If you’re thinking of getting a new hobby, baking might be a great option. It’s an enjoyable task that lets you make delicious pies, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods. Not to mention, it’s very therapeutic and helps you stay focused.
And as you know, I love sharing tips and tricks with you, which is why for today’s post, I decided to share some tips and hacks that can get you started on baking. These are ideas that are easy to implement, not complicated, and will save you so much time and effort. So check them out below and let me know what you think!
Use a Toothpick to Flawlessly Write on Cakes
Afraid of messing up a perfectly baked cake with a mistake? Here’s a quick solution; before writing with frosting, use a toothpick to outline the message in the icing. This way if you if you make a mistake, you can easily smooth out the icing and try again.
Skip the Frosting Cupcakes
If you’re hosting a party and you’re a little bit in hurry, skip the frosting for your cupcakes. Instead, place a large marshmallow on top of it 5 minutes before the cupcakes are done cooking.
Keep All Your Chocolate Chips From Sinking
Did you know that by simply tossing your chocolate chips in a little flour or a bit of cake mix will help suspend them from sinking in your batter? Super smart!
Cookie Guide Cheat Sheet
Whether you want your cookies to be chewy, crispy, soft, moist, or crumbly, having a cookie guide will totally help you out. You can get plenty of cookie cheat sheets on Pinterest. Print them out, hang them in your kitchen, and use whenever needed. This is really helpful especially for beginner
Make Your Own Sprinklers
Homemade sprinkles are incredibly easy to make and you can choose your own colors and flavors without spending much time and money. All you have to do is make an icing mixture, put it into a pastry bag with a small opening, and start piping with a thin line. Wait until completely dry and cut them into sprinkle sizes.
Jell-O Marshmallow Fondant
To easily make an inexpensive but yummy fondant, you’ll just need some Jell-O, sugar, water, and marshmallows. It gives a vibrant hue, looks great, and tastes so good.
Make Ganache Smooth and Shiny
Here’s the easiest way to have a smooth and shiny cake. All you have to do is blow dry your cake and simultaneously smooth it out with the use of a cake spreading tool. It’ll be ready in a few minutes and look amazing.
Easy Chocolate Peel Garnish
This tip is so simple and smart. All you have to do is use a potato peeler to make some chocolate peels for cake garnish. This makes chocolate curls without much effort.
Heat Citrus to Easily Get the Juice
There are plenty of recipes that require lemon, oranges, and other citrus fruit for added flavor and color. To save time and effort when squeezing them, try heating the fruit for 5-10 seconds in the microwave before juicing. The warm fruit releases more juices than the chilled one.
Remove Your Freshly Baked Cakes from the Pan Easily
Lastly, make it a habit to brush your pan with a mixture of oil and flour before pouring your cake batter to easily remove them after cooking.
If you’re a beginner or you’ve been baking for awhile, I hope that these tips and tricks will make things just a bit easier for you. And these ten ideas from the list above will definitely cut your time in half. So give them a try and let me know what you think!
Now if you have any questions about these hacks, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to help you out!