I love post like this i always learn something new...so i guess ill add my 2 cents worth now...most i have gotten from on CC and others i have figured out by trial and error...
1..a cake mix extender makes a cm taste oh so much better.
2..if your doing a choco transfer...add crisco to the melted choco..it pipes so smooth
3..wrap warm cakes in plastic wrap and let cool while wrapped...makes for a VERY moist cake.
4..i wrap the ends of ALL my decorating bags with pony tail holders ( the ones with no metal ) like 97 cent for 30 at walmart..tha way i can put them down and not have to worry ..
5..i sift EVERYTHING..flour, sugar, coco, salt, baking powder, soda, cake mixs...youd be suprised what has clumps..
6..baking spray with flour in it..its all i have ever used and i have yet to have anything stick.
7..beat the air bubbles out of cake batter..it only took me having one cake come out looking like swiss cheese for me to start doing this.
8..icing dam for filling..again took one cake that leaked filling for me start doing this.
9..if you dont have you butter at room temp...chop it with a hand chopper or use a cheese grater
10..eggs can be put under warm water to be gotten to room temp.
11..a good mixer makes a world of a difference.
12..i also have graduated sizes of plastic mixing bowls..like 3 buxs at walmart..i have 2 sets..great for measuring and sifting dry ingred.
13..tinker with your oven temp...i have found that the perfect temp for my oven is about 8 degrees lower than the suggested baking temp for most things.
14..coco powder helps get a better brown..as well as helps with barn red
ok thats all i can think of that hasnt been mentioned. but i would like to say..if you havent tried the microwave for cleaning your tips yet your missing out..i was not so sure about it...was scared honeslty...and this past weekend i had 3 doz cookies, 2 sheet cakes , and a choc transfer i had to do , and i was so pressed for time i was like what the heck ill try it...it works like a charm..i will never clean my tips by hand again...and i did it with my couplers too...