Hobby Baker & Mess Maker.

Baking Tips

Here’s a quick one to make any box cake mix taste like scratch:  1.  Use 1 more egg than called for.  2. Replace oil with melted butter and double the amount.  3. Replace water with milk. 4. Thank me later!

Silicon pastry brushes

5 Baking Supplies I Can’t Live Without

When I first started baking in earnest, I would get frequently frustrated because I kept having to improvise as I didn’t have critical supplies in my kitchen. I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets and baking supplies and I have an entire cabinet filled with baking things – I might have a bit of an addiction .. or at the very least, a hoarding problem. Either way – over time, I have come to rely on a handful of supplies that I bring out each and every time. Here is my list – along with my reasons why I find these items to be ‘must haves’.

Quick, Fast Room Temperature butter

Quick(er) Room Temperature Butter

I don’t know how many times I have decided that I’m in the mood to bake something only to have to wait for my butter to warm up to room temperature.  I have made the massive mistake of popping it in the microwave, though.  I usually end up with a puddle of butter, or I…

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