When a recipe calls for dusting the pan with flour and the batter is chocolate, I “flour” with baking cocoa instead. The cocoa enhances the chocolate flavor and eliminates the white flour dust! —Sarah H., Conroe, Texas
TO TOP OFF your birthday bash just right, be sure to serve this star-studded confection from Flo.
Creating it is a simple task. "All you need for the cake are a boxed mix and a can of frosting," she details.
Even the colorful stars draped over it are a cinch. "You cut them from fruit snacks, using a cookie cutter," says Flo.
(In fact, our kitchen crafters point out that this idea can be modified for all sorts of occasions just by making different shapes to suit, such as Valentine's hearts or Halloween pumpkins.