16 Amazing Bakery Secrets The Pros Don't Tell You About

Learn the secrets pro bakers keep under their hats with these amazing tips and tricks for perfect bakery-style cakes, breads and pastries every time. Whether you’re a beginner baker or a cake whiz, we’ve got the definitive ways to make sure your every bake is a masterpiece (of cake).

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1. Stencilling Cakes is a Quick Way to Make Anything Look Beautiful

You can either buy them online or make your own at home. Place the stencil on top of your bake and dust with icing sugar or cocoa powder for a fast way to make a plain sponge or tart look exquisite. Don’t have a stencil? Use a piece of lace instead. Magic!

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