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31 Things That Will Make Baking So Much Easier

Easy as pie (except actually easy).

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4. Use the right kitchen mixer for whatever dough or batter you're making.

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Get the classic KitchenAid mixer from Amazon for $271 and a KitchenAid hand mixer from Amazon for $36.92.

6. Learn all the best ingredient substitutions for when you're out of that one key ingredient (looking at you, buttermilk).

All you need is regular milk and lemon juice or vinegar. Learn more here.

Check out "23 Brilliant Ingredient Swaps" here.

8. Keep your cupcakes and muffins uniform by using a batter scoop to fill the tin.

Keeping them uniform means you won't have some burnt cupcakes and some that are still batter-y.

Get them from Amazon for $5.50.

16. Get the feel for knowing when a cake is done — it'll spring back against you when lightly pressed.

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The edges will also juuust start to pull away from the pan.

Get the recipe for this perfect birthday cake here.

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