Can You Airbrush Buttercream

Baking 101: Can You Airbrush Buttercream?

Alright, you’ve prepared your cake by applying a crumb coat and thick buttercream, chilled it to keep it stable and now it’s finally time to airbrush this delightful confection! So, what’s the protocol?

Best Proofing Basket For Your Bread

The Best Proofing Basket For Your Bread

The material of your proofing basket is also important. The most common materials used for bannetons are either wicker or plastic. Wicker baskets are the traditional choice, making them a great option if you’re looking to recreate that classic artisan bread look. They’re also very durable, so they can be used over and over again.

Overproofed Sourdough

No More Under or Overproofed Sourdough! Here’s What You Need To Know

Ideally, you want to stop the process before all of the carbohydrates have been eaten. You want that because when the dough is transferred to the oven, the warmth will boost the activity of the yeast, meaning that they’ll digest your carbohydrates much more quickly, giving you a good rise in the oven.

What Does Cornstarch Do In Baking

What Does Cornstarch Do in Baking?

Most often, cornstarch (known as corn flour in the UK) is used as a thickening agent. When cornstarch is added to various ingredients, the starch molecules will absorb the liquid when heated, thereby thickening the mixture. During cooking, this starch can expand six to ten times its size. Impressive, no? 

Should Cupcakes Be Flat Or Domed

Cupcake 101: Should Cupcakes Be Flat Or Domed?

Cupcakes are most often flat because they haven’t risen properly. There can be a number of different reasons why this might be the case, from overmixing and putting too much air into your batter, from undermixing and not putting any air at all, to even using eggs that are too cold or butter that is far too soft.

Professional Cake Decorating Tools And Uses

Professional Cake Decorating Tools and Uses

An offset spatula (sometimes also called a palette knife) is a thin, flexible tool with an angled handle and rounded blade. Offset spatulas are indispensable for spreading frosting evenly, creating a flat smooth surface for decorating. In contrast, they can also be used to build textured frosting with fantastical swoops, stripes and swirls in icing, leading to insta-worthy designs.

Cupcake Sizes

Cupcake Sizes with Cupcake Size Chart

The regular cupcake is what made us fall in love with this delectable sweet treat. Regular cupcakes are the most commonly served cupcake size and the ones you’ll see in the bakeries, on our favorite YouTube channels, and at our best friend’s wedding.

Are Silicone Baking Mats Safe

Are Silicone Baking Mats Safe? The Truth Behind The Popular Baking Tool

There are lots of great reasons to love silicone baking mats, but it doesn’t just stop there. You can get an array of silicone baking equipment, ranging from silicone trays, cake, and cupcake molds, and even spatulas. I love that the price point of silicone baking equipment is generally really affordable. It’s not uncommon to see a set of silicone baking mats or molds retailing for between ten and twenty dollars.

Substitutes For Silicone Baking Mats

Six Simple Substitutes for Silicone Baking Mat

Parchment paper is one of the most versatile alternatives to a silicone baking mat. Parchment paper is nonstick (due to it being coated with a thin layer of silicone itself) in addition to being both microwave and oven-safe (up to 420°F to 450°F depending on the brand). Furthermore, it can be used for cooler uses in the fridge or freezer as well.