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How To Cool a Cake Quickly (In 4 Simple Steps)

So you’ve made a cake and it just came out of the oven, looking perfect (yay!). The only problem is you need to decorate it….now! No time to wait around letting it cool for hours, that cake has a deadline and it can’t wait. So what can you do when you need to cool a cake quickly? Time to find …

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How to Keep Cupcake Liners From Pulling Away

I love baking cupcakes…and my family and friends love eating my cupcakes…so these cute little cakes are something I bake over and over again. The last thing I want to ruin their stunning appearance is cake liners that pull away from the cupcake! After having this happen far too many times, I’ve come up with some simple techniques and tips …

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11 Simple Ways to Get Cake out of a Pan (When Stuck)

You spent all that time finding the right recipe to make the perfect cake to impress your family and friends. You carefully mixed the batter and poured it into the pan, watched as it turned a golden brown in the oven. Now it’s time to take your cake out of the pan…and it just won’t budge! Has all that time …

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What to Do When Pastry is Too Crumbly (Fix in 5 Simple Steps)

You want to make a perfect pie crust. You read the recipe, you measure and knead and everything is looking great. Then, you go to roll the dough out on your work surface and it just falls apart. The dough is no longer a nicely blended mass but a pile of pieces, all crumbling apart. What can you do?! Don’t …

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10 Simple Ways to Safely Transport Cupcakes

Whether you’ve offered to bring cupcakes to a dinner party for dessert or made a dozen or two for someone’s birthday party, you’ll need to transport those cute little individual cakes safely and securely. Cupcakes. They’re delicious, look pretty and dainty, and are always a hit with everyone no matter what the occasion, flavor, or how you’ve decorated them. But …

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Healthy Baking Substitutes for Sugar, Flour, Butter, and Eggs

When you are planning on baking something delicious, you may look at the recipe and wish that you could make it a little healthier. While baking typically implies that you are making sweet desserts that are known to be on the unhealthier side, this doesn’t have to be the case! There are many ways in which you can take any …

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12 Must-Know Tips For Baking Perfect Cookies

Making a perfect cookie is like reaching the pinnacle of your baking career. Once you have that perfect recipe and have discovered the perfect method to make those cookies, you are set for life. However, it can be difficult to get to this point of perfection. I know from experience that you will have to go through batches of burned …

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Is a Bread Machine Worth It?

Many of us know and love the smell of a warm loaf of bread baking in the oven. Freshly baked bread is quite different from the sliced loaves of packaged bread we buy from the grocery store. Making bread by hand is entirely possible and actually a wonderful experience, but many of us have time constraints that make baking handmade …