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We've got tips and techniques for every type of baker, from pros to novices. Get expert techniques for how to bake bread, muffins, scones, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. Our how-to guide for baking has information useful for beginning bakers and baking pros alike. We have basics—baking at high altitude, baking substitutions, explanations such as baking soda versus baking powder, how to measure, and so much more. We also have expert techniques for advanced baking skills, such as how to make the perfect piecrust dough, including how to give it a special edge or woven lattice top. Our step-by-step photos will walk you through all the baking basics, from brownies and breads to cobblers and cakes. We even have guides and instructional videos for stunning cake decorating so you can bake celebration cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, and more. You'll beam with pride when you skip the store-bought cupcakes and instead make your own bakery-style versions at home. And you'll never lament a stuck cake again with our tips to avoid cakes that fall apart when they come out of the oven.

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How to Make a Cake Roll

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How to Make Buttercream Frosting

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How to Make Brownies

For all their rich, fudgy goodness, brownies are a surprisingly easy dessert t...

How to Make Meringue Topping for Pies

Feathery, light meringue topping that melts in your mouth is easy to make with...

How to Make Gluten-Free Flour Mix

With this ratio of white rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan...

How to Melt Chocolate to Make Dipped Cookies

Make pretty decorated cookies with little effort. Melted chocolate adds a...

How to Bake with Butter Substitutes

With the array of butter substitutes and health-enhancing spreads available...

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Emergency Ingredient Substitutions

No sour cream? No apple pie spice? No problem! Use these substitutes for...

How to Make Cheesecake

Use these easy-to-follow steps to make an extraordinary cheesecake from scratch.

Cake Decorating Ideas and Tips

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How to Make Cookie Dough

Learn how to make cookie dough for many of your cookie favorites. This basic...

How to Make a Special Edge on a Piecrust

A pretty edge puts the ideal finishing touch on your favorite pie recipe. Here...

How to Measure Sugar

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The Best Doughnut Recipe Ever

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How to Make Cupcakes

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How to Make Your Own Flavorful Chocolate Chip Cookies

For a chocolate chip cookie unlike any other, watch our secrets to adding...

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