Baking Blog

Celebrate the Everyday: An Easy Savory Tart Recipe

By Ashley Rodriguez
Tarts should not be limited to special occasions. These lovely, flaky dishes can be used to elevate your typical weeknight dinner from bland to beautiful. Check out this recipe for a simply savory tart and celebrate the everyday! Read more »

Mounds of Joy: Turning Day Old Croissants Into Almond Pastries

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Making Almond Croissants

Homemade croissants are an absolute delight. However, after a day or so, croissants seem to lose that flavor and taste that make them so wonderful. Having a recipe for reviving day-old croissants in your food and cooking repertoire will prevent you from ever having to waste. By covering the croissants in sweet glaze and filling them with smooth almond cream, this almond croissant recipe makes the dread of stale croissant bread a thing of the past.

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish Soda Bread: A Delectable Free Recipe

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Irish Soda Bread Recipe

With Saint Patrick’s day coming up, it’s the perfect time to learn how to make Irish soda bread. This traditional Irish loaf is moist, extremely dense and massively satisfying, whether it’s served alongside a warming meat and potato-based stew, slow cooked corned beef or simply with a thick smear of rich salted butter. Get the free recipe and step-by-step tutorial here.

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Win a FREE Copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke

By Kelsey Loughman
It's time for a sweet surprise! Cake decorator Amanda Rettke, instructor of "Decorating From the Inside Out" and author of "Surprise-Inside Cakes," has taken the time to chat with us about her brand new Craftsy class, writing her book, and her life as a baker, mom and blogger. Plus, we're giving away copies of her new cookbook to some lucky readers! Read on to find out how to enter! Read more »

Cake Decorating 101: How to Fill a Cake in 4 Easy Steps

By Wendy McGowan
How to Fill a Cake -- Tutorial on Craftsy

Long before the cake decorating can begin, we need to make sure we have a strong, clean base or in other words, a well-constructed cake. We begin with filling our cakes with yummy goodness. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to fill a cake for perfect results every time.

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What Is Torting a Cake?

By Wendy McGowan
Torting the Layers of a Cake

By definition, a torte is a type of cake made with many eggs and often nuts. Torte is also the German word for cake, but nowhere in the dictionary is the word or definition of “torting” available, as in “torting a cake.” So what is torting a cake, and can torte be used as a verb?

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