How-To's

How-To's

Do you want to learn how to mold chocolates, decorate fun cupcakes, make the perfect flakey pie crust or process dill pickles? We have lots of ideas, recipes, hints and great fun articles for cake decorating, candy making, home canning and baking. Discover new ways to have fun in your kitchen!

  • Happy Easter, Happy Spring

    By Joanne Callahan Easter is a time of renewal. Not only do we look forward to leaving the winter doldrums b... 
  • Assembly of Layer Cakes

    Always level cake layers before assembling tiers. If you don't, your layers may crack or slide after assembly. Plac... 
  • Cakes for Your Valentine

    Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like a homemade goodie...
  • Confirmation & Communion Cake Ideas

    by Melinda Helton-Cromer If you were to take a quick look outof the nearest window, you will undoubtedly noti... 
  • Decorating Tubes

    The size and shape of the opening on a decorating tube determines the type of decorations the tip will produce. Be... 
  • Dynamite Ideas for Your Party

    By Melinda Helton-Cromer Showers, weddings, Mother's Day, graduation parties, and Father's day...Wow! This ce... 
  • General Hints

    Use Gum Arabic to make glazes... mixing it with varying amounts of water. It can used as a glaze for marzipan... 
  • Gum Arabic

    When gum arabic is mixed with varying amounts of water, it can be used as a glaze for marzipan, or an edible glue for... 
  • Piping Icing "Pearls"

    To pipe icing "pearls" on your cake, fit a round-holed icing tube (a #3-5 works fine) onto a pastry bag. Then, simply c... 
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