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Every baker needs to have some good frosting recipes that they can whip up at any time to finish off a batch of cupcakes or a layer cake. Frostings, while they don’t often get the spotlight the way the cake recipes do, are a crucial component of a dessert because they add moisture, flavor and give just the right finishing touches to draw someone in ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Push Pop Cakes

Red White and Blue Pushcakes

Ever since I first saw Wilton’s Treat Pop Containers, I knew that they would be a great tool for making a lot of fun desserts. The containers are just like those used for ice cream push pops, where you push up on the handle to push your ice cream up and out of the top of the tube, only with these you have the option ... Read More »

How to make Mexican Grilled Street Corn

Grilled Street Corn

When it is in season, fresh sweet corn is amazing no matter how you serve it. I’ve had it in dozens of ways, from raw when it was picked just minutes before to cooked into a velvety creamed corn dish. My favorite way to enjoy corn, however, is grilled corn on the cob – and better still is Mexican Grilled Street Corn. This style of ... Read More »

Wilton Popsicle Cake Pan

Wilton Popsicle Cake Pan

Popsicles are a refreshing treat during the summer, no matter what flavor you make. Wilton’s Popsicle Cake Pan definitely captures the look of this summer favorite – but in a form that you can bake with. The cake pan has six large cavities that are each shaped like a popsicle with a big bite taken out of it, which gives the popsicles a lot of character ... Read More »

Browned Butter Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Browned Butter Cupcakes, bitten

Browned butter is one of those ingredients that you really can’t go wrong with. It is delicious and improves just about anything that you might add it to by giving it a nutty and subtly addictive quality. These Browned Butter Cupcakes definitely deliver a good brown butter flavor, but, thanks to a double dose of this “secret ingredient” in the cake and the frosting, they’re ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Chocolate lovers should seriously consider trying Pretty Little Dishes‘ Chocolate Truffle Pie this summer. The rich pie features two different layers of chocolate – a truffle filling and a whipped chocolate mousse – topped off with light, fluffy whipped cream. The pie is especially good for the summer because it requires no baking and can be easily stored in the refrigerator, so you don’t need to ... Read More »

California Avocado Commission Lunch at Border Grill, Los Angeles

Nicole and Susan Feniger

Avocados are one of my favorite fruits, although they’re a fruit that I don’t use in my dessert recipes quite as often as fruits like berries, peaches and apples. Rich, creamy and full of good fats and nutrients, I use them as an ingredient in all kinds of salads, as a side for savory dishes (both breakfast and dinner!) and as a garnish for anything ... Read More »

Fat Daddio’s Crème Snack Cake Pan

Fat Daddio Twinkie Pan

Twinkies are an American snack cake icon that have been a lunchbox favorite for decades. Their unusual shape makes the instantly recognizable, whether you happen to be a fan of the cream filled cakes or not. It was only a few months ago that Hostess, the company behind Twinkies and other snack cakes, announced that they would declare bankruptcy and discontinue the snack cakes. A ... Read More »

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