The cute little cakes that you serve your family and friends as a treat are nothing unless they are topped with frosting. There is a way to frost cupcakes and get decorative at the same time. It all begins with the base of the frosting. If you want something that has volume and that you can add colors easily to, then you need a whipped frosting. Avoid a lot of butter because this will make the frosting oily and stiff. Add more sugar to the frosting when you mix it, (more…)
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October 20, 2012
One of the best places you can get great recipes for baking and advice on cooking is the television. Many of you kitchen artists out there might disagree and the fact is that some people have trouble admitting that they use a cookbook let alone taking their cues from the likes of Rachel Ray or Paula Dean. However, at the end of the day, you aren’t making art that will stand the test of time – you’re trying to make the best tasting food possible and you’re doing you and your audience a disservice by switching off the TV.
Television, especially satellite tv service, has a wealth of information and just because a lot of these cooks are on TV doesn’t mean they are superficial or fake. Many of these master chefs still have all the passion and flair in the kitchen that they had before they ever even published their first book. Many of them choose television because it allows them a way to reach out to a greater audience and share their knowledge.
And, obviously, television isn’t the ONLY place to get great baking advice, but you shouldn’t write it off because of what other chefs say. You truly can get some great recipes and great cooking information from TV.
June 19, 2012
So here are some things to consider when choosing mixers for your baking needs. First you will want to think about the types of things that you make most often breads, cakes, and pies. They all require different kinds of mixing. For instance you do not want your bread dough to come out like cake batter.
The work horse of mixers is the stand mixer. This mixer can do just about anything when it comes to mixing. It is great for creating bread doughs and cookie batters. (more…)
June 15, 2012
When the time comes to buy a new oven for baking it is important to consider a few basic things. First of all you need to determine what kind of oven you want. Will it be gas or electric? Perhaps you prefer a microwave or convection oven. It all depends on the type of cooking you intend to do.
Another primary concern should be the location. Be sure to measure the area in which you want to put the oven in order to be (more…)
June 12, 2012
There are many great kitchen gadgets out there to make the most delicious recipes. Once you are ready to start endless hours of baking, I highly recommend some of these products to make it easier in the kitchen. These kitchen gadgets also make a great gift for a friend or family members.
The “Dough It Yourself” baking gadget will provide all the mixing that you need to make your cookie dough. This machine has a powerful motor and will double or triple your dough quickly. This allows time for you to do other things such (more…)
June 11, 2012
If you are into cooking and baking, you might be curious about silicone pans. Before investing in a new kitchen product, it is wise to learn more about the item, and consider if it is a wise purchase. Silicone pans offer many advantages over glass and metal pans; these benefits make silicone pans a smart buy.
First, your food will not stick to silicone pans. If you plan to make a cake in a glass cake pan, you must first thoroughly grease the pan to avoid disastrous sticking. With silicone, you (more…)
June 10, 2012
Making a cheesecake is rewarding in itself but it is nice not to ruin it when removing it from the pan. This is the main reason why a person should purchase a cheesecake pan.
There is a pan on the market that is called a springform pan and it is for making cheesecakes. The sides of the pan are higher that a regular cake pan to allow the cheesecake to expand and be higher. By releasing the clamps on the pan the bottom can then be removed.I was (more…)