Baking Blog

Food Lover Friday: Creative Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Creative Chocolate Chip CookieChocolate chip cookies are a thing of beauty. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and dotted with decadent chocolate morsels. But as wonderful as they are from the get-go, they also provide a fantastic opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Here’s a collection of inspiring ideas for creative chocolate chip cookies, including ideas for doctoring the dough to create a new cookie concoction or using finished cookies in an unexpected way. Read more »

Sweet Sunday: Creative Cinnamon Rolls

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Creative Cinnamon RollsIf some is good, more is amazing. That seems to be the guiding principle with these creative cinnamon rolls, which feature all sorts of creative additions and methods. For instance, had you ever even considered stuffing your cinnamon rolls with cookie dough? Or dressing them up with caramel apple fixings? Or possibly even adding bacon? These variations make a classic breakfast treat more interesting, more decadent, and more delicious. Read more »

Decorative Pie Crust: You Must Increase Your Crust!

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Decorative Pie CrustTruthfully, pie doesn’t have a reputation as the prettiest of desserts. Sure, it has a charming, homespun quality, but it doesn’t approach the polished sophistication of, say, a beautifully decorated cake. However, this doesn’t have to be the case, as proven by this collection of pies which are prettied-up with decorative pie crust. These pies go above and beyond the typical crimped crust, employing beautiful latticework, clever cutouts, and even stenciled designs for a polished and professional looking finished product. Read more »

Make Sure Your Cakes Don’t Stick: Preparing Cake Pans

By Wendy McGowan
Preparing Cake PansPreparing your cake pans properly is one of the most important things to consider as you look for ways to help improve the overall look of your cakes. It may seem like a non-issue, but in fact it makes all the difference! Explore three methods for making sure your cakes don't stick, and a simple tutorial for the best way. Read more »

Brownie Basics: Perfecting Your Chunk of Chocolate Heaven

By Karly Campbell
Brownie BasicsEveryone has different opinions when it comes to brownies. I think we can agree that most people love a good brownie, but agreeing on just what constitutes a good brownie can be difficult. Regardless of your preferences, whether cakey or fudgy, I’m full of tips to help you achieve the perfect brownie! Read more »

Types of Cakes: Foam, Butter, & More

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Types of CakesThere are so many wonderful cakes in the world. From Angel Food and Birthday Cake to Red Velvet and Strawberry Shortcake, there are infinite glorious variations on this luscious and inherently happy food. But did you know that most cakes are just variations of a few simple types? It’s true. Learn the basic types of cakes, and you have a base of batter knowledge that you can take in hundreds of different cake decorating and flavor directions! Read more »