31 Things That Will Make Baking So Much Easier
Easy as pie (except actually easy).
Select a cookbook beginner bakers actually swear by.
Perfect your technique with a smart scale that tells you exactly how much of an ingredient to add.
Use the right kitchen mixer for whatever dough or batter you're making.
Keep an adjustable measuring cup so you don't have to go hunting for the 3/4 cup measure while your batter overmixes.
Learn all the best ingredient substitutions for when you're out of that one key ingredient (looking at you, buttermilk).
Supply your basic baking needs in one step with a nine-piece nesting set.
Keep your cupcakes and muffins uniform by using a batter scoop to fill the tin.
Or keep your counters mess-free by using a batter pen.
Learn what your ingredients are actually doing so you can customize recipes to your taste.
Invest in some Silpat baking mats that will change your cookie game.
Cool enough cookies for the biggest of bake sales on a three-tier, collapsible rack.
Impress your friends who like the edges best by baking brownies in a special pan.
Try a one-step cake release instead of greasing and flouring to keep your baked goods stick-free.
Get the feel for knowing when a cake is done — it'll spring back against you when lightly pressed.
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Bake in the nibble pan, which comes with a tasting cup so you can make sure your cake is delicious before you even serve it.
Make your cakes perfectly even with a precise leveler.
If your cake turns out dry AF, turn it into a poke cake.
Keep your pie crust edges from burning while the middle cooks with a baking shield.
Use a strainer to remove burnt cake bits.
And if your cookies are too brown, scrape the bottoms with a cheese grater.
Keep your oven at a regulated temperature by using a reliable thermometer.
Make your confections look as good as they taste with a decorating tool you can use to frost, make designs, and even fill cupcakes.
Use this chart to figure out what icing tips look like IRL.
Use a cupcake corer to inject a little extra flavor into your baked goods.
Make healthy-ish desserts that actually taste good by substituting avocado for butter.
Dole out slices that look pretty by using an ingenious server that pushes the cake off for you.
And hang a print to pay homage to the show that started you off — The Great British Bake Off.
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