Honey For Dummies
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Having a variety of fresh high-quality products will help you to bake and decorate great cakes. Common ingredients you should have stocked in your kitchen are:

  • Cake flour

  • Unsalted butter for baking and mixing frostings

  • White granulated sugar

  • Confectioners’ sugar for frostings and icings

  • Eggs, at room temperature

  • Whole milk

  • Pasteurized egg whites for royal icing

  • Coloring gels, in a variety of colors, to shade frostings

  • Baking powder

  • Baking soda

  • Flavorings and extracts

  • Edible embellishments such as hard candies, chocolates, nuts, fruits, sprinkles, sanding sugars, and nonpareils, as well as marzipan for modeling

  • Nonedible embellishments such as candles and fresh flowers

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C. Marina Marchese is an author, beekeeper, and honey sensory expert. She is also the founder of the American Honey Tasting Society and the Red Bee brand. Howland Blackiston has been keeping bees for almost 40 years. He has appeared as an expert on CNBC, CNN, NPR, The Discovery Channel, Sirius Satellite Radio, and other broadcast outlets, and has written numerous articles on beekeeping. Howland has been a keynote speaker at conferences in more than 40 countries.

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