Archive for August, 2018

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Friday, August 31st, 2018

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If you’ve started to notice the small hint of autumn in the air – pumpkins at roadside stands, breaking out your coziest sweaters from summer storage, leaves starting to turn a slight shade of yellow – you’re not the only one. Fall is one our favorite times of the year, so we’re getting ready with some of our favorite recipes. There’s just something special about freshly baked apple cider doughnuts, and this recipe for baked doughnuts with whipped maple topping is one we really enjoy because it’s simple, quick and fun. So if you have a tailgate or hay ride with the family coming up, don’t forget the apple cider and, more importantly, the doughnuts!

Check out the recipe below for the best baked apple cider doughnuts recipe ever, just in time for the start of fall! (more…)

Our Favorite Back to School Desserts from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Get ready for the first day of school with these super cute projects made by some of our favorite bakers and bloggers. From unicorn treat bars to smiley face sandwiches, we’re here to ensure your kid’s lunch will be the coolest!
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Smash Cake Fun for First Birthdays!

Friday, August 24th, 2018

 

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It’s your baby’s first birthday! It hardly seems possible that an entire year has gone by, and now it’s time to celebrate with an adorable smash cake. Your little one will love getting their hands all over this tiny little cake that’s just their size while everyone watches. Take a look at how to make their first birthday a memorable one with a smash cake they can dive into – and don’t forget to take pictures of the fun!

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Left-Handed Cake Decorating Tutorial

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

 

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Calling all lefties! If you’re one of the exceptionally rare 10% of the population that predominantly uses their left hand, we’ve got a treat for you. Our left-handed piping tutorial shows you how to decorate cakes elegantly and easily using products designed specifically for you. Check out how to pipe with your left hand and create decorations as swiftly as your right-handed friends!

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Bake Sale Recipes to Make Your Fundraiser a Success

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Bake sale season is on the horizon. Are you ready? Avoid frantic last minute trips to the grocery store with these quick, easy, crowd pleasing bake sale ideas. Whether it’s for school, scouts or church, these sweet treats will make you the star of the sale!
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How To Make Edible Cookie Bowls!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

 

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There’s nothing quite like a delightful dessert on a summer’s day (or night)! Everything seems to taste that much sweeter when enjoyed in the glow of the summer sun, or after a long day lounging in its rays. Make your summertime desserts even more enjoyable with these fun and easy cookie bowls, perfect for sundaes, fruit and more. Check out how to make these edible bowls using the ice cream cookie bowl pan, and enjoy them at BBQs, birthday parties or showers!
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The Amazing 1M Decorating Tip

Friday, August 10th, 2018

 

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For you cake decorating lovers out there, have we got a tool for you! Wilton’s 1M tip is a versatile superstar when it comes to creating patterns and designs on your sweet treats. Check out the variety of lines, flowers, swirls, and stars.

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6 Delicious After School Snacks

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Little signs of back-to-school season are starting to pop up all over — clothing sales at your local shopping center, welcome banners hanging from the neighborhood junior high, a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils left on the kitchen counter. With back-to-school season ramping up, it’s never too early to consider your line-up of after school snacks. Scroll on for some A+ ideas.
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Orange & Rosemary Gimlet Cupcakes

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

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Sweet, bright with the right amount of kick — we plan to be whipping up these boozy cupcakes to enjoy all weekend. A modern twist on the classic gimlet, these citrusy and herbal treats may be our most favorite First Friday recipe yet!

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Plum Clafoutis: An Effortless Dessert for Laid Back Summer Days

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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There comes a point toward the end of summertime when the temperatures are high and motivation to do anything at all is super low. Kids are relishing in their last days of freedom, and adults are savoring the long afternoons and warm nights while they last. On days like this, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen whipping up a complicated dessert? If anyone understands the mysterious je ne sais quois of summer’s final days, it’s the French.

A traditional cake invented in Limousin, France, clafoutis (kla-foo-TEE) is a tender custard dessert traditionally made with cherries. These days, however, it’s the perfect base for any late summer bounty. Our favorite version uses juicy plums and sliced almonds and is as simple as pouring batter over the fruit and dusting with confectioners’ sugar — leaving you plenty of time to fix your beret, gaze at the sunset and wax poetic about that long lost love. (more…)