CakeJournals July favourites

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No cakes without eggs!
This summer we decided that we wanted to start raising our own chickens. We have the French breed: Marans, also known as the “chocolate egg layers”. I have four young hens and one young rooster at the moment. I have to wait about 2 months before I can go out to the coop and collect my own “chocolate eggs”. The first cake made with my own eggs, will sure be something special!

Photo from Wikipedia

Squeeze bottles:
Squeeze bottle
The squeeze bottles are the greatest helper when it comes to flooding cookies. When I first started decorating cookies, I used a piping bag. With these bottles, I can flood lots of cookies at a time and I can store any leftover icing in the squeeze bottles. If you love to decorate cookies and don’t have one of these squeezing bottles, I can only highly recommend that you get some.

I have listed a few shops where you can get them:
Karens Cookies
Cakes, Cookies & Crafts

Happy Caking!



  1. Iuliana Corca says

    Have you tried the “chocolate eggs”? Are they any different from the regular one? I’ve never seen anything like that before. They sure look like Easter Eggs. 

    • Anonymous says

      My first hen started laying her first “chocolate eggs” in August. They are not as dark as the ones in the photo. But they sure have a nice color and they simply just taste better. Our pancakes are very yellow in color. 🙂

    • Anonymous says

      No, I only use them for the flooding. I don’t think that you can get the same control that you can with a piping bag.

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