Cake Baking and Decorating Supplies Checklist

With the right tools, creating a beautiful and professional-looking dessert is a piece of, well, cake.

6 Tips for Flawless Cakes

Try these foolproof techniques, brought to you from the Real Simple test kitchen.

11 Trusty Tools for Thanksgiving Dinner

Real Simple’s food editors share their go-to equipment for holiday cooking.

Simplify everyday cooking tasks with these innovative tools.

Our staff highlights, what they deem,’s best ideas of 2012. Here, Producer Erin Henry shares her picks.

11 Best Baking Tools for the Holidays

You can’t whip up a figgy pudding—or any other holiday confection—without top-notch tools. These 11 hit the sweet spot. 

Newlywed Ashley Bush is an absolute beginner in the kitchen. Join her as she learns how to cook, thanks to an arsenal of easy-to-follow recipes from the Real Simple food department.

Must-have tools and decorations for the cutest cupcakes.

Make the most of your kitchen utensils with these tips and tricks for zesting citrus, opening wine, measuring ingredients, and more.

Learn the difference between a baking sheet and a jelly roll pan, once and for all.