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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 …

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How to Use Pie Weights (And Their Benefits)

When reading different recipes for pie crusts, you may have come across a few that suggest using pie weights…what exactly does that mean? Why do you need to weigh down your pie? And, most importantly, is this a direction you can just skip or will there be terrible baking repercussions? I can answer all of those questions for you while …

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12 Crucial Tips to Avoid Baking Disasters at Home

It doesn’t matter how amazing you are at baking, how long you have been a baker or what you are baking, eventually, you are going to mess up. I am a professional pastry chef with a 4 year degree in baking and I still make baking errors regularly. However, my mistakes are why I can write this article with confidence …

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KitchenAid Classic vs. Artisan vs. Professional

With all of the many KitchenAid stand mixers on the market, it can be difficult to know exactly what sets each model apart. Many of us are initially unsure about which class of mixer would best suit our needs. The fact that there is some overlap between the features of the different classes can add to the confusion. For this …

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12 Thoughtful Baking Gifts for Kids (to Support Their Passion)

Do you have a budding baker? A muffin maven? A potential pastry chef? Encourage those fledgling talents in your child by giving them a gift catering exclusively to their interest in baking. Whether you are looking for an idea for birthdays, holidays, or just because, you can’t go wrong with these baking gifts for kids. 1 – Recipe Books Basically …