Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Other Recommended Blog

I instantly became interested in CakeJournal the second I discovered the blog. Not only is the blog filled with holiday treat ideas, but there are also tutorials, recipes, cakes, cupcakes, resources, etc. This blog has it all! I hope to improve my blog to someday have many things people could use to their convenience. My personal favorite thing I want to try from the blog is the Santa Cupcake Topper and the Holiday Gift Box Cookies. They are adorable and very simple to make. I like blogs like these because it educates people on how easy baking can be, because most people are scared to try because of the thought of it being hard and not turning out good. On each recipe it gives, there are step by step instructions, even pictures to help you out too. Not only that, but there are also a whole bunch of tutorials, almost anything you could possibly think of that would help you make anything you wanted to create. To make it even easier for bakers, the blog includes shopping lists and ingredients, grocery deals, and even meal planners to help you out. I am excited that there are such helpful blogs out there to get people to enjoy baking as much as I do, and to give it a shot in their lives. Because again, baking is so much more than what people think it is. It is blogs like ours that let people know that, or even give already bakers new ideas. I know that when I see different baking blogs, I always learn something new and think of different ways that I can improve my blog so that when someone stumbles across it, they can take something from it and try something new and out of their comfort zone. I greatly recommend this blog to anyone, whether you are an experienced baker, or someone who wants to try out baking and find a new passion :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Baking Haiku :)

Treats in the oven
Can't take the amazing smell
Time to decorate!

My Passion For Baking

I distinctly remember when I was younger baking with my grandma. She taught me the simple skill of making cupcakes, and frosting them together. Ever since then, I have had a huge passion for baking. In my eyes, it is not just for baking something yummy to eat. It is much more than that, it makes a bond with loved ones and makes good memories. I know I will always hold onto the memories I had with my grandma baking things, and I know when I have children or grandchildren, I am going to teach them how to bake also. I think it is an important childhood memory to experience. Today, me and my mother make things together. Whether it be brownies, gooey pumpkin bars, lemon bars, or cake. These memories, I am also going to hold onto. Everyone loves a good treat, and making them together, or for someone else, makes it that much better. I also love baking because it is your very own creation, something to be proud of if it turns out right. Decorating the finished product is one of my favorite parts too. Once the dessert is done, you get to decorate it how you want, or add whatever you want, to leave your own mark. Baking is so much more than what people think it is. They just need to experience it to find out, and to find their passion for it. Another blog that shares the same thought about baking as me, is She has a lot of ideas on how it connects with her and her daughter, and other recipes you can try as well.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Brownies Are Always The Answer

Another quick and easy dessert to make for the holidays is peppermint brownie bites. It is my family's favorite, and I guarantee your family will love it as well. Here are just a few ingredients and steps you will need to make this yummy holiday treat to share with loved ones.

For Bites 3⁄4 cup Ghirardelli® Unsweetened Cocoa 1-1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1⁄2 cups sugar 1-1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3⁄4 cup warm water 3⁄4 cup buttermilk 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract Peppermint candies coarsely chopped, for garnish

For Frosting 3 sticks (12 ounces) unsalted butter, softened 1 pound confectioners sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract For more recipes using delicious ghirardelli chocolate to make everyone smile, go to

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Helpful Steps To Make Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are the perfect, fast and easy treats to make for any occasion. With few ingredients, steps, and time, it makes a great result. Whether it be for a birthday, holiday party, or just to enjoy at home with the family, these little delectable squares are the answer that everyone will love.

Friday, December 6, 2013

History in the Baking

The definition of baking is, "To cook (food) with dry heat, especially in an oven." , along with many other forms of ways you could describe it. Baking has been around before anyone can even remember. In the way earlier years, baking was mostly consisted of baking bread for meals. Throughout the years baking has evolved into much much more recipes such as desserts and many other dishes. Over time, many families have been in the baking industry because of their ancestors. Their stories are very interesting, along with a lot of other facts about baking. This man's story stuck out to me the most and I am confident you will learn something from it too, For facts and information about even earlier baking, visit the site

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recommended Site

The Very Best Baking website is a great place to visit while looking for great recipes online. They base a lot of their recipes with Nestle Toll House and have many yummy treats. Not only are there recipes, but there is also a "community" tab where you can connect with other people who are into baking and share each others recipes, get together and chat, etc. Not only that, but there is a whole section on baking ideas to do with your kids too, which is great. This website is perfect for an audience of all ages, anyone who wants to get in the baking spirit. There are many recipes to try around the holidays that will be an amazing bonding experience with family and loved ones. Not to mention they're all pretty cute too!

Some Yummy Favorites!

Recommended Baking Books

In the book Chocolate Classics, published by Brand Name Corporations in 1985, it shows you how to bake every chocolate sensation you could imagine, as well as informing you in the first couple of pages how to measure certain items, oven temperatures, possible substitutions, and even food storage. It is organized throughout the book by recipes and even includes pictures to most of them, but not all. The audience of this book is open to anyone who wants to learn how, or continue baking. The pictures and eye catching names of the desserts persuade people to want to try it, which is the purpose of the whole book. I also recommend the book Baking, written by Marsha Day in 1999. This book includes over 400 recipes to choose from that have step-by-step pictures to make it easier for beginners. In the very beginning pages of the book, Day put an ingredients list, and a baking equiptment list. By being organized very helpfully, this book is very persuasive in getting people to become interested in baking the recipes given. This book is intended for and audience of bakers of course, and for people who need the confidence to learn how.