How To Make Pie Crust Leaves

How to make pie crust leaves

Learn how to make quick and easy pie crust leaves. Use them as adorable decorations for all of your Thanksgiving pies (or just eat them straight)! Pie crust cut outs are a fun an easy way to decorate your holiday pies. All that it takes is a little bit of leftover pie dough and some cookies cutters. Ways to use … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Flaky Pie Crust

November kicks off the start of pie month and what better way to start of pie month than a deep dive into everything you need to know about pie crust. Pie crust is one of those baking things that has always intimidated the heck out of me. I HATE making pie crust. But the problem is, homemade just tastes SO … Read More

How To Melt Chocolate In The Microwave

How To Melt Chocolate In The Microwave

  Ok, guys, this is the time of year when even those of us who never bake a thing feel the need to be Julia Child in the kitchen for the holidays.  Or if you are like me, it’s the time of year I crack out recipes I only make during the holiday season and can’t remember how the heck … Read More

How to make a tiered cake while working full-time.

Pixar's Coco Themed Birthday Cake

Making a tiered cake while working full time without losing your mind is quite a feat.  In this article I’ll give you some of my best tips to help keep you sane and produce a gorgeous cake for those you love. I’m not sure when big beautiful cakes became common for birthday parties. Maybe (probably) Pinterest has something to do … Read More

How to quickly soften butter (without melting it)

Stack of softened butter on a red checked cloth

    There is this spot on my counter where I leave my butter to warm when I have it intended for a baking project.  But sometimes (many times) I will have an itch to bake something without previous planning.  The trouble with that is that my butter is cold.  Can you cream cold butter?  No.  In fact, I actually … Read More

Cake Decorating Basics: How To Color Fondant

How to color fondant

You can buy fondant in many different ways: large tubs, small packages, pure white, colored, you can make your own, whatever strikes your fancy.  I typically will buy or make my fondant white and color it for whatever project I am working on.  Coloring fondant is easy, but takes a little bit of time and muscle power, depending on how … Read More

Chocolate Dipped Oreos

Chocolate dipped oreo flowers

Here in Illinois, the last two days have been in the fifties outside.  The birds have started chirping.  You can feel that spring is coming.  This kind of weather makes me start thinking about my garden and new flowers blooming. These chocolate dipped Oreos with royal icing daisies are like a flower bed for your taste buds.  These cookies come … Read More