Have we got a treat for you today, Pandas! With the holiday season in full swing, I’ll bet that many of you are in the mood to taste some delicious baked goods, just like I am. To get your stomachs a-rumbling and you in the mood to test out some new recipes at home, we’ve collected some of the best pics of baked goods from the warm and wholesome r/Baking subreddit.

An online community of just over 642k members, r/Baking is home to “recipes, ideas, and all things baking-related.” From cakes, cookies, pies, and tarts to muffins, scones, and all types of bread, everyone’s baking creations are welcome. As you’re scrolling down, upvote your fave pics and let us know which of these delicious concoctions you’d most like to taste.

Got your forks and spoons ready, Pandas? Let’s dive head-first into the cinnamon-scented world of baking!

Pie artist, author, and baking grandmaster Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin was happy to talk to Bored Panda about just how engaging, joyous, and downright magical baking truly is. Not only does baking help reduce your stress levels, but it also helps you connect to others, and serves as an outlet for your creative expression. She also opened up to me about her latest projects and her book that’s hot from the oven, 'Pies Are Awesome: the Definitive Pie Art Book.' Scroll down for Bored Panda’s exclusive interview with Jessica.

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I Made A Picnic-Themed Birthday Cake For My Mother-In-Law. The Toppings Are All Individual Little Sugar Cookies

I Made A Picnic-Themed Birthday Cake For My Mother-In-Law. The Toppings Are All Individual Little Sugar Cookies

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The r/Baking subreddit is an old one. It’s been around since mid-April of 2009. Since then, it’s cemented itself as one of the main places on Reddit that celebrates the wonderful world of baked goods, whatever shape, form, or taste they might take.

Baking expert Jessica was very honest with Bored Panda about her passion for baking. “For me, baking is the ultimate creative expression—it combines my love of art, science, exploration, and of learning new things.”

She added that we also can’t forget that the beauty of baking is also about the taste and her “love of eating yummy things!”

Part of the magic of baking is that everyone can have a very different approach to it. Your reasons why you love being in the kitchen so much might be entirely different from someone else’s. Or they might overlap and you might find an unexpected connection.

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I Hand-Painted Some Delft Blue Sugar Cookies!

I Hand-Painted Some Delft Blue Sugar Cookies!

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Pie-Thon. I Thought I Would Share My Latest Pie

Pie-Thon. I Thought I Would Share My Latest Pie

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“Everyone has their own unique reasons for their love of baking,” pie artist Jessica said. “For a lot of my friends, it’s the meditative aspect that they find most appealing. Measuring out ingredients, mindful stirring, the aromatherapy… It’s a very ‘in the moment’ type of activity that requires a focus that can drive out the intrusive thoughts about our day-to-day troubles.”

Meanwhile, other people can focus entirely on the results, not the process itself. Though that doesn’t make their baking any less ‘serious.’ Quite the opposite! These people tend to love sharing their food with the people closest to them.

“For other friends, the joy of baking lies in the outcome—the sharing of sweet treats with loved ones and putting smiles on people’s faces.”

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I Was Thinking A Lot About My Late Cockatiel Maui Today, He Passed Away Suddenly Last Year And His Hatch-Day Was In February. Decided To Make Some Maui Macarons To Honour Him. I Miss His Dorky Little Face So Much

I Was Thinking A Lot About My Late Cockatiel Maui Today, He Passed Away Suddenly Last Year And His Hatch-Day Was In February. Decided To Make Some Maui Macarons To Honour Him. I Miss His Dorky Little Face So Much

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I Made Spring Botanical Cookies! These Are Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies Decorated With Royal Icing!

I Made Spring Botanical Cookies! These Are Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies Decorated With Royal Icing!

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Daughter Wanted Kitty Cakes For Her 4th Birthday. Dad To The Rescue! I Am Not A Professional

Daughter Wanted Kitty Cakes For Her 4th Birthday. Dad To The Rescue! I Am Not A Professional

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According to Jessica, baking can have a very strong nostalgic component attached to it that lets us appeal to others’ memories. “Using old family recipes or creating dishes with special cultural significance can help us find that sometimes elusive connection to our own past, and our future,” she said.

“Whatever our reasons for wanting to bake, it’s no surprise that more people than ever before took up the pastime during the pandemic. Study after study has indicated that baking can release stress, and help make people feel closer together and more connected, even when they are physically apart,” the pie artist urged everyone to give baking a try!

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Avocuddle Donuts! These Are Fried Vanilla Bean Donuts With Matcha Glazing And Sugar Coated Donut Holes

Avocuddle Donuts! These Are Fried Vanilla Bean Donuts With Matcha Glazing And Sugar Coated Donut Holes

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My Wife Made This Wedding Cake But She Doesn't Post On Reddit

My Wife Made This Wedding Cake But She Doesn't Post On Reddit

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Jessica also revealed to Bored Panda some insights about her newest projects, both in the kitchen and at the printing press. “

“This month is all about ‘Piescrapers’ in my kitchen! Piescrapers are 3D pies that ‘go up,’ as an homage to the epic pies of the royal Medieval and Renaissance pastry chefs. I’m working on reverse-engineering some of these old old old skool pie baking techniques, as well as adding a few innovations of my own—many of which you can find on my Instagram account @thePieous, and in my new book 'Pies Are Awesome: the Definitive Pie Art Book' (with foreword by Duff Goldman),” she shared.

“In ‘Pies Are Awesome,’ I share all my secrets for baking epic pies, for beginners and experts alike, and provide lots of templates, step-by-step photos, and tips and tricks. I also include spotlights on other Pie Artists out there who are just killing it in the baking world, and where you can check out their work for more inspiration. The world of Pie Art has grown by leaps and bounds over the past five years, and even if you aren’t yet ready to dip your toe into the world of Pie Art baking, my book makes a great gift idea for anyone with a coffee table and a love of drool-worthy pie photos!”

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I Was Asked To Make A Cake Inspired By A Painting Done By The Birthday Girl’s Father. I Tried My Best!

I Was Asked To Make A Cake Inspired By A Painting Done By The Birthday Girl’s Father. I Tried My Best!

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Finally Perfected My Macarons, Then Took It To The Next Level! Strawberry Shaped Macarons With Chocolate Ganache And Jam Filling

Finally Perfected My Macarons, Then Took It To The Next Level! Strawberry Shaped Macarons With Chocolate Ganache And Jam Filling

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A while back I spoke to professional but self-taught baker Jessica about her approach to baking. She revealed to Bored Panda that it can take her anywhere from 2 hours to a whopping 4 days to make one of her artistic pies.

According to Jessica, we shouldn’t start tinkering with baking recipes until we feel comfortable in the kitchen. On the flip side, experimenting with recipes can be a lot of food if you learn to embrace any mistakes that you make.

"There are certain chemical reactions that need to happen for pastry to become pastry, for cake to become cake, and if you alter certain variables (heat, time, acidity, etc.) you may get a result you aren’t thrilled with... That said, you may be pleasantly surprised!" Jessica told Bored Panda earlier.

#13

I Made Some Fall Fashion Cookies

I Made Some Fall Fashion Cookies

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My Boyfriend Forgot My 30th Birthday. I Spent The Day Alone So I Made My Own Cake. It's Been A Rough Day...

My Boyfriend Forgot My 30th Birthday. I Spent The Day Alone So I Made My Own Cake. It's Been A Rough Day...

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My Mom Was So Sad When My Grandmother Passed Away Cause She Would Miss Her Cheesecake

My Mom Was So Sad When My Grandmother Passed Away Cause She Would Miss Her Cheesecake

So for the last 7 years I have been making her one every year for Xmas from my grandmother’s recipe. I’ve never been able to get one not to crack...until this year!! Finally a PERFECT cheesecake!!

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Ruby Margene
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the ultimate form of love and dedication!

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"And what better way to learn, 'Oh! That’s what an egg does in this recipe' or, 'Oh! That’s why they say to chill the dough overnight first' than by jumping in and trying it? If you’ve got the time, and are cool with learning from failure (something I do all the time), tinker away!" she said.

If you find yourself pressed for time, ingredients, or patience, you should definitely stick to tried-and-tested recipes. Deviating from them could be disastrous if you know you can’t redo things in the time that you have.

"Or take a few hours to research the chemistry involved in your recipe and what the correct ratios for substitutions are. There are lots of great books on baking chemistry out there—if you’re a tinkerer like me I highly recommend you check ‘em out!" the baker said.

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I’m Feeling Really Proud Of My First Geode Cake And Just Wanted To Share It With Someone Who “Gets It”. Everything Is Completely Vegan And Completely Made From Scratch, Including The Rock Candy

I’m Feeling Really Proud Of My First Geode Cake And Just Wanted To Share It With Someone Who “Gets It”. Everything Is Completely Vegan And Completely Made From Scratch, Including The Rock Candy

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Mad Dragon
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12 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you make a cake without eggs and still have it stand up looking so pretty?

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My 8 Year Old Daughter Wanted A Hedgehog Cake For Her Birthday. I Tried My Best

My 8 Year Old Daughter Wanted A Hedgehog Cake For Her Birthday. I Tried My Best

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I Made A Beatrix Potter-Inspired Easter Pie - The Filling Is Apple And Mixed Field Berry

I Made A Beatrix Potter-Inspired Easter Pie - The Filling Is Apple And Mixed Field Berry

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Mad Dragon
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12 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would feel awful cutting into that masterpiece!

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Meanwhile, cake designer Darci from ‘Kake by Darci’ in Canada told Bored Panda that you can start breaking the established rules of baking once you understand why you’re breaking them and when you know by heart what each item does in a recipe.

"Baking is a science. Every ingredient has a purpose. Leaveners provide lift. Gluten/flours provide structure. Eggs [act as] binders. Liquid / oils [provide] moisture. Sugars [give] tenderness and sweetness,” Darci said.

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I Made Winnie The Pooh Pull-Apart Bread! They're Also Sweetened With Honey!

I Made Winnie The Pooh Pull-Apart Bread! They're Also Sweetened With Honey!

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Susan Green
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how they all have different expressions. What talent!

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#20

Customer Requested A Surprise As Long As It Incorporated A Bonfire, I Hope They Like It!

Customer Requested A Surprise As Long As It Incorporated A Bonfire, I Hope They Like It!

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#21

My Wife Made This Beautiful Gingerbread House For Christmas

My Wife Made This Beautiful Gingerbread House For Christmas

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According to the cake designer, some of the main mistakes that beginners often make have to do with adding the ingredients in the wrong order. In her view, when it comes to baking, you have to be precise, patient, and careful.

“All of these small factors can make or break the cake!” Darci warned that you have to weigh your ingredients and ensure that you’re neither over-mixing nor under-mixing them.

“I prefer simple designs and simple details. I feel like you can have a beautiful cake and go overboard with too much—flowers, candy, colors, textures. It can be a fine line between too much and not enough,” the Canadian baker noted that sometimes, less is more.

#22

My Aunt Doesn't Think She Is An Artist. Here Is Her Fondant Yoda. Please Encourage Her

My Aunt Doesn't Think She Is An Artist. Here Is Her Fondant Yoda. Please Encourage Her

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#23

My Mum Made This Bee Cake For A Baby’s Birthday... Yes The Cake Is Also Honey Flavoured!

My Mum Made This Bee Cake For A Baby’s Birthday... Yes The Cake Is Also Honey Flavoured!

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Jo Johannsen
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cake is beautiful, but isn't there something about not feeding honey to babies?

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#24

I Baked A “Princess Jasmine” Apple Pie

I Baked A “Princess Jasmine” Apple Pie

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#25

Fox Cake I Made For My Son's 1st Birthday Party

Fox Cake I Made For My Son's 1st Birthday Party

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#26

Had A Chicken Cookie Cutter Laying Around For Ages, Decided To Give It A Try Today

Had A Chicken Cookie Cutter Laying Around For Ages, Decided To Give It A Try Today

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#27

My Wife Is Proud Of Her Gingerbread House And Wanted Me To Share It For Her!

My Wife Is Proud Of Her Gingerbread House And Wanted Me To Share It For Her!

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Today Is My Mom's Birthday. She Passed Away At The Age Of 49 This January And I Miss Her Very Much. She Had Always Wanted A Unicorn Cake And I Made Her A Promise That I'd Bake Her One For Her Birthday This Year But Sadly She Isn't Here With Us Any More But A Promise Is A Promise

Today Is My Mom's Birthday. She Passed Away At The Age Of 49 This January And I Miss Her Very Much. She Had Always Wanted A Unicorn Cake And I Made Her A Promise That I'd Bake Her One For Her Birthday This Year But Sadly She Isn't Here With Us Any More But A Promise Is A Promise

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WildBerry
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She sees it and she likes it very much!

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Last Year I Made My Dad A Cookie Crust Birthday Pie, Illustrating His Childhood In Honduras. I Decided It Should Be A Tradition, So Pie-Ified Another Of His Stories This Year. This Has A Lemon And Blueberry Filling In A Cinnamon-Almond Cookie Crust

Last Year I Made My Dad A Cookie Crust Birthday Pie, Illustrating His Childhood In Honduras. I Decided It Should Be A Tradition, So Pie-Ified Another Of His Stories This Year. This Has A Lemon And Blueberry Filling In A Cinnamon-Almond Cookie Crust

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Deena Salzman
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I follow this artist on instagram. She's incredible!

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My Daughter Asked Me To Make Her A Cake Shaped Like An Axolotl For Her 9th Birthday

My Daughter Asked Me To Make Her A Cake Shaped Like An Axolotl For Her 9th Birthday

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I'm Currently Studying Abroad In France. Here's My Favorite Work So Far!

I'm Currently Studying Abroad In France. Here's My Favorite Work So Far!

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I Made A Mirror Glaze Cake For My BF’s Birthday. I Didn’t Expect It To Turn Out So Well The First Time!

I Made A Mirror Glaze Cake For My BF’s Birthday. I Didn’t Expect It To Turn Out So Well The First Time!

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Vicky Z
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How is it possible this is the first time? I want to cry

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The Best Part Of 2020 Was My Mom Starting Her Own Macaron Business While In Quarantine. Another Batch Of Orders Ready For Pick Up

The Best Part Of 2020 Was My Mom Starting Her Own Macaron Business While In Quarantine. Another Batch Of Orders Ready For Pick Up

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great job! Macarons are difficult to make. The difference between perfectly incorporating the almond-and-sugar mixture into the whipped egg whites and over-mixing it into a flat eggy mess is about three strokes.

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One Of My Earth Science High School Students Is Passionate About Baking, Adamant That She'll Become A Professional Baker. Instead Of Doing A Presentation To Summarize Her Research Projects, I Allow Her To Bake What She Researched. I Think What She Produces Is Amazing. Here's Her Obsidian Cake

One Of My Earth Science High School Students Is Passionate About Baking, Adamant That She'll Become A Professional Baker. Instead Of Doing A Presentation To Summarize Her Research Projects, I Allow Her To Bake What She Researched. I Think What She Produces Is Amazing. Here's Her Obsidian Cake

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AnnaBanana
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great teacher you are! Such an encouraging way to teach a young person!

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#36

I'm So Happy With How The Layers In My Matcha Cake Turned Out I Just Had To Share It With You Guys!

I'm So Happy With How The Layers In My Matcha Cake Turned Out I Just Had To Share It With You Guys!

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Katy McMouse
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How?!? Those layers are so perfect (and satisfying).

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Ignore My Dirty Mixing Bowl In The Background, But Look At My "Wooden" Cake!

Ignore My Dirty Mixing Bowl In The Background, But Look At My "Wooden" Cake!

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#38

Made A Spooky Croissant

Made A Spooky Croissant

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Kamelion
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks radioactive - such a cool effect !

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My Cupcakes Are Being Sold In A Certain Theme Park, And I’m Just Really Proud About It

My Cupcakes Are Being Sold In A Certain Theme Park, And I’m Just Really Proud About It

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#40

Melting Candle Cakes - Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flavor

Melting Candle Cakes - Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flavor

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Vicky Z
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK this I'll try to make! I think it won't be a disaster

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