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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, …

In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Cake)!

Throughout baking history, there are few treats as memorable as pound cake. Although some think the name comes from the denseness of the cake, or from the amount of weight one might expect to gain, it actually represents the recipe itself. According to What’s Cooking America, the original cake called for one pound each of …

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Spread the Love with Valentine’s Treats!

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and sweets for your sweetie are a tradition that goes waaaayyyy back!! According to Smithsonian magazine, Valentine’s Day and romantic love were first connected by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382. Unfortunately for Chaucer, and whoever his lady at the time may have been, sugar was still prohibitively expensive, and considered a …

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Wedding Cake Trends for 2017!

To a certain extent, wedding cake trends are predictable. For starters, the most traditional white tiered cakes never go out of style. And while other trends change year by year, you can anticipate them by watching wedding dress trends. Weddings tend to hold a theme and , consciously or not, many brides’ dresses are reflected …

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You Don’t Have to Bake Like a Pro

In today’s world, we sometimes feel like we’re failing (or just slacking) if we don’t accomplish everything. Social media doesn’t help, when our peers rub their own successes in our face with every scroll. Most of us may pin that recipe on Pinterest, only to feel inferior when our friends or relatives post the finished …

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Baking Makes You Happy!

Well… duh!! We bakers, professionals and amateurs alike, already knew that baking makes you feel good. It’s one of the original warm-fuzzy feelings! Finally, science is catching on. A new study, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, found that people who engage in creative activities are happier. From Smithsonian: The researchers followed 658 people for …

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Better Baking Basics

We recently shared some Holiday Hints & Hacks, little tips and tricks to get you through your holiday baking with your sanity intact. Now we’ve compiled some better baking basics to help you fine tune! (Thanks to Wyoming News and Burlington Free Press!) Butter Basics “Softened butter” in a recipe means just that… softened. Ideally, …

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