Piping Required

Here’s a genius hack that makes it easy to join the edible succulent craze. No fondant, gum paste, or special pastry tips are needed to top your cakes with fabulous edible succulent decorations. This inspired technique uses fruit chew candy! For this project you will need: Ingredients: 25 -30 fruit chew candies, assorted colors* 1 […]

This Blooming Vegetable Quiche is the Most Beautiful Brunch Entree!

Last year I made a Rose Apple Pie, using thinly sliced apples, rolled to look like roses. The result was a stunning — and delicious. It got me thinking about  a savory version, using vegetables. This is the result, a blooming vegetable quiche. Each bite tastes as good as it looks! Ingredients: Pie dough 6 carrots […]

12 Brilliant Ways to Coat Chocolate Truffles

They’re easy to make for an edible gift or an impressive party dessert. Not only are they easy to make, chocolate truffles just might be one of the most versatile confections for flavor customization. Here are a dozen different coatings you can use to add unique flavor to every chocolaty bite. Above are 12 coating ideas, […]

Use the Same Fruit Pie Filling to Make Four Different Pastries

We are officially entering fruit season, which means juicy local berries galore. Fresh fruit ready to be cooked and filled in flaky pastry is a spring and summer staple in my home. Of course I love making pie, but that’s not the only way to showcase seasonal fruit; there are many other ways to make […]

Easy Decorating Ideas for Spring Cupcakes

Use these super-quick and simple decorating ideas to transform your cupcakes into spring cupcakes. Fresh fruit, flowers, herbs, and even leftover Easter candy will give your treats a seasonal look.   From the batter to the frosting, there are so many ways to flavor cupcakes. Baking to the season is a good excuse to try […]

How to Make an Egg-Shaped Easter Cake (Without an Egg-Shaped Cake Pan!)

What’s better for a spring celebration than an egg-shaped Easter cake? Bake your favorite cake recipe then transform it into an egg with these easy steps. The finished cake, decorated with vibrant colors and pastel candy is both a gorgeous centerpiece and deliciously festive dessert. For this project all you need is: a square and a round cake pan, icing […]

Bake a Beautiful Rose Apple Pie for Valentine’s Day

Dessert should be as sweet and beautiful as your special someone, especially on Valentine’s Day. Try this extra-special apple pie recipe — you’re in for a treat! Last year I made mini versions of this pie, but after many requests, I decided to create a full-sized version. It’s a bit more labor intensive, but the end […]

Make a Pastry Crown Worthy of a Mardi Gras King Cake

A king cake is a once-a-year treat! Here’s how to add a buttery, flaky pastry crown to your Mardi Gras king cake. For this project you will need a king cake, homemade or storebought. And for the crown, you will need the following:   – 5-inch to 8-inch cake ring (you could also use a […]