Interview #16: Karen Portaleo

Bio I studied art at the Ringling School of Art and Design, jewellery at Georgia State University, jewellery, enamelling, copper smithing, glass and porcelain at Penland School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Atlanta...

Tutorial #8: Making Mould and Embossing with Wood Flourishes

So …. I am back from Holiday down the coast of NSW. On my trip I visited a scrapbook shop call Amanda’s of Mogo. And I saw this beautiful Wood Florishes. Spotlight have them too and they are very cheap. ;) Around $3.00 each. Cool right ??? And...

The TORTA method for ganaching a cake

This tutorial is the technique that I came up with that made it easier for me to make sure that I got straight even sides and a completely flat top every time I ganached a cake. The technique I came up with is kind of a mix of the upside...

Most Moist Chocolate Cake

Yields: 2-9" Round Cake Pans Ingredients: 2 Cups sifted Cake Flour 2 Cups Sugar 3/4 Cups sifted Cocoa 2 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1tsp Salt 2 Large Eggs 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 tsp...