Food Hacks

Expert baker shares 12 easy baking hacks to make you look like a pro

December 11th, 2020
You want to soften the butter but you don’t want to melt it all the way right? Try this- microwave a glass of water until the water is hot. Dump the water, and place your stick of butter in the warm glass to gently soften it. This does take time, so be sure to prepare for that adequately.
Darker colored pans will heat up faster than light-colored pans. If you keep burning the bottom of your cakes you need to do one of two things. Either lower your oven temperature or simply try a lighter colored pan. If you are lowering your temperature be sure to lower it 25 degrees for adequate change to be noticeable.
Now you can just buy one cake mix and use it for both cookies and cakes. If you have a cake mix, just add 1/2 cup of oil and a couple eggs for a nice cookie dough. This will allow you to make all sorts of cookies that you wouldn’t have been able to create before.
All you need is a vegetable or potato peeler and you can make cute little chocolate spirals. These curls will make the perfect finishing touch on any dessert you concoct.
Homemade frosting can be a tough endeavor just because of the time and effort it takes. Buy some regular frosting from your local grocery store, and then whip it up with an electric mixer. The frosting will puff up and it will add air to the icing. It will make it fluffy and softer. It might even seem like it’s homemade!
Ooooh, whipped cream, yummy! It’s a delicious thing, but if it gets too warm, it will quickly become thin. If you keep your beaters and bowl in the fridge and then pull them out to whip your cream you will have a much better experience!
Lettering on cakes can be an absolute nightmare. Instead of laying down letters be sure to make a little indention across the cake with a toothpick. Then, all you need to do is connect the dots! It will look professional and people will be asking you how you did it!
Do you want an Instagram worthy pie? Then you need to use small cookie cutters and layer the cuts. It will create a whimsical looking design. Heart-shaped pies are the best by the way!
You only ever use a muffin pan once in a blue moon. If you are trying to be thrifty with your purchases, try laying mason jar lids on a baking sheet and then letting them hold your cupcakes and muffins. It’s crazy but it works!
Smooth out the topcoat of icing as much as possible. Afterward, pat the outside of the cake with a paper towel. It helps if you buy the extra-fine layered paper towel for this technique.
Our amazing baked goods often get stale way too quickly! We don’t have time to eat it all. If you toss a few slices of bread on top of your cakes or in the cookie jar, the desserts will soak up the moisture trapped in the bread. Voila, moist cake, and cookies!
Glossy ganache just looks clean, aesthetic, and beautiful. You might think it’s hard to do, but truth is, it’s not. Grab your hairdryer and heat it up on a low setting. It will melt the chocolate and you can smooth it into place. Boy, it looks great, doesn’t it?

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