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Untitled. Chronicle Books Blog » Blog Archive » From the Chronicle Kitchen: The Newlywed Cookbook. Our guest blogger this week is Sarah Copeland, author of the deliciously romantic and highly user-friendly Newlywed Cookbook. Check out the video for the book, below. Leave a comment on the post and you’ll be eligible to win a copy of the book we’ll be giving away to a random lucky person. Offer valid in the US and Canada. Some say you’re either born a baker, or not. I was born an eater, that can’t be disputed. It’s not the most conventional way to make an impression with your CCC’s. Marriage is a little like these cookies. I hope my book knocks your socks off. . ~ Sarah Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies Imagine the countertop of your favorite bakery piled high with generous stacks of crunchy cookies marbled with sheets of chocolate. Makes 20 cookies/biscuits Preheat the oven to 375˚F/190°C/gas 5. Cream butter and both sugars together with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda/bicarbonate of soda, and salt. Secrets to Making a Wedding Cake. A wedding cake is essentially just a really big layer cake, and making one from scratch can be fun as long as you plan ahead, are organized, and have all the right equipment on hand.

Secrets to Making a Wedding Cake

Keep in mind that this cake, if decorated differently, would be great for any big celebration, such as a birthday, anniversary, or anytime party. Before tying on your apron, it’s good to know what you’re in for, so here’s the rundown. The cake comprises three cake tiers: a 12-inch bottom tier, a 9-inch middle tier, and a 6-inch top tier. Each tier is made of three layers of cake and two layers of filling (mix and match flavors, if you so please). After baking, assembling, and frosting each tier separately, the tiers are stacked on top of each other; evenly spaced wooden dowels placed within each tier ensures overall structural integrity and helps prevent the cake from collapsing upon itself. With proper time and preparation, this baking behemoth will be well worth the effort.

The Whimsical Cupcake. Animal prints is something I never really got behind.

The Whimsical Cupcake

50 Tips for Baking Better Cakes. Happy American Thanksgiving! I was sitting here planning a bunch of upcoming baking posts, when I realized that we’ve never really chatted about some of the basic steps that make for consistent baking and caking. I thought that it may be helpful to post these tips now, before we get too hot and heavy into more cake recipes.

This collection of tips and tricks is made up of suggestions that happen to work for me, that I have either learned from the pros, read in books, or figured out along the way (and am still learning). I can say that implementing these steps completely changed my life as a baker, and I thought it would be fun to share. I hope that even one of these tips will help you along too. Colorful Spiral Cookies. Just try to be in a bad mood around one of these.

Colorful Spiral Cookies

Impossible! I was naturally drawn to these because of the bright, eye-catching swirl, not to mention the jumbo sprinkles-encrusted edges! If anything, these should be the SB mascot, because they are everything I love. Bright, happy, buttery and delicious. PUFF PASTRY CHERRY BRAID. Little Miss Muffett sat on her tuffett, eating all the puff pastry away.


Her hips grew wider and her pants did bind her, and she was miserable all day! Lets rewind . . . Little Miss Muffett stood in her kitchen, baking and singing all day. Le Frufrù: Cookie lollipop. Buongiorno!

Le Frufrù: Cookie lollipop

How to Make a Special Edge on a Piecrust. How to Make Wedding Cupcakes. That title should read… “How to Make Wedding Cupcakes when You’re Not Really a Professional Cupcake Baker.”

How to Make Wedding Cupcakes

Since I’m always bringing treats to people, those people occasionally ask if they can hire me to make treats. Not really wishing to create a business of making and selling food, I typically decline- however, a very sweet, young teacher at my son’s school was getting married last weekend and asked if I would do the cupcakes for her wedding. (In case you’re not in on the latest, apparently cupcakes are a hip alternative to a fancy wedding cake nowadays). We met and discussed the project, and I found myself agreeing to make 96 cupcakes! I owe a huge, HUGE thank you to my Twitter pal and “real-life” cupcake professional Kristin who has a business called Meringue Bake Shop in Southern California. Glorious Treats: {Cupcake Basics} How to Bake Cupcakes. Untitled. Absolutely Amazing DIY Birthday Cakes! has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING!

Absolutely Amazing DIY Birthday Cakes!

Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here! Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET! Pictured below: Pirate Ship and Soccer Ball cakes. (The use of Oreo Crisps for the soccer ball is GENIUS!) How to Make Brownies. Pear-Cranberry Pie with Faux Lattice. Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter…Midnight Snack. Need a midnight snack?

Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter…Midnight Snack

Or anytime snack for that matter, my cookies and cream peanut butter might just knock your socks off I was so lucky to have my sister and her family visit earlier this week and I got to have some kitchen time with her beautiful girls. They are just the sweetest things ever. Hope you’ll enjoy this naughty snack that’s good enough to eat by the spoonful! Here’s your 3 ingredient line up. Break out the Oreos. 43 Cake Baking Tips & Tricks. Here is a large assortment of tips I’ve accumulated over the years.

43 Cake Baking Tips & Tricks

Keep in mind different recipes will provide different results, but overall I’ve found these do noticeably improve most recipes or make things easier. Some recipes success depend on a specific ingredient or action. If one of these tips contradicts your recipe, your best bet is to follow what you have. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe.

Cake-like red velvet brownies are enhanced with a smooth cream cheese layer on top. Beautiful and delicious! I had no clue, absolutely no clue until recently that there is cocoa powder in traditional Red Velvet cake! Did you? The color is so deceiving because it made me think that there had to be something really off-the-wall in it for the cake to appear red. Roll Cake charm - Tutorial by *thinkpastel on deviantART. The Apron Gal: Baked S'mores. I know, I have done 4 whole posts without dessert.

The Apron Gal: Baked S'mores

I am making it up to you with this one, o man. EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake. Here's a cake sure to sweeten up the Valentines in your life. Pick up three boxes of your favorite white cake mix—or work from scratch if you have the time—along with a bottle of Wilton's Icing Color in petal pink. Split each box into two batches for a total of six, then add increasing amounts of dye little by little until you achieve the ombre effect. For the outside of the cake, I used a piping bag fit with a basketweave tip. Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake Recipe from Betty Crocker.

4th of July Flag Cake. Are you looking for a 4th of July dessert with a lot of "wow factor"? Well, look no further than this 4th of July Flag Cake! Isn't it amazing?! This is much easier than it looks. I used a box cake mix and made some buttercream frosting, but feel free to use canned frosting or make both from scratch. If you use canned frosting, beat it with your mixer before frosting the cake. Easy Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe. Make sure to PIN This Recipe or Repin This popcorn will floor you. Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake. Red White and Blue Cupcakes. Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting...from Billy's Bakery! Billy Reece, owner of Billy's Bakery, NYC, was on Martha on May 10th and shared his "Vanilla Vanila Cupcake" recipe. Cookin' Cowgirl: Firecracker Cookies. Shutterfly. How to Make Frosting. DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts.

Tutorial: How to Swirl Colored Icing for Cupcakes. I don’t know if the universe has it out for me or what, but I swear to you all, the second I start making a conscious effort to eat healthy, I’m suddenly inspired to make all sorts of naughty treats. And not just inspired, like, “Oh, I really, really, really want to make some caramel corn,” but my brain suddenly starts putting together evil ideas for things I’ve never even made.

DIY Chocolate Cupcake Toppers « KC Bakes. Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frostings  At least once a year, I can count on Quinn taking over the baking in the BoB kitchen. Homemade CREAMY Pudding Pops. The Little Delights in Life: How To Frost a Cake (using a paper towel) Cinnamon Rolls With Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. CoCo Mi's: Pink Champagne Cupcakes. Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. Polka Dot Cake. Your Cup of Cake - where my love of food, photography, and writing has come to life. Beatles Cupcakes. Chocolate Recipes: Ganache 101 - Martha Stewart. Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe. Royal Icing Recipe. Baileys Irish Cream Cookies. Insanely moist and decadent chocolate cupcakes with delicious chocolate icing. Cooking Ideas for Mother's Day. The Pampered Chef, Ltd. White Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe. Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

Finally, I found it! Rainbow frosting in Decoration stuff for cupcakes and muffins. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. Taste The Rainbow! Cupcake Decorating Tutorial. Rainbow Cupcakes. White Wedding Cake Cupcakes. University of Cookie. Flag Cupcake. From The Kitchen Of: Mrs. Bettie Rocker: Birthday Cake Fudge. Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars. It’s good to be over-stuffed…if you’re a baby bella! «

Untitled. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Ming Makes Cupcakes. Pizza Dip. { Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette } Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Horseradish dipping sauce. Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes. Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. Cleverlyinspired: Angel Chicken...slow cooker. Life can be cruel…..

S'Mores Cookies. Glorious Treats: Chocolate S'mores Cupcakes {Recipe} Brownies and Bars. Resurrection Rolls. Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream. Mini Deep Dish Pizzas. Dinner with The Donnells. Triple Chocolate Pound Cake.

Pretzel Fudge - Cookies and Cups. S’more Than You Can Handle. Empowering imagination and creating real world heroes. White Chocolate S’mores Gooey Cake Bars. S'mores Cookies. Northern Cottage. Chocolate Torte Cupcakes. Chicken Gyros. Not found. Untitled. Sliders and Shooters and Snackies Oh my! ~ Late Night Wedding Treats to Keep the Party Going - My Wedding Reception Ideas. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. For the Love of Cooking.

Wuollet Bakery Brownie Recipe. Always With Butter: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting. S'more Cobbler. Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes.