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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Sophisticated Birthday Cakes for Adults

Simple yet elegant birthday cakes are perfect for classy adult birthday parties. From plain chocolate to fruit-and-cookie topped, our sophisticated birthday cakes for adults, plus ideas for birthday cake toppers and cupcakes, will wow party guests of any age.

Easy to Make Adult Birthday Cakes

For an adult birthday party, there's nothing better than an elegant and simple-to-make birthday cake. Start with one of our tasty chocolate cake recipes, then branch out with easy recipes for carrot cake, banana split cake, and poppy seed cake. Below, you'll find creative ways to decorate and top your birthday cake for adults.

See our elegant and easy adult birthday cake ideas.

See our best chocolate birthday cake recipes.

See all of our fun birthday cake ideas.

Adult Birthday Cake Toppers

There are plenty of creative ways to top an adult birthday cake. Instead of candles, use lollipops or cake pops, or top with cookie pieces, fruit slices, or both. See our ideas for adult birthday cake toppers and get inspiration for easy and creative cake decorating ideas below.

Cookie Pop Cake Topper: Most adults are ready to do without all those candles -- replace them with balloonlike macaroon cookie pops on a coconut birthday cake. Whether homemade or store-bought, these colorful cookie additions add sophisticated flair to any adult birthday cake.

See our recipe for cookie pops.

Berries & Cookies Cake Topper: Give a frosted chocolate birthday cake a bold and colorful look with halved strawberries and chocolate-and-creme sandwich cookies. Once the cake is frosted (make sure you give the frosting time to set), run the fruit and cookies down the side of the adult birthday cake to look like stripes.

See our Berries & Cookies Cake Topper recipe.

Lollipop Cake Topper: For a whimsical and colorful addition to an adult birthday cake, press flat colorful lollipops around the edge of a classic cake recipe.

See our Lollipop Cake Topper recipe.

Creative Birthday Cupcakes for Adults

Try these clever ideas for fun adult birthday cupcakes. Our cupcake recipes are creative, tasty, and easy to share -- so they're sure to please at adult birthday parties.

Elegant Black-and-White Cupcakes: Chocolate and vanilla ganache bows add sophisticated flair to adult birthday cupcakes.

See the Black-and-White Bows recipe.

Spiked Raspberry-Lemonade Cupcakes: Add an adult-only twist to the batter and frosting of the cupcakes with a shot of raspberry liqueur.

See the Spiked Raspberry-Lemonade recipe.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes: Mimic a favorite ice cream dessert with an adult birthday cupcake. Top chocolate cupcakes with creamy white frosting, hot fudge, chopped nuts, and a maraschino cherry.

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Fun Themed Cupcakes: For summer adult birthdays, make a batch of beach party cupcakes. Cover half of the cupcakes in blue frosting to make waves and the other half with vanilla frosting and crushed vanilla wafers to look like sand. Ring-shape jelly candies, peanut butter sandwich cookies, rolled fruit leather, and licorice laces make the flip-flops and beach balls.

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Birthday Brownies: Skip the cake altogether and whip up a batch of brownies instead. The birthday person can even still blow out candles: stack two or three brownies on a plate and add a candle on top so they can make their birthday wish.

See our Ultimate Chocolate Brownies recipe.

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