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Pumpkin Spice Macaron Pops TutorialWe love to play with our food!

Since 2000, we have long thought of ourselves as Crafty Bakers, giving you step-by-step recipe projects, with detailed information, tips and techniques, with lots of color photos. We enjoy thinking of baking as an art, as well as a science, too. Enjoy some of our well-crafted recipe-tutorials.

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Bluebird French Macarons or Macaron Pops RecipeSARAH SAYS: Decorated cakes, cookies, etc. are so beautiful and festive. To learn, it does take practice and patience, but it is fun to do and we show you how. Just remember, with decorating, less is definitely more; it's the little details that can really pull your recipe together. Oh, and don't forget, it never needs to look perfect!

THE BASICS - This is not a complete list.
Use SEARCH if you cannot find it here or go to our HOW TO A TO Z SECTION.

FROSTING, FILLINGS & GLAZE TYPES 

101 Intro
Go to my Weddng Cake Charts answering Amounts of Frosting or Icing Needed to Cover my Cake With.
Amounts Needed to Cover a Cake with Fondant

Citrus - Candied Techniques
Double Boiler Method
Eggs - Prevent Burning for Egg Yolks

Flowers - How to Crystallize
Fondant - Flower Toppers
Fondant - Ribbon Roses
Ginger - How to Crystallize

Icing Swirls and Video
Meringue - How to Make
Nuts - Blanch / Chop / Toast
Parchment Paper Cone - How to Make for Piping
Parchment Paper Cone - How to Fill and Pipe 
Pastry or Piping Bag - How to Assemble and Fill
Pastry or Piping Bags - How to Pipe
Pastry or Piping Bags - How to Use
Tint- How to Tint Sugar
Tint - How to Tint Sprinkles
Waterbath, Water Bath or Bain Marie

THE BASICS - RECIPES
BAKING PAN SUBSTITUTION CHART
FROSTING, ICING, ETC RECIPES
Fry - Saute, Shallow Fry, and Deep Fry
HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING
METRIC CONVERSION CALCULATOR

Chocolate Ganache, Step-by-Step
Fondant: Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

Fondant, Rolled: Rolled Fondant Recipe
Gumpaste or Tylose Gum Paste
Royal Icing Master Recipe
Whipped Cream Tutorial

CAKES
101 Intro

Baking Time and Batter Amounts / Serving Sizes - Two Inch Deep Pans
Baking Time and Batter Amounts / Serving Sizes - Three Inch Deep Pans

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Cake Balls
Cake Pops
Crumb Coat 
Cupcakes
Eggs - How to Add One at a Time
Fill Cake Layers
Frost and Smooth Cakes -  Icing Spatula
Frost and Smooth Cakes - Piping Bag
Frost and Smooth Cakes - Upside Down Smooth Icing Technique
Marble Cake Batter
Stack and Support Cake Layers - Bubble Tea Straws, Dowels or Skewers
Trim and Torte or Slice into Cake Layers

WEDDING CAKES
Baking Time and Batter Amounts / Serving Sizes - Two Inch Deep Pans
Baking Time and Batter Amounts / Serving Sizes - Three Inch Deep Pans

CUPCAKES
101 Intro

Fill - Cone Method
Fill - Pastry Bag

CANDY
Sugar Syrup Temperature Chart

101 Intro
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BREAD
101 Intro
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Sarah's Microwave Bread Proofer

CHOCOLATE
101 Intro

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Chocolate Curls
Chocolate Leaves

Melt or Melting
Temper or Tempering

COOKIES
101 Intro

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Sandwich and Filled Cookies 101
 
FROSTING, ICING, ETC
101 Intro
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PASTRY
101 Intro

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PIES AND TARTS
101 Intro

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QUICK-BREADS
101 Intro

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OTHER
Gelart Tutorial

 

 

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