These baking hacks are epic and will help save you time and your sanity. There are a few of these I use all the time (numbers 1 and 10) and I had to share.
If you’ve got more baking hacks to share, leave them in the comments.
Soften Butter Quickly (without melting it)
Just heat a glass with hot water and place it over your stick of butter.
Ripen Bananas Fast
Wanna make banana bread but your ‘nanas aren’t quite ready? Just put them on a baking sheet and bake them at 325°F for about 30 minutes.
Keep Berries Fresh
I love baking with raspberries and to make sure they don’t go bad, keep them in an empty jelly jar.
Perfectly Domed Cupcakes
Fill the liner 3/4 of the way full and reduce the temperature.
DIY Mixing Guard
If your batter is splattering just cut a hole in a paper plate and you’ve got a splash guard!
Print out what you’d like to say, cover with parchment and then use melted chocolate to pipe out the words.
Make Even Cookies
Get the same sized cookies every time by using an ice cream scooper with a trigger.
Easy Pie Crust Edging
Decorate your pie crust with a cork screw or kitchen tongs! It’s pretty and super simple.
DIY Cupcake Liners
In the middle of baking some muffins and realize you don’t have liners? Make your own with parchment paper.
Keep Chocolate Chips From Sinking
When I add chocolate chips to my banana bread, they used to always fall to the bottom. Once I learned to coat them in flour, I don’t have that problem!
How to get any color frosting
This epic guide from Queen.com gives you details to get to every shade of frosting you could dream up. Here is a small sampling of color options.
DIY Baking Powder
If you realize last minute you need baking powder and you’re out, here is how to make your own.
DIY Brown Sugar
Another great homemade recipe if you are out of different kitchen staple: brown sugar.
More Great Ideas
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