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How To : Package your homemade baked goods

So you've made a lot of beautiful cookies, bars and brownies to give out as presents but don't have that much pretty packaging. Don't worry; Anne shows you how you can use things you have lying around the house to make some gorgeous presentations. Save yourself not only stress ...more

How To : Brighten Up Your Baked Goods with DIY Sprinkles

Sprinkles are a gateway to excitement, whether it's a birthday party with friends or an ice cream sundae by yourself. It may seem like these colorful creations can only come from the grocery store, but it's actually pretty easy to make beautiful sprinkles in your own kitchen. ...more

How To : A Beginner's Guide to Gluten-Free Baking

What is gluten, why do some people think it is pure culinary evil, and why are there more and more products devoted to being free of this mysterious substance? Here's what one person thinks: What Is Gluten Really? Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including lesser-known spe ...more

News : Thai Baker Sells Edible Body Parts

Thailand's own Stan Winston. Artist Kittiwat Unarrom's gruesome baked goods are mindblowing. I can't imagine rendering this level of realism in clay, let alone bread dough. Unarrom comes from a family of bakers, and sells his gruesome baked goods at his "Body Bakery". Accor ...more

How To : Make canabutter cookies

Making baked goods with marijuana begins by making butter infused with the marijuana, commonly referred to as cannabutter. In this three part video series, learn how to render cannabutter and then use your newly made ingredient to bake delicious cannabutter cookies. Part 1 of ...more

How To : Pipe a professional swirl onto a cupcake

Cupcakes are delicious as they are, but they're even more wonderful and charming when you pipe a beautiful design on top with frosting. Take a look at this cake decorating video to learn how to pipe a professional swirl onto a cupcake. This is an easy and quick way to make yo ...more

News : The challenge of avoiding the refined stuff

If you take to reading food labels you will start to notice some ingredients come up again and again. Sugar, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, spices that really don't mean "spices", things you can't pronounce. If you can't have it, chances are it's in that package you're holding ...more

How To : Make a carrot cake with or without eggs

Carrot cake has always been among the most controversial of cakes, but for those who love it there are few finer baked goods in the world. Here, the ladies of Show Me the Curry teach us how to make an easy carrot cake either with or without eggs! As any of our vegan viewers kn ...more

How To : Decorate cookies using a parchment paper cones

You don't need fancy kitchen tools to decorate your cookies and cakes. All you need is a some parchment paper and some quick folding skills. Watch this how to video to learn how to cut and fold a paper cone out of parchment paper to decorate your baked goods.

How To : Make a high heel shoe from gumpaste

Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly ...more

How To : Smooth out your cake icing using a paint roller

What's the difference between a professional baker and an amateur one? A professional baker presents their baked goods with flawless execution. Yes, the recipe matters too, but we can bet you've never been to a five star restaurant that serves good yet sloppily assembled food. ...more

How To : Make creepy critter cupcakes for Halloween

There's no better time of year than Halloween to indulge in the macabre and spook your friends and family. Get creative with your spooking this year by making your baked goods scare, as well. In this video, you'll learn how to use jelly beans to turn ordinary cupcakes into fr ...more

How To : Make a snowy popcorn cupcake for January

Even though Christmas and the winter holidays have now passed, January is just as chilly and requires equal amounts of hot chocolate and steaming hot baked goods from the oven to warm your kids up after getting a good chill outside. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to bake ...more

How To : Make festive gingerbread cupcakes for Christmas

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the spicy, warm aromatic smell of cookies and gingerbread-scented cupcakes baking in the oven. Along with the scent of pine needles on your Christmas tree and freshly fallen snow, festive baked goods instantly propel our senses into ...more

How To : Make delicious milk chocolate bath bon bons

For some reason, designer soaps of late have been trying to emulate baked goods. Whether it's soaps that either are shaped like or smell like (or both) red velvet cupcakes, tacos, or pieces of belgian milk chocolate, we find ourselves doing a double take at Lush as we start sa ...more

How To : Make potent marijuana butter

There are many different ways to make marijuana butter. There are also many different tools that can be used as well. This tutorial shows you how to make a potent, strong marijuana butter from scratch. This butter, which is also called cannabutter, can be used on a wide range ...more

Brilliant Business Idea : Sell Cookies Like a Crack Dealer

Sometimes entrepreneurial inspiration comes from the oddest of places— such as, say, down-and-out crack dealer delivery methods. Inspired by HBO's The Wire, Kathleen and Clem of Fat Cookies are attracting a crowd with an atypical model for vending baked goods: oven fresh cooki ...more

How To : Create a gumpaste bow for cake decorating

For many, taking a bite out of a red velvet cupcake is a delicious treat, and even a present of sorts, especially if you generally deny yourself of such sweets during the rest of the week. So why not make your next batch of cupcakes look like literal gifts by adding a bow on t ...more

How To : Caramelized Sugar—Your New Secret Baking Weapon

Caramel is delicious, but it can be a tricky flavor to incorporate into baking. Traditionally, caramel is a liquid, and that doesn't always suit dessert preparation since adding extra liquid to baked goods can ruin them. So how do you get that buttery, toffee-like flavor? Ent ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : 5 Kinds of Flower Waters

You might be familiar with the use of zucchini blossoms in cooking and maybe even know how to make herbal simple syrups. But if you really want to show off as someone who knows how to use flowering plants in food, try adding some flower water to your cooking/baking repertoire. ...more

How To : 5 Baking Substitutions Every Home Cook Should Know

Few things in life are as relaxing and enjoyable as baking. When I'm having a bad day, I make cookies. When I'm stressed out, I bake a cake. When I have a free Sunday with nothing to do but listen to music and drink coffee, I bake a tart or a batch of cupcakes. True, much of ...more

How To : 12 Crazy Cool Ways to Reuse Twist Ties

The next time you buy bread, tortillas and other produce or baked goods items that come with twist ties, don't throw them away. These handy pieces of plastic-covered wire come to good use when you need to build a garden trellis, organize your power cords, replace your zipper p ...more

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

Coffee Mugs : They're Not Just for Coffee

Coffee mugs: nothing proliferates more quickly in my kitchen cabinets. People are always handing them out as gifts or as swag, plus I always seem to find a vintage model or two at a garage sale that I'm compelled to buy. I used to do a yearly purge of my excess muggage, but it ...more

Real Brain Food : What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 1

It's common knowledge that certain foods foster brain development, health, and memory. Fish almost always makes the list, as do any foods that are loaded with antioxidants like blueberries, nuts, whole grains, green tea, and dark chocolate. Spices like turmeric are being studi ...more

How To : Mix perfect homemade pastry dough

Making the perfect pie crust is easy and it cost just pennies. Watch this how to video to learn an easy recipe for pasty dough. Everyone will be raving about your homemade baked goods. All you need for the pastry dough is: flour, sugar, salt, butter, egg yolk, water and shorte ...more

How To : 10 Thrifty DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

When you can't quite figure out what to get someone for Christmas, turn to your inner creativity for a more personal, homemade holiday gift. To help give you some ideas, here are some DIY presents that never fail. You can never go wrong with homemade baked goods, especially i ...more

HowTo : Make Augmented Reality Cookies

Designer Mike Clare (of my own alma mater, RISD) has extended the augmented reality mania (1, 2, 3) to baked goods. Thanks to the crowd and Josh Delcore at AR World for the find. Here's how it works, via Design Boom: "The cookies are made with standard dough in two colours ma ...more

How To : Store baking ingredients correctly to keep fresh

It is important to know how to keep your cooking and baking ingredients fresh. Many have either an expiration date or a "use by" date on the containers which should be followed. Shortening can turn rancid if it is kept in a warm environment. To keep it from going bad it can ei ...more

How To : Use a coffee filter for more than making coffee

Learn how to use a coffee filter for more than making coffee. Discover the versatility of coffee filters by learning all the things they can do besides straining your java. You Will Need * Coffee filters * Window cleaner * String or rubber bands * A little imagination * Tra ...more

How To : 7 Things Bakers Know That You Don't

There's a common saying that separates cooks from bakers: baking is a science, while cooking is an art. When baking, one little misstep can alter the texture, taste, and consistency of any recipe. Yet it doesn't have to be a scary science—forget your not-so-happy high school ...more

How To : Put more iron into a vegan diet

You don’t have to eat meat to get all the iron you need. There are many very iron rich vegetables that can be eaten on their own or juiced and drank to make sure you have appropriate amount of minerals in your blood. Step 1 Add iron to a vegan diet by eating the right types ...more

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