For most of us, few things are as comforting as taking a bite out of a tasty home-baked treat. That’s certainly one reason we spend hours looking for the perfect recipes and secretly binge baking shows on Netflix, all to cultivate this fulfilling activity. So if you’re feeling like today’s the day to whip up something spectacular in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered.

Let us offer you a dose of inspiration and introduce you to a warm and cozy corner on the internet, the r/Baking subreddit. This online community of over 735k members is dedicated to everything baking-related and offers mouth-watering and stomach-rumbling pictures of dreamy bites.

From pastry recipes people snuck out of their grandma’s secret box to the most mind-boggling creations, these bakers prove their skills are on a whole other level. So grab a spoon and get ready for delicious delights for your eyes because we collected some of the best pictures from this online group. Continue scrolling, upvote the images you enjoyed most, and be sure to check out Part 1 of this post for even more appetizing goodness.

#1

Sculpted Cake My Sister Asked That I Make For Her Birthday This Year Of Her Kitty Named Tacocat! It's A Vanilla Bean Cake, No Fondant Was Used, All Decorated With Buttercream!

Sculpted Cake My Sister Asked That I Make For Her Birthday This Year Of Her Kitty Named Tacocat! It's A Vanilla Bean Cake, No Fondant Was Used, All Decorated With Buttercream!

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ioala
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1 month ago

This is buttercream and not fondant?! That is SERIOUS skill.

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#2

I Baked A Cherry Pomegranate Pie To Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger

I Baked A Cherry Pomegranate Pie To Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger

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Me
Community Member
1 month ago

Well that's definitely not your first pie. Gorgeous!

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#3

I’m A Newly Divorced Dad Trying To Impress My Kids! How Am I Doing?

I’m A Newly Divorced Dad Trying To Impress My Kids! How Am I Doing?

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chicken
Community Member
1 month ago

amazing.

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Ever since the r/Baking subreddit was created in April 2009, it became one of the main places of refuge on Reddit for all baking loving souls out there. Members of this online community seem really kind, helpful, and ready to inspire everyone around them with their amazing skills and wonderful creations. "For all your baking needs," the moderators wrote in the community description. "Recipes, ideas and all things baking related. Cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, muffins, scones, short- rye- wheat- and naan breads welcome!" Just the thought of a world with so many tasty baked treats gets our appetites going.

We managed to get in touch with a moderator who looks after the group to have a little chat about the community. Since the original creator is no longer around, the moderator wasn’t sure about the inspiration behind creating this page. However, they revealed that they personally "joined the subreddit to learn about baking in general, and I really enjoy seeing other people's creations."

#4

Pooh Cake

Pooh Cake

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
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1 month ago

The amount of talent is crazy

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#5

Cupcake Bouquet For A Customer Who Requested Something That Looks Like A Cake But Wouldn't Require Cutting And Would Be Easy To Serve At A Birthday Picnic

Cupcake Bouquet For A Customer Who Requested Something That Looks Like A Cake But Wouldn't Require Cutting And Would Be Easy To Serve At A Birthday Picnic

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miss miss
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1 month ago

I am insanely jealous

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#6

My Gingerbread House This Year Is A Fisherman Seeking Shelter From The Storm Inside A Lighthouse Haunted By The Ghost Of Its First Lighthouse Keeper

My Gingerbread House This Year Is A Fisherman Seeking Shelter From The Storm Inside A Lighthouse Haunted By The Ghost Of Its First Lighthouse Keeper

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muffin kid
Community Member
1 month ago

beautiful

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When it comes to devoted baking fans who joined the community, it is a varied mix of people from all walks of life. "Some members are professional bakers while many others are not. Our members are mostly friendly and seem to share a keen interest in baking," the moderator told Bored Panda.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your skills or find inspiration for your next big project, the r/Baking subreddit is the place to ask for and share advice. "Members of the r/Baking subreddit are helpful with questions and advice," they told us. However, many of the most common inquiries have already been answered, so the moderator suggested that "it's usually a good idea to use the search bar to find posts that may be helpful."

#7

20 Tries At Making Croissants! Lots Of Advice From 2 Experts And Voila! Feels Good

20 Tries At Making Croissants! Lots Of Advice From 2 Experts And Voila! Feels Good

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Evelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

Well done! These are perfect

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#8

A Thai Tea Birthday Cake I Made For The Owner Of A Thai Restaurant Who Fed Me Years Ago When I Was Struggling

A Thai Tea Birthday Cake I Made For The Owner Of A Thai Restaurant Who Fed Me Years Ago When I Was Struggling

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Me
Community Member
1 month ago

That's amazing. Looks like cloth.

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#9

My Son's Wish Was An Erebor Cake For His 12th Birthday. So I Tried My Best And This Is The Result. 7 Hours, 7 Cakes, 40 Eggs Later I Did It And I Am Really Proud Of This Mountain

My Son's Wish Was An Erebor Cake For His 12th Birthday. So I Tried My Best And This Is The Result. 7 Hours, 7 Cakes, 40 Eggs Later I Did It And I Am Really Proud Of This Mountain

It is filled with chocolate gold money, sweets, gems, of course, Smaug and the Arkenstone. My son was happy

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muffin kid
Community Member
1 month ago

as a huge lotr/the hobbit nerd wow. really brings me back to the first time i watched it!! so beautiful

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While baking is often seen as a comforting and rewarding pursuit, it is also a pleasant, joyful, and magical activity that serves as an outlet for our creative expression. "A person's creativity can be expressed through baking, whether it be through small changes to a recipe or elaborate ways to decorate baked goods. I think people enjoy baking for many reasons aside from creative expression, some examples include relaxation, necessity (financial or time constraints), customization, the nice smells, tradition, etc."

#10

My Stained Glass Cake. Anyone Else Miss Summer?

My Stained Glass Cake. Anyone Else Miss Summer?

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

I am in Florida, so all we have is summer, but I LOVE the cake, especially the little bee … we have to save the bees!

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#11

Fat Rat Birthday Cake That I Made For My 11-Year-Old

Fat Rat Birthday Cake That I Made For My 11-Year-Old

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Jill Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

A cake that eats itself.

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#12

Not Too Happy With It, But Here's The Cake I Made Myself For My 17th Birthday

Not Too Happy With It, But Here's The Cake I Made Myself For My 17th Birthday

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phil bishop
Community Member
1 month ago

It's perfect. Gooooo you

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Speaking of relaxation, it turns out that whipping up baked goods can take the weight of anxiety off our shoulders. A 2015 study found that people with high levels of stress start to bake to unwind and knead their worries away. Conducted by baking company Cake Angels, the survey found that one in three people said they felt more stressed than five years ago. Moreover, 80 percent revealed they took up baking to help relieve the pressure.

#13

I Made Some Little Cinnamon-Blueberry Tarts, Inspired By Monet’s “Lilac Irises”

I Made Some Little Cinnamon-Blueberry Tarts, Inspired By Monet’s “Lilac Irises”

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

So artistic.

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#14

I Made Turning Red Macarons Because I Absolutely Love The New Movie! I Hope You Like Them! They Are Filled With Thai Milk Tea Anglaise Buttercream!

I Made Turning Red Macarons Because I Absolutely Love The New Movie! I Hope You Like Them! They Are Filled With Thai Milk Tea Anglaise Buttercream!

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww great job

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#15

Does Sugar-Work Count? I Made Swans Out Of Isomalt Today In Pastry Class

Does Sugar-Work Count? I Made Swans Out Of Isomalt Today In Pastry Class

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow

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While this engaging activity has the obvious positive effect of providing delicious and sweet bites, it also has a host of psychological perks. "Baking has the benefit of allowing people creative expression," Donna Pincus, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University, told The Huffington Post. "There’s a lot of literature for connection between creative expression and overall wellbeing. Whether it’s painting or it’s making music [or baking], there is a stress relief that people get from having some kind of an outlet and a way to express themselves."

#16

My Mom Is So Brilliant At Buttercream Roses, I’m So Proud

My Mom Is So Brilliant At Buttercream Roses, I’m So Proud

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, yes she is... lovely work.

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#17

This Is My First Post, I Made Marshmallows Recently. They Are Not Beautiful Enough, But They Are Very Tasty. Much Better Than Store-Bought Ones

This Is My First Post, I Made Marshmallows Recently. They Are Not Beautiful Enough, But They Are Very Tasty. Much Better Than Store-Bought Ones

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

They are adorable!

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#18

My Mom Is Going Through Chemotherapy And Never Knows What To Eat. This Morning She Asked For A Homemade Apple Pie. After Asking If I Could Buy Her One, I Made My First Pie

My Mom Is Going Through Chemotherapy And Never Knows What To Eat. This Morning She Asked For A Homemade Apple Pie. After Asking If I Could Buy Her One, I Made My First Pie

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely scrumptious! I hope your mom enjoyed it, and is feeling better soon.

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Moreover, bakers tend to be more mindful and focus on the task at hand instead of ruminating over their thoughts and causing a downward spiral. "Baking actually requires a lot of full attention. You have to measure, focus physically on rolling out dough. If you’re focusing on smell and taste, on being present with what you’re creating, that act of mindfulness in that present moment can also have a result in stress reduction," the professor explained.

#19

This Year My Wife Made A Gingerbread Windmill! Almost 3 Feet Tall

This Year My Wife Made A Gingerbread Windmill! Almost 3 Feet Tall

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

This is just incredible. I can't imagine possessing the talent (and patience) to do this incredibly detailed icing. Gorgeous.

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#20

I'm Not A Pro But I Want To Share Something I Did For My Mom Who's A Beekeeper

I'm Not A Pro But I Want To Share Something I Did For My Mom Who's A Beekeeper

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Evelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

This is absolutely adorable!!

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#21

I Called It Strawberry Splash

I Called It Strawberry Splash

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! Is that all just sugar? Amazing.

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So if you feel ready to take up this rewarding activity but feel unsure of your abilities, the moderator of r/Baking explained there’s no harm in trying. After all, no matter how many times you’ve made a specific recipe or how skilled of a baker you are, no one is immune to the occasional blunders. "Don't be discouraged if your baking creation isn't as good as you expected it to be. One of the best ways to learn is through making mistakes," they concluded.

#22

My Grandfather Was In The Hospital So I Made Some Thematically Relevant Cookies For His Nurses

My Grandfather Was In The Hospital So I Made Some Thematically Relevant Cookies For His Nurses

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

What a clever idea! The packaging is terrific, and I bet the nursing staff loved them.

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#23

Birthday Cupcakes For A Purple-Loving Friend

Birthday Cupcakes For A Purple-Loving Friend

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Darla Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

I know several people who would fight over these being purple and all.

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#24

Not Happy About My Coworker Quitting

Not Happy About My Coworker Quitting

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Katie Nelson
Community Member
1 month ago

Bittersweet!

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#25

Attempted A Purple Palette Knife Cake For My Mom’s Birthday

Attempted A Purple Palette Knife Cake For My Mom’s Birthday

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this... very artistic work.

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#26

Just Baked A QR Code Biscuit

Just Baked A QR Code Biscuit

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Tinykame
Community Member
1 month ago

Lvl up

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#27

Spent 2 Days On This But I Think It Was Worth It! Left Side Is Victoria Sponge, Right Side Is Carrot Cake!

Spent 2 Days On This But I Think It Was Worth It! Left Side Is Victoria Sponge, Right Side Is Carrot Cake!

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! Lots and lots of detail.

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#28

Mahjong Chocolates

Mahjong Chocolates

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Evelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

These are gorgeous!

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#29

Maybe We Took The Sparkles Too Far. Customer Was Over The Moon So That’s All That Matters Right?!

Maybe We Took The Sparkles Too Far. Customer Was Over The Moon So That’s All That Matters Right?!

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't believe it's possible to take sparkles too far... and of course they were over the moon...look at this beauty!

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#30

Blueberry Cheesecake Bonbons! Technically Not A Baked Good But I Hope That’s Okay

Blueberry Cheesecake Bonbons! Technically Not A Baked Good But I Hope That’s Okay

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USMCFelicia
Community Member
1 month ago

Those look so good!!

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#31

Wifey Made Me A Birthday Cake Of My Favorite Simpsons Moment. Let's Get In A Quick Nine Down At The Pitch 'N' Putt!

Wifey Made Me A Birthday Cake Of My Favorite Simpsons Moment. Let's Get In A Quick Nine Down At The Pitch 'N' Putt!

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

She absolutely nailed it!

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#32

My Holiday Cookies This Year! I Made Around 175 Of These All Together!

My Holiday Cookies This Year! I Made Around 175 Of These All Together!

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Karen Gladden
Community Member
1 month ago

These are beautiful, little artworks.

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#33

After Closing My Business Because Of Depression I Am Finally Feeling Better And Reopening! Here Is Some Of My Fudge

After Closing My Business Because Of Depression I Am Finally Feeling Better And Reopening! Here Is Some Of My Fudge

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh dear... I think I gained a few pounds just looking at these... yum!

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#34

Made This Cake For Holi Festival! Raspberry Cake With Raspberry And Lemon Curd Fillings

Made This Cake For Holi Festival! Raspberry Cake With Raspberry And Lemon Curd Fillings

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Colorful and festive... and I bet delicious too...mmmmm.

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#35

Made My First Wedding Cake. Won’t Do It Again

Made My First Wedding Cake. Won’t Do It Again

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

But you must... look at how good you are!

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#36

The Bride Requested Cookies For Her Engagement Party. She Said “Star Wars, But Cute”

The Bride Requested Cookies For Her Engagement Party. She Said “Star Wars, But Cute”

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Nailed it!

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#37

Wintery Knitted Sweater Cake!

Wintery Knitted Sweater Cake!

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Kevin Warner
Community Member
1 month ago

PERFECTION

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#38

I Made A Succulent Cake For My Mom's 75th Birthday. It's A Yellow Cake, Filled With Strawberry Mousse, And Frosted With Almond Buttercream

I Made A Succulent Cake For My Mom's 75th Birthday. It's A Yellow Cake, Filled With Strawberry Mousse, And Frosted With Almond Buttercream

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

Great idea! Nice of you to make your mom's 75th so special.

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#39

The Making Of My Raspberry & Poppyseed Tart, Inspired By The Wizard Of Oz

The Making Of My Raspberry & Poppyseed Tart, Inspired By The Wizard Of Oz

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🦋vall🦋シ︎
Community Member
1 month ago

Oooh looks delicious

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#40

I Made A Gingerbread Tudor Cottage This Year!

I Made A Gingerbread Tudor Cottage This Year!

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GoddessOdd
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1 month ago

I want to live here... great job!

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#41

Strawberry Tart Design For A Recipient Who Likes Mushrooms And Butterflies

Strawberry Tart Design For A Recipient Who Likes Mushrooms And Butterflies

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Evelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

This is breathtaking!

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#42

Mini Cranberry Orange Tarts!

Mini Cranberry Orange Tarts!

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Lux Crow
Community Member
1 month ago

Yum, simple yet sweet

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#43

The Making Of My Recent Vikings-Themed Swiss Roll Cake. Vanilla Cake Filled With Apple Compote And Walnuts, Decorated With Cream Cheese Frosting And Cinnamon-Almond Cookies

The Making Of My Recent Vikings-Themed Swiss Roll Cake. Vanilla Cake Filled With Apple Compote And Walnuts, Decorated With Cream Cheese Frosting And Cinnamon-Almond Cookies

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Kat O.
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful!

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#44

Chocolate Hazelnut Garden Themed Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Garden Themed Cake

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GoddessOdd
Community Member
1 month ago

My mom, rest her soul, would love this cake... she was an avid gardener her entire life. What a great cake!

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#45

Tried The Panty Hose Trick To Tidy Up Icing And It Worked! Christmas Cookies Done

Tried The Panty Hose Trick To Tidy Up Icing And It Worked! Christmas Cookies Done

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cj(she/her)
Community Member
1 month ago

I googled it: the trick is to take a pantyhose (or preferably a food-safe cheese cloth) and put the icing through that before it goes in the piping bag. It will come out even with a good flow, no clumps.

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