Bake It Till You Make It

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 neither.

1. Fluff it Up

A dense & dry cake sponge is every baker’s worse nightmare. You can fix it now by using 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 actual 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 and it will mix with the dough like a charm. So smooth and simple!

3. Sugary Secrets Revealed

No matter what, we always end up running out of powdered sugar, especially when we need it the most. Here’s a little secret to help you get out of this crisis. All you need is a 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 without 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 knows 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 need is a tablespoon of lemon/white vinegar added to a cup of milk and let it sit for a while. Voila! Your buttermilk is ready.