Best Baking Tips: Butter, Powdered Sugar, Cake Pans

Here's an afternoon collection of some of the best tips from our archives.

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Grease and sweeten your cake pans

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How to keep cakes from sticking to the pan

What's the difference between salted and unsalted butter?

Baking with powdered sugar

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How to crack an egg with one hand

How to frost cakes without making a mess

How to get rounded muffin tops

What's cake flour?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.