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How to Thicken Frosting, Icing, and Ganache

There are so many kinds of frosting and icings out there that it takes a culinary degree to know how to make them all perfectly. If you aren’t a professional pastry chef (or maybe even if you are!), you may occasionally find that your frostings, icings and ganaches are a little too runny or not quite the consistency that you …

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3 Simple Ways to Quickly Thaw Cool Whip

People often keep cool whip in the freezer until they are ready to use it. If you have cool whip in your freezer, they best way to thaw it is by planning ahead. If you place the cool whip in the refrigerator for four or five hours, or even overnight, it will be ready to use, and it will maintain …

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The Right Way to Store Cheesecake (For Maximum Freshness)

After you bake a perfect cheesecake, you may have a little left over that you need to store (lucky you!). Or, perhaps you baked a cheesecake in advance and need to keep it for a few days until you are ready to enjoy it. So what exactly is the best way to store a cheesecake? Let me show you how! …

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How to Easily Remove Bundt Cake From the Pan (Step by Step)

One of the most frustrating things that can happen is to bake a Bundt cake only to find that it is stuck to the pan and refuses to let go. You don’t want to throw it away because you worked hard on it, but it really can seem as though it will never come out. Fortunately, there are a few …

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What to Do with Pizza Dough That Is Too Dry

When making pizza dough, one common problem that people have is that it is too dry. The dough will be crumbly and flaky, and it will be too dense. You want your pizza dough to be just the right moisture to be light and fluffy and rise evenly. What Causes Pizza Dough to Be Too Dry? When you prepare pizza …

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5 Tips to Try with Pizza Dough That Won’t Stretch

There’s nothing like a pizza made at home. You can put anything you like on it and enjoy it with family and friends at any time of the year. Pizza dough can be something of a challenge though. The elastic and stretchy pizza dough has to be made in just the right way so that it works as a pizza …

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How to Keep Baking Soda Fresh (Plus 7 Clever Uses If It’s Expired)

Baking soda is a staple in just about every pantry. It is used in recipes because it can react with liquid ingredients and produce carbon dioxide. For this reason, it is considered a leavening agent; the carbon dioxide that is produced is what makes baked goods rise. If you try to use baking soda that has expired, you will notice …