Food·Jul 27, 201446 Life-Changing Baking Hacks Everyone Needs To KnowBake it till you make it .by Jessica ProbusBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Thinkstock 1. To get the eggshell out of a bowl, wet your finger and place it next to the shell. greatideas.people.com The broken shell will gravitate right to your finger. 2. Take your boxed cake to the next level by using butter instead of vegetable oil. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ezgif.com / Via citythatbreeds.com You can also replace the water with something better — coconut milk, juice, buttermilk or regular milk. Decide which flavor based by the cake you're making. 3. Use a syringe filled with frosting to expertly decorate cookies and cakes. followpics.co 4. To keep cookies moist, store them with an apple wedge. glad.com The cookies will absorb some of the apple's moisture, keeping them soft and ready-to-eat for much longer. 5. Make this DIY cake-release mix and your cakes will never stick to the pan again. veronicascornucopia.com All you need is shortening, oil, and flour. And it's vegan! See the full recipe here. 6. Don't have any frosting? Just sprinkle some powdered sugar through lace for this amazing design. sweet-verbena.blogspot.com Get the full directions here. 7. Make your cupcake frosting SWIRL by using two bags in one tip. ourbestbites.com See how they did it here. 8. Follow this chart to make literally any color of frosting. foodnetwork.com From the geniuses at the Food Network Magazine. 9. If you don't have food coloring, you can use Jell-O to color frosting. canadianhometrends.com See the recipe here. 10. If your brown sugar is brick hard, microwave it in a baking dish covered with a wet paper towel for 20 seconds. en.wikipedia.org Or, put it in a 300ºF degree oven for 5 minutes. 11. Keep your brown sugar soft from now on by storing it with a slice of bread. thisweekfordinner.com You can also use a large marshmallow. See more here. 12. Don't have brown sugar? You can make your own with white sugar and molasses! countryliving.com Get the directions here. 13. Make your own gluten-free flour with oats. beardandbonnet.com Easy, healthy, and delicious in every way. See how to do it here. 14. You can swap avocado for butter in cakes to make them (a little) healthier. buzzfeed.com See more healthy substitution ideas here. 15. Use a box grater to save your burnt cookies or muffins. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF i.imgur.com Just lightly grate the charred bottoms off of them and they're basically perfect. You can also use a box grater to grate frozen butter for delicious pie crusts and pastries. 16. You can use a wine bottle as a rolling pin. brookelauren.wordpress.com See more tips here. 17. Make DIY sprinkles with just a few ingredients. sherisilver.com It's definitely not as easy as buying them, but they taste a lot less like wax. And you can even flavor them! See how here. 18. Out of a crucial ingredient? Follow this chart for substitutions. ereplacementparts.com 19. Make a tart without a tart pan by using aluminum foil. food52.com You can make any pan or baking dish smaller with this foil trick. See the full directions here. 20. Ripen your bananas quickly by putting them in the oven for 40 minutes at 300ºF. greatideas.people.com See how here. 21. Make amazing frosting by just putting a large marshmallow on your cupcakes for the last five minutes of baking. tonispilsbury.com / Via greatideas.people.com See how here. 22. Learn 20 ways to make Martha-worthy pie crusts with this cool video. View this video on YouTube youtube.com 23. Easily make whipped cream without a stand mixer by shaking it in a Mason jar. shutterbean.com Mason Jars: Blowing Pinterest's Mind Since Forever. See how here. 24. Keep your cake super moist by placing a slice of bread on top until you're ready to frost it. diply.com 25. To get the perfect texture for cakes and cookies, drop it like it's hot. diply.com For cakes dropping it before putting it in the oven gets the air bubbles out. For cookies, dropping the cookie sheet when it comes out of the oven makes them settle faster. 26. Learn from your cake mistakes with this handy chart. tipnut.com 27. Bake cupcakes without a muffin tin by using aluminum liners or placing the cupcakes in Mason jar lids. food-hacks.wonderhowto.com 28. You can also make your own cupcake liners using parchment paper. food-hacks.wonderhowto.com Shape the paper using a pint glass and a measuring cup. See how here. 29. Use a toothpick and small dots to *flawlessly* write on cakes. cococakeland.com See the directions here. 30. Never splatter your cake batter again with this paper plate hack. pinterest.com It also works for stand mixers. 31. THIS is the correct way to cut a fondant cake. s3-ec.buzzfed.com Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Case closed. 32. Get perfectly even cupcakes every time by using an ice cream scoop sprayed with cooking spray. honestandtruly.com See how here. 33. Use this chart to see exactly how much cake you need for a party. auntaudreyscakes.com / Via buzzfeed.com See more tips here. 34. Make your own sanding sugar sprinkles with just food coloring, regular sugar, and a rolling pin. kidspot.com.au See how here. 35. This Ultimate Cookie Guide shows you how to get your favorite kind of cookie. facebook.com Crunchy, gooey, pillowy, crispy and everywhere in between. See the guide here. 36. Get perfectly even cake layers every time by tying wet fabric strips around the outside of the pan. thepancakeprincess.com It cools the outside of the pan allowing the whole thing to cook evenly. See how here. 37. You can make an icing bag with a Ziploc bag or even plastic wrap. wildolive.blogspot.com You just have to cut a small hole in a corner. See how here. 38. Get softened butter in seconds without melting it by putting it under a warm glass. View this video on YouTube youtube.com You can also use a rolling pin. 39. Spray your nonstick cooking spray over your open dishwasher to avoid getting it all over the counter. thekitchn.com (If you have one.) More tips here. 40. Put coarse sea salt on top of your chocolate chip cookies to take them to the next-level. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF media.giphy.com The salt will make the chocolate and the butter taste even richer. 41. Fill up your frosting bag easier by folding it over a cup. creationsbykara.com See more here. 42. You can make a delicious fudgy cake with just chocolate cake mix and a can of Coke! kirbiecravings.com Get the recipe here. 43. You can also make bread with melted ice cream and flour. inkatrinaskitchen.com It's that easy. Your favorite ice cream as bread. See how they made this birthday cake version here. 44. Freeze cookie dough in ice cube trays for perfectly portioned ready-to-bake snacks. lifehacker.com More here. 45. Bake cookies in a muffin tin to make them soft and uniform. lifehacker.com More here. 46. Or, flip the muffin tin over to make cookie bowls. lifehacker.com Happy baking! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via Giphy Want more amazing kitchen hacks? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Food newsletter and you’ll get awesome recipes and tips in your inbox twice a week!