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Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Piñata Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Piñata Cake

A beautiful layer cake always has some “wow” factor to it, but there are always ways to add a little more. You can use unusual flavor combinations to surprise tasters, or add unexpected fillings, like ice cream or lemon curd, to go with layers of frosting. If you want your cake to make a big impression, however, you should try making a piñata cake. A piñata cake ... Read More »

Ateco Muffin Pan Brush

Ateco Muffin Pan Brush

Even though you usually insert paper liners into them when baking, muffin pans are notoriously difficult to clean. Muffin and cupcake batters inevitably overflow onto the top of the pan, and drips of batter have ways of working themselves down into the bottom corners of each cup. When baking without paper liners, you typically have twice as many crumbs clinging to the pan. A good ... Read More »

Vanilla Pots de Creme

Vanilla Pots de Creme with Rodelle

Vanilla beans are often use in custard recipes because it is easy to infuse them into hot milk and cream. But you don’t need a vanilla bean to make a great vanilla custard – you just need good quality vanilla extract. High quality extract is always made with high quality vanilla beans, and that will translate to a strong vanilla flavor in your dessert. These ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Ice cream sandwiches are always a tasty treat on a hot summer day. I like to pack my freezer with them so that they are ready when I am in the mood for one. Mariah’s Pleasing Plates put together some delicious sounding Lemon and Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches that offer a cool and refreshing treat. The lemon cookies sandwich a filling made with a ... Read More »

Rodelle Reserve French Oak Aged Vanilla Extract

Rodelle Reserve French Oak Aged Vanilla Extract, reviewed

High quality vanilla extract is essential to a baker. Vanilla is a rich, complex flavor – despite the idea of “plain vanilla” being ordinary – that has the unusual ability to not only taste delicious on its own, but to make other flavors taste even more delicious. While some tastes tests have found that artificial vanilla extract can fool tasters in some recipes, there is ... Read More »

Wilton Cupcake Cone Baking Rack

Wilton Cupcake Cone Baking Rack

I don’t remember whose birthday it was, as it was many years ago, but I do remember the first time I was served a cupcake cone. Cupcake cones are cupcakes that are baked in ice cream cones, which have a neat combination of flavors and textures, as well as many fun decorating possibilities. The cupcakes are usually made using plain “cake” cones, which have flat ... Read More »

Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

Zucchini is both a blessing and a curse during the summer growing season. It grows quickly and easily, but it grows so quickly that it is easy to be overwhelemed by your crop if you don’t keep eating your way through them. This Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake is a quick and easy to use up a little bit of leftover zucchini or to make a ... Read More »

Stack Happy

Stack Happy

Pancakes are a wonderful way to start your day. It’s true that many of us save pancakes for weekend brunches, but there is no reason that you can’t slip an easy batch of pancakes in to a weekday morning or enjoy them for dinner any time. Stack Happy is all about pancakes, serving up 70 tempting recipes that will inspire you to enjoy pancakes a ... Read More »

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