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What is Ermine Frosting?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

If you’re looking for a not-so-sweet alternative to traditional icing, try your hand at ermine frosting. This French-inspired icing is one of the classic early 20th-century recipes being lovingly rediscovered by bakers who want to add a deliciously nostalgic je ne sais quoi to their iced treats. Firm enough to hold its shape when used with a decorating bag and tip, it also makes a tasty, airy filling.

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How to Thin Candy Melts

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

If you’re wondering how to thin Candy Melts candy to the proper consistency for dipping and dunking, you’re not alone. No matter what method you use, it can be tricky to get your candy to the proper state for your project.

Before we dive into the details, let’s discuss the difference between melting and thinning your candy. Melting candy is the act of taking your candy from a solid state to a semi-liquid state. Thinning candy, on the other hand, is the act of changing the consistency of already melted candy. For example, your candy may be technically melted, but a thicker consistency. Thinning your candy would mean changing your melted candy from a thicker state to a more viscous state.

There are a couple ways to properly thin candy so your candy stays workable and sets well. Best of all, it’s very easy if you have the right tools on hand!

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Easy BBQ Desserts for Summer Pool Parties

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Whether you’re looking for pool party food ideas or treats for a backyard BBQ, these easy summer desserts will help ensure your celebration ends on a sweet note. From simple no-bake treats to easy pull-apart cakes you don’t even have to cut, these quick and easy summertime treats serve up sweet fun in the sun!

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How to Soften Butter

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

So many delicious cake and cookie recipes begin with one simple, yet important, ingredient: room temperature butter.

Firm enough to maintain its shape but soft enough to be whipped and creamed with ease, room temperature butter is essential for making smooth batter and lightly-textured baked goods – but how do you do you soften frozen butter to room temperature without melting it?

Whether you’re making chocolate chip cookies, a soft yellow cake or whipping up some homemade buttercream frosting, these tips and tricks for how to soften butter quickly to temperature butter will help you churn out better bakes in no time!

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Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipes for Summer

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Lighten up your summer cakes, cupcakes and other treats with these easy buttercream frosting recipes. Packed with sensational summer flavor, these summer buttercream recipes will put you in a tropical state of mind!

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Mini Cakes for Birthdays and Every Day

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We all know great things come in small packages, so we’ve assembled some small-but-mighty mini birthday cake ideas that work beautifully as individual servings or as smash cakes. From mermaid cakes that can work for beach or pool parties to floral cakes and even a classic (and gluten-free!) chocolate cake, we’ve got the tiny cakes you need for a tremendous celebration. After all, anything worth doing well…is worth doing well in miniature.

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8 Easy 4th of July Desserts

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Bring some red, white and blue to your picnic or cookout with these cool bake (and no-bake!) recipes this Independence Day. From festive cakes to fancy fruit and quick candy touches you can add to store-bought classics, we’ve got ideas for amazing Fourth of July desserts that will put the patriotism in your party.

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7 Types of Buttercream Frosting

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

From classic American buttercream to the less traditional boiled icing, there are all types of buttercream frostings that will take your cakes and cupcakes up a notch. While most contain the same or similar ingredients (eggs, sugar, butter), these buttercream frostings are each prepared differently, yielding different textures, tastes and consistencies.

Whether you’re looking to ice, fill, decorate or just lick the spoon, there’s a buttercream here for everyone!

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How to Cut a Round Cake

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The games have been played, the presents are unwrapped and now comes the best part of any party – dessert! However, if you’re the lucky one who’s been tasked with cutting the cake, it can be stressful to make sure your slices are cut evenly (especially when someone ‘just wants a sliver’)!

Well, we’re here to share our secret strategy. Whether your cake is 8 in. or 16 in., you can learn how to easily cut a round cake into uniform slices – great for appeasing frosting lovers and cake lovers alike!

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How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

How to Cover a Cake with Fondant

If you’ve always wondered how to cover a cake with fondant, you’ve come to the right place! Perfect for giving you that nice, clean finish on your cake, fondant is an edible dough that can be used to cover cakes and make decorations.

In this article, we’ll cover prepping your cake, smoothing your fondant and everything in between. We’ll prepare you for any troubleshooting issues and tell you how to get the best results with ease.

Beginners, never fear! Fondant can be fun and we’re here to show you how!

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