"I was born in California and lived in Hawaii until 1975. After that, I have
lived in California, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and back to Idaho because of my husband’s computer job.
We now have 3 ferrets, 1 dog, and 3 cats. My hobbies are baking (of course),
needlework, stained glass, beading, painting, master leather tooler, and I’m a licensed pilot (yes, I used to own my own plane).
I have a few precious things that I never want to lose in this life: my husband and my daughter and her family.
All other things I can gather together again. My motto: I believe that folks come into my life, at the right time, to
teach and guide me. All I have to do is listen, observe, and follow through."
Peggy Weaver's Baking Corner - Cakes:
All of the cakes, cookies, and cookie cutters listed below have detailed decorating instructions.
Ski Slope Cake
It is cold outside where I live and the local ski areas are making a fine living. Many busy folks need to take a
cake to a Christmas or winter gathering so here is an easy one that the kids can help with.
Chocolate Amaretto Snowball Cake
Many folks need a fairly easy cake that is dressed up for the
Holidays. That is what the Snowball cake is. For this Saturday’s
party, I made an Amaretto Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Icing.
Crop Circle Cake
It is Fall and many of the farmers seem to have trouble at this time of year with strange things in their fields. I think I found out
part of the problem. It’s those darn UFO’s that are making Crop Circles and spooking all of the critters.
Ear of Corn Cupcakes
This is the best time of year for corn on the cob so I decided that I should make corn decorated cupcakes. I love to find more
uses for a specialty pan so for this cupcake we are going to use for the Mini Easter Egg pan.
With lots of June brides, there are lots of babies. My new neighbor inspired this cake. This cake will be very easy to make and to decorate. My thought
here is that friends and family members that plan baby occasions are also usually very busy people.
Working with gum paste scares many people, but
it can be as simple or as hard as you want it to be. I find it to be very addictive. I’ve started teaching the Dogwood because it
is a very simple flower to make and quite impressive to look at.
Father's Day Tie Cake
Father’s are very special people and we should show them
everyday how much we care and do something special on Father’s Day.
Mother's Day Triangle Cake
My train of thought is that it is likely a young person will be
making a dessert for Mom on Mother’s Day. Time is usually in short supply and young folks are just learning their way around the kitchen.
So, this is my very simple version of a Triangle Cake.
4th of July Top Hat Cake
For years now, when I think of the 4th of July, I have had a mental
flash of the Uncle Sam Poster where he has his finger pointing at
you and says “I want YOU”. One of the things that strike me is
his Top Hat. That Hat has fascinated me for some reason, so I
decided to do something about it.
Valentine's Day Cake
This year I decided to make a 6-inch cake because an intimate dinner for two calls for a smaller dessert.
This style of decorating is about the easiest there is. It is very free flowing so you don’t have to
worry about so many decorating rules. Techniques are almost exactly the same for Daisies, Sunflowers and Poinsettias.
Easter Egg Cake
The cake that I’m going to use for this Easter Egg Cake is a dense,
moist cake that will hold its shape under the weight of what can be
a heavy bit of icing and decorations.
Author: Peggy Weaver
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The gingerbread houses are about 4 x 4 inches. I make my own cookie cutters using a coil of copper 1-inch wide.
These cookies are so gorgeous! They make great gifts if you make little holes and thread them
through with ribbon to hang from a tree or window. They don't necessarily have to be eaten.
Peggy says, "I personally adore the book Cakes by Design. The author used to teach
hands on gumpaste flowers, but has put that to the side for awhile. He is making videos about gumpaste flowers that are really easy to understand."