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7 Memorial Day Desserts

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

 

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and we’ve got seven sweet ways for you to celebrate some summer sunshine! From tangy lemon bars to no-bake cheesecake for those extra hot summer scorchers, these Memorial Day desserts are a great way to welcome in warm weather!

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Decorative Sugars, Pearls and Sprinkles: A Beginner’s Guide

Friday, May 10th, 2019

If you’ve ever shaken decorative sugar containers like maracas before gleefully showering your cupcakes, you know the joy that sprinkles can bring. Ground up into a fine dusting or pressed into shapes, plain or bright, there’s a big wide world of toppings out there waiting to add color and whimsy to your baked sweets, desserts and ice cream. Here’s our guide to what they are and how to use them.

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Sprinkle mom with love this Mother’s Day when you surprise her with these delicious breakfast ideas. Tasty muffins, delicious pancakes and easy-to-make doughnut kabobs will help turn mom’s big day into one sweet feast! Best of all, these recipes are so simple that little ones can help, too — which means everyone can participate in mom’s special day!

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How to Make 6 Easy Buttercream Cake Borders

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Ready to graduate from spatula icing to learning how to make buttercream cake borders? We’ve got 6 techniques for you to try that will give you professional-looking results, even if you’re a buttercream beginner.

We’ve arranged these buttercream border techniques in order of difficulty, from “not so scary” to “I’m feeling brave today.” If you feel like you need a little practice, try them out on some parchment paper or a countertop before attempting to pipe them directly on your cake.

All of these borders will work on a round, square or loaf cake—just pick a technique and follow the shape along the top or bottom border. Still need a visual? Scroll down for our helpful video.

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7 Rhubarb Dessert Recipes

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Great for pies, tarts, and other desserts, rhubarb is a delicious addition to your summer treats. Often paired with strawberry (for that yummy sweet and tart combo!), rhubarb is packed with vitamins and adds beautiful color and flavor to your recipe.

If you happen to find fresh rhubarb at your local grocery store, you better stock up – because we’ve got 7 delicious rhubarb desserts that will change the way you look at this humble plant. From the traditional strawberry rhubarb pie to delicious rhubarb-filled donuts, these easy rhubarb desserts are great for your summer celebrations!

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How to Decorate a Cake: 4 Easy Ways

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

If you’re wondering how to decorate a plain cake quickly, we’ve got 4 easy ways to make Insta-worthy cakes for a birthday, shower or party. A perfect cake doesn’t have to be complicated – it can be as easy as adding a few colorful sprinkles. All you need are a few basic tools and some bold color to deliver picture-perfect results that are trendy, memorable and won’t wreck your budget (or your kitchen).

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Give the Gift of Mother’s Day Desserts

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Win the favorite kid contest once and for all with Mother’s Day desserts that are easy, cheerful, bright and perfect to cap off a fancy brunch or accompany a simple card. Foam ornaments and flowers are nice, but why not personalize a pretty cake or make delicious flower cookies? Mom always did like gifts made with your own two little hands, so DIY some tasty treats that show her she’s the best.

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6 Cheerful Spring Desserts

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

 

6 Spring Dessert Ideas

The air is warmer, the birds are singing, and we’ve got colorful springtime desserts on our minds. That’s why we’re sharing spring treats perfect for parties, showers and Easter dessert tables. From a sumptuous garden-themed cake to easy fondant overlays you can place on cookies and decorate with edible markers or paint, here are some our favorite treat ideas to put some spring in your step. (more…)

5 Angel Food Cupcakes and Ideas

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Angel food cake is a light and airy dessert that’s great for any spring or summer celebration. Made with egg whites, sugar and cake flour, this cake is delicate, fluffy and pairs oh-so-well with a big dollop of fresh whipped cream.

We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite angel food cake recipes, including our new Angel Food Cupcakes with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream, perfect to serve after Easter dinner or for a spring bridal shower.

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Our Favorite Cross Cakes for Easter

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

A time for solemn reflection and celebrating new beginnings, Easter is the perfect occasion to share a beautiful cross cake with the ones you love. Today we’re sharing our favorite buttercream icing ideas for easy-to-decorate cakes that are both elegant and delicious. For even more Easter inspiration, check out our Easter page here or shop the cross cake pan here. (more…)