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Clever Uses for Condensed Milk

If you're anything like us, you may have wondered what condensed milk is anyway. How can milk be canned and safely sit on a shelf? And how does it get so sweet and delicious? So before we get into ideas for how to use the extra condensed milk from your August BakeKit - refreshing Margarita Icebox Cake - let's start with a little FAQ. What is condensed milk made of?  It's cows milk with water removed. Usually, sugar is added, which is why it is most often called sweetened condensed milk, although there is an unsweetened variety as as well. How...

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Happy National Tequila Day!

Bakekit Margarita cake recipe tequila Tequila Day

In honor of National Tequila Day, BakeKit is pleased to give you a sneak peek of the upcoming Kit, Margarita Icebox Cake! While tequila is optional, we of course recommend it to give this hot weather refresher an extra kick. (Order before the second week of August to get in on this one!)  And while we're on the subject, a few fun facts about the spirit in the spotlight today...  - Tequila comes from the blue agave plant - To earn the name "tequila," it must originate from a designated region in Jalisco, Mexico - Good Tequila shouldn't be shot;...

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Love is in the air!

The first sunny weekend in June, I strolled down the waterfront taking in the NYC skyline with my little one. We passed three wedding parties, brides and grooms radiant with joy, sun beaming down from the cerulean, cloudless sky. It was a sure sign that the season was here. No, not summer. Wedding season! Watching the families and friends all gathered in celebration--the joy palpable--we were inspired to spread it through our June recipe. Whether or not you, a friend or a loved one will be marching down the aisle this month of choice for so many brides, there's no...

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Cookies and Coconut Cream

Quick tip for the May recipe here: It's also a pretty delicious cookies and cream ice cream-like treat! Just put the cookies into a ziplock bag, crush them up, then stir the crumbs into your coconut cream, per the recipe. Put the bowl in the freezer for an hour or two and, yum!, a refreshing new option for your Cookies and Cream Gone Coco Kit!

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Tasty New Year Traditions

Grapes, yellow underwear, a jaunt around the block with a suitcase, and sweeping away evil spirits sound like a fine enough way to ring in the new year, but we think some of the food traditions and superstitions are a much tastier way to go! Here is a short list of culinary customs that will bring you good taste, if not luck, in the new year! Cakes Cakes, especially round or ring shaped ones, are considered good luck in many countries around the world. The ring perhaps represents a new cycle, and some include a gold coin or a small plastic...

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