Tempering chocolate can be relatively easy if your follow the steps exactly and the conditions are right. But, If something is off, like the temperature, or it's a humid day, your whole batch of chocolate can BE RUINED!
We were all beginners once. Sometimes you don't even know where to start. If you've never decorated with a pastry bag before then you may not know how to fit your tips and tubes correctly. Measure twice, cut once.
Before you start to craft your decorations for your cake, you need to have a solid, fondant base—a smooth, blank canvas that will both protect your cake inside and give you a jumping off point for all of your decorations.
We all want bakery style bread, but few of us have bakery style equipment. That doesn't mean you should give up your homemade bread dreams, though. With a few easy tricks, you too can look like a bread pro.
Generally speaking, if your canister of baking powder still has its seal it can last for years on the shelf. Once that seal has been broken, however, you’re exposing the acids to moisture which can cause them to react and clump and make them useless.