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Hello and Welcome! This is TheCakeBar’s short list of helpful food guides & baking tutorials collected and showcased since 2010 on the blog!
These are curated links from different baking and cooking blogs from all over the internetsssssss! 
For updates on this list, please visit this link frequently This list is not finished and will be constantly updated!
If you have any questions or concerns contact me on Tumblr
or Email me cakebarrecipes@yahoo.com 
Conversion Charts
Food Conversion Chart - Helpful chart converting cups, grams, fahrenheit to celsius (etc), (CafeFernando.com)
Online Instant Cooking Units Converter, Online conversion calculator (Convert-Me.com)
Conversions and Equivalents, (SmittenKitchen.com)
Free Printable Baking Conversion Charts, (Thecakeblog.com)
Free Printable Measurements Reminders Chart - Another Liquids Printable Measuring Chart, (ChefJulieYoon.com)
Retro Table of Measurements - 1950s retro ingredient measurement chart, (younanabread.wordpress.com)
Online Recipe Calculator- Cut your recipes in half or double or triple a recipe!, (fruitfromwashington.com)
Handy Baking Conversion Chart (http://visual.ly/)

Baking Science
Kitchen Safety - Avoid fires, tips on staying safe in the kitchen (sheknows.com, pillsbury.com, simplebites.net)
Mixing Methods - Mixing ingredients in correct order (so you don’t over-mix) Over mixing flour activates the gluten in the flour and your baked good can become hard, dense. This is why you should always follow the mixing instructions of a recipe. (chasingdelicious.com & atelierchristine.com)
Ratio Baking - A culinary ratio is a fixed proportion of one ingredient or ingredients relative to another. These proportions form the backbone of the craft of baking. Ratio baking is used to break away from having to use recipes  (http://visual.ly/)
Magi-Cake.com - strips that end high rise centers, uneven layers, cracked cake tops, dry and crusty edges

Baking Pan Substitutions Don’t have the right pan a recipe calls for? substitute it!!! (baking911.com)

Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies (ilovecharts.tumblr.com & handletheheat.com)
Chocolate chip Cookies 101 (variations include lemon, toffee, m&m, macadamia and more! This is a step by step instructional guide to master the perfect cookie! (theperfectchocolatechipcookie.com)
Fix Cake Disasters - burnt cake, sunken cake, cake with bump or rise, stale and dry cakes, shrunken cakes, stuck cakes, cracks in cakes, broken swiss roll, heavy cakes, streaked cake & sugary crust (wikihow.com)
The Science of Cake Baking: 6 Common Baking Pitfalls to Avoid (realsimple.com)
Why Cakes Fail - Troubleshooting guide for fallen, coarse textured, deep cracked, doughy, tough, and other cake recipe dramatics! (tipnut.com)
How to Fix 17 Baking and Cooking Errors - examples include… baking with cold eggs & dairy, over-mixing batters & doughs, using the wrong measuring cups for dry VS wet ingredients (realsimple.com)
Tips and Tricks to Make the Perfect Pie - baking tips include… blind baking, runny pie fillings, making perfect crusts, rolling out dough, freezing pies and tarts, pie decorating, fillings, using the right pans and much more! (dianasdesserts.com)
25 Vintage Baking Tips (tipnut.com)
26 Baking and Cooking Tips (tipnut.com)
Baking Secrets of Success  (tipnut.com)
40+ Cake Baking Tips and Tricks  (tipnut.com)
White Cake Comparison Test (8 Recipes Tested) -  In search of the perfect white cake recipe 8 recipes were tested and compared; variations include a sour cream recipe, butter recipe, shortening recipe, and buttermilk recipe (http://thebakemore.blogspot.ca/)
Alcohol Burn-out Chart & The following chart data comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with information on how much alcohol remains in your food with specific cooking methods. Keep in mind that this is the percentage of alcohol remaining of the original addition. (homecooking.about.com)
 Alcohol Substitutions for Recipes- There are a vast number of wonderful recipes which use some form of alcohol as an ingredient in sauces, marinades or as a main flavor ingredient. What do you do when you don’t have that particular liquor or you will be serving children at dinner or you do not partake of any alcoholic beverages? In many cases, you can make some non-alcoholic substitutions. In order to be successful, you’ll need to be armed with information and background on why the alcohol is used and the flavor goal of the recipe (homecooking.about.com)
The Science Behind a Great Piece of Pie (nytimes.com & scienceandfooducla.tumblr.com, kqedscience.tumblr.com)
Avoid Baking Emergencies - 911’s include…. cookies stick to pan, cookies run together, cookies not chewy, no mixer to knead dough, cake tears, cakes baked unevenly, under done and over done breads and much more! (americastestkitchenfeed.com)
How to Blind Bake a Pie - pre-baking your crust by itself before baking the pie (somedayspoon.com)
Detailed Macaron Troubleshooting Guide - covers aesthetic issues like no feet, uneven feet, hollow shells, cracked shells, sticky bottoms, equipment needed, science behind ingredients, ingredient substitutions and much much more! (foodnouveau.com)
Top 10 Tips for Making Macarons - This blogger has her top 10 tips that worked for her! (honestcooking.com)
Video Tutorials: 3 stages of Macaron Making - a video guide at how your recipe should look at each step of the macaron process. (eatlivetravelwrite.com)
Vanilla French Macarons Tutorial - a go-to recipe with step by step instructions (joepastry.com)
Macarons Help Guide 101 - covers two months of testing, almost 80 hours in kitchen baking. Obliterating countless eggs and pounds of almonds and sugar trying to produce not only a good macaron but also the maco-wrongs that plague bakers! (notsohumblepie.blogspot.com)
Macaron Troubleshooting Guide - Conquering possible issues and getting a detailed fix! (MisoHungry.com)
High Altitude Baking: Tips and Recipes - All you need to know about baking in high altitudes including the science behind each recipe!
Why Do I need to Sift my Flour? The why and How of sifting flour! (food52.com)
Recipe to make Various Cupcake Sizes - Recipe yields either 4 Jumbo cupcakes, 5 medium cupcakes, 6 Fairy Cupcakes, 10 Mini cupcakes or 12 petit cupcakes (jensjustdesserts.co.uk/)

Dining & Food Etiquette 
A Guide To Champagne Cocktails (visual.ly)
Dining Etiquette 101 (visual.ly)
Wine 101 (winefolly.com, foodiefy.tumblr.com)
Bar Guide: Drinkware 101(fivediamondhospitality.com, drinkmixer.com)
Virgin Drinks (drinkmixer.com)

Frosting and Decorating Cakes & Cookies
       - Cakes 101
Leveling, Torting, and Filling Layered Cakes (cooksdream.com)
How to Crumb Coat a Cake (marthastewart.com)
Go-to Vanilla Cake, Chocolate Cake(addapinch.com)
      - Basic Frostings
Only 2 Ingredients: White Buttercream Recipe (cookiesandcups.com)
2 Ingredients: Fudge Vegan Chocolate Buttercream (ohsheglows.com)
How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Buttercream (junipercakery.co.uk)
Chocolate Ganache 3 Ways (savorysweetlife.com)
Color Guide Chart: Food Coloring (yourhomebasedmom.com)
Natural Dyes: Buttercream Frostings (itsybitsyfoodies.com)
      - Decorating Cakes & Cupcakes
Easy Marshmallow Fondant Recipe (allrecipes.com, saltcakecity.com)
DIY Marshmallow Fondant (mandysrecipebox.blogspot.ca)
How to Make Marshmallow Fondant (cakejournal.com)
Marshmallow Fondant Tutorial (seddy5.typepad.com)
DIY Poured Fondant (cakejournal.com)
How to Cover Cupcakes/Petit Fours with Poured Fondant (cakejournal.com)
Making Modeling Chocolate with 2 Ingredients (craftsy.com)
Chocolate Modeling Roses (lulussweetsecrets.blogspot.com)
Homemade Marzipan Recipe (chatelaine.com)
Making Your Own Marzipan(weekendbakery.com)
DIY White Modeling Chocolate (wickedgoodies.net)
Chocolate Modeling Recipes (wickedgoodies.net)
10 Ways to Decorate a Cupcake (heartcoretoys.blogspot.com/)
Wilton frosting tips: A Frosting Tip Guide (witon.com, & twistnswirl.blogspot.com)
Frosting Cupcakes Tutorial (makebakecelebrate.com)
Frosting Tips, Designs (iheartkatiecakes.blogspot.ca/)
How to Glaze a Cake with Ganache (marthastewart.com)
Cupcake Decorating Step-by-Step (cakejournal.com)
How to Frost a Layered Cake (sugary-and-buttery.blogspot.in)
Basic Frosting /Piping Techniques (ninerbakes.com)
How to Mix Colors (thedecoratedcookie.com)
How to Thin Candy Melts - for making cake pops etc! (craftsy.com)
Secrets to Frosting a Layer Cake (America’s Test Kitchen)
Fresh Lemon Royal Icing (hanielas.com)
Stenciled Lace Wedding Cake Tutorial(thecakeblog.com)
Christmas Stenciling on Cupcakes(williams-sonoma.com)
      - Decorating Cookies
General Link for Cookie Decorating
Simple Sugar Cookies Video Tutorial
Brush Embroidery on Cookies (video tutorial)
Fondant and Sugar Cookies  (goodhousekeeping.com)
How to Decorate Cookies with Rolled Fondant(cakejournal.com)
How to Draw on a Cookie with an ipad (klickitatstreet.com)
Vanilla Fondant Flower Cookies (sugary-and-buttery.blogspot.com)
Fresh Lemon Royal Icing (hanielas.com)
Vintage Embroidery Cookies Tutorial (beeinourbonnet.com)
SugarVeil Icing Tutorial for Cupcakes & Cookies (cakejournal.com)
Royal Icing Recipe (hanielas.com)
How to Flood Cookies with Royal Icing (cakejournal.com)
General Cookie Recipes
Take Your Cookies to the Next Level (BonAppetit.com)
      - General Dessert Decorating
Dessert Sugar Cage Tutorial (jensjustdesserts.co.uk/)
SugarVeil Techniques (theweddingsecret.co.uk/)
Sketching with SugarVeil Icing
DIY stencil design for plating/serving trays (video), Heidi and Susie Bauer 
Hello Kitty Stenciling (racheltan.com)
Dessert decorating with stencils (video)

Must-Have’s for the Home Baker
Must have tools for the home baker (mybakingaddiction.com)
5 must-have pie gadgets (americastestkitchen.tumblr.com)
Baking Essentials: a basic ingredient check list for your pantry (decoratethis.blogspot.com/)
A Guide to Kitchen Whisks - Whip it! Whip it GOOOD! (craftsy.com)

Ingredient Substitutions 
Healthy Baking Substitutions, (Greatist.com)
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Substituting White Sugar for Natural Sweeteners (kitchendaily.com)
Healthier Cake Recipes + Baking Tips (Greatist.com)
Healthy and Vegan Substitutions (examiner.com)
Replacing Eggs in Baking (Icedjems.com)
Oil VS Butter Cakes and Alternative Fat Substitutions 
Natural Dye Rainbow Cake (no food coloring)
Ultimate Vegan Cheat Sheet (visual.ly/)
Alcohol Substitutions for Recipes- There are a vast number of wonderful recipes which use some form of alcohol as an ingredient in sauces, marinades or as a main flavor ingredient. What do you do when you don’t have that particular liquor or you will be serving children at dinner or you do not partake of any alcoholic beverages? In many cases, you can make some non-alcoholic substitutions. In order to be successful, you’ll need to be armed with information and background on why the alcohol is used and the flavor goal of the recipe (homecooking.about.com)

Good to Know
Bake with What’s In Your Pantry - Bake with what’s already in your pantry (kingarthur.com) 
What’s in your Fridge - Cooking and Baking with what’s already in your Fridge (myfridge.com) 
The Rise of The Cupcake - the history of this delicious treat!  (moneymarket.com)
Baking Pan Substitutions Don’t have the right pan a recipe calls for? substitute it! (baking911.com)
A Secret to Homemade Frappes, Lattes, Coffee Drinks 
How Much to Serve at a Party (margotmadison.blogspot.com) 
Definitive Guide for Apples and Their Uses  (pocketchangegourmet.com)
Apples 101  41 varieties, recommended uses, flavors, and different traits (visual.ly) 
Pumpkins 101 and 102 -  Did you know that different pumpkin varieties work best for baking more than others? This post lists some of the different pumpkin varieties and their best uses (carving, baking, cooking, decorating)
How to Make French Meringue(marthastewart.com) 
How to Make Italian Meringue (marthastewart.com)
How to Make Swiss Meringue(marthastewart.com)
How to Make French Chantilly (wikihow.com, cookinginprovence.wordpress.com)
DIY Flavored Whipped Creams (various sources)
what to do with left over egg yolks  (fortysomething.ca)
what to do with left over egg whites(davidlebovitz.com)
Comparison of Fondant Brands (craftsy.com)
Christmas: Should I buy That Gift?(mint.com)
Stoneware Benefits (various sources)
Best Bubbly Under $50 (theglitterguide.com)
Chocolate chip Cookies 101 (variations include lemon, toffee, m&m, macadamia and more! This is a step by step instructional guide to master the perfect cookie! (theperfectchocolatechipcookie.com)
Cocoa Powder 101 - Confused by recipes that call for dutch processed cocoa? learn about about cocoa here! (melskitchencafe.com)
Where to Buy Macarons from All Over the World - a world wide list of locations of where you can buy these french cookies! Good for travel junkies that need a new eating spot to try out!
10 Reasons to Use Parchment (themessybaker.com)
The Many Uses of Ziplock Bag  (realsimple.com)
How Well Do You Know Your Flour (jovinacooksitalian.com)
Bring Me Flours  (sweetapolita.com)
How to Make Homemade Icing Sugar/Confectionery Sugar (wholenewmom.com)
Book Resources
- Hello Cupcake Book Series (Karen Tack, Allen Richardson)
Hello Cupcake
What’s New Cupcake
Cupcakes Cookies and Pies Oh MY!
Hello Cupcake What’s New?
    - Martha Stewart
Hors D’oeuvres Handbook 
Baking Handbook
Crafts for Kids (includes food recipes)
    - America’s Test Kitchen 
Cooks Illustrated, Baking Book  
Cooks Illustrated,The Science of Good Cooking  
If you have any questions or concerns contact me on Tumblr
or Email me cakebarrecipes@yahoo.com 
**this list is not finished and will be constantly edited. For updates on this list, please visit this link frequently 
**please contact me if you see any broken links

Complete guide for bakers

thecakebar:

thecakebar:

Hello and Welcome! This is TheCakeBar’s short list of helpful food guides & baking tutorials collected and showcased since 2010 on the blog!

  • These are curated links from different baking and cooking blogs from all over the internetsssssss! 
  • For updates on this list, please visit this link frequently This list is not finished and will be constantly updated!
  • If you have any questions or concerns contact me on Tumblr
  • or Email me cakebarrecipes@yahoo.com 

Conversion Charts

  • Food Conversion Chart - Helpful chart converting cups, grams, fahrenheit to celsius (etc), (CafeFernando.com)

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Baking Science

  • Kitchen Safety - Avoid fires, tips on staying safe in the kitchen (sheknows.com, pillsbury.com, simplebites.net)
  • Mixing Methods - Mixing ingredients in correct order (so you don’t over-mix) Over mixing flour activates the gluten in the flour and your baked good can become hard, dense. This is why you should always follow the mixing instructions of a recipe. (chasingdelicious.com & atelierchristine.com)
  • Ratio Baking - A culinary ratio is a fixed proportion of one ingredient or ingredients relative to another. These proportions form the backbone of the craft of baking. Ratio baking is used to break away from having to use recipes  (http://visual.ly/)
  • Magi-Cake.com - strips that end high rise centers, uneven layers, cracked cake tops, dry and crusty edges
  • Baking Pan Substitutions Don’t have the right pan a recipe calls for? substitute it!!! (baking911.com)

  • Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies (ilovecharts.tumblr.com & handletheheat.com)
  • Chocolate chip Cookies 101 (variations include lemon, toffee, m&m, macadamia and more! This is a step by step instructional guide to master the perfect cookie! (theperfectchocolatechipcookie.com)
  • Fix Cake Disasters - burnt cake, sunken cake, cake with bump or rise, stale and dry cakes, shrunken cakes, stuck cakes, cracks in cakes, broken swiss roll, heavy cakes, streaked cake & sugary crust (wikihow.com)
  • Why Cakes Fail - Troubleshooting guide for fallen, coarse textured, deep cracked, doughy, tough, and other cake recipe dramatics! (tipnut.com)
  • How to Fix 17 Baking and Cooking Errors - examples include… baking with cold eggs & dairy, over-mixing batters & doughs, using the wrong measuring cups for dry VS wet ingredients (realsimple.com)
  • Tips and Tricks to Make the Perfect Pie - baking tips include… blind baking, runny pie fillings, making perfect crusts, rolling out dough, freezing pies and tarts, pie decorating, fillings, using the right pans and much more! (dianasdesserts.com)
  • Alcohol Burn-out Chart & The following chart data comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with information on how much alcohol remains in your food with specific cooking methods. Keep in mind that this is the percentage of alcohol remaining of the original addition. (homecooking.about.com)
  •  Alcohol Substitutions for Recipes- There are a vast number of wonderful recipes which use some form of alcohol as an ingredient in sauces, marinades or as a main flavor ingredient. What do you do when you don’t have that particular liquor or you will be serving children at dinner or you do not partake of any alcoholic beverages? In many cases, you can make some non-alcoholic substitutions. In order to be successful, you’ll need to be armed with information and background on why the alcohol is used and the flavor goal of the recipe (homecooking.about.com)
  • Avoid Baking Emergencies - 911’s include…. cookies stick to pan, cookies run together, cookies not chewy, no mixer to knead dough, cake tears, cakes baked unevenly, under done and over done breads and much more! (americastestkitchenfeed.com)
  • Detailed Macaron Troubleshooting Guide - covers aesthetic issues like no feet, uneven feet, hollow shells, cracked shells, sticky bottoms, equipment needed, science behind ingredients, ingredient substitutions and much much more! (foodnouveau.com)
  • Macarons Help Guide 101 - covers two months of testing, almost 80 hours in kitchen baking. Obliterating countless eggs and pounds of almonds and sugar trying to produce not only a good macaron but also the maco-wrongs that plague bakers! (notsohumblepie.blogspot.com)

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Dining & Food Etiquette 

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Frosting and Decorating Cakes & Cookies

       - Cakes 101

      - Basic Frostings

      - Decorating Cakes & Cupcakes

      - Decorating Cookies

      - General Dessert Decorating

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Must-Have’s for the Home Baker

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Ingredient Substitutions 

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Good to Know

Book Resources

- Hello Cupcake Book Series (Karen Tack, Allen Richardson)

    - Martha Stewart

    - America’s Test Kitchen 

If you have any questions or concerns contact me on Tumblr

or Email me cakebarrecipes@yahoo.com 

**this list is not finished and will be constantly edited. For updates on this list, please visit this link frequently 

**please contact me if you see any broken links

Complete guide for bakers

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Alcoholic Tea Recipes!

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