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When you bake a cake from scratch, you already know you need to follow the directions exactly as they’re printed. If your recipe calls for milk or buttermilk, many people think the two ingredients are interchangeable, but is that really true? Can you use milk when the recipe calls for buttermilk and vice versa? A few things must be considered before determining the answer. Learning the Basics When a cake recipe calls for a liquid…

There’s nothing quite the same as a piece of fresh, homemade cake. Part of its appeal is its fluffiness, which affects how it tastes in the end. Nothing is as disappointing to a baker than having a cake come out flatter than expected but the good news is that there are simple steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Cake made from scratch has to have all of the right ingredients in order…

Cake pops are a perfect addition to any dessert tables, an ideal party favor and a treat that everyone just loves- who wouldn’t want to eat cake covered in chocolate on a convenient stick?! Cake pops can be made to fit into any theme, crafted in any color or shape imaginable, and you can easily make them ahead of time, giving you time later on to focus on your event. Keep reading to find out…

After you bake a perfect cheesecake, you may have a little left over that you need to store (lucky you!). Or, perhaps you baked a cheesecake in advance and need to keep it for a few days until you are ready to enjoy it. So what exactly is the best way to store a cheesecake? Let me show you how! Can You Make Cheesecake in Advance? Cheesecake is a very soft and tender type of…

Often people wonder if there is anything they can substitute for oil in their cake mix. You might be in the midst of mixing your ingredients and find that you have no oil. On the other hand, maybe you are looking for an alternative because you want something with more texture. In any case, one great option is mayonnaise. Mayo is made from eggs, oil, and a touch of vinegar, so it works well as…

Baking a basic cake uses general ingredients that most people have on hand in their cupboard and fridge. For example, a cake can be baked with flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This is simple enough. However, people are always looking at and using variations to change to flavor, moisture, texture, and fluffiness of their cakes. There are many ingredients that you can use, including sour cream. What Is Sour Cream? Sour cream is, quite literally,…

I’ve used candy melts, or melting chocolate, in the past, with mixed reviews. The one that comes to mind is when I coated marshmallows in teal melting chocolate, finishing them up with candy eyes to make them look like little aliens. These were done for my older son’s 1st birthday a couple years ago. Don’t get me wrong – they looked great! They were adorable. I don’t have pictures, unfortunately. I always have a hard…

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