All you baking buffs will agree that burnt cakes hurt more than burnt dreams. Right? But fret not, we’ll make sure you suffer from none.
Bake It Till You Make It
1. Fluff It Up
A dense & dry cake sponge is every baker’s living nightmare. Here’s how to fix it. Use sugar syrup instead of icing or castor sugar in your batter to make your sponge more airy, moist & fluffy.
2. Butter Be Grateful
Getting a perfectly flaky and melt in your mouth pie crust is an absolute art. The key is to have the butter uniformly spread out in your dough. Grab a cheese grater and grate the butter into small pieces. Now the butter will mix in the dough like a charm. So smooth and simple!
3. Sugary Secrets Revealed
No matter what, you always end up running out of powdered sugar, especially when you need it the most. Here’s a little secret to help you get out of this crisis. All you need is 1 cup of white granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of corn-starch. Mix it up in a blender or food processor and POOF! Powdered sugar ready in a wink.
4. Messy Mishaps No More!
Baking is no doubt a messy business. With ingredients like honey, syrups, cake batters etc. it’s almost impossible not to get stuck in a sticky situation. But hey, we said almost Impossible. Cooking spray is the ultimate solution. A quick spritz of cooking oil on your measuring cups and spoons is all you need for a mess-free baking experience.
5. Pretty Piping, Please
Let’s face it. Not everyone has those fancy piping bags or they don’t know how to use them. So what? DIY piping bag to the rescue! Take a small plastic bag, tape up one corner and then cut out a small slit to make your piping bag. The tape adds firmness to the tip and makes it easier to use as a nozzle. What are you waiting for now? Pretty up those cupcakes with your DIY piping back. So much fun, isn’t it?
6. But What About Buttermilk?
Yes, yes we hear you. It’s so difficult to find buttermilk in Pakistan and it’s an extremely essential ingredient to take your baking game up a notch. Make your own buttermilk at home with just 2 ingredients. All you have to do is add 1 tablespoon of lemon/white vinegar to 1 cup of milk and let it sit for a while and voila! Your buttermilk is ready.