How to Bake

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.

How to Substitute Butter for Shortening When Baking

Have you ever wondered to yourself, "If a baking recipe calls for...

How to Make Doughnuts

Homemade doughnuts are a fun and tasty do-it-yourself project. Master these...

How to Make a Moist Cake

Are you wondering why your cakes turn out dry? We have foolproof tips for...

Cake Decorating Ideas and Tips

Does the idea of baking, frosting, and tastefully decorating a cake from...

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How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

Follow these step-by-step instructions to perfect this breakfast favorite.

How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes

Learn how to make chocolate cupcakes for a crowd -- and how to make the best...

How to Make Cake Pops

Have your cake (pop) and eat it, too! We'll show you how to make cake pops....

How to Frost and Decorate Cupcakes

Whether you're a seasoned cupcake-decorating pro or a complete rookie when it...

How to Convert Liquid Measurements

Using correct measurements is one the simplest keys to recipe success. We'll...

How to Make Sponge Cake

Want to learn how to bake a cake? Sponge cake is the perfect start! Light and...

How to Substitute White Sugar for Brown Sugar

No need to ask if you can substitute white sugar for brown sugar. We've got th...

How to Substitute Whole Wheat Flour for All-Purpose Flour

We've all asked ourselves: "Can I substitute whole wheat flour for...

How to Convert a Cake Recipe into a Recipe for Cupcakes

If there's a cake recipe you're dying to try as cupcakes, fear not -- you don'...

How to Keep Cake from Sticking to the Pan

With our expert tips, you'll learn how to avoid the frustration of baking a...

How to Make a Cake Roll

Although elegantly spiraled cake rolls might look hard to make, they're...

How to Make Cupcakes

Cupcakes are just right for almost any occasion. You can dress them up or down...

How to Substitute Brown Sugar for White Sugar

Can I substitute brown sugar for white sugar in baking recipes to make them...

Brown Sugar Substitutes

Out of brown sugar and wondering if you can substitute white sugar? You can!...

How Many Cups in One Pound of Sugar

No need to question how many cups are in a pound of granulated sugar, brown...

Cups in One Pound Powdered Sugar

If you have a recipe that calls for several cups of powered sugar, you may be...

How to Make Cookie Dough

Learn how to make cookie dough for many of your fresh-baked faves. This basic...

How to Prevent Meringue Pie Topping from Weeping

Want to know if there's a way to prevent meringue pie topping from weeping?...

How to Bake with Butter Substitutes

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

Tips to Bake with Less Fat

While cookies, cakes, bars, and other baked goods aren't known for their...

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