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5 Best baking blogs

I don’t know about you, but I would choose baking a cake over cooking dinner any day. To help me come up with fresh ideas, I refer to these five baking blogs — all updated almost daily — for inspiration, and I hope you will too.

As a baker, it can be difficult coming up with new and unique ideas when the mood for something sweet strikes. As good as Funfetti cake from a box is, even that gets old. Next time you’re deciding what to bake — whether for yourself (we won’t tell) or as a treat for co-workers — don’t hesitate to check out one or all of these top five baking blogs. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

1. Bakerella

Cake pops by Bakerella

We love the catchy name of her blog — Bakerella — and all the delicious treats and recipes she shares. Blog author Angie is actually the creator of cupcake pops. She provides dozens of recipes and variations to the bite-size snack and also has recipes for everything from cakes and pies to brownies and cheesecakes. Her blog is full of fantastic photos showcasing her sweet treats and superb creativity. She even has a book — Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Treats — featuring all things cake pops. Take a look. You’ll be glad you did.

2. SprinkleBakes

Cake from SprinkleBakes

Heather, author of SprinkleBakes, comes from a background of fine arts and painting, and you can tell she lets her creativity shine throughout all her recipes. Here she shares her own unique original recipes, family recipes and adaptations of her favourite recipes. Basically she’s got it all — from coconut cappuccino muffins to pecan pie taffy to blue velvet cupcakes (who says they have to be red?). She released a book a couple of years ago — SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist — showcasing her best, most creative recipes. If you’re looking for creative inspiration, then SprinkleBakes is the blog for you.

3. Lovin’ from the Oven

Lovin’ From the Oven

A personal favourite, Lovin’ from the Oven is a blog not just of baked goods but of easy, delicious meals too. Not to take away from the baking — blog author Kim does share more than 100 unique cookie recipes — but we like that she mixes it up. She also shares real-life stories in between all her beautiful photographs of mouth-watering treats. This makes her relatable, and we love it! If you’re looking for a blog of daily desserts and easy recipes as well as to get to know a wonderful person, then Kim’s blog is for you.

4. Joy the Baker

Joy the Baker -- chocolate cream filled vanilla donut

Joy the Baker has been blogging for more than five years now, so her recipe index is full — and we love it. She’s got everything from chocolate cream-filled vanilla doughnuts (pictured above) and chai-spiced cinnamon rolls to gluten-free chocolate and peanut butter pudding and vegan dark chocolate-dipped sugar cones. Her blog truly meets every type of eater’s needs, and she has a book — Joy the Baker Cookbook. Oh yeah, and any blogger who has a specific section designated for recipes containing booze is right up our alley.

5. Brown Eyed Baker

Brown Eyed Baker -- homemade Snickers and Cherry coke float

Michelle of Brown Eyed Baker says it’s perfectly acceptable to eat dessert first, and we couldn’t agree more. Her most popular recipes include homemade snickers (yum!), cherry Coke float cupcakes, grasshopper mint chocolate bark and a layered red velvet cheesecake. In addition to her one-of-a-kind baked goods, she shares recipes for meals too — such as Cajun shrimp macaroni and cheese. Michelle is self-taught, making her recipes doable for both novice and expert bakers alike, so don’t be afraid to tackle a recipe or two of hers.

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