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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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5 Easy Ways to Bake Pastry Dough Without an Oven

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 …

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Baking Bread Without a Loaf Pan (It’s Easier Than You Think)

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 …

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How to Make Brownies from Cake Mix

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 …

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6 Simple Ways to Make Cupcakes Without a Cupcake Pan

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 …

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Easy Ways to Make a Cake Without a Cake Pan

Where’s your cake pan? Don’t have one? Well, not everyone has the luxury of having a big kitchen with lots of space for all kinds of kitchen equipment. At the same time, even if you do have the space, not everyone wants their kitchen to be packed with tons of different cake pans and kitchen tools. Or maybe you don’t …

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How to Make Pie Crust Without Key Ingredients

Flaky, buttery, melt in your mouth pie crust….nothing can beat it! Every pie needs a perfect pie crust but what are you to do when you are missing some necessary pie crust ingredients? Well, don’t get too distressed about the future of your pie- it will be just fine! There are plenty of ways to make a great pie crust …