Blog: dacquoise

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Pecan Dacquoise

The country cousin of the fancy macaron, dacquoise has all the same great flavor and texture, but none of the hassle! Layer these nutty disks with buttercream or other fillings to make elegant tortes, or stuff them to overflowing with ice cream for a more rustic summertime dessert

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Just in time for summer wedding season, my latest 3-D cake tutorials are sure to wow – though they don’t have a single crumb of actual cake in them! This tiered cake and cake stand are all cookie, modeling chocolate, and royal icing. Though my four-tier cake embraces my more-is-more mentality, the project can easily be scaled down by making a shorter cake or only the cake stand cookie loaded with store-bought sweets.

To celebrate the launch of these two tutorials, I’m offering 50% OFF ALL OF MY TUTORIALS AND CLASS RECORDINGS through June. Just use CODE WOW50 at checkout. – Julia