Frosting is fantastic! I just go crazy for it. It is the perfect outlet if you feel like getting creative with colours, shapes, flavours, and more. Aside from the aesthetics, using frosting adds additional flavours to cupcakes, cakes, and desserts and it extends the shelf life of your baked goods. If you are new to working with frosting, I recommend you start with some fun and easy frostings like Oreo Frosting or Peanut Butter Frosting.
If you are a regular baker, it is likely that you have all the ingredients for a delicious cake in your kitchen. Cake is always a crowd pleaser, so it is an ideal go-to treat for unexpected company. Good cake is obviously baked long enough but not too long so it is moist and smooth. It has to be taken out of the oven at the right moment to make sure it is just that. So how you know when your cake is ready?
As an enthusiastic baker, is there anything more satisfying than making the perfect cupcake? A nice, moist cupcake, a delicious filling and a gorgeous topping! In this article, you can find some great tips to help you out while you are working on those yummy cupcakes.
Do your cookies sometimes not turn out exactly how you had hoped? Don’t worry, here are some tips and tricks to make sure all your cookie baking adventures are successful and leave you with the perfect cookies! The tips and tricks in this article are founded on the science behind baking and a lot of personal experience in the kitchen.
For a lot of delicious recipes, chocolate is listed on the recipe list. Now and then you will need to melt the chocolate before you can use it as an ingredient. Some bakers are hesitant when chocolate has to be melted because they have had some bad experiences where the chocolate burned or have never done it before. A little bit of knowledge and some simple tricks will make melting chocolate a quick and simple step on the road to culinary adventures! [Read more…]
What is the difference between cupcakes and muffins? There are no strict rules on when you are allowed to call your baked goods either a cupcake or a muffin. It is not like it is with champagne, a baker does not have to make a cupcake according to a very particular process in a defined region before he or she can sell it as such.
Making the perfect cake is easy as long as you know how to. But I guess that is true for making just about everything. In this article, you will find a, hopefully, useful list with all the tips and tricks I have picked up along the way on my quest for cake perfection.
For recipes flavored with vanilla, the best flavor experience will be achieved by using vanilla pods. Using vanilla extract is cheaper and a bit more convenient when preparing your desserts or baked goods, but once you try using real vanilla pods, you will appreciate the difference. [Read more…]