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    Baking with Fresh Fruit 101

    If you’ve ever visited the “recipes” section on this blog, then you know that I love to get creative with cake recipes! I love thinking up creative flavors for cakes and then finding the…

    March 24, 2017
  • chocolate terminology guide

    A Brief Guide to Chocolate Terms

    If you’ve spent any time in the baking aisle picking out chocolate for your next baking endeavor, chances are you encountered a confusing variety of chocolate-related terms. What’s the difference between cocoa and cacao, or…

    September 1, 2016
  • Baking Shortcuts

    Hey, all. So my friend Alyssa wrote a super sweet blog post about baking that I think everyone here definitely needs. These are all the those tiny little baking shortcuts I’ve always thought should…

    May 4, 2015
  • U.S. to Metric Conversions for Baking

    At last! A compendium of US-to-metric conversions to use when baking. This might be kinda useful for you international folk wanting to try my recipes, huh? I’ll be honest—I wish we used metric here in…

    October 8, 2014
  • The Trick to the Toothpick Test

    This post today is going to be suuuper quick. I just wanted to share a quick tip that I use when testing cakes and cupcakes for doneness with a toothpick. Did you know… …that…

    March 21, 2014
  • How to Use Vanilla Beans in Baking

    So this info is all over the Internet, but since I’ll be posting a vanilla bean frosting recipe soon, I thought it might be useful to have a tutorial here on the blog on…

    March 12, 2014
  • How to Make Strawberry Roses

    I was perusing Pinterest the other day and came across this nifty pin about how to cut a “rose” out of a strawberry. And then…I couldn’t find a tutorial with text. Bah! So I…

    March 10, 2014
  • How To Brown Butter

    Brown butter, known as “beurre noisette” (that is, “hazelnut butter”) in French, is butter that has been whisked in a saucepan over medium heat until it browns and acquires a lightly nutty scent and…

    September 30, 2013