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I Like to Bake

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    Red Velvet Cake- BEST EVER

    Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of salt 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1-2 oz. red food coloring 1 teaspoon of...
    MalibuBarbie10 MalibuBarbie10 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    Orange And Poppy Seed Cupcakes

    I was feeling a little gloomy yesterday, and the two oranges in the fridge won't be enough for fresh OJ. So I decided to bake cupcakes to pass the time and keep my mind off being lonely. 1/3 cup olive oil (would use butter to make it creamy) 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg orange zest (I...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Definitely

    I love it! I can't wait until I move into my house in the fall and I'll have my own kitchen. My roommate is convinced she'll gain so much weight living with me because I'll make it but won't eat it and she can't resist sweets. lol! I've never tried cooking actual food so that'll...
    ConfusedInCollege ConfusedInCollege 22-25, F Jul 1, 2012

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    The Smell..

    I guess I could bake only for the smell of it.. Of course the taste is great too but I just love walking in to a house were something was baked.. it smells sooo good :) yummy... that makes me hungry :P I love making cookies but also cakes and so... But I love to do bread and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2007

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    Great Hand Therapy !

    I always enjoyed cooking/baking ! So much joy out of it especially with that special someone.I like to try new recipes and enjoy the smells and eating of !As both my hands get better I am sure I will be cooking , baking and grilling !
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    LaykeyyD LaykeyyD 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    My Hobby

    I love baking. Some people dont like the patience and precision but that's what I DO like. Putting effort into it and getting beautiful AND delicious results is very satisfying. I bake anything and everything, I love trying something new, but my favorite is making really...
    ngdi ngdi 36-40, M 8 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Any tips, I need to relax

    and take take my time I seem to be rushing it, I've noticed my mistakes when making things I disturb the baking process, don't mix wet and dry ingredients separately, and forget to sift flour I really want to be able to bake, anything that's really simple to make for a baking...
    SecludedSeaTurtle SecludedSeaTurtle 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I mostly bake sweet potato pies

    for family events and holidays. I also bake homemade cakes such as pineapple upside down cake and 7 up pound cake. I would like to learn how to bake gourmet cupcakes and make fondant as seen on Cupcake Wars.
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I am in dire need of a good buttercream recipe.

    every recipe i try is either wayyyy to sweet or just tastes bad. i just want something not super sweet with a good consistency. is that not possible? :'0
    bel1196 bel1196 16-17, F May 4

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    Don't Even Need A Recipe

    My father grew up during the depression and a lot of times growing up we were very poor, so I learned at a young age not to be wasteful. When stuff is going to go bad, I make something out of it. Usually when it is veggies, it's frozen to make stock for a later date. When it's...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Cookie Baking

    I love to bake, especially when it comes to homemade cookies.  I think baking is a lost art, you know?  When I make cookies, i mess the whole kitchen up.  Flour is floating in the air, butter is melting softening in the microwave and egg shells litter the counter...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    Cheese Scones

    I also like to bake. Here is a recipe passed down through generations in my family, one of my favourite things to bake ^_^ give it a go : Cheese Scones 200g self-raising flour 1 & 1/2 level tsp baking powder 50g butter (cubed) 50g grated cheese salt & pepper...
    cheryl2012 cheryl2012 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2007

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    Cheers Me Up

    I like to bake, it always cheers me up some.  My favorite things to bake are cake and bread.  I do make cookies pretty often though.  I often think about what it would be like to be a pastry chef.  I've collected more recipes than I can ever possibly make...
    deadant7 deadant7 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    yes i do love to bake,

    not just a pretty face, theses are the families favorites swedish christmas cookies but they dont last long:/
    1sammylicious 1sammylicious 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    If I have time to do it.

    I like to bake fresh bread.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 11

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    Stress Reliever

    I love to bake as a stress reliever. If no one has ever tried that it makes your mind focus on task at hand so you won't be so stressed and upset. It usual clears my mind. If haven't tried it you should. Worst case senario you bake something fabulous and get to eat it.
    tryingtoforgive tryingtoforgive 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2007

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    Love It!

    I love baking! I didn't bake much when I lived with my parents well, I wasn't home longer enough first of all, but now that I am on my own I realized I love baking! I bake a cake or cookies at least once a week. Mainly because my boyfriend takes it to work with him for a snack...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    My friend Rachel and I baked Vegan Halloween

    cupcakes today for our bestie, Michelle. <3 And they turned out fantastic!
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Baking

    I like to bake and baking is something I don't do quite often.  Today, I'm planning doing some italian orange cookies.  Yum, I can't wait! 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    Cbs Casting Home Bakers

    CBS is NOW CASTING AMATEUR BAKERS for a fun new BAKING COMPETITION SERIES! Are you a passionate amateur baker? Can you whip up an impressive cake, tart or loaf of bread? You may be the perfect candidate for an exciting new competition baking series on CBS!! Amateur skilled...
    arie2000 arie2000 22-25 Nov 8, 2012

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    Baker Or Cook, It's Not Really One Or The Other

    In the movie "Ratatouille," the deceased Chef Gustave extolls,"anyone can cook!" The bad guy restaurant reviewer, Anton Ego, claims at the end that he misunderstood the late chef -- rather than literally meaning anyone can cook, he believes Gustave meant that a great cook can...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Oh My Goodness...scones!

    I had no idea. I had just never tried.  I baked my first batch of scones today...lemon/cranberry.  They were quite easy to prepare and bake and came out nearly perfect!  I had no idea that the shape was created by making a thick circle and "cutting" the triangles.  What fun...
    laserx laserx 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Grandma's Kitchen

    My Grandmother was a big bosom, no nonsense kind of woman.  Her name was Bertha.  She worked hard all her life and looked it.  Her hands and fingers were gnarled and spotty.  She was never without an apron, except for church.  On Saturdays she would...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 30 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Bakers Joy

    I have my Granny to thank for my love of baking. I think it is so challenging to bake and the rewards are so sweet. My Granny baked everything from scratch without any measuring most of the time something that always fascinated me as a kid. So I was never far away when the oven...
    Baelee Baelee 36-40, F Mar 14, 2012

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    Homemade Ham Shrooms with Egg.

    Sinful chocolate with hazelnut. #RainySundaysInMelbourne
    aleydis aleydis 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Pumpkin Cake

    I love this time of year when there is a chill to the air.  It is the perfect time to bake.  Today I am making a pumpkin roll cake for my Dad's 83rd birthday.  It is a fairly basic cake recipe using either fresh pumpkin or canned.  Spread the batter on a...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 20 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    Pride In Baking

    I take much pride in baking owning my own Bakery has been one of the highlights of my life,through the years I have learned to be able to taste bakery and know what goes in it and can then bake it myself.Beside it tasting so wonderful, I like it looking like it came out of a show...
    trails trails 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    Baking It Away!

    I love to bake. It makes me feel productive on my worst days, and it's a great treat to share! It's one of the only ways I can accept a compliment and not feel uncomfortable about it. Now if only there was a way to stop weight gain when it comes to eating your work! This fat-free...
    winkitaway winkitaway 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5, 2007

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    Building up a menu for my future bakery!

    :) currently have fun-fetti gooey bars in the oven. Yum.
    LaykeyyD LaykeyyD 18-21, F Jan 19

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    My Favorite Cookery

    It's just so much fun!  And I love the science of it.  As a scientist myself, I enjoy kitchen science books, and idolize Alton Brown. Sure, I like making pot roast, or pit roasting a pig, or a simple meal of some steamed mussels, some steamed veggies, and Sancerre...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    Does anyone know a good recipe

    for cheesecake? I wan't the good old fashioned cheesecake with no other additional flavors. I have been craving for cheesecake these past few weeks now lol!
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Therapy!

    I love to bake. I am a bit of a fanatic. I got into it quite recently and have been non-stop since, I bake things for other people mostly- I like seeing people's reactions to something that I have made. So today, I just spent an hour in the kitchen making a cake for a close...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Success At Last

    Those of you who read my story about "Rubber Lemon Brick" will no doubt be pleased to hear that today I have had baking success!! Nothing to exciting but following the successful purchase of an ancient Kenwood Chefette mixer on E-bay for a mere £10 I rushed to put it into use...
    Inspector999 Inspector999 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    High Tea's Are My Fav Thing To Bake

    I am addicted to afternoon tea - the kind with finger sandwiches, scones and little desserts.  I live in a city that has a few tea rooms but most of them are pretty expensive - anywhere from $20 to $50 per person so I decided to learn how to make my own. My house has a shabby...
    seaglassgirl seaglassgirl 56-60 3 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    When I'm older and I'm married that's all I'm

    gonna do and I'm gonna cook for my husband were never going out....
    PrincessAyyoBbyBoo PrincessAyyoBbyBoo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I Love To Bake Cakes

    I am a self Taught baker. I have 4 kids and 4 Grandkids I save us a boat load of money by baking there birthday cakes. I love to here what other people bake and love great ideas.
    RachelLeeT RachelLeeT 41-45, F Jan 23, 2013

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    LostItAllBVB LostItAllBVB 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Mini Pizza for supper!

    Sinful yet sumptuous :)
    aleydis aleydis 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I Like Baking

    My cooking is about average. I really do love to bake though. During the holidays especially christmas I bake sugar cookies and christmas tree cakes. The christmas tree cakes I thought up on my own and they are nowhere on the internet to be found. I have already looked into it.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M May 21, 2012

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    Pumpkin Muffin Recipe- So Delicious!

    For me, baking is a stress reliever. It relaxes me. I have a huge sweet tooth, but at the same time I like to keep myself healthy. Because of this, I enjoy baking tasty things because it allows me to eat things that I usually wouldn't. I think baking is magical. The aroma of...
    MalibuBarbie10 MalibuBarbie10 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Chocolate Chip (Toll House) Cookies

    Every year for Christmas I take a day and spend it mixing up and baking around 12 dozen cookies for gifts for my kids and grandkids. I have modified the recipe to put in peanut butter chips or butterscotch. I send a couple dozen each to the kids and spread more around to the...
    PhuzEBare PhuzEBare 51-55, M 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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    Im better at cooking,

    but I love to bake simple things that run in my family. Apple and Sweet potato pie of course! :D
    Kittenfire Kittenfire 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Better Nutters

    I just picked up a Bouchon Bakery book and made the Better Nutters. Pretty Damn good. I think the filling is incredible; basically meringue infused with buttercream if that makes sense. I think the peanut butter sandwich cookies from the 'Witchcraft book are better but still...
    ngdi ngdi 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Hmmmm

    No story. I just really love to bake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    Today I'm Trying An Experiment

    I'm making peanut butter chocolate brownies with a banana filling and a chocolate bacon glaze wishme luck
    stumblingfool stumblingfool 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    Not A Very Good Baker

    I like to attribute this to my lack of good tools, but really I just get impatient. I do not have a solid marble or wood block to roll out dough. I need some biscuit cutters, canisters for ingredients, parchment, large baking sheets, and really high glass domes. Plus I want a...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F Apr 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I just made some delicious mint chocolate cookies for a church function and they are incredible!!! The best thing is, they're super-easy because I cheated! 1 box of chocolate...
    BabyRottie BabyRottie 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm a baker and I love figuring out how to make things better or in a more efficient and productive way. I like the science behind why things act and react the way they do when...
    ash625 ash625 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I love to bake more the one that likes to cook more is my younger sister but I'm good at both
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm about to smoke this good blunt with my husband... 😘😘😘 smoke weed everyday wake n bake
    Milliondollababee Milliondollababee 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    Gonna smoke this bowl and start my day off right :) wake and bake!! :)
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Cloche and the bread it bakes... 
    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F Aug 14