Baking Basics

Our Cups Runneth Over: Types of Measuring Cups (and Spoons)

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Measuring Cup Filled with Flour

Do you understand the types of measuring cups and spoons? Even though it might seem elementary, educating yourself on the proper measuring vessels for both liquid and dry ingredients is an important aspect of food and cooking. Using the proper measuring cup for the project at hand will help you attain consistent, delicious results -- regardless of what you're cooking, from rich sauces to risotto to light and airy decorating cakes.

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Pan-o-rama: How to Prepare a Cake Pan

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Cake Pan Baking in the Oven

With just a few simple steps and minimal equipment, you can ensure that your cakes slip out of the pan with ease. It streamlines the whole process, making the cakes easier to transfer to the cooling rack, giving you a leg up on every following step, from leveling the cakes to applying a crumb coat.

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10 Tips for Successful Baking

By Craftsy
Sweet Treats Displayed

Everyone can have better results by remembering that baking and working with chocolate are a little more finicky and detail-oriented than regular cooking. In this special post, Craftsy instructor Alice Medrich shares her 10 best tips to improve your game in the baker’s kitchen and a chance to win a FREE copy of her new book "Seriously Bitter Sweet"!

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How to make doughnuts at home: A free step-by-step tutorial

How to Make Doughnuts at Home

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Homemade doughnuts are fun to make and extremely fun to decorate! Let's start frying — this recipe is certainly worth treating yourself to.Read more »