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Throw A Tea Party


Fashions come and go and right now afternoon tea has never been more popular, my nieces have recently discovered the joy of a nice afternoon tea. My American friends really love a tea party when they visit. Tea at the Ritz is wonderful, but you have to book way-WAY in advance. So here I hope to give you a few…

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Tempering Chocolate


Why should you be tempering chocolate?  Chocolate is a complex mixture of cocoa solids, fats and sugars; every time you melt chocolate the sugar gets all excited and wants to turn to crystals, the various fats talk to each other and gang up against you – they are very keen on leaching out of the mixture. However, once properly tempered…

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Make a paper piping cone


If you are piping small details or little decorations then you can get piping bags that are re-useable, these are quite frankly a pain to wash out and get ready to use again, honestly I cannot be bothered. You could choose to buy mini disposable bags, but it really is an unnecessary expense. All you need is a little piece of…

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