How-tos

Perfect ‘Pear’ings: The Secrets To Choosing the Right Pear for Baking

In our September/October 2019 issue, we use pears in everything from a showstopping galette to Champagne-flavored muffins. With so many varieties available on the...

4 Easy Steps to Freeze Unfrosted Cakes

Learn how to properly freeze your dough and baked goods for quick, anytime treats that’ll satisfy every craving and occasion! Find more ways to...
tips for beautiful cakes

Our Test Kitchen’s Top Tips For Beautiful Cakes

Our expert tips and tricks walk you through successful cake-baking from start to finish. 1. Choose the right color pan. Darker pans can cause a...

Our Top Tips For Cake Storage

Whether you want to bake your cake ahead or simply keep it fresh after enjoying that first slice, it's important to know how to...

Piping and Shaping Your Paris-Brest

Invented to commemorate the famous bicycle race that ran from Paris to Brest, the Paris-Brest is pâte à choux piped to resemble a bicycle...

Lamination Station: Learn To Shape Your Morning Buns

You’re just a few folds and one roll away from the perfectly shaped morning bun. Our visual tutorial teaches you how to make the...

Test Kitchen Technique: Latte Tart Art

Channel your inner barista and learn to create the latte art-inspired ganache swirls of our Macchiato Chocolate Tart. Two ganache toppings are pooled and swirled...
Sheet cake

Shake Up Your Sheet Cake

Consider Erin Jeanne McDowell the baking version of a fairy godmother. Only, instead of transforming mice and pumpkins into a horse and carriage, the cookbook...
Cardamom baking

Four Ways to Work Cardamom into Your Fall Baking

Move over pumpkin spice: Cardamom is the must have for your fall baking spice drawer. But how to get the most out of your...
Apple Cheddar Pie

How to Pick Your Pie Pan

When choosing a pie pan, the most important thing to remember is your crust needs to cook fast. All shape and flakiness will be...