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  • baking utensils

    7 Must-Have Kitchen Utensils for Cupcake Bakers

    I get a lot of questions about which kitchen utensils I prefer when baking, so today I thought I’d share my “top 7 baking utensils.” This list applies most specifically to baking cupcakes, but…

    March 7, 2018
  • blueberry muffins

    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
  • baker gift ideas

    11 Gift Ideas for a (Cupcake) Baker

     I’ve been thinking for a while that I need to compile a list of my favorite baking utensils for use in the kitchen. And what better time than to do it than at Christmas…

    December 1, 2014
  • us metric conversions

    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
  • toothpick test

    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