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15 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making While Baking

All the things standing between you and the best cake of your life.

1. You don't read the recipe all the way through before you start cooking.

2. You scoop flour straight out of the bag with your cup.

3. You don't use a scale to measure your ingredients.

4. You use baking soda instead of baking powder (or vice versa).

5. You don't get your butter to room temperature when your recipe calls for it.

6. You don't prep your pan before you start working on your cake batter.

7. You're not lining your pan with parchment paper.

8. When you cream the butter and sugar together, you stop halfway through.

9. You don't scrape down the bowl as you go along.

10. You don't add a pinch of salt to your batter.

11. You don't sift your dry ingredients when the recipe tells you to.

12. You don't preheat your oven.

13. You don't make sure your oven is at the right temperature.

14. And you open your oven door while your cake is baking.

15. You don't wait for your cake to fully cool down before decorating it.

Find even more tips to improve your baking skills in this video:

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Did we miss any baking mistakes? Leave your best baking advice in the comments below!