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Amazing Science Projects: Hands Free Inflation

Steps:3
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Yellow Cupcakes

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Sprinkles, for decorating
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Corn-Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Time:35 mins
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Ruffle Tower Cake

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Nosey Pumpkins

Steps:4
It's easy to create these gawking heads. Just draw faces or print our templates, and carve.
Materials
  • Pumpkin Face templates
  • A keyhole saw or serrated knife
  • Plaster scraper or large spoon
  • Black marker and white paper or our template
  • Masking tape
  • Needle tool (from an art-supply store) or awl
  • Serrated utility knife
  • Miniature flashlights, battery-powered candles, or light sticks
  • Apple corer
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Devil's Food Cake with Fluffy Frosting

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, plus 5 large egg whites, room temperature, divided
  • 5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
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Bubble Wands

Steps:6
Blowing the perfect bubble depends on equal parts science and magic. With a few twists of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing your technique. The best bubble solution is 10 cups water to 4 cups dish-washing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup.
Materials
  • Plastic-coated wire coat hangers or floral netting or plasti-coated chicken wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 8-gauge cloth-covered wire
  • Tin can
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