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There is no better way to say "I love you" than with a cake made (and decorated) in your own kitchen. It is the Home-Ec equivalent of a boom box-overhead serenade. And to help you make your confection extra special, we asked instructor and executive pastry chef, Mitchell Hughes, of Berkeley’s Spun Sugar, to share his foolproof ideas for transforming an ordinary dessert into a delectable work of art. From chocolate leaves to sugar gnomes, here are four of the easiest and sweetest ways to declare your undying devotion — in icing!
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Everyone who is anyone rides the subway in New York City. No, seriously. It's the easiest way to get around the city without spending a fortune, and you never know when a celebrity will plop down next to you. Case in point: These great snaps of Mariah Carey, Olivia Wilde, Dame Helen Mirren and more. read
February feels like a capsule collection of the Age of Aquarius, as the sun, Mercury (retrograde through the 11th) and a February 18 new moon pay a visit to this humanitarian, all-for-one sign. While you might not pick up a 12-string guitar and strum a protest anthem (although Eminem's "Detroit vs. Everybody" feels like a read