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Cupcakes have been around since the 1700s and they have been tantalizing our taste buds ever since. Cupcakes are small cakes commonly baked in lined cups. They are the perfect handheld dessert, and one of the most popular dessert options among children. While the cake portion of the cupcake is essential to its identity, the topping of a cupcake is just as important. Frosting is the most typical and easiest way to ice your cupcake.…

It is really disappointing when you take a cake out of the oven only to realize that it turned out way too dense. When your cake is much denser than it needs to be, it’s going to make it tougher to enjoy the cake properly. Sadly, there isn’t going to be a lot that you can do to change a dense cake once it has already been baked. You might just have to enjoy it…

If you need to make biscuits but don’t have any butter, there are plenty of different items that you can use as a substitution for butter in your recipe. You might also be looking for a way to make biscuits vegan. Butter has very simple substitutions, and many of which are great vegan options! You can still make buttery biscuits, even if you are not using any butter at all! How to Substitute for Butter…

Anyone who says they don’t like bacon is lying or simply has no idea what they are missing out on. Bacon is one of those foods that goes with just about anything. It can be used as a salad topping, as an accompaniment to pancakes and eggs, and even as a sweet treat! Candied bacon has a thick coat of brown sugar that adds a bit of sweetness and crispiness to an already-delicious piece of…

There are many reasons why you would need to puree strawberries. They can be used in smoothies, for pies, as jam, and just about anything else. Unfortunately however, you may not always have a blender handy to get the consistency that you want from your strawberries. Chopping them up could work, but you may not want them to be chunky. You may be thinking to yourself – how will I puree my strawberries now? Luckily…

It’s safe to say that pie is one of the most well-loved desserts around. It’s incredibly versatile, and you can add just about any ingredient to it. While many pies require an extensive cooking time, egg pie does not. In fact, this creamy and silky-smooth pie can be made without an oven! All you will need is to get a little crafty with some instruments you may already have at home. How to Prepare Egg…

Cake is one of those things that no matter which way you cook it, it’s always going to end up being delicious. Whether it be cheesecake, chocolate cake, or confetti cake, you just can’t go wrong when making this all-time favorite dessert. German chocolate cake, however, is the crème de la crème of baked goods, particularly cakes. While we can all agree that German chocolate cake is delicious, not everyone seems to agree on proper…

If you want to make custard, but are missing one or two of the main ingredients, don’t worry! There are different ingredients that you can use to substitute for the main ingredient that the recipe calls for. You probably even have these substitutes at home already. When you are planning on making a recipe, but find out at the last minute that you do not have one or two of the ingredients that you need,…

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