The Best Baking Tips We've Ever Published

It's time to polish that Best Baker on the Block trophy, because these no-fail tips will take your baking to the next level.

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Bloody Mary Recipes

Whip up an amazing Bloody Mary recipe from our wide selection of beverages featuring variations made with vodka, tequila, and even beer. Plus, we throw in ideas for unique drink garnishes, along with our best tips for hosting a cocktail party. Cheers!

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All-Time Favorite Christmas Cookies

It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that you'll want to save, hand down, and make again and again. We've got all the classics, including sugar cookie recipes, Christmas spritz cookies, and spiced gingerbread recipes. Try one of our cookie recipes to share this Christmas!

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60-Minute (and Under) Dinner Rolls

One of the most time-consuming parts of any holiday meal: making the dinner rolls. With the time it takes to prepare the dough, wait for it to rise, and bake, traditional dinner roll recipes can be an all-day affair! Making dinner rolls doesn't have to take all day, though. Whether you make them from scratch or start with a little extra help, you can make delicious dinner rolls in just one hour. So, make preparing your holiday dinner a little easier with these eight quick dinner roll recipes that are all ready in 60 minutes or less!

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Snowman Jars You Can Make in Bulk for Christmas Gifting

Add a frosty flare to your mason jars with this holiday craft that you can make for anyone on your gift list.

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Recipes for Decorated Cakes

Make every occasion extra special with a fun decorated cake recipe. You'll find delicious cake and frosting recipes, as well as amazing decorating ideas that have been tested and tasted in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen to ensure your cake-making success every time.


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    • Cherry Flower Power Cake

      Forget fussy fondant -- the cute flowers adorning this cherry-flavor cake recipe are made from our easy, four-ingredient candy clay recipe. Make the flowers in whatever colors fit your party theme.

    • Layered Sherbet Cake

      Celebrate big and small occasions with a colorful triple-sherbet frozen cake. Depending on how much time you have, you can start with our homemade cake recipe or use a purchased cake mix.

    • Octopus Cake

      Think you need a special pan to make this deep-sea creature? Think again! All it takes is a common oven-safe glass mixing bowl. Customize your octopus cake with different colors of frosting and candies.

    • Mother Hen and Chicks Cake

      Celebrate Easter with an easy-to-make hen cake and a brood of cupcake chicks. Shredded coconut turns a round cake layer and a cupcake into the mother chicken, while yellow frosting and candies on top of cupcakes create adorable springtime hatchlings.

    • Double-Layer White Chocolate Cake

      White chocolate in both the cake and the frosting make this dessert a rich and decadent indulgence. If you choose to pipe the frosting into beautiful rosettes as pictured, you'll need to prepare an extra batch of frosting.

    • Rainbow Pinwheel Cake

      Expect amazement when you cut into this colorful rainbow-swirl cake at your little one's next birthday party. For older children, you can customize this cake by alternating just two or three of the child's favorite colors in the cake and the sprinkles.

    • Decorate Like a Pro

      Watch as we show you how to decorate beautiful birthday cakes with a pastry bag.

    • Race Car Cakes

      These tricked-out rides will have the little racers in your life completely captivated. What's the secret? Each car cake is made from an 8- or 9-inch-round cake layer, cut in half, and sandwiched together with frosting. For a fun, girly twist, tint the frosting pink or purple and arrange candies in flower designs on the tops and sides of each car. 

    • Graham Cracker Cake

      Take a walk down memory lane with this classic two-layer cake reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen. We added some updates -- a creamy vanilla filling and fluffy brown sugar frosting -- but left all the homespun graham cracker goodness you love.

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      Earth Cake

      Geography just got a whole lot more delicious with this global cake! The best part? Each half of the globe is baked in an oven-safe glass mixing bowl, so expensive new pans aren't required. To assemble, the flat sides of the two cakes are sandwiched together with frosting to create a perfect ball.

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      Furry Purse Cake

      Take fashion to an all-new level with this hipster handbag cake crafted from a round cake layer cut in half crosswise and sandwiched together. Add your own creative touches by piping on the frosting with different pastry bag tips or making designs with your favorite colorful candies.

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      Lemonade Cake

      Highlight the bright lemon flavor in this easy sheet cake by decorating with a lemon slice on each serving.

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      Spiderweb Cake

      There's nothing creepy or crawly about these three spiders made from cupcake tops, black frosting, and shoestring licorice. But, perched on their tasty frosting spiderweb cake, they certainly do make an excellent Halloween dessert for parties big and small.

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      Buttercream: A Love Story

      Cake just isn't cake without the frosting! And it doesn't get much easier or tastier than a sweet, rich buttercream frosting. Buttercream frostings are traditionally composed of butter, powdered sugar, a flavor, and sometimes a little milk or cream. Don't let the simplicity fool you, though! Buttercreams are the star of the cake, and the flavor possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Try these eight buttercream recipes to find out just how delicious buttercream frosting can be.
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