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Wilton Dimensions 3D Mini Skull Pan

Wilton Mini Skull Pan

Big cakes can make a big impact on the dessert table, and Nordic Ware’s large Skull Cake Pan is certain to grab your attention, but smaller cakes can be easier to bake, serve and eat and you can get just as much creepiness on your Halloween dessert table with Wilton’s Dimensions 3D Mini Skull Pan. The nonstick pan has eight cavities, four each for the ... Read More »

Salted Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Mug cakes are exactly what they sound like: they are cakes that are “baked” in mugs in the microwave. If you want to be fancy about it, you can actually get away with calling this molecular gastronomy, but they’re just a way to get a warm, fresh serving of cake as quickly as possible. The problem with mug cakes is that they can be spongy ... Read More »

The Dollop Book of Frosting

The Dollop Book of Frosting

Frosting is the stuff you put on top of a cupcake, or in between the layers of a whoopie pie. People often pay more attention to what the frosting is going onto than to the frosting itself. The fact is that a good frosting can make or break a dessert and sometimes all you need is to get out of the rut of making plain ... Read More »

Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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I have always been a big fan of french toast for breakfast. It is just as easy to make as scrambled eggs are and it turns a regular breakfast into something a little bit more special. I typically finish off my french toast with a little bit of powdered sugar or maple syrup – both of which are enough to satisfy my sweet tooth in ... Read More »

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

I made these Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins to use up the last of the zucchini that was lurking in my fridge. Zucchini is one of those vegetables that grows quickly and easily during the warm summer months and, if you happen to put one plant in your garden, you’ll soon have more zucchini than you know what to do with. I usually make a ... Read More »

The Best Pumpkins for Baking

Sugar pumpkin and regular pumpkin

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, and during the fall it seems like every single one of them is on display at the grocery store. There are large pumpkins for carving, oddly shaped and colored pumpkins for decorating and smaller pumpkins for cooking. Canned pumpkin is what most of us rely on for baking, since it is so convenient, but you can use fresh ... Read More »

How to Thicken Frosting

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

Most of the time, when we think of frosting, we think of something sweet with a thick, smooth and spreadable consistency. Frosting can be very thin, like a glaze, when you want to drizzle a little extra something over the top of a bundt cake, but we usually want a thicker frosting for topping our cupcakes and layer cakes. The exact consistency of frosting will ... Read More »

Sign up for ‘Build A Better Food Blog’, a Baking Bites Workshop!

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Calling all Los Angeles area foodies – have you signed up for my food blogging workshop yet? If you are a food blogger or thinking about starting your own blog, you should definitely attend Build a Better Food Blog. The class is going to be held on October 4th from 7-10 pm at the New School of Cooking in Culver City.   The workshop is designed to give you some insight ... Read More »

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