3 Ways to be a better Baker

Hello all! I love baking and if you do too, here are 3 tips to help you be a better baker!

If you have any baking questions for me, feel free to ask in the comments.

 

1. Always use room temperature ingredients unless otherwise told by the recipe you are using.
This a very important step in the baking process. Most recipes such as cakes and cupcakes call for the creaming method. This is when you cream together the fat (butter most likely) and the sugar(s) together until the mixture is light and fluffy. This ensures that whatever you are baking comes out light and airy with a soft crumb.

Other ingredients include eggs and milk. (Or any other dairy type for that matter).

Its also good to make sure that all of your ingredients are at the same temperature. If you put something cold into something super warm, it just won’t work.

Basically, bringing your ingredients to room temperature help them incorporate with the thing that you’re making better.

 

2. Use quality bakeare

If your really into baking, it’s worth investing in quality bakeware. Look for metal or glass when buying, because these will most likely keep for years. Not the cheap stuff that won’t last you a month. Here is some of the basic bakeware you’ll need in your career :

Muffin/ cupcake tins

Pie plate

Cake tins (at least two is the best option)

cookie sheets

baking mats/ parchment paper

loaf tin

square baking pans

cooling racks

kitchen scale

food coloring

 

Cake decorating:

piping bags

piping tips/ nozzles

cake turntable

cake plate

offset spatula

Foil cake board

Here are some links in case you want to start buying . Some are less expensive than others, but it depends on what you’re looking for and how much money you are willing to spend.

 

Baking sets/ tools

 

Piping Sets/ Cake decorating tools

 

3. Go through each step of the recipe carefully

Baking is an exact science, and although it’s not difficult, it’s important to go through the recipe carefully so you dont make a mistake. It’s always good to read the whole recipe through the first time so you know if you have all your ingredients and you understand the recipe. It would be terrible to want to make muffins only to realize you don’t have a crucial ingredient like eggs or sugar.

So there you have it!! Three ways to be a better baker. I hope this helped!!

 

34 Comments Add yours

  1. So true, no.1 has caught me out so many times!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you! I can’t say it hasn’t happened to me either 😂😂

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Many times in a rush or forgot to take the required ingredients out in time. Good reminder.

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thanks, and your welcome 🙂🙂

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  3. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    A ton of people forget to use room tempature ingredients. I don’t know how many times I’ve used cold eggs in a cake.

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Yeah I can see why. But the next time your in a hurry, put your eggs in warm water for five minutes. They’ll come to room temp. like magic!

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      1. This is such a great tip, never thought of doing that!

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      2. Bernadine says:

        Glad you like it! 🙂

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  4. I just launched a home-based bakery, and I didn’t think about how much of a difference muffin pans would make! I’d been using a fairly thin, cheap metal one, and I just recently invested in a thicker metal pan with ridged bottoms. It’s awesome.

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Lovely to hear! I really cant stress enough about using quality bakeware 🙂🙂

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    2. Bernadine says:

      Best of luck to your bakery!!

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  5. Really good tips Bern. 🙂

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you!

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  6. Good tips!! Thanks for sharing, my happy pixel!!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you! Glad you like them!

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      1. You’re welcome!! I love baking, and a good tip is always welcome!!

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  7. Maggie says:

    These are great tips! I haven’t been baking for very long, and I’m already guilty of not reading recipes all the way through. I definitely need to start doing that! I love your blog, by the way!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you!!

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    I told my sons when they were learning to bake and now I tell my grandchildren that baking is chemistry! You can’t just toss things in and have them turn out as you sometimes can with cooking. Great post!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you! So true!

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  9. Lindsay Nell says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    A very helpful post by Bern Bakes.

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thanks!

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  10. Mackenzie says:

    AHHH! Such a great, informative post! THANK YOU!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Your welcome!! Glad you liked it!!

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  11. Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Barbie says:

    Oh my goodness! You are so tae!etndl! What precious memories your children will have of the treasures you made for them. You remind me of my mom. She made our outfits all the time. I loved falling asleep to the whirr of her sewing machine. :)God bless you!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Aw thank you:)

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  14. Rosie says:

    Thanks for all the links and tips, most of these I already do, but I definitely need to invest in a more accurate set of kitchen scales. Thanks for such an informative post 🙂

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    1. Bernadine says:

      No problem:)

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Hmm im not sure about your problem but i can tell you that you didnt miss anything. Ive been on vacation this summer and will start regulary starting this month.

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