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7 Creative Ways to Fill Cupcakes (Without Buying a Tool)

Let’s face it, there is always a way to make your cupcakes better. One easy way to take those cupcakes from good to absolutely fantastic is to fill them with delicious fillings. How, exactly, do you do that? There are actually a number of ways you can fill cupcakes which means that no matter what your skill level, no matter …

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Why Pastry Cracks When Rolling (And How to Prevent or Fix It)

No matter what time of year it is, it’s always time for pastry! Berry tarts, a delicate pastry with custard cream, or a lattice apple pie – all are favorites with my family. And to make a delicious pastry treat, you need the perfect dough. But this is where things can sometimes go wrong. For me, pastry sometimes cracks when …

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How to Substitute Cake Flour (3 Methods to Try in a Pinch)

Sometimes, you start making a recipe only to get halfway through and realize that you are missing an ingredient. Cake flour is definitely one of those ingredients that many people don’t always have on hand. However, lots of recipes, baked good especially, call for cake flour. So what should you do when you don’t have cake flour but you really …

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How to Keep Macarons Fresh (4 Reliable Storage Methods)

Macarons are my absolute favorite go-to when I want to bake something that’s elegant and pretty. They’re petite and colorful…and I can fill them with all of my favorite fillings. They’re perfect to serve guests, take to a celebration, or share with my family whenever we’re in the mood for a light dessert. Once you’ve put all that work into …

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How to Store Your Cake (For Maximum Freshness)

Did you make a cake a few days before your event? Were you not able to eat the entire cake that you baked and now need to keep if fresh for the next day? Did you just make too much cake and want to save it for later? There are plenty of reasons why you may need to store a …

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What to Do with Leftover Bread (10 Ideas to Try at Home)

The sad truth about bread is that it doesn’t stay fresh for very long. That beautiful loaf of sourdough gets hard after a day or two and that tasty, soft sliced bread gets crunchy all too quickly. It is such a shame! However, you should never, ever throw away leftover bread! There is so much you can do with old …

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How to Keep Bread From Molding (13 Must-Know Tips)

There’s really nothing better than a fresh loaf of bread for sandwiches or to spread with butter and homemade jam to have with a cup of tea. Whether I’ve baked the bread myself, or picked up a loaf at the specialty bakery, I always have bread in my kitchen. One of the problems I have with bread is how to …

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7 Foolproof Ways to Store Brownies and Keep Them Fresh

So you just made a batch of perfect brownies. They are amazing, they are delicious, they are the best brownies that you have ever tasted. You could probably eat the whole batch but it is probably a better idea to save some for later. However, you want them to be just as fantastic the next day. So what is the …