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A Powder Keg in the Baking Battles!

Nowadays, if you hear the words “battle” or “war” in connection with baking, it’s probably a cooking contest reality television show. But Jezebel reports on a new book, Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking by Linda Civitello, explaining the cooking war you’ve never heard of! See, at one point your choice …

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Let’s Bake Naked!

Well, not literally. Baking naked sounds like a good way to get some embarrassing injuries. What we’re actually talking about are naked cakes! Barely there frosting was once only seen by bakers between as a crumb coat before the final layer of frosting was added, but now naked cakes have moved from verified trend to …

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Oh, How the (Tollhouse) Cookie Crumbles…

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE!!! Forgive us. That probably seems dramatic. But it’s how we feel after learning that… gasp!… the original, traditional, loved-by-generations Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie is a FRAUD!!! We shared with you the heartwarming story of Ruth Wakefield, and how she attempted to make a chocolate version of her famous butter …

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Edible Cookie Dough!

Everyone loves cookies! Well-baked, fresh baked, no-bakes… and, if we’re going to be completely honest, UNbaked! Now as professional bakers, of course we pride ourselves on our well-baked, fresh baked cookies! (And we’re still suckers for a good batch of no-bakes.) But who doesn’t remember baking with mom or grandma and snitching bites of UNbaked …

Timing is Everything!

“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.”   ~  Yogi Berra In baking, as in baseball, timing is everything. And with cakes especially, timing can mean the difference between pudding and perfection and… well… basically pavement. Thankfully, the experts at The Cake Blog have done …

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Cake AND Dress? Why Choose Both?

When it’s time to plan your wedding, it’s difficult to say which decision is more agonizing, choosing your cake or choosing your dress. The whole experience would be less stressful if you could just choose one or the other… And maybe you can. British designer Emma Jayne recently saw her stunning creation go viral, and …

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It’s National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day!

According to the National Day Calendar, today is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! And while they have some fairly silly holidays listed on that website, we think a whole day to honor a delicious favorite like pineapple upside down cake is a wonderful idea! Upside down cakes, which can be made with many different …

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Decorating Tips for Your Best Cookies Yet!

The most important thing about any cookie is the taste. But c’mon! Who doesn’t prefer a pretty cookie? We’ve got some tips, via Fox 19 (with pictures from Pinterest), to help you create cookies like the professionals! Let’s Roll Believe it or not, how you roll out your cookies makes a big difference in the …

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There’s Nothing Boring About Vanilla!

Vanilla gets a bad rap. Once one of your only two choices ice cream wise, vanilla has gone from being prized as an exotic flavoring to an actual synonym for boring, plain, unimaginative… blah! But the people who use vanilla as a negative adjective are missing the fact that vanilla is an integral part of …

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EGGS-cellent EGGS-changes!

It’s happened to all of us… You get it into your head to bake something. Either a last minute dish to take with you, or maybe you just get a craving. However it begins, you preheat the oven to do a little spur-of-the-moment baking without checking inventory first. And (gasp!) you’re out of eggs. Or, …

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