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  • 3 Ways to Salvage Sub-Par Cake and Cupcakes

    Not all cake recipes I try come out perfectly the first time I try them. In fact, it often takes me three or four times to get a recipe just right. I tend to…

    September 25, 2013
  • How To: Two-Tone Cupcake Frosting

    So…I had a recipe I tested this weekend not work out. The solution? Teach you a nice frosting technique instead! Ignore the sub-par cake part, okay? Ever wondered how people frost cupcakes so that…

    September 23, 2013
  • How To Toast Coconut Flakes

    Just a quick post on how to toast coconut flakes. I purposely made it so that you toast your coconut flakes at the same temperature that you use when baking cupcakes. Which is pretty…

    September 11, 2013
  • How To Send Frosted Cupcakes in the Mail

       No, you’re not crazy. Wanting to send frosted cupcakes in the mail is a worthy endeavor. And some cupcake places actually do it regularly! I was recently the lucky recipient of a dozen…

    July 19, 2013
  • A General Method for Making Any Type of Cake

    Here’s a quick post on my basic cake baking method; it’s a general tutorial for how to make any cake or cupcake batter. This is the process I go by for nearly all of…

    March 23, 2013
  • Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda

    So what exactly is the difference between baking powder and baking soda? Baking powder is quite often just baking soda (a weak alkali) + cream of tartar (an acid salt) + cornstarch (an inert…

    March 20, 2013
  • Favorite Cake Baking Tips

    So this is a post on my favorite cake baking tips—the 8 best tips to memorize for whenever you’re baking cake or cupcakes. This post goes along well with my post about a general…

    March 20, 2013
  • How to Substitute Ground Nuts for Flour When Baking

    Did you know that you can use finely ground almonds, pistachios, etc. instead of flour when you’re baking? All you need is a food processor (I use a Ninja blender/food processor) to grind whatever…

    March 20, 2013
  • How To Mince and Store Garlic

    Here is a tutorial on how to mince garlic in 3 easy steps using just a knife (tips on storing garlic at the end of this post.) But before we get to that, here…

    March 19, 2013