Category Archives: Baking

Autumn Cupcake Stencils

Autumn Stencils

One easy way to get a design on top of a cake or cupcakes is to use a stencil. The stencil typically involves some sort of cutout design that is placed over the top of the cupcake, then cocoa powder or confectioners’ sugar is sifted over the pattern. When the stencil is removed, all you have left is a sharp design on top of your ... Read More »

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Homemade hamburger buns are the perfect compliment to a backyard barbecue, because nothing will make a homemade burger taste better. Portuguese Girl Cooks baked up some Homemade Hamburger Buns with Cheddar and Black Pepper to bring even more flavor to her burgers. The yeast buns are easy to mix up, and are flavored with sharp cheddar cheese and lots of black pepper. It really brings ... Read More »

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It is always good to be prepared for an emergency, and Half Baked‘s Hurricane Survival Brownies are good enough to help you weather any storm.The fudgy brownies are loaded with chocolate chips and they’re topped with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting that makes for a delicious (and addictive) peanut butter-chocolate combination. The brownies bake up quickly, so they can be ready to go on ... Read More »

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Bacon-lovers will need to put the Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies that Gotta Get Baked at the top of their to-do list the next time the craving for chocolate chip cookies strikes. Bacon is candied by being covered in brown sugar and then baked in the oven until the bacon is crisp, which leaves the bacon with a deliciously sweet sugar coating and a crunchy ... Read More »

How to scrape a vanilla bean

Scraped vanilla bean pod

Vanilla extract is the most popular way to add vanilla flavoring to anything that you are baking or cooking. It is easy to use and less expensive than using whole vanilla beans. Vanilla bean seeds give baked goods a fantastic look, however, and you just can’t beat the flavor that a real vanilla bean can add when making something where that flavor can really stand ... Read More »

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On a hot summer day, an icebox cake is always a good choice for dessert because you don’t need to turn on your oven to prepare one. The Neapolitan Ice Box Cake from Bakers Royale is a showstopping cake, with dramatic layers of chocolate graham crackers, three flavors of Swiss meringue buttercream and topped off with chocolate cream cheese icing and chocolate glaze. It sounds ... Read More »

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Cakewalkr‘s Lemon Chocolate Cake is definitely a showstopper, with its luscious chocolate glaze and dramatic lemon drops rising high above the top of it. The cake itself features a tender lemon cake layered with rich chocolate buttercream frosting. The cake gets a little extra lemon flavor from lemon curd incorporated into the batter, while the frosting gets a kick from espresso. The decorations make it ... Read More »

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I’ve always said that strawberries and chocolate is a winning combination in any form and the Roasted Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream that She Makes and Bakes put together is the perfect example. This ice cream starts out with fresh strawberries that are roasted to intensify their natural sweetness and tenderize them. The roasted berries are added to a base of rich, chocolate ice cream during ... Read More »

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