Do you love to bake? Then these are 25 baking hacks bakers of all levels should know!
25 Savvy Baking Hacks
Whether you’re just getting into baking or have been doing it for years, these are baking hacks that will elevate your baking game to Christina Tosi status! #masterbaker
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1. Moist Cookies
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Keep your cookies moist by storing them with an apple wedge. The cookies will absorb the apple’s moisture, thus staying softer for a longer period of time!
2. Non-Stick Cakes
Do you find that your cakes continuously stick to your pan? And isn’t it nearly impossible to get them out?! Ensure non-stick cakes with a simple mixture of shortening, oil and flour. Find the recipe here!
3. Marbled Frosting Look
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Create a marbled frosting look by placing two pastry bags in one. See how they did it here!
4. Create Color Frosting With Jell-O
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Don’t have food coloring? Color your frosting with Jell-O! Get the recipe here.
5. DIY Baking Powder
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Don’t have baking powder? Make your own with this 2-ingredient recipe here.
6. Save Burnt Muffins or Cookies
How, you ask? With a grater! Grate the bottom of your burnt cookies or muffins for a brand-new look! You can also use a grater to soften refrigerated butter if you didn’t have time to let it sit out.
7. DIY Sprinkles
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Want sprinkle that taste less like wax and more like…well, sprinkles? Make your own with this recipe.
8. Ripe Bananas For Banana Bread
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Have a late night craving for banana bread but don’t have any ripe bananas? Pop your under-ripe bananas in the oven for 40 minutes at 300 degrees and voila! Ripe bananas perfect for banana bread.
9. Fast Whipped Cream
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Need some whipped cream, stat?! Shake it up in a mason jar. Find directions here.
10. Moist Cakes
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Need to keep your cakes moist while you prepare your frosting? Place a slice of bread on top of them! Simple and genius!
11. DIY Condensed Milk
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Don’t have condensed milk on hand? Make your own with this recipe here!
12. Perfectly Sliced Cakes
Get perfectly-sliced cakes by warming your knife with warm water before cutting. The cake won’t clump on a warm blade.
13. Mason Jar Cupcakes
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Don’t have a muffin pan? Use mason jar lids to keep your liners in place.
14. DIY Sugar Sprinkles
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Make your own sugar sprinkles with this tutorial here.
15. Leveled Cakes
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Bake perfectly level cakes with a cake strip! See how here.
16. 2-Ingredient Cake
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Make rich, moist bread with your favorite ice cream and flour. Get the full recipe here.
17. DIY Cookie Bowls
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An oldie, but a goodie! Make your own cookie bowls by flipping your muffin tin over.
18. Glow In The Dark Frosting
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Learn how to make your own glow-in-the-dark frosting with this recipe.
19. DIY Peanut Butter Chips
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Never buy peanut butter chips again! Make your own with this simple recipe.
20. DIY Cake Flour
Need to bake a cake but don’t have cake flour? Easy! Make it with this recipe here.
21. Homemade Ganache
Make your own ganache using cocoa powder! Follow this recipe for some tasty homemade ganache.
22. Perfect Cookies
Want cookies that are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside? Chill your dough at least an hour before baking them for perfect cookies.
23. Perfectly Sliced Cheesecakes
Cut perfect slices with dental floss! Be sure to use an unflavored one so it doesn’t affect the taste of your cheesecake.
24. DIY Marshmallow Fluff
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Make your own marshmallow fluff with marshmallows! Get the full recipe here.
25. Baking Substitutes
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Need to sub an ingredient? Then this guide to baking substitutes will become your new best friend.
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