Once you’re comfortable with the baking basics, challenge yourself a little with an intermediate-level baking recipe. These recipes may require some specialty ingredients or a specific pan or tool, but are 100% doable for most home bakers. Try something new—you’re ready for it! Learn how to make puff pastry from scratch or master homemade dinner rolls, give a classic cheesecake recipe a try, or impress your guests (and yourself!) when you serve these chocolate lava cakes.
Made from 5 ingredients, this is perfect Swiss meringue buttercream. Written in easy terms with in-depth instructions and troubleshooting tips, this post teaches you how to make the best meringue buttercream even if you’ve failed before or if it’s your first try. This frosting is creamy, silky smooth, holds its shape beautifully, and the best part– and why everyone loves it– is that it’s not extra sweet like traditional American vanilla buttercream.