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Here’s Every Baking Guide You’ll Need

Get the scoop on how to bake up all your favorites from cupcakes to cheesecakes to all kinds of cookies.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Bread

There’s nothing more satisfying than the smell of bread baking in the oven—other than slicing into that freshly made loaf. While making bread from scratch can seem daunting, it’s quite easy once you get the hang of basic bread-making techniques. Follow along with our complete guide to baking breads of all kinds, from yeasted loaves to easy quick breads.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Cookies

We love that cookies can be just about anything: soft, chewy or crispy; chocolatey, citrusy or spicy—the options are endless! Plus, they range from super-simple to extremely complicated. We’re looking at you, macarons. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a cookie connoisseur looking for a fun new challenge, we have the tips, tricks and recipes to get you started. Now, who wants to pour us a glass of milk?

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Cake

Cakes make any gathering—whether it’s a birthday, a book club meeting or just a weeknight dinner—into a party. You can make these celebratory desserts at home easily (beginners, start with these bakes). Just check out our essential techniques, homemade cake recipes and must-have gear to get started. Soon, all your gatherings will be celebrations.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Pies and Tarts

Who can resist a slice of apple pie a la mode or a wedge of strawberry pie topped with fresh whipped cream? These desserts are sweet and satisfying—even more so when you make them yourself. We’ve got all the tips you need to learn how to make pie crust, great classic recipes and even a few easy takes, like ice cream and no-bake pies. And if you love tarts, we’ve got tips on how to make those, too.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Brownies and Bars

When it comes to brownies, it can be tempting to reach for the box for a quick shortcut, but when you see how delicious these fudgy, from-scratch recipes are, you’ll surely think again. We’ve got tips on how to make your best-ever brownies, plus recipes and tricks on how to make other dessert bar classics like lemon bars and blondies.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Cupcakes

Don’t get us wrong; we love a slice of cake, but there’s just something special about a cupcake. After all, its handheld size makes it less stuffy than a layer cake and all the more adorable. Learn how to make your best-ever cupcakes with our guide with techniques, recipes and decorating tips straight from our Test Kitchen.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Baking Cheesecake

With its wide variety of flavors ranging from salted caramel cappuccino to swirls of jammy filling, this decadent treat is the perfect ending to almost any meal. And while cheesecake may look intimidating to make at home, it’s actually quite simple. We’ll introduce you to our best recipes, time-tested techniques, must-have gear and more. Pretty soon you’ll be serving up slices better than any spot in town.

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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