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Food, Drinks + Party offers you a variety of recipes from the Venezuelan and Trinidadian cuisine, I include also some of my favorites recipes and menu for all occasions. An my experience baking and...

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Chocolate Cake Recipe for Beginners

Chocolate Cake -  only for referenceI really wanted to share this recipe with my readers. I really enjoyed making this chocolate cake last weekend in house of my friend Francisco. I own you the pictures, but my camera was without batteries at the time of the making (I was taking pictures of my son the entire day).Francisco's wife called me early last week to help her making a cake for Francisco's birthday, that we were going to...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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Romantic Cake

My very own "Sweet Heart" CakeHi, It has been a while since the last time that  I wrote in my blog. Things have been busy around here. I finished my Cake Decoration classes. I was struggling with the Gum Paste flowers, we had an exam and an exhibition.We were requested to make basically three (03) cakes, one decorated with Butter cream, one decorated with Royal icing and another with fondant. We had about one week to prepare everything. The...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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How to Make Gum Paste

This Gum Paste recipe is the one given by my teacher in the Cake Decoration Course Level 1, that I am taken in UWI (University of the West Indies) Open Campus in  Trinidad. I has done this gum paste a couple times an the result is very good.  And the best thing is that you may find all the ingredients right in your kitchen or just in the super market without any need to go to an Cake Decorating Shop.Ingredients:4 tbs. water - measured1...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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Easy Technique to Decorate with Royal Icing

You may not be familiar with using Royal Icing to decorate the entire cake, but here in Trinidad & Tobago we use Royal Icing to decorate the cake and not only for the details, in fact the Buttercream frosting is not that popular. And I will tell you why... in this weather, the buttercream frosting will melt almost in not time. I am telling yo from experience, while the Royal Icing will last on the cake perfect.In my last assignment in the...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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Butter Sponge Cake Recipe

This is the recipe given by my Teacher at the Cake Decoration Course Level 1, at UWI Open Campus.  the mix is enough to make 12 cup cakes and a 6-in cake, well that it is what I made with this mix. The cake is similar to the Moist Yellow Cake but a little bit more spongy and it is not that sweet. This is a basic cake and you can make variation from this recipe as you wish.I made this cake for my Petunia Decoration Cake and my cup cake with...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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How to Make Character Cakes

The character cake is one of the most popular cakes, that's why my teacher wanted to show us how to make it. This type of cake is very popular for children parties and it is very easy to decorate. you just need to get  a character cake pan, some icing and gel color and start practicing.There are basically 2 techniques used for character cakes. Definitions and techniques has been taken from  the book Decorating Cakes by Wilton....

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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How to Make Fondant

This is the recipe from my Cake Decoration Class Level 1, at the West Indies University, Open Campus. Trinidad & Tobago. My first cake decorated with fondant was a small cake, 8 " round cake. I realy enjoy working with fondant. To make foundant take a lot of time, but after is ready and you cover the cake, it is so easy to work with ir. And you can make elaborated design on it. The cake at the right was decorated by me with gum paste...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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Petunias in Royal Icing

In this opportunity we are going to make a square shape cake and decorate it with Petunias, vains and leaves, as you see in the picture above. The Petunias and the rest of the decoration were made in Royal Icing, check recipe here. I made my Royal Icing and I added some color, you can find petunias in any imaginable color, well a pick this blue, that was the combination of 1/2 tooth pick of blue in about 2 cups of white icing. Mix it very well...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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How to Make Basket Weave with Piping Roses on Top

 The Basket Weave technique is very simple but require to put aside some time to complete a cake with this technique. I prefer to use this technique in a small cake, because it is very time consuming and being honest at the end of the day my hand was hurting me, so I  cannot imaging doing this in a large cake... But I have seen large cake done with this technique and they look gorgeous. For this assignment I used a dommi (6-in) and not...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59
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The Perfect Cookies and Biscottie for My Coffee

This morning I was thinking  in the Italian Bisquetes that I used to make long time ago, and how delicous are with "Cafe con Leche" (coffee and milk) well for me is more milk than coffe. My mom, used to make the coffe from scrach,  no sugar, light. Put it in the blender and add powder milk... turn it on for some seconds, and the result, a creamy, foamy cofee milk, then I added suggar to taste. Here Back at home in Venezuela, I...

Posted on FOOD, DRINKS + PARTY on 2014-12-03 09:10:59

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