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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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Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read