Baking & Desserts

Orange (Carrot) Less-Drip Ice Pops
Unless your kids are carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll never know the difference. The pops are bright orange, sweet and a good healthy treat, says author of 200 Best Ice Pop Recipes, Andrew Chase. More »
Banana Ice Pops
Use ripe, sweet bananas for these ice pops, which can be made in the blink of an eye. The touch of molasses adds a lot to these treats — use whatever type you have on hand. They make a wonderful weekend treat! More »
Avocado Ice Pops
In Mexico and other parts of Central America, avocados are sometimes used in sweets. This use certainly won’t seem strange to Filipino, Vietnamese and Indonesian people, who primarily enjoy the fruit over shaved ice with sweetened condensed milk or in milkshakes, says author of 200 Best Ice Pop... More »
Triple Raspberry Treat Cake
With three layers of raspberry, this cake is a wonderful treat any day of the year. Perfect for Mother's Day! More »
Stylish (and Edible) Mother's Day Gifts
Is your mom one of the most stylish women you know? Is she always dressed in her best no matter what the occasion?Women like this deserve a little extra attention, so why not show your mom just how much you appreciate her stylin' personality by making her these fabulous 'fancy hat' cookies? ... More »
Sunny Lemon Cake
According to Camilla Saulsbury, author of Piece of Cake: "If forced to choose one cake from this entire book as my favorite, this would be it. Bright and tangy, it is my idea of the perfect layer cake. You may think its tart-sweet flavor is for adults, but you’ll be surprised: children adore it... More »
How to Decorate a Mother's Day Cake
 Few foods are more exquisite than a magnificently decorated cake, and few cakes taste more divine than those swathed in buttercream. Sensational Buttercream Decorating will help you create stunning cakes you can be proud of, with expert advice on everything you need to know along the way.... More »
How to Decorate a Cake for Mother's Day
A monogram is a great way to boldy personalize a cake. Use a monogram template to create the letter, then use your imagination to peronalize it ever further.For mom, why not create a ribbon or scalloped border, add in some leaves or swiss dots and maybe even an embroidered heart or two to let her... More »
Decorating Tips: How to Make Petal Daisies
When paired with cloth or disposable pastry bags, decorating tips open up a world of cake decorating possibilities. Essentially, these tips are small cones with openings cut in various shapes, creating distinctive decorations when buttercream icing is pushed through.Depending on the brand, tips may... More »
Tips on Baking a Cake this Mother's Day
Whenever thoughts turn to home, they inevitably gravitate toward baking (and my mom). My mom is the best baker in the world! Nothing epitomizes domestic comfort more than her freshly baked pies, breads, warm puddings, crisp buttery cookies, and dark chocolate nanaimo bars. But more than that, home... More »
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