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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Cool Birthday Cakes

Wow the birthday party guests with a really cool birthday cake. Designed to please, these easy birthday cakes are fun to make and serve.

Cool Birthday Cake Designs

It's surprising how easy it can be to make a cool birthday cake. Whether you choose an unusual design, color, or flavor, a cool birthday cake features your creativity and some inspiration.

These clever and cool birthday cake ideas are easy to make. Just follow the instructions to duplicate the cake you see, or add your own creative flair to match the cool personality of your birthday honoree.

Design a Standout Birthday Cake

Berries & Cookies Cake Topper: Make basic chocolate cake delightfully dreamy with chocolate sandwich cookies and fresh strawberry slices. The lazy diagonal stripes add fun and relaxed flair. Adapt the technique by changing the arrangement of the stripes or substituting a favorite cookie or fruit.

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Cupcake Rainbow: This cool birthday treat takes the celebration to the end of the rainbow. Grouped tightly together, cupcakes form a cool rainbow cake that's impressive and easy to create.

Design a Cupcake Rainbow.

Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake: This birthday cake stacks up to the competition. It will top them all for cool flavor and design. Layers of chocolate cake and creamy cherry frosting alternate in sky-high style. What could top it? Chocolate-dipped cherries, of course.

Get the Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake recipe.

Flip-Flop Cake: For the birthday star who dreams of sun and fun, this flip-flop cake has all the fun of a day at the beach. Besides its cool birthday cake style, this cake hides a layer of ice cream in its sole. Decorate the cake with licorice and candy wafers in colors to match the birthday party theme.

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Cool Birthday Cake Colors & Flavors

These cool birthday cakes are most impressive when you take the first bite. Filled with interesting flavor combinations, these cakes are as pretty as they are tasty. Skip the traditional birthday cake, and experiment with one of these bold choices.

Impress Your Guests with Fantastic Cake Flavors

Pistachio Cake: Hiding behind a tasty white chocolate frosting lurks a taste sensation. Pistachios lend their flavor and charm to this sophisticated birthday cake. The caramelized stars add just the right festive finish -- and they are surprisingly easy to make!

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Clove-Molasses Cake: Chocolate glaze descending a mountain of cake is pretty enough, but this cool birthday cake isn't made of chocolate. Cloves and molasses add a spicy, old-fashioned punch to this tower of flavor. Add multicolor birthday candles to light up this cake.

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Chocolaty Harvest Fruit-Topped Cake: Caramel-glazed fruit takes spicy chocolate cake up a notch. No too-sweet frosting here. The richness of apples and pears makes a pretty topper for a caked filled with luscious chocolate cream.

Get the Chocolaty Harvest Fruit-Topped Cake recipe.

Angel Food Ice Cream Cake: Light and sophisticated, this angel food cake takes flavor to a whole new level with alternating layers of ice cream. Match the ice cream or sherbet to the party colors, or choose the birthday person's favorite flavor.

Get the Angel Food Ice Cream Cake recipe.

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