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BFFF POSITIVE TIPS

How you feel about yourself each day is so important, and a positive attitude can certainly speak volumes to others! We want you to feel good about everything you do from baking to party planning, so we found some fantastic positive quotes to remind you of just how special you are! 1. “If you think […]

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HOW TO HAVE A GREAT DAY

At Best Friends for Frosting we are all about inspiring others. We want to help you to bake a delicious cake, style a perfect dessert bar, or tackle that cool DIY project if that is what you love to do. We also want to inspire you to have a fabulous day! Here are some tips […]

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Weekly Pinterest Crush: BRIT MORIN OF BRIT + CO.

If you love DIY, style, and innovation, you are going to love this week’s Pinterest Crush, Brit Morin. She is the founder of Brit + Co., a site that is exploding with great ideas for decorating, entertaining, recipes, and more. Her Pinterest page is just as amazing with over 60 boards to delight and inspire […]

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Weekly Pinterest Crush: ELIZABETH ANNE DESIGN

When it comes to party planning, decorating, cooking, and baking, Pinterest is now our go to place for inspiration, but with so many boards and thousands of pins, how do you find your favorites to follow? We’d like to help by introducing  you to this week’s Pinterest Crush, Elizabeth Anne Design. You’ll find over 70 […]

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Weekly Pinterest Crush: RUE MAGAZINE

Rue Magazine is your daily source for all things beautiful. From entertaining to fashion trends, you will be truly inspired when you browse through the pages of their digital magazine. And the Rue Magazine Pinterest boards are even more inspiring with over two thousand pins covering everything from recipes to style tips. The Effortless Entertaining […]

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Weekly Pinterest Crush: CAITLIN MORAN OF STYLE WITHIN REACH

Caitlin Moran, blogger behind Style Within Reach, is our Pinterest Crush this week, and for good reason! Her Pinterest boards are truly inspiring and cover everything from Holidays and Parties to Budgets and Organization. You’ll find over 4,000 pins to guide and delight you as you wander through Caitlin’s well organized boards. Her Baked Treats […]

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Ask BFFF: HOW MUCH CANDY SHOULD I STOCK MY WEDDING BUFFET WITH?

Candy buffets are a hip and eye-catching trend in the wedding world right now. Brides everywhere are configuring amazing displays of sugary sweets in all shapes and sizes to wow their guests. There are so many things to consider when you are constructing a candy buffet, but one of the most important questions may be […]

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Ask BFFF: HOW DO I PIPE THE PERFECT SWIRL ON A CUPCAKE?

Do you love to bake cupcakes but can’t figure out how to frost them like a pro? It’s not difficult if you have the right tools! In addition to an awesome batch of frosting, you will need to have at least two other things: a piping bag and a piping tip. Place your tip inside […]

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Ask BFFF: HOW TO MAKE MARSHMALLOW FONDANT

Some of the most beautifully decorated baked goods we see today are covered in fondant. It’s smooth, flawless, and it gives bakers of all levels the ability to be extremely creative when it comes to cake decorating. The good news is you don’t need to be a professional pastry chef to work with fondant. As […]

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Ask BFFF: HOW TO MAKE DOUGHNUTS WITHOUT FRYING THEM

Have you ever wanted to make homemade doughnuts but thought the only way to do it was to fry them? Well, you’ll be happy to know that you can make doughnuts just as tasty as the deep fried bakery version without ever getting out the oil. You can still make them with flour and yeast, […]

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National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day Desserts

If you’re in the mood for a tropical vacation, but you just can’t get away, turn to your kitchen and make a tropical dessert instead! Today, April 20th, is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day, and we have some sweet recipes that will have you reaching for a beach chair in no time. From tasty daiquiris […]

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Ask BFFF: What is Lemon Zest?

Lemon zest is the outermost rind of the lemon. It is used to infuse flavor into food, most often baked goods. It is aromatic and very flavorful when used the right way. To zest a lemon, you can use a tool called a zester or a microplane grater. You can also use a sharp paring […]

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National Black Forest Cake Day Desserts

Today, March 28th, is National Black Forest Cake day! Black Forest Cake, named after a German specialty liquor that is distilled from dark cherries, is the perfect combination of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries.  There are so many ways to bake up this great combination, and today, we’re sharing our favorites with you! From […]

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Ask BFFF: How Does Temperature Affect Bread Dough?

The first time I made bread dough from scratch, I had no idea how much of a role temperature played in the success of the final product. The way I found out was by having to scratch my first batch and start over. I looked at all of the things that may have affected the […]

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Ask BFFF: What is the Difference Between Liquid and Dry Measuring Cups?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between dry and liquid measuring cups or whether or not you could use either one when you are baking? Dry and liquid measuring cups actually measure out the same amounts. In this case, a cup is a cup. However, the design of the cup is more about […]

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Ask BFFF: How Do You Make Homemade Vanilla Extract?

Vanilla extract is a simple mixture of alcohol and vanilla beans. Over time, the vanilla beans macerate in the alcohol and create the wonderful extract that we use in most of our baking recipes. Vanilla extract is actually very easy to make at home, and I do it all the time. All you need is […]

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National Peanut Butter Day

Today, January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day. What a fun food to celebrate! Peanut butter is one of the most versatile ingredients to work with in the kitchen. It can be paired with everything from jelly to chocolate and adds flavor and nutrition to every dish. We love peanut butter and chances are, it’s […]

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National Candy Cane Day

Did you know that today, December 26th, is National Candy Cane Day? What a fun dessert holiday to celebrate! I don’t know about you, but I have lots of candy canes in my house this time of year and I love the idea of making cheerful desserts with them. If you never thought about using […]

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