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7 Easy Breakfast for Dinner Ideas

February 22nd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents made breakfast for dinner? You came home from soccer practice expecting the same old chicken or pork chops, but then, there you were at the dinner table eating pancakes — at night!  It all felt so daring, so fun, so… dare we say, genius?

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Easy Scone Recipe for Beginners

February 20th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

The weather outside may be frightful, but these scones are so delightful! Simple and delicious, this easy scone recipe is great for beginners and uses ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen already.

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Mardi Gras King Cake: Let the Good Times Roll

February 13th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) with a sweet confection that instantly turns any party into a proper Bourbon Street blowout. The classic Mardi Gras King Cake is a sweet brioche confection decorated in the traditional purple, gold and green colors of New Orleans’ world-famous “Fat Tuesday” celebration. There are many customs associated with the King Cake, including the belief that it must not be served before Carnival (lest it rain on Mardi Gras) and that luck will come to whoever finds the little baby figurine hidden within the cake. If you’re looking to try your luck this Shrove Tuesday, we’ve collected a krewe of sweets that you can parade from party to potluck.

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How to Make Red Frosting

February 8th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Do you struggle with making bright red buttercream frosting? You’re not alone! Learning how to make red frosting that’s actually red and not pinkish red can be a challenge, but we’re up for the task!

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How to Make a Giant Cupcake

February 6th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

You have our giant cupcake cake pan but aren’t sure how to use it? Let us walk you through some easy steps and tips that will help you make anything from an adorable first-birthday smash cake to a quirky anniversary cake using just this one pan.  Read through our instructions below (or if you’re more the visual type, watch the video at the end) and get ready for a giant success.

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Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 101

February 1st, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Like all the best recipes, the perfect buttercream frosting comes down to using the right ingredients. Fat, sugar, liquid and salt are key to making the best icing – but why?

To understand how buttercream works, it’s helpful to know how these ingredients work together and how they affect the outcome. Learning more about what each of these ingredients do will also better give you the ability to make tweaks and substitutions to fit your needs.

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Share the Love With Our 10 Best Valentine’s Day Desserts

January 30th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Make your Valentine’s Day the best ever with these top 10 best Valentine’s Day desserts! From luscious cakes to decadent brownies, these sweets are the perfect way to tell your Valentine how much they’re loved!

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8 Chocolate Cake Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day

January 25th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

While we strongly believe any day is a good day for cake, we love the idea of taking an entire day to honor one of the most magnificent cakes of all time. That’s right, National Chocolate Cake Day is January 27th, so we’ve gathered eight of the most delicious chocolate cake ideas to celebrate!

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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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