I love it when I have a great tip that helps me in the kitchen to make my experience all that better. I have written about a couple of my favorites. Please take a look and let us know what your best tip for baking is.
#1.Take a heavy-duty zipper-seal plastic bag and snip off one corner, making a slightly curved cut. Using a standard two-piece plastic coupler (available wherever cake decorating supplies are sold), insert the larger piece into the hole. Choose a tip and secure it with the coupler's ring. Fill the bag and zip the top closed. Decorate away, then remove the coupler/tip assembly and toss the bag. No messy cleanup!
Add ¼ cup all purpose flour to any box of cake mix and it will taste much more like a homemade cake made from scratch.
Applesauce and plain yogurt are great fat substitutes. For maximum texture and flavor, replace no more than half the fat listed in a recipe. So if a recipe calls for a 1/2 caup of butter, you can substitute 1/4 cup applesauce. You'll cut out more than 40 grams of fat and 400 calories.