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gluten-free chocolate cake
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There’s very little in life that’s better than a big slice of delicious, moist cake! But for some folks, gluten can put a big ol’ damper on that joyful experience. Enter: Our expert-tested, all-time favorite gluten-free cake recipes. Yum!
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gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
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No gluten? No problem! These gluten-free chocolate dessert recipes are so delicious you won’t miss that regular ol' flour one tiny bit. And that’s a promise!
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Blue Royal Icing Cookies with White Dots
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Our Insta feeds are constantly blowing up with gorgeous cookies decorated like everything you could possibly imagine. But how do those bakers get them looking so darn perfect? It all starts by nailing these basic techniques.
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baking sheet filled with macarons
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You can never have enough pastries, and with these recipes you'll never run out of sweet ideas. The only question: Which one will you make first?!
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We'll say it: A chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is probably the most wonderful indulgence of the summer. Or winter. Or whenever — there's really no bad time for these. And this recipe lets you mix and match flavors to create ice cream sandwiches that are even better than the ones you remember eating as a kid.
Nicole Weston
Homemade chocolate brownies
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There’s nothing better than pulling a pan of warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the… grill. Yes, you can use your grill just like you use your oven, which is pretty handy if you’re going through a kitchen renovation, an unbearable hot spell or just want to impress at your next backyard barbeque.
Kristin Bellini
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The best appetizers are finger foods that don't require any plates or utensils. But unfortunately even we get sick of crackers/cheese and chips/dip. Good news, party people: Most every food can be turned into finger food with the help of an easy-to-make pastry called a vol-au-vent.
Nicole Weston
loaf of homemade bread
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Crusty French bread. Sandwich loaves. Ciabatta. Pretzels (hey, they count!). Homemade bread is truly an art form, but it's a tricky one. That's 'cause the same freshness that makes artisan bread a standout also happens to be its downfall. Without preservatives, it seems to go stale almost instantly. But with proper storage, you'll be able to carbo-load for longer and — real talk — isn't that what we're all after?
Jessie Oleson Moore
smooth and shiny cake pops on white background
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No doubt about it, cake pops are fun. But while these bite-sized cakes on a stick can be a blast to eat, making them can turn into a not-so-fun affair, especially when those super-sweet morsels fall off the stick, crack, leak or are just plain lumpy.
Wendy McGowan
top view of a bowl of swiss meringue buttercream
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Did you know a basic Swiss meringue buttercream recipe is actually a bowl filled with endless (creamy) possibilities? It's true! Here's all you need to know to transform your favorite frosting into... eight favorite frostings!
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three pink and gold rose cupcakes
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Most of us aren't too comfortable talking dollars and cents in general, and that goes double for bakers who are just getting into the catering biz. But if you're going to set a fair price for your cupcakes — one that takes into account your baking costs as well your customers — consider these tips by Juniper Cakery's Felicity and Krystal.
Felicity and Krystle
seasonal cookies
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"Too many leftover cookies" isn't an issue we struggle with—pretty much ever—but it's been known to happen once every, oh, 365 days. Usually it's after we've gorged ourselves on holiday foods for a solid month, and we're staring at piles of cookies that are about to go stale faster than we can eat them. If this sounds like you too, don't throw out those leftovers! Here are 20 fun ways to use up your holiday extras, without just eating the same old cookies non-stop for weeks on end.
Jessie Oleson Moore
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So you've decided to launch your own cake business. (Woo-hoo!!!) Time to think about budgets, a website, real estate, marketing, product photography and .... a name. You gotta have a great name! The guidelines here will help you figure out an excellent one.
Jessie Oleson Moore
baker with fresh cake on wooden platter
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Decorating cakes is an art, but baking cakes is a little more science-y. Get it wrong and you might end up with a cake that's dry, wet, tough, crumbly or flawed in some other deeply tragic way.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Top view of creme brulee with berries and spoon
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If you ever saw the French movie Amélie, you probably fell a little in love with baking crème brûlée and the magical sound of a spoon cracking the crisp, caramelized top and sinking into the vanilla-scented custard below.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Pouring Milk From a Glass bottle.
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TMW you're halfway through a recipe that calls for milk and realize "D'oh! There's no milk in the fridge!" — we've all been there, and we all know how annoying it is. So it definitely pays to know a swap or three.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Lemon meringue cake on blue background
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A party is the perfect time to show off your baking chops. But no one wants to get stuck fussing in the kitchen just as conversation's getting lively after dinner. Solution: Whip up a gorgeous dessert that can be made (mostly) ahead.
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red velvet cupcake on white background
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Dried-out cake: It's a bummer. It's also a fact of life. But that doesn't mean you have to panic because your cake's a disaster and your guests are already on their way over (GAAH!). There are a few sneaky but tasty things you can do to save that dried-out cake.
Jessie Oleson Moore
two round rainbow sprinkle cakes with sprinkles beside them
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Give your cake an extra sprinkle of F-U-N. This recipe from Man About Cake' s Joshua John Russell is soooo easy to make and so delicious.
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Chocolate shell
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Pretty much anything filled with chocolate-y goodness gets two thumbs up in our book. But these 10 decadent desserts are the ones we turn to when we have a serious chocoholic to impress (or just need a pick-me-up, TBH).
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frosted chocolate cake on a plate
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You don't have to be a geek (though it sure helps) to be fascinated by the history of desserts. It's full of believe-it-or-not factoids and crazy stories about our favorite recipes came to be.
Jessie Oleson Moore
white baked meringues on black surface
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We know what you're thinking: Meringue cookies are so fancy, they must be difficult to make. Surprise — whipping together a batch is actually pretty simple. Plus, with this Joshua John Russell recipe, you only need three ingredients.
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close up of pumpkin buttercream in glass bowl
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The perfect dessert to pair with your pumpkin spice latte (or to enjoy even after PSL season)? Anything frosted with pumpkin buttercream, via Man About Cake' s very own Joshua John Russell. Let's get baking.
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Baked yellow cake in springform pan
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Figuring out how much cake you need for a party is not as complicated as learning calculus was in high school. (Remember how much fun that was?). Still, it can be tricky.
Jessie Oleson Moore
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Gluten-free used to mean settling for dense, gummy baked goods that no one would choose to eat unless they had major, life-altering issues with wheat.
Jessie Oleson Moore
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Sometimes you need a break from iced cookies, as beautiful as they are. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for plain cookies. Enter: stamping!
Felicity and Krystle
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If life is like a box of chocolates, we’re hoping ours is filled with top-of-the-line handmade wonders like these. Don't forget to share.
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chocolate cake sunken in and cracked
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A fallen cake has an extra-special way of ruining your day. After you've whipped up a seemingly perfect batch of cake batter, poured it carefully in your pan and slid it into the oven, you have every right to expect a beautiful cake to come out. But sometimes that just doesn't happen. Sometimes you've got a sunken cake on your hands.
Jessie Oleson Moore
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Cupcakes are a perfect little dessert — totally adorable, crazy-delicious, sooooo easy to make ... actually, scratch that last part.
Felicity and Krystle
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I'm calling it: Chiffon cakes are the most beautiful cakes in the bakery case. They are tall, with an airy, even crumb that promises every bite will be light and fluffy. They don't need lots of layers or fancy frosting to stand out; they just do.
Nicole Weston
Cranberry raisin pie
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No matter the question, pie is always the answer. And these tried-and-true recipes are all the proof we need.
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Row of colorful macarons against a pink background
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Valentine's Day and sweets are made for each other. And if you ask us, real love (or at least "real like") calls for the real deal — butter, chocolate and all.
Kristin Bellini
white and beige eggs in an egg carton
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Eggs do so many incredible things in baking that it almost defies belief. Really, you'll think, they can do that, and that, and that too?
Jessie Oleson Moore
white batter dripping off of mixer attachments
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When it comes to convenience, you gotta give props to cake mix. But when it comes to flavor, texture and just about everything else, literally no one would ever pick a cake from a box over one baked from scratch.
Jessie Oleson Moore
two mexican chocolate cake close ups
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This isn't your classic all-American chocolate cake. Throw in some spices — cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice — to evoke the warm flavors of Mexican chocolate with your very own Joshua John Russell "Man About Cake" creation.
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butter and flour on a wooden surface
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If you're a baker, you've come across the phrase "cream the butter" in many a cake and cookie recipe. You no doubt know it has nothing to do with cream (the stuff that floats on top of milk) and that it means beating your butter to a creamy, fluffy consistency.
Jessie Oleson Moore
two round pina colada cakes
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Help, snowmaggeddon is coming! You could flee to a tropical beach — or you could bake this piña colada cake. Joshua John Russell' s recipe offers layers of vanilla cake, coconut-rum syrup and toasted coconut flakes.
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two garbage cake ice cream sandwiches on white saucer
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Joshua John Russell loves cake so much he doesn't like to waste even the crumbs. But instead of turning leftover slices into cake pops, he makes a genius move and uses them for ice cream sandwiches!
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Japanese cake with whipped cream
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If you've ever gawked at the display case at a Japanese bakery — all those magically perfect cakes and pastries! — you won't believe how easy it is to make some of them at home. And if you've never been to a Japanese bakery, get ready to be blown away.
Jessie Oleson Moore
blackberry buttercream close up in clear bowl
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You don't have to live in the Pacific Northwest to love blackberries — or this blackberry buttercream from Man About Cake's Joshua John Russell. And oh that color!
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glass bowl of brown sugar curd with spatula
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You probably think of curd as smooth, creamy, buttery, pudding-like — and lemony. But leave out the the citrus and mix in some brown sugar and maple syrup and the result is this fabulous recipe by Joshua John Russell of Man About Cake. Just be sure you have enough eggs!
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Candy melts: Oh, how we love and fear you. Yes, you can help us create spectacularly colorful desserts. But you can also leave us feeling totally frustrated and angry at the world.
Wendy McGowan
Salted Caramel and Hazelnut baked treats in a stack
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Baking can be a blast — but it can also be messy, time-consuming and, on occasion, aggravating (like when step 5 says to add the buttermilk and you think, Oh, was I supposed to buy buttermilk?).
Jessie Oleson Moore
dark chocolate cake shot from above on yellow background
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Cake may just be the happiest food. Think about all the wonderful cakes in the world — angel food, red velvet, strawberry shortcake, birthday cake. Feels good, right?
Jessie Oleson Moore
mississippi mud pie on cake stand
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We tried ‘em and it’s official: these are desserts that will Change. Your. Life. Not just in the eating, but in the making. 'Cuz that's at least half the fun.
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milk being poured into a mason jar
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You may never have thought of making your own evaporated milk, but once you do it, you'll realize it's totally the way to go for this humble, yet important, ingredient.
Jessie Oleson Moore
a seive of sugar and cookies on a cooling rack
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Making confectioners' sugar at home is an easy way to boost your DIY baking cred (and maybe save a trip to the grocery store). Best of all, it takes about a minute.
Jessie Oleson Moore
baked unlined mini muffins on black background
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The world is full of pastries, but mini muffins crush all others with their cuteness. Bake some for brunch, for snacking or for breakfasts on the go: They're adorable in every situation.
Nicole Weston
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One of the (oh so many) wonderful things about chocolate is that it comes in a lot of different forms. Whatever your baking project, there is a way to chocolate it up. You just have to know your choices and when to use each. And that's exactly what I'm here to tell you.
Jessie Oleson Moore
French pastries and cake on a white plate
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It's no secret that the French take their desserts very seriously. Their classic pastries are often elaborate concoctions of meringue, pastry cream, mousse, pâte à choux, puff pastry, whipped cream, jam, ganache and more, more, more!
Erin Gardner
vanilla and red velvet mini cupcakes on wooden background
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We think people love mini cupcakes as much as regular cupcakes and maybe even more. (Because cuteness.) But somehow there are hardly any mini-cupcake recipes, which makes no sense at all. So we're here to teach you how to make 'em and how long to bake 'em.
Kris Galicia Brown
Overhead view of child reaching for a plate of cookies
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Stale, dry cookies are just about the saddest thing there is. To keep your homemade cookies fresh for as long as possible, you need to know how to store them. Here are a few tips and tricks, plus a hack or two that will have your friends and family thinking you're a cookie genius
Jessie Oleson Moore
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