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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 to keep cupcake liners from pulling away. 1 – Don’t Under Bake One of the…

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 you put into your baking come down to cake that’s going to come of the…

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 panic- you can fix that dough! Why Does Dough Get Crumbly? Pastry dough becomes crumbly…

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 you don’t want to risk dropping or ruining even one of your cupcakes! So…how to…

While it may seem strange to think about baking pastry without an oven, there are many reasons to do so. Maybe you don’t want to turn your entire oven on and heat up the whole house in the summertime. Maybe you want to bake as they did in the days before modern ovens. Or maybe you are just looking for a new method of cooking pastries. Whatever your reasoning, it can be done! You can…

When you walk through the store, you see lots of packaged breads all lined up, nice and uniform in shape and size. This rectangular bread shape may be the one you are most familiar with and therefore, when you think of making bread, you automatically reach for a loaf pan. Well, it is time to think outside of the loaf pan and make bread without it! While loaf pans are definitely nice to have, you…

We have all had that unmistakable craving where you just need a chewy, chocolatey brownie and nothing else will do. You must satisfy that craving! Then comes the big problem- you don’t have the ingredients needed to make brownies. What now?! Don’t panic- you can still reach your chocolate goal as long as you have a simple box of cake mix. We will help you turn that cake into brownies and all of your brownie…

Making cupcakes without a cupcake pan may seem impossible. After all, isn’t a cupcake pan an important part of a cupcake? It seems like it would be a requirement but it actually is not! You can easily make cupcakes without a cupcake pan and, you actually have options of how to do it! So don’t go running to the store to buy a pan just yet. Instead, try one of the following ways to make…

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