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The 6 Best Baking Blogs on the Interweb.
No matter what type of baker you are- beginner, home, or professional- you will still undoubtedly find yourself in need of baking inspiration, from time to time. That's where baking blogs come in, published by kindred bakers, they are humming hives of different baking ideas, and fresh approaches to time-honored classics. There are a such large variety of baking blogs to choose from. For instance, you could opt for more 'fancy' baking blogs that contain detailed tutorials for making elaborate multi-tiered cakes, and recipes for delicate candies or heavenly custards. Or if you're more of a fan of 'simple, but oh-so-good' treats, then baking blogs created by home bakers, might be much more you're style. Although you might find one or two 'fancy' treats on a home baker's blog, the main content will consist of scrumptious monster cookies, and creative brownie options. So whether you prefer your sweet treats to be ornate, or homely, you can be sure that there will be a baking blog on this countdown, that will suit your baking needs.
1. Sweetapolita.- Created by Rosie Alyea.
This adorable and detailed blog, is my go-to when I'm looking for impressive new baking ideas, or when I just want to marvel at the blogger's incredible creations. Created by blogger Rosie Alyea, her cute, pastel-tinted blog is mainly devoted to cakes; of all shapes and sizes. The main type of cake showcased on her blog are tall and multi-layered, with all sorts of decadent flavors. Such as Strawberry and Lavender Buttermilk, 6-layer Neapolitan Macaron Delight, and Midnight Pumpkin. The cakes are also marvelously decorated with ombre frosting, mini meringues, fondant, and lots of sprinkles. Although, if these cakes sound a little too adventurous for you, never fear, for Sweetapolita still has plenty of recipes available for much simpler cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and candy. Some personal favorites are the Marzipan and Pear Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream, the Pink Champagne Cake Pops, and the Easter Extravaganza Bark. Not to mention, Alyea's writing style is fluid, relatable, and just as sweet as her treats! This, and the adorable pictures that she includes of her two young daughters in her posts, send this blog into sweetness overload!
2. Sally's Baking Addiction.- Created by Sally McKenny.
The 2nd baking blog on the countdown is Sally's Baking Addiction; a happy, joyful, and sunshine-y blog, filled with sweet and scrumptious recipes. Created by Sally McKenny, her positive character permeates the blog, and makes it an absolute delight to read. The recipes found on Sally's Baking Addiction are quite simple, very approachable, and extremely pleasing to the tastebuds. There are hundreds of recipes for delectable breads, muffins, sweet rolls, brownies, bars, cakes, pies, candies, cupcakes, and cookies. Some personal favorites are the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel, the Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies, the Snickers Cheesecake Bars, the Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Swirl Frosting, and of course the famous Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Although, there are many more recipes to explore on the blog. Luckily, Sally's Baking Addiction caters to all; with categories such as Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Healthy Choices, for those with dietary requirements. Also look out for the 'Sally's Bites of Real Life' posts, they give the blog a real personal touch!
3. Sprinkle Bakes.- Created by Heather Baird.
A favorite among bakers and other bloggers, Sprinkle Bakes is an imaginative, and incredibly creative blog, that serves up creations that inspire awe, as well as desire. Created by blogger Heather Baird, her treats look stunning, and taste incredible. The recipes found on Sprinkle Bakes may be rather tricky to make yourself, (especially if you're an amateur baker) but once finished you will be truly impressed with what you have accomplished! Tons of recipes for cakes, candies, cookies, cupcakes, custards/ cold desserts, pastries, pies, and tarts, can be found on Sprinkle Bakes. Some personal favorites include the No-Bake Strawberry Milk Cheesecake, the Fried Icecream Layer Cake, the Princess Torte Cupcakes, and the decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Devil's Food Cake Cheesecake. Baird's writing style is stylish and detailed, and the included photos of her pet pugs are adorable!
4. Raspberri Cupcakes.- Created by Steph.
The adorably quirky and unique baking blog; Raspberri Cupcakes, showcases blogger Steph's talent for making unusual, but delectable treats. With a delightfully pretty lilac color scheme, Raspberri Cupcakes is a fun blog, where blogger Steph's humor shines through. The recipes that are featured on the blog, range from classic, whacky, and to a mix in-between. Delicious recipes for cookies, breads, cakes, cupcakes, candies, icecreams, macarons, pastries, puddings, slices, and scones, abound on Raspberri Cupcakes. Some personal favorites are the Funfetti Skillet Cookie with White Chocolate Chips, the White Chocolate and Raspberry French Toast, the Tim Tam Cake, and the awesome Rainbow Paddle Pop Fudge. Steph's writing style manages to be simultaneously humorous and chatty- almost like its your best friend chatting away to you, explaining how to make all of these delicious, unmissable recipes.
5. Averie Cooks.- Created by Averie Sunshine.
Averie Cooks is a baking blog, that is as easy-on-the-eyes and sweet, as the desserts themselves! Created by blogger Averie Sunshine, Averie Cooks has an upbeat and happy feel to it, and her dessert recipes are absolutely irresistible! The dessert recipes on Averie Cooks are simple, approachable,and oh-so yummy! The simplicity and short amount of time it takes to make a recipe, means you will be munching away on delicious treats in no time! The recipes found on Averie Cooks covers a wide variety of desserts; such as bars, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, candies, cheesecake, cookies, donuts, puddings, and icecreams. Some personal favorites include; the Carmelita's, the Crack Pie, the Loaded Soft and Chewy M&M Cookie Pie, and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Banana Cake. However, only a few minutes spent on here, is all it would take for you to realize that these treats are just out of this world
6. A Swoonful of Sugar.- Created by Irene.
Similar to Raspberri Cupcakes, A Swoonful of Sugar is an cute and quirky blog, with an added touch of sophistication. Created by the young and talented blogger; Irene, her passion for baking, and her natural creativity, shine through in every word written, and every picture taken. The desserts found on A Swoonful of Sugar, are at once elegantly presented, while also being moreish and delectable to eat. Creative recipes for cakes, tarts, muffins, doughnuts, cookies, chilled desserts, can all be found on A Swoonful of Sugar. Some personal favorites include; the Berry White Chocolate Entremet, the Passionfruit Melting Moments, the Baked Banana Chocolate Doughnuts, and the Japanese Cotton Soft Cheesecake. This is a truly exciting blog, where you believe the only direction for it, is up!