Ms Goody Cupcake Check out our new blog! Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:54:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Problems in Keurig Machines Sun, 07 May 2017 12:37:52 +0000 A good cup of coffee can make you cheerful for the rest of the day but a slight coffee problem can suddenly turn your happy day into a sorrowful day. If you get up one morning and find that your Keurig isn’t brewing coffee properly or if there are any leaks in the machine or other such problems, then you might need to troubleshoot a few of these problems yourself to restart your uninterrupted dose of caffeine. Also see, freshpresso’s review of the ninja coffee bar.

Getting more information about the common Keurig machine problems can help you in preparing how to deal with it efficiently and so, we have compiled a list of the most common Keurig problems and how to deal with the.

Keurig is not brewing Coffee

One of the most common problems with a Keurig coffee maker is that sometimes it would stop brewing coffee for you and leave you wondering why it isn’t working anymore. Don’t worry, there are a few simple causes for this problem.


Your coffee machine might have too much limescale buildup which is affecting the working of the coffee machine. All you have to do in this case is clean your coffee machine thoroughly using a vinegar solution or a Keurig descaling solution and remove all the buildup from the machine.Here are freshpresso’s list of best coffee makers which is best for your home.

Another reason for your coffee machine not working is the air bubbles that got accumulated in the machine. For this, you can just fill your water reservoir and after unplugging your machine, give it a little shake. This will remove any trapped bubbles from the machine.

Sometimes your machine parts come loose and slip from their original position which results in the coffee machine not working anymore. Just make sure that all the parts are correctly seated.

Keurig 2.0 doesn’t turn on

Another common issue faced by users who own a Keurig 2.0 is that their machine doesn’t turn on when they want it to. You might notice that the power button is on and a welcome note is being displayed, if this is not the case then you need to unplug the machine and try again. Try with a different power outlet.

You would need to determine if this is a machine problem or a touch screen problem. If all of this doesn’t work then you would need to call the customer care.

Amount of coffee is too little

Sometimes you would notice that your Keurig coffee machine is brewing coffee which can barely fill a single cup. This could be because your water lines are clogged. If your coffee machine is not brewing enough coffee then chances are that the ground coffee and debris have clogged the water line.

To solve this issue, all you have to do is rinse your coffee machine by starting a few brew cycles with water only. Make sure you clean the needle to ensure proper removal of debris and ground coffee. Once you have rinsed your coffee machine free of all the clogging, it will start producing your normal dose of coffee again.

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5 Cake baking tips no one’s telling you Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:23:54 +0000 Who doesn’t like a cake? Cakes are the most magical and delicious desserts ever, more so when they have been perfectly baked and topped with thick and delectable frosting.

But while cakes taste delicious, it can be a little hard to achieve the perfect baked cake. It requires hard work and patience and just a few tiny tricks.

So here are a few secrets to baking the best cake ever, just follow this and you would become the Cake MasterChef in no time at all:

Use high-quality ingredients

I think this one is a no-brainer, good quality ingredients will always provide you with a high-quality output too. Unless you are using the best ingredients for your cake, there is really no point in baking one, is there? Your cake requires your love and effort and you can only show that by using good ingredients and taking sufficient amount of time to ready the batter.

If you try to rush the whole process with substitutes, you are bound to get the same kind of cake too. So get fresh and high-quality ingredients. Make sure your spices are freshly ground and your flavors are purely extracted. Make sure your eggs, butter, flour, etc. are of the best quality, only then you would end up with a perfect cake.

Weigh your ingredients correctly

Not many people know this but the proper ratio is the secret to a great cooking. So when you decide to bake a cake, make sure you measure each and every ingredient accurately and put the correct amount of ingredients only.

Don’t over add something because that might just alter the perfect flavor of your cake. Always stick to the measurements.

Keep your ingredients at room temperature

One of the most common mistakes that people tend to do while the baking of a cake is not letting ingredients come to room temperature before using them.

The secret of a perfectly baked cake is its ingredients, if you use the perfect ingredients then you will end up with a perfect cake and that includes using ingredients which are at the perfect temperature.

Too often people use cold eggs or butter for their cake, don’t do that. Let your eggs, butter, etc. first come down to room temperature and then use it. This would make your job easier and allow the ingredients to mix well and smoothly.

Keep your cake in the middle of the oven

If you want your cake to bake perfectly from every side, then make sure that you place your pan in the center of the oven without touching the sides. This would ensure that the whole cake receive proper heat and there is air circulation between the different sides.

Your cake requires an even amount of heat for the whole surface to bake evenly otherwise, you would end up with one part as baked and another part as unbaked and we don’t want that now, do we?

Know your oven

This is another thing which doesn’t require instructions but make sure you have a good-quality oven at your house. An oven plays a major role in determining how your cake is going to turn out so if you have one, make sure that it can bake cakes.

Learn all the controls and on which temperature your cake will bake perfectly.

Different ovens have different settings and so different temperature and timing to get the perfect cake. Make sure you know all this stuff.

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KitchenAid or Breville Stand Mixers? What’s best for bakers Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:19:33 +0000

You must have heard about various stand mixers brands like KitchenAid, Hamilton, Breville, etc. which are found to be more popular stand mixer brands among the users.

While all of these stand mixer brands are good, we cannot help but wonder which the best one is. So, we figured we would test out two popular brands and determine which one works better. So, we decided to try the KitchenAid and the Breville stand mixers and the results were quite interesting.


There is no doubt that KitchenAid mixers are just too good in their design and color options. With so many options to choose from, a KitchenAid mixer can suit most kitchen designs and is easily able to provide the customers with a design and color which they wish to buy for their kitchen.

On the other hand, a Breville stand mixer provides you a sleek design which can easily suit most kitchens and comes only in three colors: black, red and gray in America but you can find several color options in Australia. It might not provide you as many options as a KitchenAid stand mixer but it can gel with your kitchen surroundings too.

Size and Weight

Now, let’s discuss the size and weight of the two stand mixer brands. We all know that KitchenAid stand mixers tend to be a little on the bulkier and heavy side and take up a large space in the kitchen which can make their storage and transfer a little difficult.

On the other hand, a Breville stand mixer is lightweight and can be easily stored and moved around which makes it a more favorable choice than a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Extra Features

Now, we know that both the mixer brands can provide you with consistent mixes but what makes them really different is the features.

While many KitchenAid models do come with an automatic programmability and various other display features, a Breville stand mixer is a step ahead and provides you with LED lit column which makes it easy for the user to determine the task which is currently happening.

Your Breville stand mixer is easily a better choice at a less rate and it can provide you all the features of a KitchenAid stand mixer too. Isn’t that incredible now?


KitchenAid stand mixers are the king of durability and can definitely last for a longer time than any other stand mixer brand. This is due to heavy weight and large size which makes them both sturdy and unbreakable.

On the other hand, Breville stand mixers cannot boast about their durability as they tend to be lightweight but most customers proclaim that they are quite durable too, maybe not as much as a KitchenAid stand mixer but they can do for some time.


Another major difference between the Breville stand mixers and the KitchenAid stand mixers is the cost. KitchenAid stand mixers are costly, there is no doubt about that.

They provide you with a stand mixer which works for a long time and efficiently mixes the ingredients which make it a little expensive, whereas, a Breville stand mixer is comparatively cheaper and a good option for all those budget users.

Here’s what my friend at AmyLearnsToCook had to say about the two brands

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Kitchen Faucet types every baker should know about Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:06:07 +0000 Irrespective of the equipment you use or the technique you employ every baker will agree the kitchen tends to a mess post every bake isn’t it? Cleaning is tedious, tiring and often hated but it need not be that bad. Forget optimising your baking process, it’s time to rev up the cleaning and if you have right faucet it’s going to be a whole lot easier.

Since there are so many varieties available in so many finishes. How do you choose one to keep your spick and span?

There are mainly six types of kitchen faucets:

Pull Out Faucets

This faucet is particularly popular for kitchen sinks which lack space and can come very handy during those days when you have too many dishes to wash post a bake. It just has a single handle which can be used to adjust the water pressure which makes it easy for a single hand use.

Another great advantage of this faucet is that you can move its head in a 360 degree swivel which makes it easy to fill the utensils with water, away from the sink, when there are too many utensils.

Pull Down Faucets

Another popular kitchen faucet with similar design as the pull-out faucet with just one variation, you cannot move the faucet spout from sink to the countertop but you can pull it downward which can prove useful if you have a deep sink.

Commercial/Fusion Style Faucets

Although previously these faucets were much more common in restaurants and hotels, these faucets have now become quite popular in the common households too.

With its high pressure pull out spray and super high arc, it is easier and quicker to clean with this faucet. It is also found to be more durable and adds a certain attractiveness to your kitchen.

Separate Spray

A perfect faucet for those who don’t wish that their faucet comes with an all-in-one capabilities, this faucet provides you with a separate sprayer which you can use to clean with great ease.

It makes your life a whole lot easier as you can easily rinse your baking trays, bowl etc.

Although these faucets use old system and might end up losing their balance after sometime or hang after years of use or might display some other anomaly, it’s dirt cheap price makes it a popular faucet choice for many people.

Motion Detection/Touchless

Faucet system has advanced now and this faucet is the perfect example of that. These battery operated faucets are easy to use and make it easier to clean your utensils, all you have to do is just wave your hand in front of the motion sensing chips. HomeGuyd has some amazing recommendations on these, make sure to check it out if you’re planning to get one.

Just bring your bowls and trays in front of the faucet and it will auto activate, allowing you to clean your dishes without any additional effort. This is a growing technology and in future will provide these products at a cheaper price than now and you should definitely look out for it.

Two Handle Faucets

The last but not the least is our traditional faucet types. These faucets have been here since a while now and will continue to remain so.

With their two handles you can easily control the hot water and cold water separately which makes it easier to use for most people. It might not give you superior controls as a single handle faucet, but if you are looking to adjust your hot and cold water separately, then this is the faucet for you.


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5 ways baking changed the way we think Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:59:54 +0000 While baking can provide you with numerous tasty treats and comfort foods, that is not all it does. According to various sources from the mental health section, it has been found that baking can have therapeutic value for you and can help you cope with depression or other mental health problems. Baking is known to provide you with comfort and can make you happier when performed regularly. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I always knew that food is the secret to our never-ending misery.

Here are a few ways in which baking can help us with our mental health:

Keeps away the negative thoughts

Baking is one of the best ways to clear your mind of all thoughts and ideas and just focus on the task at hand. This meditative quality of baking makes it helpful in keeping you calm and away from all negative thoughts. As you perform the simple tasks of whisking eggs and weighing out butter, sugar, etc., your mind focuses on these simple, repetitive tasks and you are taken away from any sort of bad thoughts which you were previously accustomed to.

Makes us feel good

Once you start baking dishes, you use all your energy for it and bake with a single-minded focus. So once you start enjoying the process and just let your basic senses take over, you start feeling good about the whole process. The smell and the sound of delicious food items overwhelm your senses and lead to the production of feel-good endorphins. So, next time when you are feeling a little sad, just take out your baking tools and make yourself feel good again in just a few minutes.

Nourishing feels good

Any activity which leads to the nourishment of your own or others is bound to make you feel good. So when you bake food and put all your love and attention into it to make it delicious, you will feel satisfied for having produced such an amazing outcome. Moreover, when others will eat your baked food, they might give you little notes of encouragement which in turn will feel good and make you happier.

Creativity helps your mental health

Baking requires you to put a little of your own creativity and spend some time to perfect the art of baking. When you decorate your baked foods with new, creative ideas or when you figure out creative ways to make the same baked food, it is bound to improve your mental health. Psychologists have found that creative thinking tends to produce a happier being, so be creative and make elaborate icing and toppings for your baked food from now on.

Making others happy

It is a well-known fact that when you make others happy, you, in turn, end up being happier. So when you bake those delectable food items and give it away to your near and dear ones, it is sure to make your loved ones happy which in turn will leave you happy and smiling. Basically, it is a sure shot way to keep everyone happy around you, including yourself.

Want to go pro? Check the guide below

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5 Cupcake decoration tips for every newbie baker Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:15:25 +0000 Do you love eating cupcakes? But do you know what is more enjoyable than eating a cupcake? Decorating your own cupcake!

Yes, it doesn’t matter whether you get a ready-made cupcake or a home baked one, the most important and fun part of a cupcake is the icing on the top. There are so many different ways to decorate your cupcake and making it more delicious.

Here are a few creative ways in which you can garnish your cupcakes and turn them into the most appetizing cupcakes ever.

Chocolate Art

Chocolate is one of the most popular decorations, its ability to take numerous forms only makes it more preferable and fun. You can either put chocolate shavings on your cupcake or you can make some chocolate toys and add it on the top of your cupcake.

You can also make chocolate drawings and use it as a decoration. Chocolate drawings can be made in two ways: By using a stencil and making a 2D picture on your cupcake or melting your chocolate and then hardening it into a desired shape and then garnishing your cupcake with this 3D drawing.

The possibilities are endless. Just get out your favorite chocolate and think.


One of the simplest and easiest ways to decorate your cupcake is to sprinkle small chocolate or candy flakes on your cupcakes. But not only that, you can also sprinkle coffee grounds or grated nuts on your cupcake which will help in balancing out the sweetness while providing it with a new look.

Don’t limit yourself, you can sprinkle anything small and edible. You can grate marshmallows and sprinkle them on the top or you can use small jelly beans and sprinkle them on your cupcakes.

Use your creativity and find out what all small, edible stuff you can sprinkle on your cupcake to make it more colorful and delicious.

Fresh Fruits

Another great way of garnishing your cupcake is taking fresh fruits and cutting them up into small pieces to add as the topping.

Use a fruit which you have used in the cupcake too. So if you have a strawberry cupcake, add thin slices of strawberry pieces at the top.

Or if it is a pineapple cake, then you can top up the cupcake with pineapple pieces. Use different angles and experiment with the setup and you are bound to achieve an amazing result.


Candy toppings are evergreen and add a little spice and appeal to your cupcakes. Whether you use big Christmas candies or small M&Ms, candies are one of the surest ways to make your cupcake look beautiful and taste delicious.

You can also take up chocolate bars and toffees and slice them up and decorate your cupcake with those pieces.


Everyone loves cookies. So when you add cookies on top of your cupcakes, it is bound to make your cupcake more delicious and attractive.

You can either decorate your cupcake with a whole cookie or you can cut your cookies into small attractive pieces and then use them as toppings. You can also add a little chocolate or strawberry sauce to make it more delicious and godly looking.


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