New Baker Hack: Sheet Cake for Mini Cakes! (Recipe)

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If you know me at all, then you know that I am the most frugal mofo in the world—especially when it comes to baking tools. I’ve been known to use thick paper plates as cake boards when in a rut, and I hold on to every tuna can that comes through this house so that I can repurpose it as a small cake tin if necessary. But, when I know that I will be making lots of mini cakes at[Read more]

How to get straight edges on your buttercream cake: The Upside Down Method

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Howdy folks! If you’ve been following me for a while then you  know that I use the upside down method a lot. I mean a lot a lot–pretty much every time my cake is larger than 4 inches in diameter and I don’t plan to turn it into a drip cake. While I’m the first to admit that my icing game isn’t always on point, this method has taken me one step closer to making cakes as beautifully crisp as[Read more]

New Backer Hacks: Homemade Butterscotch Recipe

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Happy Monday, everyone! Did you have a fantastic weekend? I’ve been so psyched about the weather here lately. The humidity is pretty much non-existent, the air is cool and crisp (at least the morning and evenings :P) and everything outside has that slightly burnt smell. I absolutely love it. I also just discovered leggings, so that’s been a bit of a new obsession. I’m so on trend, right? Sometimes I wonder if I’m even female. Speaking of embarrassing admissions, up[Read more]

New Baker Hacks: Do-It-Yourself Dulce de Leche!

Look—I know what you’re thinking. It’s 2016. Why the hell would you want to make your own dulce de leche when you could just go to pretty much any grocery store and pick up a can right next to the condensed and evaporated milks? I’m going to tell you why. Don’t worry, I came prepared with a number of significant and convincing answers.  You will save approximately one dollar. For dulce de leche addicts this is like a fortune. You can[Read more]

New Baker Hacks: Cake Decorating Essentials

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Hello lovelies, it’s been a while! If it isn’t obvious, I’ve been working really hard trying to make this site more functional and visibly pleasing. There is a new header, for one (Does it suck? Let me know why!) and I’ve also added a widget to allow commenting straight from Facebook! I don’t know if I’m going to keep it though. I’ve since read that I won’t be notified if someone comments that way, and given how little people comment[Read more]

New Baker Hack: DIY Vanilla Sugar.

vanilla bean infused sugar for baking cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and candies

  Alright stop. Collaborate and listen. Amanda’s back with a brand new…baker hack. (I tried.) I really wanted to make Vanilla Ice work with this presentation but it’s just not happening. I never was a lyricist. And I really don’t want Suge Knight to come here and hang me out my window. But to the point: Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your own vanilla sugar? It’s so easy that I feel silly even making a blog[Read more]