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Expert Interview Series: Paul Bradford of designer-cakes.com About the Art of Cake Decoration – And How Anyone Can Become a Sugarcraft Sensation

Cake decorating

Paul Bradford has made cakes for the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince Albert of Monaco. He now teaches cake decorating through his online tutorials and is the proud winner of Cake Masters – Best Learning Experience 2016. We recently caught up with Paul to hear about his journey to becoming a cake decorator, his favorite cakes and sugarcraft creations, and ... Read More »

The Complete Guide to Hosting the Winter Holidays

Gourmet mail order food

While hosting a single holiday can be stressful, hosting several in succession can become overwhelming to the point of immobilization — even for the most seasoned hosts and hostesses. Luckily, there are some simple ways to minimize effort and maximize productivity. Wondering where to start when it comes to tackling the hosting season ahead? Read on for a comprehensive guide ... Read More »

Six Interesting Aspects of Rosh Hashanah

Gourmet food delivery

While Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection and repentance, it’s also a time for celebrating the upcoming year. We can think of no better time to take a closer look at the true meaning of this important Jewish holiday as we look ahead. Let’s get the “Jewish New Year” off to a strong start by counting down several interesting ... Read More »

The Art of Corporate Gift Giving to Clients

Corporate gift giving

Gift giving seems fairly straightforward on the surface: Pick out something special Give it to someone special Good feelings abound However, as anyone who’s ever tried to select a gift for a hard-to-please individual knows, the gift-choosing part is much easier said than done. Factor in the concept of giving a gift to a client and the challenges involved grow ... Read More »

The Verdict Is In: Pasta is Hot!

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That pasta has long been a beloved food in the U.S. is not exactly a surprise. However, Google’s most recent Food Trends Report reveals that pasta in all of its glorious incarnations may be poised for even greater, well, greatness. Let’s take a closer look at Google’s findings, including why pasta continues to reign supreme along with some other foods ... Read More »

Mastering the Knack of Corporate Gift Giving to Employees

Corporate gift giving

Good employees are hard to find. They’re even harder to keep, as evidenced by rising turnover rates throughout the country. Just how high? Industry-wide voluntary turnover rates approached 12 percent in 2015, according to data shared by Compensation Force. Why does it matter so much? Let’s take a closer look at why high turnover rates are troubling, along with highlighting ... Read More »

A Sweet History: Honey Through the Years

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Honey has a rich history — both literally and figuratively. And while Winnie the Pooh may be one of history’s most famous fans of this sweet source of sustenance, he’s just one in a very long list of people throughout the ages who have noshed on the “nectar of the Gods.” There’s no better time to give this ancient edible ... Read More »

Embracing the Concept of Corporate Gift Giving to Suppliers & Vendors

Corporate gift giving

The words “corporate gifts” usually brings to mind thoughts of customers and clients. But they’re far from the only ones who help keep your business in the black. One oft-overlooked group of business associates worthy of equal appreciation? Vendors and suppliers. Let’s take a closer look at why vendors and corporate gifts are a perfect match, along with highlighting some ... Read More »