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Discover all my favorite bakery recipes in one convenient spot. I love sharing the tips, tricks, and unique recipes I’ve picked up during my 25 years working as a baker. Hope this helps make baking from scratch just a little bit easier!

Some of my most popular recipes are Shelf-Stable Buttercream Frosting, Simple Sourdough Pizza Crust, and this Crispy Butterless Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

 

Copycat Panera Scone Recipe for Berry Lovers

I’m so excited to share this triple berry scone Panera recipe with you! Panera has recently updated its menu, but sadly, the beloved Triple Berry Scone, which has been absent for a few years, isn’t coming back anytime soon. To satisfy those cravings, I’m thrilled to share a homemade version of this favorite treat.  You’ll …

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From Freezer to Oven: How to Bake Frozen Scones Like a Pro!

You might be surprised to learn that not only can you freeze scone dough, but you should freeze scone dough, and here’s why…  Imagine having a freezer stocked with prepped scone dough, ready to bake at a moment’s notice, allowing you the ability to offer an assortment of flavors without the hassle of preparing each …

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Easy 3 Ingredient Homemade Cinnamon Baking Chips

With just three simple ingredients, you can whip up this cinnamon chips recipe and say goodbye to store-bought cinnamon chips forever! Homemade cinnamon chips are a delicious addition to scones, cupcakes, and cookies.  Whether you’re unable to find them at your local grocery store, prefer the satisfaction of homemade treats, or are looking for a …

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4 Inch vs 6 Inch Smash Cake: Tips+Recipe for 1st Birthday

Having trouble deciding whether to opt for a 4-inch vs. 6-inch smash cake for a baby’s first birthday celebration? Celebrating a baby’s first birthday is a milestone worth commemorating,  and what better way to do so than with a fun and photo-worthy smash cake experience? Let’s dive into how you can create the perfect smash …

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How to Store Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats [Video]

Wondering how to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats?   How to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats as make-ahead party treats What’s not to love about taking a basic rice krispie treat recipe and making it extra special by covering it in chocolate? Whether it’s for bake sales, birthday parties, or just because you …

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How to Freeze Cinnamon Rolls: Unbaked or Baked

Learn how to freeze cinnamon roll dough, and avoid the last-minute rush of baking cinnamon rolls while your friends and family wait! Make-ahead cinnamon rolls are the perfect solution for so many occasions. Are you baking for Christmas morning, Mother’s Day, or Easter brunch? Just pull out a pan of par-baked cinnamon rolls, pop them …

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Cinnamon Rolls & Sticky Buns: One Versatile Recipe

Cinnamon roll vs cinnamon bun. What’s the difference? What’s the difference between cinnamon rolls and cinnamon buns? Both delicious treats are made from the same dough and filled with delicious cinnamon goodness, but it’s the frosting versus the sticky glaze that sets them apart.  In this post,  I’ll show you how to make both cinnamon …

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How to Use Frozen Bananas for Baking Banana Bread

Can you use frozen bananas for banana bread? Yes! Here’s how… Few things are as comforting as a warm slice of freshly baked banana bread, but having ripe bananas when you need them can be a challenge. Freezing and baking with frozen bananas is easy if you know how! Keep reading to learn my favorite …

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9 Grain Honey Oat: How to Bake The Best Subway Bread at Home

Learn how to make your very own version of 9-Grain Honey Oat Bread, the best Subway bread ever! Many people would argue that the best Subway bread was 9-grain honey oat, but when Subway discontinued it, it left sandwich lovers forced to choose from different Subway bread options.  But now you can make it yourself …

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Making Chocolate Treats: Best Melting Chocolate for Molds

If you want to make chocolate treats, but are not sure where to start, then check out this guide to learn about the best melting chocolate for molds!  Whether you’re a seasoned chocolatier or a newbie in the kitchen, using the right chocolate can make all the difference in creating beautiful treats. In this blog …

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What Does Irish Soda Bread Taste Like and When to Make it!

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to whip up a batch of traditional Irish soda bread.  You don’t need to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  I always look forward to the fun traditions like pinching someone who isn’t wearing green, going to parades, drinking green beer, and …

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Brown Butter Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie

Soft and chewy cookies with melty pockets of semi-sweet chocolate chips and creamy notes of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Searching for recipes using Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolate chips? With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I was searching for recipes using Bailey Irish cream chocolate chips and found very few options. I love to …

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookie: Panera Copycat

What is a kitchen sink cookie? They’re chewy cookies, packed with all kinds of goodies, hence the name “Everything But the Kitchen Sink”! If you love the sweet and salty combination then you need to try this copycat recipe for Panera Bread’s famous Kitchen Sink Cookies! Here are some of my other popular copycat recipes …

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Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe: New Orleans Style

Let’s whip up a tasty King Cake recipe New Orleans style! Follow these steps, and you’ll be yellin’ “Let the Good Times Roll!” in no time. This traditional king cake is made with fluffy brioche dough and buttery cinnamon sugar filling. Its colorful decorations sit atop a layer of almond-flavored icing. Don’t forget to include …

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Glazed Orange Scones: A Copycat Panera Scone Recipe

One bite of this cream-based orange Panera scone recipe and you’ll fall in love!   If you’re a fan of Panera Bread’s orange scones, you’ll recognize these. They are moist and flaky, and topped with a zesty orange glaze, just like the originals!   I love making copycat recipes from popular restaurants and products. Here …

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Better Than Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pop Recipe

If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about the treats at Starbucks, then you’ll love this Starbucks chocolate cake pop recipe! Moist chocolate cake, creamy frosting, and the kind of deliciousness that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to make ultimate chocolate cake pops – and …

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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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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 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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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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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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