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A Royal-Wedding-Worthy Cake

Wedding Cake

The design of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake won't be revealed until Friday, but guests can expect white icing, lots of flowers and "intricate piping."

What detail from the Royal Wedding are we most concerned about over here at Cooking Channel? We scrolled through the (96-page!) official media briefing from the palace and naturally zoned in on the few paragraphs devoted to wedding cake.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s “official” wedding cake will be a “multi-tiered traditional fruit cake” made by British cake designer Fiona Cairns. Apparently, the bride was intimately involved in the cake design process: “Like any bride, Miss Middleton did her own research into the cake’s design and met Ms. Cairns to give her specific guidance on what she would like the cake to look like,” states the release.

Guests can expect an ornate cake with white icing and a “strong British floral theme.” Cairns will use elements of the Joseph Lambeth technique, a style that involves intricate piping of leaves, flowers and “3-D scrollwork.”

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Craving: Chocolate Cake

Rachel Allen's chocolate cake is the perfect way to celebrate my new favorite holiday.

Did you know that there’s a designated food holiday nearly every single day of the year? Some are a little “out there”—does anyone actually celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day? It’s March 5, if you’re interested. But today’s holiday is one we can wholeheartedly get behind: National Chocolate Cake Day.

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Gingerbread House Party

Gingerbread houses are the pièce de résistance of the holiday baking world (along with the buche de noel and the croquemboche), but, like these other show-stopping treats, they aren’t exactly 30-minute creations.

Enter the gingerbread house-decorating party: Add friends (and booze) to the mix for a super-fun, sugar-overloaded, icing-covered night.  Here’s how to do it.

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Cooking Channel Fall Preview

This fall, Cooking Channel is serving up all-new shows that will get you in the kitchen, cooking up all kinds of delicious eats. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming!

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Happy One Month Anniversary!

A little celebration with Rachel Allen's Walnut Cake

A little celebration with Rachel Allen's Walnut Cake

Wow, it seems a little nuts that we only launched Cooking Channel one month ago.  June is in the rear-view mirror but July is shaping up to be jam packed…

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Pix Potluck: Pissaladiere

Pissaladiere by Katalin Eisenberg

Pissaladiere by Katalin Eisenberg

Craving a rich, savory onion pie that would even make Julia Child proud?  Katalin Eisenberg shared this decadent Pissaladiere on our Facebook page and we couldn’t resist…

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Sharing: Baker’s Secrets

Rachel Allen from Rachel Allen: Bake!

Rachel Allen from Rachel Allen: Bake!

Aside from constantly practicing the craft, what better way to become a better baker than engage in the swapping of secrets?  Before we pick your brain, we wanted to share a few from Rachel Allen…

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