How-tos

Make Your Own Parchment Paper Muffin Cups

These tulip-style parchment paper cups are as stylish as they are handy. Whether you're out of paper liners and happen to have some parchment...

How To: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Your weekend brunch plans are calling! What could be better than a relaxing weekend brunch complete with this homemade Peanut Butter Banana Braid? These...

How to Make Yeast Doughnuts with Vanilla Bean Icing

Much of the intimidation factor attached to making your own doughnuts is the frying. With our tutorial, you’ll be able to face your fear...

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...