Advanced Baking Tips
When your interest in baking becomes a passion, a little knowledge just isn’t enough! You want the details that help you refine your technique.
Take it from us: Our collection of clear, helpful information will have you achieving perfectly impressive results every time.
In Frostings, you’ll discover how to make picture-perfect icings, glazes, buttercreams, and more. We also share three dozen well-tested recipes along with tips for spreading and storing.
Meringue can seem challenging at first blush, but our step-by-step guide will have you mastering this sugar-and-egg-white confection in no time. You’ll learn the difference between cooked and baked meringues and find ways to expand your repertoire beyond lemon meringue pie.
Pies and tarts are the ultimate test of the baker’s skill. We help you choose the right equipment, mix and roll different kinds of pastry, fill the shell, and add the decorative touches that impress family and friends
“Canning” fruits (a misnomer, because you use glass jars rather than metal cans) is very satisfying and surprisingly easy. It’s all a matter of using the right equipment and following a few simple but essential rules. You’ll savor summer by the spoonful all year round—and have beautiful, delicious gifts on hand for the holidays and other special occasions. To get started, begin by reading our “Storing Up Sunshine” canning primer.
Even the simplest cake can be a creative monument when it's lovingly decorated for a special occasion. With our instructions—and a little patience and practice—you too can create beautiful special-occasion cakes.