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5 Simple Ways to Thin Candy Melts

Candy melts are a fantastic chocolate creation that allows you to easily melt chocolate and create delicious treats. However, if you have ever used candy melts, you may have found that when melted, they can still have a very thick consistency, making dipping the treats difficult to do. When you want to get a nice smooth candy coating using candy …

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Baking with Whole Wheat Flour (6 Practical Tips to Fool Your Guests)

Baking with whole wheat flour has become quite popular in the past few years as people are becoming more and more health conscious. Opting to use whole wheat flour rather than white, bleached, all purpose flour will not only have a large nutritional impact on your baking but it will also change your baked goods dramatically. Take a look at …

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The Top 12 Types of Flour Used for Baking

One of the most important ingredients used in baking is flour. While many recipes call for all-purpose flour, there are a host of different types of flour that are used specifically for certain kinds of baked items. Many of these kinds of flours you are probably already familiar with, but there are some you might have never even heard of. …

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8 Ways to Level a Cake (With or Without Tools)

If you want a perfectly flat, beautifully iced cake, you need to first learn how to level a cake properly. There are a few ways to go about making your cake nice and level so you can try each method and decide which is best for you. So will you start leveling your cake with a knife or will you …

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How to Use Cupcake Liners (And the Different Types and Their Uses)

We all have cupcake liners in our pantry, ready to use anytime we bake cupcakes or muffins – plain paper, foil, or fancy ones with designs that are great for those special occasions. If you’re like me, you may wonder why we use these baking cups and when we should be using them. Should you use them every time you …

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When to Use Pastry Flour (And How it Differs from Other Flours)

With so many choices available, I keep a wide selection of flours in my kitchen. Unbleached all-purpose white, whole wheat, cake flour, and even gluten-free. And then there’s pastry flour. But just what is pastry flour? And when should you use it instead of reaching for one of the other flours? Pastry flour has a finer texture than other flours …

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How Long Should a Cake Cool Before Frosting?

When you are making a cake, you may want to bake it as quickly as possible and get to the fun part- decorating! However, if you rush into frosting your cake, you may be quite disappointed with the end result. The temperature of your cake is very important when it comes to getting the outside frosting perfect. So how long …