We love summer. Whether you spend it by the pool, soaking up nature, or just throwing on a crop top and blasting the AC, something about summer feels like freedom.
And summer baking gives us a chance to pull out tropical flavors, test out new techniques, and brighten things up. Not sure where to start? Look no further, we’ve rounded up five ideas to jumpstart your summer baking itinerary.
1. Strawberry Buttercream
When strawberries are in season, it almost feels wrong not to incorporate them into your bakes. This Strawberry buttercream pairs well with a bunch of different cakes, from a simple vegan vanilla to Yo’s celebratory funfetti recipe.
2. Summer Flavored Simple Syrup
A shortcut to making any cake feel instantly summery is to infuse your simple syrups with bright tropical or citrus flavors like pineapple, lemon or grapefruit. Plus whatever you have leftover from your bakes can be used in cocktails or ice tea. Win/win much?
3. Rainbow Mirror Glaze Cupcakes
Are you intimidated by mirror glazes? We get it, this technique seems fancy AF. But Nick’s Rainbow Mirror Glaze recipe on these cupcakes is a great way to dip your toes in the shallow end and create some colorful orbs of joy.
4. Summery Live Baking Tutorials
Even if a tropical vacation isn’t in the cards, treat yourself to a baking class for a culinary staycation. With live tutorials walking you through recipes like mini summer fruit cakes or tropical ice cream cone cupcakes, adding cute summer treats to your repertoire has never been easier. Plus you can replay the class as many times as you need, so like, no pressure to get it perfect right away.
5. Colorful Bakes!
Add some color to your bakes! Our vibrant gel colors can turn even the most vanilla goodies into eye catching creations like rainbow icebox cookies, rainbow shortbread and rainbow cinnamon rolls.
Want to add more sweetness to your day?
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