16 Epic Baking Hacks

May 4, 2017   /   byLiz  / Categories :  Feeds
16 Epic Baking Hacks

These baking hacks make time in the kitchen so much easier. I love how simple these ideas are yet they make a huge difference. There are so many times I forgot to soften the butter or bring the eggs to room temperature, but now I’ve got a hack for every situation!

Check out all these awesome hacks. We also have a ton of awesome hacks for making a box cake mix amazing.

16 Epic Baking Hacks

16 Epic Baking Hacks

Use a simple pair of tongs to make the most gorgeous pie crust designs. via House Beautiful

Get your eggs up to room temperature by submerging them in warm water for 3 minutes. via The Krazy Coupon Lady

Don’t want to cover your cake in plastic wrap but need it covered in a pinch? Use spaghetti noodles to hold it up! via Real Simple

Make a simple DIY fondant with marshmallows and Jell-o! via Instructables

Want your ganache to look shiny smooth? Use a hair dryer. via This Week for Dinner

If you are craving banana bread but don’t have ripe bananas just bake them in the oven first.

Make sure your cake comes out of the pan in tact every single time with this pan release.

Where do you put your cake pops while they dry and harden? In a colander! via Iowa Girl Eats

Do you want your cake to be flat with no mound in the middle? Here’s how. via Indulgy

16 Epic Baking Hacks

Get the perfect icing color with this food coloring guide. via Ziploc

Here’s a huge list of baking substitutes. Keep this list around in case you ever run out of something! via Huffington Post

Don’t let the cake batter splatter all over you when you’re mixing – just use a paper plate! via Self

Make really fun icing designs on a cake using just spoons and forks. via Todays Parent

Here is a simple way to layer cupcake colors so you can make ombre or rainbow cupcakes. via Wilton

Making a mess every time you fill your muffin tin? Jus use an ice cream scooper with a trigger release coated in oil spray. via Honest and Truly

If you’ve got an egg shell stuck floating around in your bowl but can’t get it out, wet your finger first, it will come right out! via Self

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HP_1217_WE_SKINNY_CARGO_PANTS

 

 

First, the crotch height is um, high. Like, the highest draft I’ve ever seen. This almost reached to the bottom of my bra. I don’t understand it. At all. How can the draft be this high? Can you see the faint white chalk marks where the rear pockets go? The pocket flap would start on my back!!
FullSizeRender (92)

 

Look, you can actually see the bottom of my black and white sports bra. The top of the pants go way above my ribs. And the seam allowances are 3/8” on this pattern. Even if you took that into account, the height on these is crazy.
FullSizeRender (89)

 

So then I had an ah-ha moment. Maybe it’s NOT the pattern. Maybe I need to make a larger size? And pull them down more?? Maybe my hips are not letting the fabric settle down where it should be? So I loosened the pins holding the CF together and ended up with the weirdest low, pointy crotch ever. No, it’s not me. It’s definitely the pattern. When it is pulled up to rib-ville, the crotch curve actually fits okay. At least, it really felt like that is where it is supposed to be.
FullSizeRender (91)

 

On the plus side, I used crappy muslin fabric and didn’t spend too much time on this.
FullSizeRender (90)

Anyone want to buy a pattern? I won’t be using it. I bought it because I love my Jalie Vanessa pants (which I’m wearing right now) and thought these might be similar. Hahahhahahahahhaa. Maybe, instead, I will add the details I like (the pieced and topstitched legs and the large pockets) to my Jalie pants instead. They never let me down. The Hot Patterns tally is 1 for 2 now. I have one more pattern to try out. Oh, and I did email Hot Patterns last week about the missing pattern piece on my HP t-shirt. No response. It’s been a week.

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16 Epic Baking Hacks

May 4, 2017   /   byLiz  / Categories :  Feeds
16 Epic Baking Hacks

These baking hacks make time in the kitchen so much easier. I love how simple these ideas are yet they make a huge difference. There are so many times I forgot to soften the butter or bring the eggs to room temperature, but now I’ve got a hack for every situation!

Check out all these awesome hacks. We also have a ton of awesome hacks for making a box cake mix amazing.

16 Epic Baking Hacks

16 Epic Baking Hacks

Use a simple pair of tongs to make the most gorgeous pie crust designs. via House Beautiful

Get your eggs up to room temperature by submerging them in warm water for 3 minutes. via The Krazy Coupon Lady

Don’t want to cover your cake in plastic wrap but need it covered in a pinch? Use spaghetti noodles to hold it up! via Real Simple

Make a simple DIY fondant with marshmallows and Jell-o! via Instructables

Want your ganache to look shiny smooth? Use a hair dryer. via This Week for Dinner

If you are craving banana bread but don’t have ripe bananas just bake them in the oven first.

Make sure your cake comes out of the pan in tact every single time with this pan release.

Where do you put your cake pops while they dry and harden? In a colander! via Iowa Girl Eats

Do you want your cake to be flat with no mound in the middle? Here’s how. via Indulgy

16 Epic Baking Hacks

Get the perfect icing color with this food coloring guide. via Ziploc

Here’s a huge list of baking substitutes. Keep this list around in case you ever run out of something! via Huffington Post

Don’t let the cake batter splatter all over you when you’re mixing – just use a paper plate! via Self

Make really fun icing designs on a cake using just spoons and forks. via Todays Parent

Here is a simple way to layer cupcake colors so you can make ombre or rainbow cupcakes. via Wilton

Making a mess every time you fill your muffin tin? Jus use an ice cream scooper with a trigger release coated in oil spray. via Honest and Truly

If you’ve got an egg shell stuck floating around in your bowl but can’t get it out, wet your finger first, it will come right out! via Self

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I don’t enjoy writing bad reviews. In fact, I would much rather just pretend nothing happened and never write about this. But then, I would feel bad about other people buying this pattern. I had such high hopes. I love the casual styling, I love the topstitching, the pockets are fun, I love the pockets that form the belt casing. It could have been a great pattern. I would have enjoyed the topstitching and the pockets. Alas, it was not meant to be.
HP_1217_WE_SKINNY_CARGO_PANTS

 

 

First, the crotch height is um, high. Like, the highest draft I’ve ever seen. This almost reached to the bottom of my bra. I don’t understand it. At all. How can the draft be this high? Can you see the faint white chalk marks where the rear pockets go? The pocket flap would start on my back!!
FullSizeRender (92)

 

Look, you can actually see the bottom of my black and white sports bra. The top of the pants go way above my ribs. And the seam allowances are 3/8” on this pattern. Even if you took that into account, the height on these is crazy.
FullSizeRender (89)

 

So then I had an ah-ha moment. Maybe it’s NOT the pattern. Maybe I need to make a larger size? And pull them down more?? Maybe my hips are not letting the fabric settle down where it should be? So I loosened the pins holding the CF together and ended up with the weirdest low, pointy crotch ever. No, it’s not me. It’s definitely the pattern. When it is pulled up to rib-ville, the crotch curve actually fits okay. At least, it really felt like that is where it is supposed to be.
FullSizeRender (91)

 

On the plus side, I used crappy muslin fabric and didn’t spend too much time on this.
FullSizeRender (90)

Anyone want to buy a pattern? I won’t be using it. I bought it because I love my Jalie Vanessa pants (which I’m wearing right now) and thought these might be similar. Hahahhahahahahhaa. Maybe, instead, I will add the details I like (the pieced and topstitched legs and the large pockets) to my Jalie pants instead. They never let me down. The Hot Patterns tally is 1 for 2 now. I have one more pattern to try out. Oh, and I did email Hot Patterns last week about the missing pattern piece on my HP t-shirt. No response. It’s been a week.

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