Cake frosting 101: Your guide to common icing types | Feast and Field: Food Begins in the Field

We all know icing is the perfect finishing touch to a great cake.

“The phrase ‘icing on the cake’ refers to making something that is already good even better — that’s what icing does,” says Elizabeth Wall, kitchen manager at Maxie B’s bakery in Greensboro, North Carolina. “It serves as a way to enhance cake layers by adding a different texture to a cake or incorporating multiple flavors in a finished cake. Icing also helps to preserve and seal freshly baked cake layers, keeping all the goodness combined until the last slice is enjoyed.”

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Virtual home, kitchen tour begins today

PORT TOWNSEND — AAUW Port Townsend has gone high tech.

The 23rd Annual Home & Kitchen Tour will be presented virtually over three days, beginning at 10 a.m. today.

Eleven homes — spread over Port Townsend, Port Ludlow and Marrowstone Island — are on the tour.

Two of them are yachts.

All can be viewed in 3-D in a virtual environment.

Select a home and control the mouse to see the house.

Tour-goers can look up, look down, move forward, move backward; stop when wanted at interesting points, such as a spectacular kitchen design, and learn more about it and

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