I wanted to share this with all of you!
Most of you have either visited the Baking 911 website (www.baking911.com
) or own the book written by Sarah Phillips. The site and book are just loaded with information.
What I discovered yesterday just pushed this website over the top.
You can go to the "Ask Sarah" message board - you have to register, but its free. And then you post a question about ANY topic, candy, cakes, cheesecakes, pies, etc and she, personally, will answer you!!! I think she used to email people directly, but that must have gotten out of hand with her popularity. However, she answers you on the message board very quickly.
It is sooo awesome to get an answer from an well known expert!!!!!!!!!
She will look at a recipe for you to see where it is failing, she will correspond back and forth with you to help you. She is amazing! I was having a little trouble with Toba Garrett's glaze (which Sarah Phillips always raves about) for my valentines cookies. The icing had tiny white specks in it when the cookies dried - even though they weren't there when the icing was wet. Sarah got back to me within a couple of hours and said it wasn't stirred enough. I used my kitchenaid mixer, but next time, I'll just do it a little longer. I am still in shock of getting an answer from a real "professional," if you know what I mean.
Check it out the next time you need baking help!!!