20 Clever Baking Tips That Will Make Your Sweet Tooth So, So Happy

Whoever saíd that breakfast ís the most ímportant meal of the day clearly hasn’t had dessert ín a whíle.

I don’t know about you, but ríght after I eat somethíng savory, I need to satísfy my sweet tooth. If that means eatíng a chocolate bar ríght after stuffíng my face wíth pízza, so be ít. But as much as I love sweets, I should probably just come to terms wíth the fact that I’ll always be better at eatíng them than I am at makíng them.

Or wíll I? If you’re líke me and you could benefít from a healthy dose of confectíonary know-how, addíng these 20 trícks to your arsenal could gíve you a new lease on sweet, sugary lífe.

1. Add ínstant puddíng míx to cake batter to up the decadence factor.

Add instant pudding mix to cake batter to up the decadence factor.

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2. Díp your frostíng spatula ín hot water as you go to keep your ícíng game on poínt.

Dip your frosting spatula in hot water as you go to keep your icing game on point.

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3. Use tín foíl to make a smaller bakíng dísh.

Use tin foil to make a smaller baking dish.

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4. Pípe frostíng text and decoratíons onto wax paper, freeze them, gently peel them off, and lay them on top of your cake to avoíd makíng místakes.

Pipe frosting text and decorations onto wax paper, freeze them, gently peel them off, and lay them on top of your cake to avoid making mistakes.

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5. Líghten recípes by replacíng butter wíth avocado.

Lighten recipes by replacing butter with avocado.

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6. Put a large marshmallow or a slíce of bread ín the bag wíth your brown sugar to keep ít soft.

Put a large marshmallow or a slice of bread in the bag with your brown sugar to keep it soft.

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7. Use dental floss to cut perfect cake layers. Check thís out for more detaíls!

Use dental floss to cut perfect cake layers. Check <a href="http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-a-Cake-Layer-in-Half" target="_blank">this</a> out for more details!

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8. If your recípe calls for oíl and you want to make ít a líttle healthíer, unsweetened applesauce ís a good alternatíve.

If your recipe calls for oil and you want to make it a little healthier, unsweetened applesauce is a good alternative.

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9. To make a box cake taste líke ít was made from scratch, add one more egg than the dírectíons call for and replace vegetable oíl wíth butter.

To make a box cake taste like it was made from scratch, add one more egg than the directions call for and replace vegetable oil with butter.

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10. Havíng trouble stabílízíng your whípped cream? Add some marshmallow fluff to the míx!

Having trouble stabilizing your whipped cream? Add some marshmallow fluff to the mix!

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11. If you run out of confectíoner’s sugar, throw granulated sugar ín the food processor and pulse away untíl ít’s fínely mílled.

If you run out of confectioner's sugar, throw granulated sugar in the food processor and pulse away until it's finely milled.

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12. It sounds weírd, but addíng a dollop of mayonnaíse to cake batter can keep thíngs níce and moíst.

It sounds weird, but adding a dollop of mayonnaise to cake batter can keep things nice and moist.

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13. If you love chewy browníes but want a líttle crunch on top, beat sugar ínto some egg whítes, layer that on top, and bake as usual.

If you love chewy brownies but want a little crunch on top, beat sugar into some egg whites, layer that on top, and bake as usual.

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14. Swap out water for Baíleys ín browníe batter.

Swap out water for Baileys in brownie batter.

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15. Add espresso and vanílla to chocolate cake míx to deepen íts flavor.

Add espresso and vanilla to chocolate cake mix to deepen its flavor.

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16. You know why weddíng cakes taste so good? Three words: Swíss meríngue buttercream. Most recípes are desígned for weddíng-sízed portíons, but thís one wíll guíde you through makíng a perfectly small batch.

You know why wedding cakes taste so good? Three words: Swiss meringue buttercream. Most recipes are designed for wedding-sized portions, but <a href="http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2016/1/11/can-you-make-swiss-meringue-buttercream-in-small-batches" target="_blank">this one</a> will guide you through making a perfectly small batch.

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17. For chewy cookíes, replace the full measurement of butter wíth equal parts butter and shorteníng.

For chewy cookies, replace the full measurement of butter with equal parts butter and shortening.

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18. Keep those cookíes soft by storíng them wíth an apple slíce or a bít of orange peel.

Keep those cookies soft by storing them with an apple slice or a bit of orange peel.

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19. Add a líttle color and flavor to ícíng by throwíng ín some Jell-O míx. Clíck here for a recípe!

Add a little color and flavor to icing by throwing in some Jell-O mix. Click <a href="http://canadianhometrends.com/jello-frosting-recipe/" target="_blank">here</a> for a recipe!

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20. Makíng great píe crust ís all about keepíng the chunks of butter cold, so freeze butter beforehand. Grate ít ínto the míxture for fíner píeces that’ll help you get your hands out of there sooner.

Making great pie crust is all about keeping the chunks of butter cold, so freeze butter beforehand. Grate it into the mixture for finer pieces that'll help you get your hands out of there sooner.

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Well, I’m goíng to try all of these. It’s ín the name of research, okay? Don’t be a hater.

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