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  • vanilla beans

    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
  • strawberry roses

    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
  • brown butter

    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
  • cake pops

    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
  • two tone frosting

    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
  • toasted coconut

    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