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13 Struggles Every Baker Has Experienced

We've all been there. Make baking better with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®.

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2. The Abominable Cracked Cake

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Take measures to avoid cracking by only mixing ingredients until they are just combined. Overmixing adds extra air (the culprit of cracking). Additionally, tap your filled cake pan on the counter before you put it in the oven. This will help trapped air bubbles surface before they get to the oven and expand.

4. Frosting Ooze

Let the cookies cool COMPLETELY, then pipe the outline with a small #1 tip. Fill in the lines for a picture-perfect cookie.

9. Cupcake Overflow

Overfilling your wrappers can result in overflow, as can fans in convection ovens blowing the liquid batter up and over.

12. Floppy Flan

Usually an unset flan is a sign of undercooking — an undercooked flan will never harden, no matter how long it chills!