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9 Common Cake Baking Problems and Solutions

We all know that baking doesn’t always go as planned. You want to make a nice fluffy cake and you end up with a dense block that barely resembles a cake. Or, your cake looks perfectly golden brown and when you go to take it out of the pan, you realize the middle is still completely unbaked. What to do?!? …

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11 Creative Uses for Your Leftover Cake Batter and Trimmings

Only true cake bakers know how wasteful making a cake can be. Sometimes the recipe can be too large and you end up with way too much batter. Other times, you find yourself throwing away the tops of the cake after leveling it to be decorated. And if you have ever carved a cake into a complex shape, you know …

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Bread Baking Tips and Tricks (for Beginners)

If you’re a beginner looking for tips and tricks to take your bread baking to the next level, read on! Baking bread can seem daunting, even to seasoned bakers. With the right tools however, making your own home-baked bread can be simple and rewarding. With only four basic ingredients – flour, water, yeast, and salt – bread is the simplest …

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Cake Soft (or Make it Soft Again)

The texture of cake is one thing most people can agree on. Unlike cookies which can be delicious crunchy or chewy, cake really needs to be soft. I have yet to meet the person who enjoys crunchy cake. However, if you have ever made a cake or even just purchased a cake, you know that after a few days the …

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Cookies Soft (or Make Them Soft Again)

So you made some delicious, chewy, homemade cookies- nice job! Aren’t fresh cookies amazing the first day? But then comes the second day…you go to reach for a cookie only to find that it has gotten hard and crunchy. What happened?!? Why don’t the cookies stay soft for longer than a day? Don’t worry- I am here to help you …

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How to Turn Brownie Mix into Cake Mix

So you want to make a chocolate cake. You go to the store, grab a box of mix and drive home, ready to bake, only to find that you purchased brownie mix instead of cake mix. What to do now? Going all the way back to the store would be a pain, but you still really need to make that …

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Easy Ways to Make Frosting Without Key Ingredients

Have you ever made a batch of flawless cupcakes or a beautifully baked cake only to find that you are missing ingredients to make some perfect frosting to go with it? We have all been there! You reach for the butter/sugar/flour etc. only to be let down. But you still need frosting to complete your baking project! What to do?!? …

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6 Clever Ways to Make No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter

The idea of no bake cookies is almost too good to be true. After taking the time to measure ingredients, make the batter and scoop the cookie dough, who wants to wait the extra time for the cookies to bake- I want to eat them now! Luckily, there are tons of no-bake cookie recipes out there however, a lot of …