The Smart Baker Blog

Our Day with Martha Stewart

On June 24th, Daniel and I were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Martha Stewart’s offices in NYC and view a taping of her show, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School (Click here to read a recent blog post in which I described our experience at February’s South Beach Food and Wine Fe
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How to frost a cupcake - Video Tutorial

With so many amazing cupcakes out there how do you grasp so many techniques to make sure your delicious treats are as beautiful as they are tasty?  We found this video on how to frost a cupcake from Howcast and thought you might enjoy it. View 5 Cupcake Icing Techniques on Howcast
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Perfect Parchment--Product Spotlight

Nothing is more frustrating when you have slaved over a recipe for hours—shopping for the perfect ingredients and measuring the exact portions—than when you pull your treat out of the oven and it remains stuck to the pan. Even if you faithfully buttered, sprayed, and greased everything, sometimes ba
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Celebrating the 4th with Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes!

What says Happy Independence Day better than these adorable Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes shown on our 3 Tier Flower Cupcake Tower from our friends over at “The Cupcake Project” Blog?These cherry cobbler cupcakes feature two fresh-pitted cherries baked right into a brown sugar lemony batter.Ch
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Do ingredients matter?

How much do individual ingredients matter when you're baking? After years of baking, we’ve formed our own opinions of where the quality cost and taste of certain ingredients matter. Professional and home-bakers alike, question which ingredients to choose. THE QUESTION: If you use a more e
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