I seriously started baking a couple of years ago and my love for it has only grown exponentially over time. And along the way I have definitely picked up some tips and tricks that have ended up seriously improving my baking game and ultimately the sweet treats that I’ve been able to share with my friends and family. Here are some of the tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way.
- When making a butter based frosting, beat the butter for at least five minutes (with an electric mixer) before adding any other ingredients.
- When filling up your piping bag, place the bag, nose down in a tall glass and fold the edges over the rim of the glass to make filling it easier.
- If you’re making cookies that contain butter and find that after rolling them out, the dough is too soft and melty (this will cause your cookies to spread out too thin and burn), place the tray with the dough balls in the freezer for 5 minutes to let the butter reset
- Always use room temperature eggs, milk, and butter unless otherwise stated. I’m not really sure of the science behind this one but just trust me.
- Never frost your cakes until they are COMPLETELY cooled. Unless you want your cakes to resemble Frosty on a hot Summer’s day.