Love to cook? If so, take a look at these baking hacks and tips. Creative ideas for time savers and shortcuts in your kitchen.
Baking Hacks and Tips
How can you make baking easier?
Let me start this out by saying I am no chef and I have no special baking skills. I’m just an average person in the kitchen, but I am good at following directions. As long as I have a recipe, I can often pull off a pretty good meal or dessert. However, when it comes to being creative, efficient, or otherwise talented with my baking skills, don’t look at me! I’ve had to learn easy, better ways to bake and make it fun and I’ve found quite a few that have really helped. Whether you’re making cakes, cookies, pastries, or a copy-cat restaurant dessert, you’ll definitely benefit from these sweet tips for baking.
How can I be good at baking?
Being good at baking cookies and cakes isn’t too hard if you follow an easy recipe. Bake from the box if you have to — there’s a reason it’s a great mom hack for awesome birthday cakes for kids! And if you’re looking for time saver tips, baking shortcuts, dessert hacks, we have some great ideas for you to try today. From ways to cut and soften butter, keeping brown sugar fresh, and your favorite cake moist, take a look at these easy baking tips and tricks before you begin your next delicious project!
How can I bake without an oven?
If you’re looking for a low-mess, low-key way to bake your favorite cookies, cakes, and cupcakes, use your air fryer, Instant Pot, or Crock-Pot. These handy kitchen essentials are for more than just great dinners and snacks — you can use them for your cake, cupcakes, and cookies too! See our links below for air fryer cheat sheets and Instant Pot recipes.
Before you dive into these baking tips, save these Baking Hacks and Tips for a quick reference. I keep a copy of these Baking Tips in my Recipe Binder. (I suggest you laminate this cheat sheet for easy clean-up!)
If you’re looking for more kitchen tips, check out this set of three — Instant Pot, Air Fryer, and Baking Hack cheat sheets!
Make your birthday cakes look professional by using a cookie cutter as a stencil to decorate with sprinkles or frosting! | Source Unknown
Traveling with iced cupcakes was a nightmare for me, but this cupcake tip became a lifesaver! Look at this genius life hack from my friend, Ashley. Toothpicks secure the cupcake in place in her Tupperware so the frosting stays intact.
Keep Cut Cake Fresh
Here’s a quick cake hack to keep your creations fresh: simply place pieces of bread on the areas you’ve cut into and secure them with toothpicks. The bread will preserve the moisture in the cut sides so you can enjoy your bake for longer! | Tidy Mom
Struggling with a cake that’s stuck to your pan? Don’t fret, that cake will slide out with ease with this cake hack. Plus, cleanup will be a breeze! – round parchment paper with tabs for easy lifting.
Want to keep a spoon resting in a bowl instead of slipping down? Tie a rubber band on the top of the spoon handle. This will keep it in place while it is lying against the edge of the bowl. (Also seen in our Life Hacks and Tips)
Stop those chocolate chips from sinking in your cake with this simple baking life hack! | Cake Whiz
Berries going bad too quickly? Happens all the time for us. Keep them fresh by soaking them in this water and vinegar mixture right after you bring them home from the store. It cleans them too! | Live Simply
Did you know your regular kitchen tools are the secret to creating the perfect edging on your pie crust? From tongs to corkscrews, take a look at these pie baking tips! | Bakepedia
Looking for kitchen hacks for every situation? We have the solutions. Grab your Baking Hacks and Tips printable, our Instant Pot Hacks, and Air Fryer Tips Printable for easy kitchen tips in a set of three.
You can also grab these Magnetic Instant Pot Cheat Sheets! Stick them to the side of your Instant Pot so you never go without Instant Pot directions.
Yes, you can freeze your cakes and cupcakes! This baking tip is a lifesaver for anyone who needs to save their treats for later. | I Scream for Butter Cream
We’ve all been there — all prepped and ready to bake, but your butter hasn’t softened yet. This baking hack is the secret to softening your butter in just 10 minutes without melting it! | Dreaming in DIY
Need green bananas to ripen, like, yesterday? Pop them in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until the skin is shiny black for a banana bread baking hack. | One Good Thing by Jillee
Add pie weights, like dry rice or dried beans, when pre-baking your crust to make your pie crusts perfect every time. | King Arthur Flour
Broken cakes are a thing of the past. This magic cake hack recipe for easy pan release leaves no crumb behind and you can store it at room temperature for up to three months. | If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
You can have your cake and eat it, too. Use a colander to keep cake balls upright while they dry. Genius! | Alisa Burke
All you need to remove those bits of eggshell from your cracked egg is (you’ll never guess)… your EGGSHELL! | Bigger Bolder Baking
Did you know that marshmallows are the key to keeping your brown sugar soft? The molasses in brown sugar often evaporates over time, but you can make sure it stays moist by adding a few marshmallows on top. | 7th House on the Left
New to the Air Fryer? Become a pro air fryer with this Air Fryer Cheat Sheet. It’s got all the info you need in one spot.
… or take a look at this set of Air Fryer Cheat Sheets! They’re magnetic for easy access!
Cut butter easily and quickly with — get this — a cheese grater! I love this baking hack. | Mission to Save
If you love baking, this baking substitute list has all the tips for baking you need when you’re in a pinch. | eReplacement Parts
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