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Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

A few months ago, I made a batch of the most amazing, addictive Nutella Buttercream that you can imagine. Fortunately, you don’t need to imagine it because I made it using the techniques found in Craftsy’s free Modern Buttercream Class and you can easily learn how to make it yourself at home! The modern buttercream method is demonstrated by cake decorator and baker Joshua John Russell, ... Read More »

Eclair Class at The Pastry School

Eclair Class at The Pastry School

Eclairs are the hottest pastry trend in Paris, or so I’ve been told by many friends who have recently visited the City of Light. I don’t see a lot of variation in the eclairs sold in bakeries in my area, and a quick search of Parisian eclairs was more than enough to rekindle my interest in these classic pastries! I was eager to learn what ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Recipe: Homemade Lemon Curd

Delicious Lemon Curd Recipes

Sweet, tart and silky smooth lemon curd is a wonderful treat to make at home when you have a few extra lemons sitting around. It’s good enough to eat by the spoonful, but it’s also an ingredient that you can use in many other applications if you make up a batch! If you already have a couple of lemons in your kitchen, you’re halfway there. ... Read More »

Making Perfect Pizza at Home with Craftsy

Proscuitto, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Making bread at home is very satisfying, and one of the most fun breads to make is pizza. Pizza dough can not only be turned into a filling meal, but it offers a hands-on experience where you can play with the dough to shape it and dress it with all your favorite toppings. Pizza dough is easy to make, but it isn’t easy to get ... Read More »

Craftsy & The Wilton Method: Baking Basics Class

Spoon-Iced Vanilla Bean Layer Cake

Layer cakes always look impressive when you set them out for dessert. Professional bakers make them look easy, but when you try the same recipe yourself, you might find that the process of baking a professional looking layer cake is a lot more difficult than it seems. The cakes can dome or crack as you are baking them, leaving you with a lot of uneven ... Read More »

A Visit to Panera Bread’s Small Batch Bakery

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The sign that says Panera Bread outside the Church Street bakery in New Haven, Connecticut, is relatively small, and if you don’t look up when you walk in, you might just miss it and think that you walked into the wrong store. This is because the inside of the store doesn’t look like the rest of the Panera Breads that you’ve seen and it has ... Read More »

Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer from Craftsy (closed)

Craftsy KitchenAid Giveaway

I’ve been working with Craftsy for several months now, and am having a great time working my way through some of their classes. They offer plenty of cooking and baking classes, as well as lots of crafting classes for almost any interest. Naturally, I gravitate towards the cooking programs and have found their classes to be fun and engaging. When you’re taking on a baking ... Read More »

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