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Frostings

frostings

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 »

Bakeless Sweets

Bakeless Sweets

Making dessert doesn’t mean that you always have to turn on the oven and do some baking. There are all kinds of no-bake desserts out there to choose from – and “no-bake” encompases a lot more than a box of Jell-o pudding mix. Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluffs, Icebox Cakes, and More No-Bake Desserts is a cookbook that includes all kinds of no-bake desserts, ... Read More »

Bake it in a Cupcake

Bake it in a Cupcake

A cupcake is a treat that delivers a lot of flavor in a small, single-serving package. They’re usually dressed up with sprinkles or other pops of color on top, but when there is a surprise inside the cupcake – such as a dollop of chocolate or marshmallow filling – it makes it that much more delicious. In Bake it in a Cupcake, you’ll find dozens ... Read More »

Savory Pies

Savory Pies

When you think of a pie, you might picture a fragrant apple pie or a rich chocolate cream pie before you think of a chicken pot pie, but savory pies are just as delicious as their sweeter counterparts. Savory pies offer an almost endless number of options for fillings, including meat, cheese and vegetables, and can be adapted to suit any occasion, from appetizers to ... Read More »

Simply Sensational Cookies

Simply Sensational Cookies

The bar for home cooking and baking has been raised in the past several of years, with more and more people starting to bake and cook actively as a hobby, rather than just cooking to eat. People are using more complex recipes, looking for better and bigger flavors and wanting recipes that deliver a “wow” factor of some kind instead of just an “it’s ok.” ... Read More »

Classic Snacks Made from Scratch

Classic Snacks Made From Scratch

When you walk down the snack aisle in the grocery store, you’ll see all kinds of snacks and treats that bring back memories of weekend cartoons and bagged lunches. You might not always buy these treats on a regular basis these days, but you probably still have a soft spot for them because of the memories that they bring up. One of the reasons that ... Read More »

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods is another book from Jessie Oleson Moore, the author of both the book and blog Cakespy, and it features the histories of some of the most beloved baked goods that we make. The stories attached to all of the recipes on the book describe how the recipes and and their components evolved over time into the very recognizable treats ... Read More »

Make Your Own Soda

Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More

Simple syrup is a mixture of equal parts water and sugar that many home cooks and bakers are familiar with. It’s a versatile syrup that can be used for sweetening all kinds of things in the kitchen, but it is especially useful when it comes to sweetening drinks. The only problem with simple syrup is that it is very plain, so the drinks that you ... Read More »

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