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What Even IS Red Velvet Cake?

Everyone’s tried it, and everyone loves it – or hates it. There doesn’t seem to be much in between. But what even is Red Velvet cake? And why is this technicolor torte a thing in the first place? The combination of vivid red and pristine white icing is certainly striking inside a bakery case, but …

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Baking Tips from the Stars!

We’ve told you before, baking is science! Or, as Insider puts it: Baking is not easy. When it comes to making the perfect, cake, scone, or cupcake, measurements matter and you cannot rely on your taste palate as you do with cooking. They’ve got a roundup of advice from some celebrity chefs. Some of these …

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Baking Hacks From The Pros!

It’s baking season! Well, unless you’re a baker. We pretty much have our head in the oven all year long. But for you civilians, it’s baking season! To help get you started, we’ve got some baking hacks from the pros, via Insider! Don’t Crack Up Crack those eggs like you mean it! Timid taps are …

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Is There a Wrong Way To Eat Cake?

There is no wrong way or right way to eat cake, right? We mean, if you manage to get the cake from the plate to your stomach, it’s pretty much mission accomplished. Right? There can’t be a wrong way to do something so right… right?? Not according to the internet. In a debate that brings …

Which Baking Pans Do You Really Need?

We’d love to claim we own a zillion baking pans because we’re a bakery… but that would only be half the truth. It seems that every baker has an inner hoarder who *needs* every single baking dish they see. Here’s a little test. Do you ever have to quickly close the door of your baking …

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Do Baking Ingredients Expire?

There’s not much mystery over whether the milk has gone bad, you just smell it to check. But you can’t exactly sniff test dry goods like sugar or baking soda. So… do baking ingredients expire? Not exactly. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service alongside the Food Marketing Institute and Cornell University maintains an online …

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Have You Bean Misled About Vanilla?

If you read much about baking, or watch a lot of cooking shows on TV, you may be under the impression that you need to spring for real vanilla beans in your baking. But according to Quartzy, that’s just not the case! Cooking sites love to recommend that serious bakers use only real vanilla extract, …

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Enjoy the Sweet Without the Heat!

Ahhhhhh, summer! Finally summer! Swimming, flip flops, picnics, beach trips, barbecues… And the sun. The beautiful – but occasionally overwhelming – sun. With everything there is to love about summer, there is one thing that can be a downside. Namely, who wants to run the oven when it’s already 90 degrees outside (and almost that …

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More Tips for Better Baking!

Everyone who bakes has the occasional question about it. Yes, even the experts. We found a list by Claire Saffitz, via Bon Appetit, of some common answers to your baking questions. Substitutions This is a common thing for bakers to wonder about. Can I remove this, or add that? Whether for taste or health, inquiring …

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Stop The Hate – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Are GOOD!

Everyone loves cookies! And while this is an undeniable fact (don’t bother to argue the opposite, we won’t listen), there is one particular type of cookie that seems to be almost universally despised… The oatmeal raisin cookie. You know what we’re talking about. What other innocent baked good is the subject of scorn and memes? …

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