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22 Genius Baking Hacks That Will Make Dessert Even Better

Turn a crumpled cake into tasty cake pops!

1. Turn over-baked cookies into a pie crust with a bit of butter.

2. To cut a cake evenly in two, mark the halfway point with toothpicks and smoothly slice through with unflavored dental floss.

3. Mix a glob of icing into a crumpled cake to make cake pops.

4. Cut a soda can to make your own cookie cutters.

5. Hold cupcake liners in place with a mason jar lid so you can make cupcakes without having the extra pan on hand.

6. Fold tin foil into a ridge to shorten a cake pan.

7. Or make a ridge in the middle to make two cakes in one pan.

8. Wrap a pan in a wet towel to bake a level cake.

9. Poke holes in a paper plate and slide your beaters through so you can mix your batter without the splatter.

10. Substitute a cup of oil with a cup of butter, applesauce, banana, avocado, or shortening.

11. And substitute an egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce, 3 tbsp of peanut butter, or half a banana.

12. Fold parchment paper into a triangle so you can easily cut it into the shape of your circle pan.

13. Tape the corner of a plastic bag before cutting a small slit to make a piping bag.

14. Nuke hard brown sugar under a damp paper towel for 20 seconds to restore its softness.

15. Conceal a cracked cheesecake with a layer of sweetened sour cream and jam.

16. Layer wimpy cupcakes and frosting to make funky cupcake jars.

17. Use a soup can to transform an ordinary cake pan into a bundt pan.

18. Bake marshmallows on top of your cupcakes so you get fluffy frosting without breaking out the piping bags.

19. Cover a pan in cocoa powder to keep chocolate batter from sticking.

20. Finely blend white sugar to turn it into powder.

21. Mix three cups of flour, a teaspoon of salt, 3/4 teaspoon of instant yeast, and 1.5 cups of water to make a no-knead dough.

22. And upgrade an ordinary boxed cake mix with two tablespoons of mayonnaise.

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