This website is fantastic! Great tips on simple decorating ideas to baking hints plus for the majority, they don't use that roll out icing, just butter icing. Great for the novice (but creative) baker. Great example is the number 3 cake or the one pictured. Highly recommend this, even if just for a giggle.
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How to make those cool chocolate curls. I have made these curls for years and they are perfect to sprinkle on top of all kinds of desserts. You can also add a dollop of cool whip in hot chocolate and then add a few of the curls on top to make it look extra fancy : )