Five baking tips from my day of baking fails

I woke up this morning feeling inspired to write after a conversation I had with my friend Kristen, who reminded me to not let the struggle of doing something new or challenging get you down.

The other day I made a cake that failed on so many levels I didn’t even write about it. But after a few days to let my frustration pass, I have a new mindset on it, and I’m going to take what I learned as baking notes and pass some tips (and laughs) on to you!

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How to make carrot cake with cream cheese icing

I’m so happy because I volunteered to bring two carrot cakes to Thanksgiving (one with nuts, one without), and they turned out to be my best bakes yet! I adapted the recipe from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, making a few substitutions here and there and adding some additional spices, and I’d say the cakes gave the pies a run for their money ๐Ÿ˜‰

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How to make homemade funfetti sprinkle cake

Hi friends, happy Sunday.

Normally I’d have a bad case of the Sunday Scaries as I type this up, but I’m feelin’ good because we have a short holiday week coming up! Just two days of work and one day of go-karting with my coworkers stands between me and a four day weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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How to make lemon Madeira cake

Week one! First recipe: Madeira cake.

I had never even heard of this before seeing it on Bake Off, but Madeira cake is a dense sponge cake that’s commonly flavored with lemon zest (or other citrus flavor) and topped with a slice of peel.

I love lemon anything so I was excited for this one.

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