FOOD FUN: Snowman Cake Or Cookies

Snowman cake. This is actually a stacked cookie from Lila Loa, but we baked three cake layers instead. [2] Melting Snowman cookies (photo courtesy Pillsbury; here’s the recipe).   If you don’t celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or other year-end holiday, you can still have a special seasonal cake. Make one with a nonsectarian snowman or snowflake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: It’s Easy To Bake A Caribbean Rum Bundt Cake

[1] A rum cake bundt, heavy on the rum (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] The rum is poured onto the cake and sits overnight to sink in. This recipe adds cinnamon to the rum syrup (photo courtesy AlwaysOrderDessert.com). [3] Lots of rum syrup make this cake very moist (photo courtesy BrownEyedBaker.com). [4] This butter-rum…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Wreath Cake

You may not feel up to making a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Cake), but you can certainly make a wreath cake. While there is trend to pull-apart cupcake wreath cakes, we decided to try a traditional one. This recipe was adapted by Audra, The Baker Chick from one on AllRecipes.com. It’s the third photo,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Embossed Cake Pan & Cake Mix

Buy one for yourself, buy one as a gift, but turn holiday cake-baking into a no-fuss event with an embossed cake pan. A plain bundt or loaf cake is instantly decorated by the design embossed in the pan. Aside from an optional dusting of confectioners’ sugar, there’s no more work for you to do—a welcome…
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