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Baking 101: How to Bake a Cake

January 23rd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Baking the perfect cake comes down to a few simple rules. From picking the right pan to learning how to properly measure your ingredients, this video guide will outline how to bake a cake you’ll be proud to show off.

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6 Galentine’s Day Ideas for Brunch

January 18th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

What’s Galentine’s Day? This imaginary February 13th holiday created by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope has become a real-life event, where ladies gather to celebrate ladies over the best, most important meal of the day.

As our gift to you, we’ve gathered six Galentine’s Day ideas for breakfast and breakfast-adjacent recipes that will show your appreciation the best way possible: with homemade treats that honor the spirit of friendship and brunch. From mocktail-style desserts to a new twist on must-have waffles, our brunch ideas bring together sweet and savory for a spread that will treat any poetic land mermaid who chooses to “kick it breakfast style” on this, the best day of the year.

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8 Healthier Dessert Ideas

January 16th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to make healthier food choices? Just because you’re trying to eat better doesn’t mean you have to give up on the things you love. Indulge your cravings without the guilt with these healthier dessert ideas.

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Cheers to A Sweet Year: The Best Dessert Trends of 2019

January 11th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Looking for new ways to do dessert? We’ve rounded up the latest trends in baking, decorating and making delicious desserts that double as eye candy.

Drip-down sprinkles, lots of texture, painted-on cakes, alcohol-infused treats, metallic finishes and mini desserts are just a few of the fun and trendy ideas for 2019.

Once you take a look, we’re sure you’ll want to try them all!

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Quick and Easy Game Day Recipes

January 9th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Snack like a pro with the best party food ideas that will get the football fans in your life pumped for the big game! Whether you’re there for the halftime show, the commercials or the game itself, we can all agree that the food is the best part of any game day.  So, when you need to feed a hungry crowd, we’ve got you covered with these easy-to-make appetizers and desserts full of tasty flavors that are sure to bowl everyone over.

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How to Make Buttercream Frosting

January 4th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

Learn how to make buttercream frosting with this easy and delicious recipe. Great for piping, spreading, filling, decorating and more, this homemade buttercream is certainly one of our favorites!

Unlike other buttercreams out there, this recipe allows you to adjust the consistency of your icing. You can make a stiff or medium consistency for piping flowers or boarders, or you can thin the buttercream down to make a silky frosting, perfect for icing a cake. This buttercream also works as a great base for adding different flavors or colors.

A simple recipe for beginners to add to their wheelhouse, this homemade buttercream frosting will have you ditching store-bought stuff and going for the real deal.

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7 Winter Cakes for January Birthdays

January 2nd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Are you lucky enough to start the year off with a birthday? If you or a loved one are celebrating a January birthday, these cakes and desserts are sure to pack on the birthday fun.

From snowy mirror glaze cakes to adorable polar bear treats, these winter-themed sweets are snow joke!

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Three Ways To Use the Star Decorating Tip

December 28th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

For you cake decorating lovers out there, have we got the tool for you! Wilton’s 4B tip is a versatile superstar – literally – when it comes to creating patterns and designs on your sweet treats to your culinary creations.

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Rose Gold Cake for New Year’s Eve!

December 26th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

2019 is almost here and it’s time to celebrate! The New Year is known for glitter and champagne, so send 2018 out in style with this gorgeous Rose Gold & Pink Cake. Decorated with delicious buttercream and shimmering fondant pieces, this festive cake can make an appearance at other celebratory events throughout the year like birthdays, anniversaries, and bridal showers!

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Our Favorite Christmas Desserts From Our Favorite Influencers

December 20th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

As Christmas approaches, we took a look at some of our favorite influencer holiday projects. Be inspired by these fun and festive desserts and try one out for your holiday party this year!
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