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Baking Tips

14 Essential Baked Goods Every Baker Should Master

Food52 | Posted 03.25.2015 | Taste

You never know when you'll be called on to make a cake, cut biscuits, or roll flatbread.

Will It Fizz? How To Make Sure Baking Powder & Soda Are Fresh

Food52 | Posted 03.19.2015 | Taste

If you are a new or very occasional baker, here's what you need to know.

5 Mistakes Everyone Makes With Brownies

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

The perfect chocolaty square isn't as foolproof as you might think. But once you know the tricks, yours will go from so-so to spectacular. By Lynn ...

The Tips You Need For Making A Crack-Less Cheesecake

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste

Hacks for those cracks.

Powdered Sugar, Demystified

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Taste

We've got answers for all the questions you never wanted to ask.

6 Alternative Flours For Gluten-Free Baking

SELF | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about what kinds of treats to bake this year. But if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you have to pay a little closer attention to what ingredients you use. When regular all-purpose flour isn't an option, try these six alternatives for gluten-free baking.

2 Ways To Get Equal Amounts Of Batter Into Cake Pans

Food52 | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste

You might think that the best way to get an equal amount of batter into each pan is to first measure the batter by volume.

The Best Doughnuts. Ever.

Food52 | Posted 09.11.2014 | Taste

Flavored with lemon zest and ground nutmeg, these doughnuts are sturdy and sublime.

Even Grumpy Cat Would Approve Of This Handsome Cake

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste

If you can't own Grumpy Cat, you might as well eat Grumpy Cat.

10 Baking Tips I Learned The Hard Way

Sara Cann | Posted 09.06.2014 | Weddings
Sara Cann

I carved out some time on a Sunday when I knew I wasn't up to baking, and ended up making the wrong layer of the cake -- a layer I had already made.

The Secret To The Perfect Double Pie Crust

Epicurious | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste

Nothing says summer like pie.

Magnolia Bakery's Chief Baking Officer's One Tip For Baking Novices

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste

As Magnolia Bakery's Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie Lloyd deserves much of the credit for the famous cupcakes made at the New York-based dessert chain. ...

How To Make Your Own Cake Stencils

Food52 | Posted 07.30.2014 | Taste

Sometimes a light dusting of powdered sugar is all the decoration a cake needs.

12 Ways To Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Even Better

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Taste

There's nothing worse than ruining something so perfect.

What To Do When You Run Out Of Brown Sugar

Epicurious | Posted 04.30.2014 | Taste

Late-night baking crises averted.

The 'Mistake' That Leads To Better Brownies

Epicurious | Posted 02.24.2014 | Taste

Most get overcooked and crusty, but these brownies are as fudgy along the edges as they are in the center.

14 Ways To Be A Better Baker In 2014

Food52 | Posted 03.16.2014 | Taste

You're going to save time, save money, and eat more chocolate, too.

5 Common Cookie Mistakes

Food & Wine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

Milk can't save you from turning up at a holiday party with tough, flat or, worse, fugly cookies.

14 Ways Your Cupcakes Are Making A Fool Out Of You

Posted 09.06.2013 | Taste

Don't ruin these little cakes!

Got the Munchies? Here are the Best Cooking Tips and Recipes

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.19.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The munchies: when they hit, they hit you hard.

The Smart Way To Bake Cookies

Posted 01.28.2013 | Taste

You'll need an ice cube tray.

Our 15 Favorite Kitchen Hacks Of 2012

Posted 12.19.2012 | Taste

We found 15 ways to make your life in the kitchen easier.

Make Cake Mix Actually Taste Good

Posted 12.19.2012 | Taste

It'll be as good as one made from scratch.

The Box Grater: Rescuer Of Burned Cookies

Posted 10.09.2012 | Taste

Never eat a burned baked good again.

No More Stuck Cakes: The Miracle Release Pan

Posted 09.28.2012 | Taste

Baking a cake is hard enough. And having to worry about whether your cake will come out of the pan or not (before breaking into a million pieces) just...