Archive for the ‘Pastries & Cakes’ Category

Want a quick gift idea that’s easy to prepare and just happens to be a perfect holiday project with kids? Head Pastry Chef Pierre  Gatel from  Wynn Resort Las Vegas shares his secret Peppermint Bark Recipe with The Gourmet Review. It’s great for New Year’s celebrations or any time you can’t live another minute without a chocolate […]

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Leave it to Wynn’s head cake artist, Flora Aghababyan, to create an over the top gingerbread house. Look a little closer and it’s a reproduction of the Wynn Resort Las Vegas, side by side with the Encore. This takes the idea of a holiday gingerbread house to a whole new level. Are those really the […]

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This Hint of Mint Frosting recipe is absolutely delicious and spreads easily on any cake or cupcakes. It’s my “Blue Baker’s” variation of the frosting used on my childhood favorite cake recipe. True to form, my granddaughter likes to “tweek” recipes, so she switched the green to orange food coloring this week to match our Halloween […]

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Tell the truth. Don’t you think dessert is the best part of the meal? Chef Linda Rodriguez is pastry chef for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. She is talented and passionate about each creation served at the hotel, from breads to pastries to desserts. The whimsical corn ice cream above was made with fresh pureed corn and […]

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting and Drizzled Fudge Icing could be the best chocolate cake you will ever eat. I grew up eating this cake until my favorite  bakery closed many years ago. This was our “special occasion” cake. Since then, I have tried to find a recipe that comes close to […]

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Flora Aghababyan is the master cake artist at the Wynn Resort Las Vegas. She is cool under pressure and there isn’t a cake request that she can’t fulfill in a moment’s notice. Do you love the red Hermes purse in the photo? Wait . . . this is a birthday cake replicated by Flora. Trust […]

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    Sometimes a man just needs a special award for creativity. Rumor has it that a very important executive at Wynn Las Vegas got lots of points when he presented his wife with this beautiful Hermes bag. Thanks to cake artist Flora, Aghababyan at Wynn Resort Las Vegas,   this handbag reproduction was enjoyed by all […]

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