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

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

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