plentyculture asked: Hey! Do you know of any baked goods subscriptions (cookie gift clubs)? Not a yearly one though. I'm hoping to find a three month one that's reasonably prized (as in not a yearly $100 dollar one)?So far I've only found the David's cookie one. I want to gift my sister and nephew one for Christmas.
I bake my own cookies and plus I don’t ship them that often so I’ve never used this type of service before. But lets post this and see if my followers know of good reputable companies! Sorry I can’t be much help.
you guys… hawwwlp!
(please mention below if you have actually used the company you are recommending)
Did you make a recipe that you found at TheCakeBar? don’t forget to submit pics to the blog!!!
My roommate and I made peppermint macarons with a chocolate ganache filling. I’ve had peppermint extract lying around for ages and we finally found a good use for it! This was my first time making them and I’m so happy with how they came out! Much thanks to The Cake Bar for posting an amazingly detailed troubleshooting guide!
Looks great! so glad the tutorial helped! They look very professional! Here is the tutorial they used!
Did you make a recipe for Thanksgiving that you found at TheCakeBar? It’s not too late to submit pics!!!
cardiff3 asked: All hail the mighty one. (I can't cuss my way out of a paper bag, so excuse the politeness.) I have a dilemma. I have a Pumpkin bunt cake with vanilla icing (powdered sugar, milk vanilla) and I can't stand vanilla. Do you think I can replace the vanilla with a bit of lemon juice? does lemon even going with pumpkin!?
Sure you can totally do that. I love vanilla….. everything in my house is vanilla……………….. why o why……………………….. but if you insist you can totally omit it or replace it!
If you don’t like the flavor combination of pumpkin and lemon you can also omit the vanilla and add an almond extract instead, or make a fall simple syrup to pour over the cake instead
Hello and Welcome! This is TheCakeBar’s short list of helpful food guides & baking tutorials collected and showcased since 2010 on the blog!
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- Food Conversion Chart - Helpful chart converting cups, grams, fahrenheit to celsius (etc), (CafeFernando.com)
- Kitchen Safety - Avoid fires, tips on staying safe in the kitchen (sheknows.com, pillsbury.com, simplebites.net)
- Mixing Methods - Mixing ingredients in correct order (so you don’t over-mix) Over mixing flour activates the gluten in the flour and your baked good can become hard, dense. This is why you should always follow the mixing instructions of a recipe. (chasingdelicious.com & atelierchristine.com)
- Ratio Baking - A culinary ratio is a fixed proportion of one ingredient or ingredients relative to another. These proportions form the backbone of the craft of baking. Ratio baking is used to break away from having to use recipes (http://visual.ly/)
- Why Cakes Fail - Troubleshooting guide for fallen, coarse textured, deep cracked, doughy, tough, and other cake recipe dramatics! (tipnut.com)
- How to Fix 17 Baking and Cooking Errors - examples include… baking with cold eggs & dairy, over-mixing batters & doughs, using the wrong measuring cups for dry VS wet ingredients (realsimple.com)
- Tips and Tricks to Make the Perfect Pie - baking tips include… blind baking, runny pie fillings, making perfect crusts, rolling out dough, freezing pies and tarts, pie decorating, fillings, using the right pans and much more! (dianasdesserts.com)
- Alcohol Burn-out Chart & The following chart data comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with information on how much alcohol remains in your food with specific cooking methods. Keep in mind that this is the percentage of alcohol remaining of the original addition. (homecooking.about.com)
- Alcohol Substitutions for Recipes- There are a vast number of wonderful recipes which use some form of alcohol as an ingredient in sauces, marinades or as a main flavor ingredient. What do you do when you don’t have that particular liquor or you will be serving children at dinner or you do not partake of any alcoholic beverages? In many cases, you can make some non-alcoholic substitutions. In order to be successful, you’ll need to be armed with information and background on why the alcohol is used and the flavor goal of the recipe (homecooking.about.com)
- Avoid Baking Emergencies - 911’s include…. cookies stick to pan, cookies run together, cookies not chewy, no mixer to knead dough, cake tears, cakes baked unevenly, under done and over done breads and much more! (americastestkitchenfeed.com)
- Detailed Macaron Troubleshooting Guide - covers aesthetic issues like no feet, uneven feet, hollow shells, cracked shells, sticky bottoms, equipment needed, science behind ingredients, ingredient substitutions and much much more! (foodnouveau.com)
- Macarons Help Guide 101 - covers two months of testing, almost 80 hours in kitchen baking. Obliterating countless eggs and pounds of almonds and sugar trying to produce not only a good macaron but also the maco-wrongs that plague bakers! (notsohumblepie.blogspot.com)
Dining & Food Etiquette
Frosting and Decorating Cakes & Cookies
- Cakes 101
- Basic Frostings
- Decorating Cakes & Cupcakes
- Decorating Cookies
- General Dessert Decorating
Must-Have’s for the Home Baker
Good to Know
- Bake with What’s In Your Pantry - Bake with what’s already in your pantry (kingarthur.com)
- What’s in your Fridge - Cooking and Baking with what’s already in your Fridge (myfridge.com)
- The Rise of The Cupcake - the history of this delicious treat! (moneymarket.com)
- Baking Pan Substitutions Don’t have the right pan a recipe calls for? substitute it! (baking911.com)
- A Secret to Homemade Frappes, Lattes, Coffee Drinks
- How Much to Serve at a Party (margotmadison.blogspot.com)
- Definitive Guide for Apples and Their Uses (pocketchangegourmet.com)
- Apples 101 41 varieties, recommended uses, flavors, and different traits (visual.ly)
- Pumpkins 101 and 102 - Did you know that different pumpkin varieties work best for baking more than others? This post lists some of the different pumpkin varieties and their best uses (carving, baking, cooking, decorating)
- How to Make French Meringue(marthastewart.com)
- How to Make Italian Meringue (marthastewart.com)
- How to Make Swiss Meringue(marthastewart.com)
- How to Make French Chantilly (wikihow.com, cookinginprovence.wordpress.com)
- DIY Flavored Whipped Creams (various sources)
- what to do with left over egg yolks (fortysomething.ca)
- what to do with left over egg whites(davidlebovitz.com)
- Comparison of Fondant Brands (craftsy.com)
- Christmas: Should I buy That Gift?(mint.com)
- Stoneware Benefits (various sources)
- Best Bubbly Under $50 (theglitterguide.com)
- Chocolate chip Cookies 101 (variations include lemon, toffee, m&m, macadamia and more! This is a step by step instructional guide to master the perfect cookie! (theperfectchocolatechipcookie.com)
- Cocoa Powder 101 - Confused by recipes that call for dutch processed cocoa? learn about about cocoa here! (melskitchencafe.com)
- Where to Buy Macarons from All Over the World - a world wide list of locations of where you can buy these french cookies! Good for travel junkies that need a new eating spot to try out!
- 10 Reasons to Use Parchment (themessybaker.com)
- The Many Uses of Ziplock Bag (realsimple.com)
- How Well Do You Know Your Flour (jovinacooksitalian.com)
- Bring Me Flours (sweetapolita.com)
- How to Make Homemade Icing Sugar/Confectionery Sugar (wholenewmom.com)
- Hello Cupcake Book Series (Karen Tack, Allen Richardson)
- Martha Stewart
- America’s Test Kitchen
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pianistsquest asked: I just LOOOOOOve the snow ! And all the changes in your blog :) I will try submitting before Christmas some of the recipes you have posted. I just couldn't be more thankful for your existence. :*
thank you doll! I switched up a little right after Thanksgiving was over! ::::sings let it snow:::::: In the Christmas mood now! <3
Can’t wait to see what you submit! <3
They’re all so fantastic! thank you ALL for submitting this year!!!
Have you guys seen them all?
my feet are aching…….. I’m going to bed LOL
I’m too lazy to blog recipes today…
Sooooo………Look at what I bought… It’s ribbon candy! I’m in a super Christmasy mood now that Thanksgiving is officially over!
so today I did the typical Christmasy thing to do the day after Thanksgiving…..
I went ‘black friday’ shopping to get some aqua/turquoise/beach themed home decorations and kitchen supplies, but nothing good came out of it.
On ebay they have kitchenaid ice blue/turquoise utensils for $350…. I mean it’s what I want (cuz it matches my aqua theme) but really? $350…. NO
Now all I have is swollen feet from walking the malls and a sugar rush from ribbon candy!
Did you make a recipe for Thanksgiving that you found at TheCakeBar? Don’t forget to submit pics
I’m off to do some more black friday shopping but I’ll be back later on to re-blog your submissions and answer your questions etc :)
andthecollisionofyourkiss asked: I tried Mochi for the first time today, and I have nobody to fangirl to so I thought I would just tell you! I had the green tea one, and I decided I'm going to make my own next time :D It was delicious! Japanese food is my second passion with desserts <3
isn’t it fabulous!? did you have the ice cream one? the ice cream mochi is my favorite! they sell it here at a local asian store :D
thanks for sharing…. I love love love asian food :D
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my-perfect-dream-world asked: Hey! I have a problem: whenever I bake chocolate chip cookies I always preheat the oven, measure all ingredients correctly and follow all the steps. To make the cookie balls I have a tablespoon and when I scoop the dough out using it they dough looks like mini Charlie Chaplin hats on the cookie sheet. I bake them, but they have not spread at all! The spread a bit sometimes, but they are still in the shape of little hats....I need help! Any tips on how to get my cookies to spread?
- check that your leavening agents aren’t old (past the expiration date) meaning baking soda, and baking powder
- chill your dough in the fridge so it hardens up a bit. You’ll have more control over the dough when making the circles
- you can roll the cookies with your hands (put a little bit of flour on your hands and make circular ball motion
Chocolate chip cookies 101
Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies