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16 tricks to help turn baking into a culinary masterpiece


Homemade pastries are the weakness of most of us and this is not surprising, because it is completely incomprehensible how you can refuse a piece of flavored homemade cake, lush buns made with your own hands or crispy cookies that melt in your mouth.

So that your relatives and friends do not buy desserts in a shop or cafe, and eat only your homemade pastries, we offer you 20 ways and tricks that will turn your dishes into a masterpiece.

Zebra Pie

At first glance it may seem that such a cake is very difficult to prepare. However, you should only look at the picture below to understand that it is not. Cook the dough according to the recipe. Divide it into 2 equal parts and mix one of them with cocoa powder or melted chocolate. Pour the dough into a baking dish gently, alternating layers. Cook following the instructions.

Mini pizza

Fragrant crispy Italian pizza is a welcome dish on any table. What to do if there is no time for cooking pizza, but do you want it so much? Take on the armament of rapid recipe.

Thinly roll the dough on the work surface. It should resemble a large rectangle. Top with a smooth layer of tomato paste paste. Put the grated cheese on top. Cut the salami into thin slices and place in two rows. Roll the dough into a long roll and cut into medium slices. Put the pizza in the oven.

Cookies with apples

Such cool openwork cookies perfectly decorate the festive table. To prepare it is very simple. Roll the dough into a circle. Cut it into triangles. Put the filling of grated red apples in the center of each slice. On the sides, make two cuts and wrap the stuffing, as shown in the picture. Bake cookies in the oven.

Roses from dough

Such cool and delicious roses from dough can be prepared with any filling: meat, vegetable, sweet. To do this, roll the dough into long plates. Put the stuffing on one edge and cover with another. Roll the rosette. Put the rolls in a baking dish and send it to the oven. Serve with lettuce and vegetables. It will look as impressive as possible.

Roses can be prepared not only from the dough. For this purpose, perfect juicy fruits. For example, sweet apples. Using a peeler, chop the flesh into chaotic pieces. Then carefully lay out the apple slices "roses". Pour the dough into the baking dish and decorate the cake on top. Bake in a preheated oven for as long as indicated in the recipe.

Pears in dough

In the picture you see how you can make a very simple and delicious dessert of juicy pears. Cut them in half. Remove the core. Put on the baking tray with the inner side down. From above decorate each slice with dough. Make cuts with a fork. Bake in the oven. Before serving, you can decorate the dessert with cream cheese, honey, nuts or dried fruit.

Cookies "Bunnies"

These are the cute bunnies obtained from any hostess. Put the ready dough for cookies on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife or cooking scissors, make two cuts - these will be bunny ears. Do not forget to make 2 small eyes. Bake cookies as described in the recipe.

Chamomile with jam

For making delicious baskets with jam, you need a baking mold for small muffins and a camomile-shaped stencil.

Roll out the dough. With the help of molds make the required number of stencils. Put them on the bottom of the molds. Spread the petals. Pour the jam to taste. Lemon jam will look more appetizing. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the baskets before serving.

Rose Cake

Cooking such a "flower" cake is a painstaking and time-consuming exercise. However, it is worth it. This cake will pleasantly surprise your home and quickly disperse into plates. How to make a dessert for a perfect tea party, shown in the picture.

Chocolate croissants

Croissants will complement the breakfast and make it perfect. And if they are with chocolate, then it hits right on target. How to cook such baking, without spending a lot of time and effort?

Cook the dough for croissants. Divide it into 2 equal parts. To one of them add melted chocolate or cocoa powder. Mix well. Roll out both doughs in the shape of a circle. Put one on another. Cut the dough into triangles. Roll them from the edge to the center.

You can make croissants of different colors if you just turn the slice before you start rolling it up.

Puff pastry flowers

Build puffs following the instructions in the picture. All you need is manual dexterity and a sharp knife. Do not forget about the filling: put dried apricots or prunes in the center. Before serving, decorate each puff with jam to taste. If the occasion is festive, then show imagination: balsamic sauce, draw the foliage.

Ice Cream Cake

Cupcakes with ice cream will be the perfect complement to a children's party. Prepare the dough for muffins and pour it into a baking dish. Cover the top with the dough in absolutely identical form. So you get a special recess for the ball with ice cream. When the muffins are ready, place the ball on top, pour the syrup to taste and add the jelly beans.

Wicker Cake

Love to weave braids? It's time to find a wider use of this talent. Let the cute pigtails decorate not only your head, but also pastries. From the test they need to weave on the same principle. Of course, to decorate the whole cake with such a pattern is quite problematic. However, to put a pigtail on the edge is a very good idea.


These are the cool candy can prepare every hostess. It is easy. It is necessary to roll out the dough well and cut several pairs of hearts out of it. Decorate one half with jam and chocolate drops. Place the wand in the center. Top with the second half of the dough and slightly press the edges.

Put the lollipops on a baking tray, pre-covered with baking paper. Sprinkle hearts with powdered sugar and send to the oven until tender.

Half open roll

Semi-open roll looks very impressive on the table. You can see the appetizing stuffing that instantly activates the appetite.

How to cook it? Roll out the dough. Cut it as shown in the picture. Put the dough on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Lubricate the center with sour cream or sauce to taste. Put vegetables, sausage, ham or any other stuffing on top. Wrap the edges. Sprinkle the roll with grated cheese and send to the oven.


It turns out that making such hedgehogs from dough, nuts and chocolate is not so difficult. Roll out the dough and make small oval cookies out of it. Bake them and cool slightly.

Melt chocolate. Glaze grease half of each cookie. Chop the nuts with a blender or food processor. Dip the chocolate side of the hedgehog. Make him chocolate eyes and nose. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.