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Creative Valentine’s Day Packaging Ideas for Bakers

 Let’s count down my top 5  Valentine’s Day packaging Ideas for bakers that will help you sell your sweet treats in style!   #1: Pink Bakery Box Pink bakery boxes are iconic when it comes to presenting baked goods, and what better occasion to showcase them than Valentine’s Day? Why it made my top 5 …

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How to Make a Chocolate Cake That Stays Fresh for Days

If you are tired of your homemade cakes tasting dry, then you’ll love this trick for how to make a chocolate cake that stays fresh for days.  Listen up, fellow cake bakers, because I’ve got a game-changer for you – powdered pectin! Yes, you heard it right, the secret ingredient that will keep your cake …

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Valentine’s Heart Shaped Sweet Charcuterie Board

This Valentine’s Day, step up your game with a heart-shaped charcuterie board that’s all about the sweets.   While it’s true that charcuterie boards typically focus on an array of meats and savory snacks on a cheese board, this version is all about Valentine’s treats! What better way to end a Galentine’s Day dinner party or …

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Red Velvet Praline Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These red velvet cupcakes are a classic Southern treat with a vibrant red color, a tangy cream cheese frosting, and a delicious pecan praline topping. They are perfect for any special occasion like birthdays, weddings, and Valentine’s Day! In addition to red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, I love to make these adorable pink cake …

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How To Make Strawberry Popcorn: Easy Recipe

Ready to learn how to make strawberry popcorn using strawberry gelatin for a delicious strawberry taste? It’s the perfect snack for a fun movie night, baby shower, or a special occasion any time of year, but my favorite way to serve it is for Valentine’s Day! For more Valentine’s Day sweet treats, check out these …

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How to Price Cakes and Cupcakes in Your Home Bakery

Want to sell your baked goods but you don’t know how to price cakes and cupcakes for profit? Today I’m sharing my formula for pricing cakes so you can pay yourself (more than minimum wage) for your hard work! Learning how to price for profit is an important skill for a business owner to learn …

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A State-By-State Guide To Cottage Foods Label Requirements

Are you confused by your state cottage foods label requirements? In this post, you’ll find helpful information about United States cottage food labeling requirements and a state-by-state resource for cottage foods laws that will help you when it comes to labeling your cottage foods products. Bakers who want to sell homemade products made in their …

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The Easy Way to Make Pink Chocolate for Dipping

Learn how to make pink chocolate for dipping your favorite treats! Don’t have any colored candy melts on hand? No worries! Making pink chocolate at home is simple and uses only three easy-to-find ingredients. If you have almond bark, pink gel color, and coconut oil, then you can make perfectly colored pink dipping chocolate for …

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How Much is a Cake Pop? Prices for Cakepops in 2024

How much is a cake pop? Before you sell yourself short by guessing at the price of cake pops, I’ll show you how to easily figure out your cake pop costs so you can quote cake pop prices with confidence!  Click here to learn how to make cake pops without using expensive candy melts. How Much is …

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How to Make Cake Pops: Easy Recipe Without Candy Melts

Wondering how to make cake pops without candy melts? In this blog post,  I’ll show you the best way to make cake pops using almond bark instead of the traditional candy coating.  I’ve been making and selling cake pops for years, and I have come to realize that a great cake pop comes from a …

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Easy Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe (No Butter)

Ever feel the frosting blues because you can’t use dairy in your recipes, thanks to cottage food regulations or dietary restrictions? Well, my friends, worry no more! This is your new go-to for chocolaty, butter-free frosting. This easy recipe for chocolate buttercream frosting is dairy-free, using butter-flavored Crisco instead of traditional butter. It’s the perfect …

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How to Make Ahead and Freeze Soft Brioche Buns

Why settle for just one day of fresh bread when you can learn how to make ahead and freeze soft brioche buns, and enjoy homemade bread all week long? I’ve always loved the taste of freshly baked brioche, but let’s be honest—that warm, buttery, soft flavor doesn’t last very long. That’s why I’ve perfected the …

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Quick and Easy Homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing

This homemade cinnamon roll icing recipe has a rich vanilla flavor, made without cream cheese. It’s thick and creamy and perfect for slathering over a warm pan of gooey cinnamon rolls! You’re going to love this quick and easy cinnamon roll icing recipe. Not only is it the perfect topping for your warm cinnamon rolls, …

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Decadent Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake with Stevia

I’ve experimented with plenty of stevia cake recipes and this one is by far my favorite! This Decadent Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake is perfect for a special occasion or as a guilt-free indulgence when you have a sweet tooth. If you’ve been searching for delicious sugar-free desserts that align with your dietary choices look no further! This …

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How to Frost Nothing Bundt Cakes Style + Frosting RecipeĀ 

Here is my favorite Nothing Bundt Cake icing recipe that you can use to frost all types of homemade cakes. If you’ve ever visited a Nothing Bundt Cakes location, you know how delightful their cakes are, especially the iconic frosting style. The links provided are affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission if …

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Easy Gluten Free Bread Rolls Recipe: Pillowy and Soft!

If you’re looking for a gluten free bread rolls recipe that’s pillowy soft and easy to make, this recipe is for you! Finding an easy, no-fail gluten-free bread roll recipe can be a game-changer for a baker, that’s why I’m simplifying the search for you. Whether it’s for yourself, a loved one, or a customer, …

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The Best Carrot Cake Recipe with Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the best carrot cake recipe ever! It’s been a customer favorite for decades and it’s super simple to make. This isn’t just any carrot cake; it’s the perfect blend of spices and texture that makes this flavorful cake impossible to resist. I’ve even got an accompanying cream cheese frosting that pairs perfectly with …

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Easy Dairy Free Sugar Cookies Recipe (Includes Video)

This dairy free sugar cookies recipe is so good that most people won’t even know there is no butter, eggs, or milk in the recipe! Everyone should have a solid dairy-free cookie recipe handy, especially for those times when customers ask or when you’re baking for friends with dietary needs. These cookies keep their shape …

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50 Best Cute and Creative Cookie Display Ideas

Discover more than 50 cookie display ideas. Whether you are looking for help increasing your cookie sales or want to put together an impressive cookie display for weddings and events, all the best ideas are here. Dive in to find out more! Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a small commission through affiliate links in this post, …

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What Is the Best Baking Sheet? Rimmed Pans vs. Cookie Sheets

What is a rimmed baking sheet? I’ll show you how the baking sheet you use affects your cookies, cakes, and bars as we compare rimmed pans vs. cookie sheets.  Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a small commission through affiliate links in this post, but I only recommend products that I have tested and used myself. Be …

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Easy to Make Royal Icing Recipe Using Meringue Powder

This easy royal icing recipe using meringue powder is perfect for icing sugar cookies! You can find my Easy No Chill Sugar Cookie Recipe here.     Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a small commission through affiliate links in this post, but I only recommend products that I have tested and used myself. What is meringue powder? …

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Easy no-chill sugar cookie recipe (for cut-out cookies)

If you’re looking for an easy no chill sugar cookie recipe you’re in the right place! These no-chill sugar cookies are perfect for making cut-out cookies for Christmas, birthdays, or any occasion.   In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating these delicious cookies. You can find my favorite Royal …

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Easy Hand Pie Crust Recipe (tutorial and video)

This is seriously the best hand pie crust recipe you’ll ever try, and my super-easy shaping trick makes these hand pies come together so easily! Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a small commission through affiliate links in this post, but I only recommend products that I have tested and used myself. My favorite pie crust recipe …

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10 best ideas for custom packaging cinnamon rollsĀ 

So you’ve perfected your cinnamon roll recipe, and now you need ideas for cinnamon roll packaging? I’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 different ways to package your cinnamon rolls for sale that will not only make your cinnamon rolls look irresistible but also help you leave a lasting impression on your customers. …

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Easy Recipe: Traditional Greek Butter Cookies (Kourabiedes)

One bite and you’ll fall in love with this delicious Greek butter cookie recipe. They are a perfect holiday treat, a great addition to a cookie platter, or an easy recipe to make any time of year.  What are Kourabiedes? Kourabiedes are also known as Greek Butter cookies. The word comes from the Arabic language …

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The best creamy vanilla frosting recipe (no powdered sugar)

If you’ve ever had someone request a “less sweet”  frosting recipe for a cake or cupcakes, then you need to know about this creamy vanilla icing recipe made with no powdered sugar.  Ermine frosting: The delicious frosting with a funny name.  Ermine frosting is also known as cooked flour frosting, flour buttercream, or roux frosting. …

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Strawberry Chiffon Cakes with Homemade Strawberry Filling

If you’re a fan of easy cakes and adore strawberry-filled cake recipes then you’ll love these moist little chiffon cakes filled with homemade strawberry filling. Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a small commission through affiliate links in this post, but I only recommend products that I have tested and used myself. How to make fresh …

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100+ Best Baking Quotes and Captions for Social Media

Looking for some sweet Instagram captions for your bakery? Whether you’re whipping up a batch of cookies or crafting a masterpiece cake, there’s something here for every baker. I’ve struggled with what to say in my Instagram posts too! That’s why I scoured the internet for funny baking captions to use on social media. This …

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How to fill and bake the perfect cupcake

Have you ever struggled with how to fill and bake the perfect cupcake? If you’ve been experiencing dense cupcakes that don’t rise, batter that overflows, cupcakes with gummy centers, or cupcakes sticking to the liners, here are some easy and quick fixes to help you bake perfect cupcakes every time! Be sure to sign up …

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DIY Print at Home Labels For Home Bakery Businesses

If you run a baking business from home, you have probably struggled with the best way to print labels at home. A Laser printer is expensive,  inkjet printer labels smudge, and custom-printed labels are too expensive for everyday use!   Over the past 25 years as a bakery owner, I’ve tried many label printers for printing …

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I Cracked the Nothing Bundt Cakes Secret Recipe!

Today, I’m diving into the much-anticipated and closely guarded Nothing Bundt Cakes secret recipe, revealing how to make irresistibly delicious bundt cakes from scratch! Nothing Bundt Cakes’ most popular flavor? I couldn’t resist the temptation with a new Nothing Bundt Cakes location opening nearby. After exploring their website and checking out all the flavors of …

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Do’s and Don’ts of accepting Venmo, CashApp, Zelle or Paypal

Running a home bakery means baking delicious treats, but it also involves dealing with payments. In this digital age, options like Venmo, CashApp, Zelle, and PayPal offer ways to make transactions a piece of cake. Let’s dive into how these platforms work and learn the best practices for accepting payments while keeping your bakery business …

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Best Baking Flour Guide: How to Store It to Make It Last

Have you ever reached for a bag of flour, smelled a rancid odor, and wondered “How long does flour last” anyway? As bakers, there are so many details to think about that we often forget to pay attention to the proper storage of our baking flour. Different types of flour come with varying shelf lives, …

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How Big is A Sheet Cake? (Batter Amounts and Servings)

Ready to nail down the perfect sheet cake size for your next party? Find out the best sheet cake size for your gathering, how much batter you need to fill your pan, and the number of guests a sheet cake serves. How big is a half-sheet cake? A half-sheet cake is commonly baked in a …

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Soft and Fluffy Homemade Focaccia Bread Recipe

If you’re looking to bake the perfect bread at home, then this soft and fluffy homemade focaccia bread recipe is just what you need! Focaccia is a delightful Italian flatbread that’s known for its tender texture and aromatic flavors. In this easy-to-follow recipe, I’ll guide you through the process of creating a high-hydration dough that …

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How to Make the Most Addictive Peanut Butter Icing

Are you a peanut butter lover? This easy and fluffy peanut butter icing recipe is perfect for frosting your favorite cake or chocolate cupcakes.  It’s so delicious that everyone who tries it will be begging for more. Keep reading to find out how it got nicknamed “addictive” and get ready to take your desserts to …

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