Including tips from Martha Stewart!
When baking, it's the little things that make all the difference. Everything from the tools you use to the brands you choose will affect the end result. To ensure your next baking adventure turns out a success, we've rounded up the best of the best of baking tips – including some from Martha Stewart – to share with you today!
In order to be the best baker on the block, it's important to not only follow the recipe exactly, but also know how to measure ingredients properly, place pans in the oven correctly and more. Essentially, there are some tips and tricks of the trade that every baker should know before volunteering to make dessert or even a batch of cookies. One thing's for sure — dessert shouldn't just be good, it should be great.
Let's start with the tools…
Obviously, in order to bake, you need cookie sheets, cake pans and measuring cups. But there are some other essential tools you'll need to invest in to make your life a little easier:
Essential tools by Martha Stewart
Martha says… "Baking and decorating a great cake starts with having all the right tools," such as:
"Since baking is a science, too much or too little of any one ingredient can throw off the balance of a cake recipe."
A little on measuring…
We all know it's critical to follow the recipe exactly when baking, but if you don't know how to properly measure ingredients, how will you know if you're following it exactly? To make sure you measure correctly, follow these crucial tips:
Essential measuring tips by Martha Stewart
Martha says… "Since baking is a science, too much or too little of any one ingredient can throw off the balance of a cake recipe." She recommends:
For more fabulous baking tips from Martha Stewart, be sure to check out The Best of Martha Stewart: Cakes and Cupcakes. Here, she shares more than 50 recipes for her most beautifully decorated desserts and provides detailed tips and instructions on how you can make your own creations look just like hers! Available now through May 13.
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