Love don’t frost a thing with these smart and easy cake hacks!

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Calling all baking enthusiasts and cake lovers – get ready to revolutionize your sweet creations with these cake hacks! We’re here to spill the beans on 14 ingenious tricks that will take your cake game to the next level. From the magic of one step marbled icing to whipping up double the frosting from your store-bought tub, these hacks are all about making your baking and decorating process feel like a piece of cake. Looks like it’s time to bust out the flour and sugar!

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Birthday Enchiladas

60 Min

Easy

6-8 Servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

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Recipe 1/14

Cheesecake Cutting Technique

5 minutes

Easy

1 cheesecake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Wrap a knife in a piece of parchment paper and slice the cheesecake – removing the knife and leaving parchment paper in between cheesecake slices.
  2. This hack will keep your knife clean and will divide your cheesecake into distinct, customizable sections. Decorate each slice differently! 

Recipe 2/14

Frosting Mirror Glaze

1 minute

Easy

Frosting for 1 cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place 1 piece of dark chocolate and 1 piece of milk chocolate into a store bought frosting.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour melted frosting onto completely cooled cake. 

Recipe 3/14

Fork Stencil

5 minutes

Easy

1 decorated cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Poke words on top of the cake using a fork, creating a stencil to follow while piping. 
  2. This hack will help you to pipe the words on the cake evenly! 

 

Recipe 4/14

Illusion Decoration

5 minutes

Easy

1 frosted cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. While spinning a frosted cake, create a swirl pattern on the top of the cake using the back of a spoon.
  2. Fill in the swirl decoration with sweetened condensed milk.

Recipe 5/14

Double Your Frosting!

5 minutes

Easy

1 frosting container

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Whip your store-bought frosting to double its size!
  2. This hack not only gives you more frosting to work with, but adds a light, airy texture to store-bought frosting.

Recipe 6/14

Raspberry Swirl

5 minutes

Easy

1 decorated cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Sift powdered raspberries on top of a white-frosted cake, creating a thin layer of color.
  2. Slowly spinning the cake, use a small spatula to create triangular indentations in the raspberry powder, revealing the white underneath.
  3. When completed, the top of the cake should look like a pinwheel!

Recipe 7/14

Flower Cake

5 minutes

Easy

1 decorated cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place a spoonful of crushed pistachios in the center of a white-frosted cake.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, create petal-shaped indentations in the frosting radiating out from the center all the way to the edge of the cake.
  3. Enjoy your simple floral cake design!

Recipe 8/14

No-Dome Cake Baking

1 minute

Easy

1 flat cake round

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place a wet paper towel on top of a sheet of aluminum foil, and fold foil length-wise over top the paper towl to create a band.
  2. Wrap the foil band around a filled cake tin, and place in the oven. Bake for the recomended amount of time, as per your cake recipe.
  3. The DIY cake band you’ve just created helps the cake bake evenly in the oven, resulting in a flat top and soft edges. Perfect for stacking and decorating!

Recipe 9/14

Striped Cake

5 minutes

Easy

1 decorated cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. While spinning your frosted cake, drag a fork around the side of the cake, creating a stripe pattern in the frosting.

Recipe 10/14

Smooth Frosting

5 minutes

Easy

1 container frosting

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Heat your spatual using a blowdryer for approximately 15 seconds.
  2. Use your warm spatula to smooth frosting onto your cake.
  3. Enjoy the smooth finish!

Recipe 11/14

Ice Cream Container Cake

30 minutes

Easy

1 cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. No cake tin? No problem! Fill a clean and empy large ice cream container with cake batter and bake as directed.

Recipe 12/14

Cutting Technique for Cake Storage

1 minute

Easy

1 cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Want a slice of cake now, but want a fresh-tasting cake later?
  2. Slice through the center of the cake and remove a straight piece from the middle.
  3. Push two leftover cake halves together for storage.
  4. This hack keeps the inside of the cake fresh and soft!

Recipe 13/14

Chopstick Cake Protector Hack

5 minutes

Easy

12 servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Begin by placing chopsticks around the cake at equal intervals, forming a protective barrier.
  2. Carefully drape plastic wrap over the cake and the chopsticks, ensuring that the cake remains undisturbed for travel.
  3. Upon arriving at the party, remove the plastic wrap and the chopsticks. You can then insert candles into the same holes left by the chopsticks, providing a convenient way to hide the holes made.

Recipe 14/14

Parchment Paper Heart Hack

5 minutes

Easy

1 decorated cake

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Take a piece of parchment paper and cut it to match the diameter of your cake.
  2. Fold the parchment paper in half twice to create four equal creases.
  3. Using a pair of scissors, carefully cut out two half-heart shapes on each side of the folded parchment paper.
  4. Unfold the parchment paper to reveal the heart designs, and gently lay it along the outer edge of your frosted cake. Smooth the parchment paper down to ensure it adheres to the frosting.
  5. Fill the empty heart shapes around the cake with blended freeze-dried strawberry dust
  6. Allow the cake to freeze for approximately 5 minutes, ensuring that the design sets.
  7. Remove the cake from the freezer and gently peel away the parchment paper to reveal a stunning bordered heart design.

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