I get this question all the time...
"How did you make this cake so moist?!"
"Why don't my cookies ever turn out this well?"
"I wish I had time to bake something handmade with my kids."
It's no secret: Baking is time consuming, and requires precision. So what are your options for providing that special occasion dessert for your friends or family?
1. Buy pre-made pastries from the grocery store--oftentimes overly sweet, usually filled with preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. Not made by you, mass produced
2. Use cake/cookie mixes from grocery shelves--made by your hands and gets the kids involved, but seriously, look at the ingredients. Even the "simple" or "pure" mixes can contain bleached and bromated flours, baking powder with aluminum, and other chemicals. You're trying to make something special for your family and friends, not feed them desserts filled with low quality ingredients and preservatives
3. Buy pastries from a local bakery--the best option so far, but also the most expensive, not especially convenient, and not created by you
4. Bake from scratch--made by you, so you know exactly what's in it, and you can get the kids involved if you like. But very time consuming; buying high quality ingredients is expensive, and the best ones are hard to source for home bakers. Sometimes new recipes are hit or miss, and if you make one mistake with measuring...you've got cake soup
SO THIS LEADS ME TO THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF...
5. PastryBase Baking Box Subscription!!
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Our PastryBase Pre-Measured Pastry Mixes are just as easy to use as those grocery shelf box mixes, but are made with natural, trustworthy ingredients of the highest quality on the market. You will know exactly what you're feeding your family...and you'll be able to pronounce the ingredients!! Step-by-step instructions, photos, and online tutorials are also included to make baking fun, fast, and simple. Plus, get neat baking tools to use and keep with each box! Perfect for the baking maven and newbie alike, as a tool to introduce your children to baking techniques, or as the perfect gift for your foodie friend. Get ready to fire up the oven!