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How to Be a Better Baker

From decorating delicious desserts to wobbling your cheesecakes, we’ve got all the latest tricks, hints and hacks to turn you into the baker you’ve always dreamed of being. With all your new-found knowledge in the kitchen, baking will be a breeze. Life is what you bake it, so make it sweet with Hershey!

Kitchen Tips & Tricks For Better Baking

tray of freshly made hersheys milk chocolate chip cookies

Chewy, crispy or crunchy? We’ve got all the best cookie baking tips and tricks to help you create any kind of cookie you desire.

white cake topped with chocolate icing and reeses peanut butter cups

Make the picture-perfect cakes you’ve always dreamed about with these deliciously fun and useful cake decorating hacks.

plate of cookies with melted hersheys kisses in the center

Every now and then, things can go wrong in kitchen. Be prepared for common baking mistakes with these handy tips and tricks.

Did You Know?

Powdered sugar is made out of granulated sugar. So, if you’re in need of some powdered in a pinch, throw granulated sugar and cornstarch in the food processor for a quick fix.

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How to Hack Your Favorite Recipes

slices of hersheys chocolate marble cheesecake

Did you know your cheesecake is perfectly baked when it jiggles in the middle? Use this tip when you bake your next recipe, like this Chocolate Marble Cheesecake.

hersheys deep dish brownies topped with ice cream

Love a fudgey chocolate brownie? Then it’s good to know that using vegetable oil in your batter will let that gooey, chocolate flavor shine through. Use this trick when you bake your next batch of brownies, such as these Deep Dish Brownies.

hersheys chocolate avocado mousse topped with raspberries

Honey is a sugar substitute that has a deliciously rich flavor profile that varies based on the flowers used to create it. Use this tip and try using local honey when you make a recipe, like this Chocolate Avocado Mousse.

Salted or Unsalted Butter?

Always use unsalted butter unless your recipe says otherwise! Most bakers tend to stay away from salted butter because it can negatively affect the texture and browning of your baked goods.