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July 20, 20030 found this helpful

Use plastic milk bottles, the kind with a handle - for painting. just cut off the top, which leaves an opening to pour your paint into and it leaves you with a convenient handle too.

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no messy washing up - just throw away :)

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October 27, 20040 found this helpful

Make sure that you allow cake to cool to room temperature before frosting. And whip frosting with a fork before smoothing on with a small spatula for icing.

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May 27, 20050 found this helpful

Adding a pinch of baking powder to powdered sugar icing will help it stay moist and not crack.

Spaghetti is great for holding cakes together. Waiting for the icing to set, a few sticks of dry spaghetti will hold the layers in place. Also a pice of raw spaghetti works well to light birthday candles.

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Icings won't become grainy if a pinch of salt is added.

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May 27, 20050 found this helpful

For fluffier cakes, let your eggs come to room temperature 1/2 an hour before mixing your cake batter.

By Terri H.

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January 21, 20080 found this helpful

Separate your eggs, and beat the whites into a stiff merangue (sp?) before folding them into the rest of the mix at the end. If it's a "from scratch" recipe, add some of the white sugar into the egg whites to help stiffen them.

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Will help make the cake lighter.

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