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Classic Dark Chocolate Souffle Tutorial on Craftsy!

Baking Bites' Simple Dark Chocolate Souffle

A dark chocolate souffle is one of the most decadent desserts that you can slide a spoon into. They also have an air of mystery about them, because many people believe that they are so fragile that they can only be made by the hands of skilled pastry chefs. Fortunately, souffles are a lot easier to make than you might think and there is no ... Read More »

Black and Orange Cake Tutorial on Craftsy

Craftsy Black and Orange Cake

Black and orange are the official colors of Halloween, and being generous with them when you’re decorating cakes and cupcakes is a good way to turn an ordinary cake into one that is perfect for a spooky celebration! Lately, I’ve been making quite a few ombre cakes, but black and orange contrast a little too much to use that exact technique for frosting a cake. ... Read More »

How to Carve a Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

I love a classic jack o’ lantern as much as the next gal, but I also love a creatively carved pumpkin and usually try to make at least a couple of more unusual designs when I am carving pumpkins for Halloween. This year, I wanted to create a pumpkin carving that was a tribute to my favorite pumpkin dessert – so I carved a slice ... Read More »

How to Bake with Nectarines

How to Bake with Nectarines

Nectarines are a wonderful fruit to eat and they’re a wonderful fruit to bake with. These stone fruits are in season through early fall, and they are often at their best towards the end of the growing season. Nectarines have a very sweet, floral flavor to them and a firm, yet juicy, flesh that really shines in most desserts – yet peaches tend to be ... Read More »

What is a Baked Alaska?

Black Forest Baked Alaska

A Baked Alaska is a dessert with a long – and delicious – history. It is made by topping a piece of sponge cake with a generous scoop or slab of ice cream, then covering the whole thing in a thick layer of meringue and baking it. The meringue insulates the ice cream while the dessert is browning and you end up with a delicious ... Read More »

How to Substitute for Self Rising Flour

Scooping flour

Self rising flour is an ingredient that appears in many recipes for cakes and biscuits. It is a premixed blend of baking powder, salt and flour that is handy to have in the kitchen because it allows you to bake without having to make too many separate measurements. As a recipe writer, it can also allow you to streamline recipes by bundling all those components ... Read More »

What is an Ombre Cake?

How to Frost an Ombre Cake

Ombré cakes are colorful cakes where the colors used are graduated from light to dark. Typically, this refers to the colors of the frosting on the outside of a cake, however the individual cake layers can also be colored to create a gradient. It’s a fun and easy frosting technique that anyone can learn to give your cakes a pretty and chic finish. Ombré cakes can ... Read More »

How to Make Your Own Cake Stands

How to Make Your Own Cake Stands

Cake stands are a great way to present – and accessorize – your cake when you’re ready to serve it. It can be boring to use the same cake stands all the time, though. One way to change things up is to buy a variety of cake stands. The problem with this is that your pantry space and your kitchen budget get eaten up with ... Read More »

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