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Desserts

Desserts can be sweet, savory, hot or cold. Read about how to make a warm pie or try your hand at creating your own ice cream. Learn how to prepare a delicious sweet treat that will surely be a palate pleaser.


Who invented salted caramel?

When a food gets the sweet-to-salty ratio just right, it's quite the recipe for pleasure. Salted caramel is one flavor that hits all the right taste buds. Leave it to a Frenchman to create the perfect sweet. See more »

5 Special Occasion Cakes

Special occasions deserve special cakes that aren’t too hard to make. See more »

Simple Decorations for Easy, Beautiful Birthday Cakes

Even the most inexperienced bakers can create gorgeous birthday cakes with little time and effort. See more »

5 Fun Themes for Teen Birthday Cakes

These cake themes will even make teens that are too cool for birthdays happy. See more »

7 Ways to Perk Up Boxed Cake Mix

Boxed cake mix is anything but boring when doctored even just a little bit. See more »

Beyond Boxed Chocolate and Vanilla: 7 Wild and Delicious Birthday Cake Ideas

Life’s too short to only eat chocolate and vanilla cake. Spice up your next birthday party with some fun and unique cakes. See more »

5 Tips for Beginning Cake Decorators

Decorating a cake isn’t hard if the proper prep work is done. See more »

10 Most Labor-Intensive Desserts

How much time would you spend making a cake? An hour? 10 hours? A few days? We've compiled a list of the most labor-intensive -- and tastiest -- desserts out there. See more »

5 Mouth-watering Macaroon Recipes

Macaroons have been around a long time, and we've tried every type of ingredient combination to get the most mouth-watering ones we could find. Here are our top five picks. See more »

What's the next cupcake?

The cupcake craze was certainly a tasty one, but most foodies agree that the tiny cakes are already on their way out of fashion. Which delightful treat will take the cupcake's place? See more »