If you’ve ever gone to town on a pint of ice cream after a long, hard day, you understand the restorative power of a good dessert. (It’s called self-care, okay??) But while we at Tasty love a good store-bought treat as much as anyone—hey, we’re not made of stone-ground flour!—we think a homemade dessert is truly in a class of its own. Turning your pantry basics into a mouthwatering (and, of course, Instagram-ready) sweet treat is part science, part art, and all Tasty.
Even the simplest baked treat can transform the most unexceptional event into an absolute occasion. Don’t believe us? We dare you to bring a plate of Crème Brûlée Cookies to your most boring meeting this week and see what happens. And if a dessert can raise the game on the everyday, imagine what it can do for those really
special moments! Look, we could write volumes of love poetry to veggies, but there’s a reason we cap off birthdays and weddings with cake and not a roasted beet salad. Desserts are just so—forgive us—extra.
Because desserts take pretty much everything to the next level, it’s only fitting that you level up your baking skills. Which is exactly where we come in! We’ll take you from batter beginner to master baker before you can say pâte à choux.
Not a newbie? Not a problem! We’ve got tips, tricks, updates, and spins to help you pastry vets rise to any occasion. Whether you’re yearning for a spiffy take on a nostalgic favorite (helloooooo No-Bake 16-Layer S’Mores Cake) or want to experiment with new flavors (we see you, Matcha Macarons), we’ve got your bake.
We’re all about the showstopping creations you can make with the ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen (get ready to meet Checkerboard Cake and Ice Cream Churro Bowls). We’re on team chewy AND team crispy. We’re here for chocolate and for fruit (sometimes both at once). But mostly, we’re here for delicious. So if you’re ready for miniaturized, stuffed, layered, striped, twisted, frosted, and meringued, you’re ready for this book.
Just remember this: While the best part of dessert may be sharing, always save a serving for yourself.
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