BAKING HOW-TO

Baking How-to is a helpful guide that will get you prepped for creating outstanding dishes in the oven. Learn about the difference between baking powder and baking soda, how to use yeast and the basics to become the go to baker in your household.
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Baking Flour Facts

The many different types of baking flour, such as cake flour, pastry flour, and others, can be confusing. Using the right type of flour can make all the difference in taste and texture. Find baking powder facts and information.

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  • 10 Best Ways to Decorate Cupcakes

    10 Best Ways to Decorate Cupcakes

    Some cupcakes are so intricately frosted that they're like little works of edible art -- but that's not going to stop you from eating them. See more »

  • 10 Creative Cupcake Decorating Techniques

    10 Creative Cupcake Decorating Techniques

    Cupcakes go from class party to gourmet gala with these decorating techniques. When a swipe of plain old chocolate frosting just won't cut it, punch up the visual appeal of your cupcakes with our tips. See more »

  • 10 Great Cupcake and Frosting Combinations

    10 Great Cupcake and Frosting Combinations

    Cupcakes are a perfect dessert or anytime sweet treat. And they're great food for parties and celebrations because these days, you can make a cupcake look and taste like just about anything. See more »

  • 10 Must-haves for Baking a Cake

    10 Must-haves for Baking a Cake

    Whether you're baking a cake for a child's birthday or as a housewarming gift for friends, you want the cake to look as good as it tastes. These essentials will help you achieve confection perfection. See more »

  • 10 Rich Valentine's Desserts Worth the Splurge

    10 Rich Valentine's Desserts Worth the Splurge

    Valentine's Day is a general get-out-of-jail-free card when it comes to counting calories, so make this year extra special for your special someone with one of these sweet treats. See more »

  • 10 Tips for Making Perfect Cupcakes

    10 Tips for Making Perfect Cupcakes

    The perfectly iced little cakes you buy at your local bakery make cupcake baking seem like a snap. But when you try to bake your own, you end up with lumpy cakes smeared with runny icing. Where did you go wrong? See more »

  • 5 Tips for Baking the Perfect Cookie

    5 Tips for Baking the Perfect Cookie

    There are many ways your cookies can go wrong. From the cookies merging together on the sheet to the bottoms burning to an undesirable shade of black, the bottom line is baking isn't easy. But these tips may help! See more »

  • Can flour explode?

    Can flour explode?

    Is flour inflammable? I heard that if you were to burn flour it would explode. If so, what is in flour that makes this happen? See more »

  • Fondant 101

    Fondant 101

    Fondant can be the syrupy goodness of a chocolate covered cherry or the center of a Cadbury Creme Egg. But most people know it as the smooth icing used to cover a fancy cake. It's all in how it's made. See more »

  • How to Make Pastry Dough

    How to Make Pastry Dough

    Upon a base of pastry dough, many irresistible creations have been made. But a pie with a tough crust won't win you any awards. See more »

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