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Valentine's DIY: 4 Fool-Proof Ways To Frost A Gorgeous Cake

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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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