Test Kitchen Tips

Our Test Kitchen is full of culinary experts who have picked up plenty of handy tricks and techniques over the years. Check out our favorite cooking tips that’ll make cooking and baking at home easier than ever.

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15 Tips for the Best Bundt Cakes Straight from Our Test Kitchen

Bundt cakes make for gorgeous yet simple desserts. Get our Test Kitchen's tips for how to grease a Bundt pan, how to glaze your cakes and what recipes work best in these pans.

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The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking & Decorating Guide

Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.


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The Ultimate Guide to Baking Cake

Learn how to bake a cake with our collection of from-scratch recipes, baking tools, cake decorating tips and more.


How to Store Cake Pops (the Right Way!)

The perfect pop is rich and moist. Find out how to store cake pops so you can savor every bite!


10 Common Mistakes People Make When Baking a Layer Cake

You don't want that layer cake to be crumbling, tumbling or leaning to one side. Here's what to fix!

How to Prevent the Most Common Cake Mistakes

Sometimes our favorite cake recipes fall flat. Learn how you can fix flat (and dry and uneven and sticky) bakes...


This Is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Layer Cake At Home

Take your layer cakes to the next level with this trick. It's a secret the pros don't want you to...

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How to Make a Cake Roll (Without It Breaking)

We love pretty spiraled cake rolls, but they can seem pretty daunting to make. Find out how to make a...


This Secret Trick Lets You Cut Cake Layers Like a Charm

Here's how to cut cake layers like a boss...with no knives or expensive gadgets required!


5 Easy Homemade Frosting Recipes to Know By Heart

There's a whole world of tasty frosting beyond buttercream. Discover your new favorite with our top homemade frosting picks!


Here’s Why Your Homemade Cake Is Never Light and Airy

To bake a homemade cake that's light and fluffy, you might have to plan ahead. Here's what to do!

What Is a Crumb Coat and Why Do I Need One When I Frost My Cake?

The secret to a swoon-worthy cake starts with the very first layer of frosting. It's called a crumb coat, and...


10 Unexpected Things to Put on Your Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is the perfect blank canvas for your next dessert creation!


The Secret to Making Perfect Chocolate Cake May Surprise You

You are NOT going to want to bake a cake without this ever again.