Lifestyle / Food And Drink

Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
25 Nov 2021
4:35 pm

Daily hacks: Baking tips you need to know for the festive season

Lerato Maimela

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Father and son baking together. Picture: iStock

With the festive season approaching, it would be ideal to learn easy and effective baking hacks.

Baking is the best way to bond with your loved ones, and spending time together in the kitchen could turn out to be enjoyable.

These baking hacks will come in really handy to help you create the yummiest cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

Add moisture to your cake

The Milk Bar TikTok page has shared a hack on how to keep your cakes and sponge cakes moist.

In the video, they advise you to soak your sponges by drizzling a little bit of milk on top of each layer, to be soaked up by the sponge and keep the cake moist, plus adding a burst of flavour.

@milkbarstore

Baking tip of the day! #howto #bakinghacks #learnontiktok #didyouknow #foodontiktok

♬ got 2 be real – sapphire

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Get the perfect cupcake every time

The Hungry Aussie has shared their tips and tricks on how to get the perfect cupcake every time.

They begin the video by throwing in some rice into each section of the cupcake tray. They then add the cupcake wrappers into the sections of the cupcake tray and then add the batter into the cupcake wrappers.

This method ensures that the wrappers do not stick onto the cupcake baking tray, and that they rise and bake evenly every time.

@hungry_aussie

Best cupcake hack – no soggy bottoms! ???? #learnontiktok #baking #lifehack #cake #showuswhatyougot #bakinghacks #cupcake #rice #workthisway

♬ Into The Thick Of It! – The Backyardigans

Baking cookies in a cupcake or muffin tray

@healthygirlkitchen

You will never make cookies the same way again ???????? #HolidayTreats #cookinghack #bakinghacks #cookiesoftiktok #bakingszn

♬ original sound – Danielle Brown ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Danielle Brown has shared her tips on how to bake the perfect cookies using a cupcake or muffin baking tray.

In the video, she puts some cookie dough into the different sections of the muffin tray, instead of lacing them flat onto a flat baking tray.

When the cookies bake, they form into cookie cups, making it easy for her to pour milk into the cookies and enjoy her cookies with milk simultaneously.

@healthygirlkitchen

You will never make cookies the same way again ???????? #HolidayTreats #cookinghack #bakinghacks #cookiesoftiktok #bakingszn

♬ original sound – Danielle Brown