Crispy potato pancakes weren’t something that I grew up eating, but once I found them in adulthood, I couldn’t get enough. My grandma used to make a similar potato pancake, but out of mashed potatoes instead. They were good, but there’s something totally blissful about being able to eat the equivalent of hash browns for dinn [...]
Punctuation Tips From Professional Bakers…
1) Always put punctuation at the end of a sentence. Unless you forget or think it looks better this way.
I like it.
2) Quotation marks are perfect for emphasizing you don’t understand quotation marks.
3) They can also help [...]
An all-white wedding cake can be stunning and elegant and just downright beautiful when done properly.
Take this cake – the tilted white wedding cake.
Each tier is playfully tilted in a Mad-Hatter-Alice-in-Wonderland manner which makes this cake whimsical and elegant.
The stark white icing is accented on each tier with dates significant [...]
LorAnn Oils and Flavors sent me free product in hopes that I might write about them. Any and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.Full of pumpkin and spice, these Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies are perfect for Fall baking and sharing! Easy to make! #lorannobc14 #pumpkin
These Candy Dipped Pretzel Rods are perfect for parties or for an easy no-bake treat! You can easily adjust the colors and sprinkles to fit any holiday or celebration! #pretzels #easyrecipes
*The backdrop used in these photos is courtesy of Ink and Elm.*
Morning buns are one of the most fabulous bakery pastries you’ll ever find. If you’ve never had them, they’re part cinnamon roll, part croissant, and have just a hint of citrus, which makes them totally and utterly irresistible. I could eat these every single morning for the rest of my life. I may have also eaten these in th [...]
Ahh, fall. The time of year that puts a little nip in the air – not to mention our bakeries!
Fall just officially started yesterday, but bakers are already WAY ahead of us:
You can almost smell it, am I right? The Autumn air, I mean.
Oh! And look!
Ahh, how I’ve missed those.
Plus this [...]
This totally maple syrup sweetened apple crisp is vegan, grain-free, and dairy-free!
The book manuscript is due in a week and I’m pretty much done, meaning I’m back to baking for the blog! I’ve made a ton of crisps, crumbles and other fruit desserts for the book but my selection on the blog is pretty sad. I thought a grain [...]
When it comes to making things from scratch in the kitchen, I tend to tow a line that falls somewhere between making everything from scratch and picking up the occasional packaged/processed food for a special recipe. Since I don’t make it a habit, I don’t have much of an issue using those types of things on rare instances. Take Ve [...]
These Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Buttercream Frosting combine 2 of my favorite ingredients! This is a must make recipe! #pumpkin #Nutella #fallbaking
We’ve learned by now to never ask a wreckerator to actually draw anything, but surely they can handle a simple paw print like this, right?
[insert loud, raucous laughter here]
Oh, sorry. I was trying to… [putting on sunglasses]… PAWS FOR EFFECT.
Granted, this Army 1st Sergeant insignia is little [...]
There are so many colors and varieties of roses which means you can use them year-round no matter the season.
If you’re planning a fall wedding you can think about using deep hued roses like Black Magic roses or even some lighter reds and orange colored roses like the ones used on this cake.
I love this cake not only for the roses used [...]
This cake. Oh. My. Gosh.
I have had the page doggy-eared in Baked Explorations ever since I bought the book, which was something like four or five years ago. One of the downfalls of having a huge stash of cookbooks is that a lot of really great recipes can fall between the cracks. This was one of those unfortunate incidents, and am I ever gla [...]
I made some more minis this weekend. I’m talking tiny, one-bite brownies dipped and decorated with chocolate to look like little cupcakes.
They are so cute … I can’t stand it. And even better… they are a breeze to make using a brownie mix…
… and some of the products in my new line with Make’n Mold.
(candy wafers, cups mold and pastry bags)
Whether you’re a kid or just feel like one, nothing beats seeing one of your favorite characters in cake, am I right?
And if you’ve already seen Guardians of the Galaxy, I bet this is one of your new favorites:
HE IS GROOT!
And just look at all that fabulous detail & airbrushing!
There’s been so much Groot love online, [...]