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5 Viral Kitchen Hacks TESTED Hit or Myth?

December 5, 2019

Welcome to How To Cook That, I’m
Ann Reardon and today we are going to put some kitchen hacks to the test to see if they
are a Hit or a Myth. Make sure you subscribe to my channel and
press that bell so you get notified of new uploads. Hack Number 1:
Says if you need a squeeze of lemon don’t cut your lemon in half and juice it, instead
roll the lemon on the bench pushing down to burst all those little juice vesicles inside
the lemon, Then take a skewer and poke it in the end
of your lemon. Now you can squeeze your lemon and out comes
some juice. This seems to work pretty well, we’ve got
about a tablespoon of juice but now no matter how hard I squeeze it, I can’t seem to get
any more than that out of it, we’re about to split the lemon if I keep squeezing it
any harder. But the lemon is still contained so the theory
is that it will stay fresh and then you can cut that open later and get the rest of the
juice out of it. So if you just want one squeeze or a tablespoon
of juice or less this hack is a HIT. HACK number 2: when you’re making a cake and
you add the flour do not over mix it, you want to fold it until it is just combined
and you can’t see any more flour. So let’s experiment with that and tip half
of our cake mixture into one tray. And then with the other half we are going
to put that with an electric mixer and whip it on high speed for 2 minutes to mix it really
well. And then pour that into the exact same sized
cake tin as the one that we just folded in. Look at that it looks heaps lighter. It is the exact same cake mixture made at
the same time, this one is just lighter because of all the air that has been whipped into
it. Now let’s bake them side by side so the oven
temperature is the same, the position in the oven is the same. And they look pretty similar while they’re
baking, they’re both rising well. They look good so far. Once they are cooled, I’ve just leveled off
the tops so that we can take a look inside the cake. This is the one that was just folded in and
it has a nice soft springy texture and it is very even throughout the whole cake. Now the same cake that was whipped for an
extra 2 minutes is looking completely different it is quite dense in some parts and it doesn’t
have as many little air bubbles through the cake. Now most people won’t study the look of your
cake, so what difference does it actually make when you eat it? Let’s taste the dense one, and now the airy
one. Well they taste exactly the same in terms
of flavour but the texture is quite different as you’d expect. One is quite dense and a bit stodgy in your
mouth and the other one is fluffy and so much better. So not over stirring your cake batter is a
HIT. Kitchen hack number 3: if you add too much
liquid to your buttercream it will split – so instead of it looking smooth it has this weird
lumpy appearance and it doesn’t pipe well at all. The hack to fix split buttercream says to
add an extra cup of icing sugar and whip it on high speed for at least a minute. Well would you look at that, it looks better
than it did before when it was split. That’s pretty good, I don’t think most people
would notice. It might be a bit sweeter so you could add
a little bit of salt to the icing to overcome that. So don’t throw it out if you split your buttercream,
add more icing sugar. That hack is a HIT! Kitchen hack number 4 says if you make a cake
and you cover that in a layer of buttercream then what you want to do next is take a hair
dryer and with it set to warm just blow on the cake and it will make your cake look shiny
and smooth like fondant. Well let’s test that out. Blowing on it doesn’t seem to be making it
shiny, we are getting some butter splitting from the icing and pooling at the bottom but
that is making it look worse not better. Let’s keep going maybe we just need a little
bit more… uh oh now the frosting is starting to come off, it’s peeling off the top layer
back to that crumb coat underneath. That is kind of cool if you’re going for a
zombie look! But not other than that. Let’s try the other side, you can see that
butter melting out of the icing there. Imagine if this was a wedding cake and you’ve
just ruined it! This hack is definitely a MYTH. Baking hack number 5: says when you make icing
instead of putting it straight into the piping bag put it onto some plastic wrap first so
you can reuse the piping bag and save money. So put the frosting onto some wrap and then
bring the two sides over into the middle. Hold each end and give it a spin to twist
up the ends there. Take one end and tie it in a knot so the icing
doesn’t escape back out of the top there when you squeeze on it. And then take the other end and cut it off
fairly close to the icing. Place that into the piping bag, shake it down
and pipe. Well it certainly works for piping but does
it keep the piping bag clean? Let’s try and pull out the rest of the frosting
and the piping tip and yes that looks pretty good to me, there are a couple of tiny bits
of frosting on the bag that you could wipe off. But how about costs? I bought these piping bags in bulk on eBay
for 12c each. And this length of plastic wrap costs just
2c. So if you’re using a lot of colours especially
and you need lots of piping bags for the one cake or if you have more time than money then
this hack is a HIT. Hit that subscribe button and let me know
what other hacks you’d like tested. Make it a great week and I’ll see you on Friday.


  • Reply ImaNami August 20, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Hello there Ann~

    I guess you already know maybe, but I saw something that really surprised me yesterday..

    Yesterday, I was watching The Emoji Movie..there's a part where the emojis travel into Youtube App…One of your videos is featured there…which is "Magic Chocolate Lava Cake"…

    I don't know why, but I feel kinda amazed that the team production of "The Emoji Movie" acknowledged your videos…

    As always, I'm a huge fan of yours and always watch your video almost everyday…have a good day!

  • Reply Savage bunny risa October 7, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Hit or myth I guess they took the cakes huh?

  • Reply Keven Lee October 7, 2019 at 11:43 am

    The cake one
    If you want, fold a bit and on high speed on the stand mixer for 10 seconds.

  • Reply Maria U October 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Hit or myth? I guess they never myth huh..

  • Reply Simi The Cat October 7, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    . _ .

  • Reply LazyButtJess October 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Hit or Myth
    Let's see which one's a myth huh
    Faked a life hack and now I gotta diss ya

  • Reply Lynn Kaminari October 7, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Hit or myth
    I guess it's just a myth huh
    You got a life hack
    I bet you that it's just wack yo

  • Reply UndeadEyes October 8, 2019 at 1:02 am

    OMG, the piping bag hack, love it. Wish I'd known about it when doing all that baking back when I was in my LMT school for my class. So many colors, so much work, so much cleaning of my reusable pipping bag!!! ><

  • Reply joo sue October 8, 2019 at 8:56 am

    I tought the whisper for "the myth" was someone in my room and i get scared lmao

  • Reply naly202 October 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

    The hack with the piping bag is a hit especially if you have to add more icing afterwards. Also, thanks to the wrap, it is easier to put the icing in the bag. I'm sick and tired of trying to insert a spoon in the bag, smudging the bag and my hands because the bags are never wide enough to push the content towards the tip without getting your hands dirty

  • Reply TheEarthCreature October 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Hahahahaha I loved the "don't waste my time" thing.

  • Reply Hunter Maas October 8, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Dont waste my time lmao

  • Reply Effeffia Gonalick October 8, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Sometimes I forget that there are disposable piping bags. My mom has reusable ones. She’s got a big tool box of frosting tips and other decorating tools. I may have grown up a bit spoiled!

  • Reply JamesAndGames October 8, 2019 at 8:04 pm


  • Reply Sheylenna Jenna October 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Maybe for that hair dryer hack you should use a diffuser?

  • Reply Morgan Victoria October 9, 2019 at 2:21 am


  • Reply LifeLostSoul October 9, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Reusable silicone icing bag?

  • Reply More13Feen October 9, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Well get a washable piping bag. Enough plastic everywhere any way

  • Reply tan nenottup October 9, 2019 at 5:31 am

    So, I'm absolutely using that plastic wrap piping hack, not to keep the piping bad clean, but because I hate filling piping bags and that will make it WAY easier!

  • Reply Depression :/ October 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Ik this video is kinda old but

    hit or myth I guess I never miss yeah you gotta…. I’m sorry

  • Reply Ice Cube October 9, 2019 at 10:29 am

    5 min crafts and troom troom:
    Hit or Myth? I guess they’re all just myths HUH

  • Reply Lisa Young October 9, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    If u use a high Density paint roller that is clean and roll here cake frosting on you can I have to go fast and light with it it makes it have a glossy finish I saw this on a YouTube video for a camo cake and I actually tested it out myself and that’s the only way I will roll my frosting on now you do have to do a crumb coat and let it chill for a bit

  • Reply CharlynZR October 9, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    hit or myth? i guess they never myth huh?

  • Reply Christy M Creations October 10, 2019 at 12:51 am

    For the last one, it’s probably most cost effective to buy reusable piping bags. It’s a little more up front, but if you do a lot with piping bags it’s totally worth it.

  • Reply Julia Mary October 10, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Hit or Myth
    I guess they always Myth huh,
    You think you won't get caught
    Well not when Ann's around yeah!

  • Reply Vgamer311 October 10, 2019 at 3:58 am

    If you can’t treat yourself to a piping bag for an extra 10 cents you have bigger problems.

  • Reply the Celtic Crone October 10, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    The Piping Bag Hack also works Great by allowing you to premake your Frostings and Storing Them In the Fridge until Needed, Or Storing Left Over Frostings!!!

  • Reply Tovi Heyyy October 11, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Not gonna lie I deadass though the thumbnail was a ds game
    Am I alone here?

  • Reply Krankar Volund October 11, 2019 at 2:38 am

    But… if you xant a reusable piping bag… but one in tissue? And that way, less plastic to the bin ;D

  • Reply Luna harmony 1987 October 11, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Hit or Myth?
    I guess cakes never Myth, Huh?

  • Reply Penny W. October 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    hit or myth

    i gueth they never myth huh

  • Reply Madeline Brigit October 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Milking the lemon

  • Reply Emerson Shumbera October 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Hit or Myth
    I guess it's just a myth huh?
    Got a lemon?
    I bet he doesn't juice for ya.

  • Reply Davie Bean October 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    After the lemon one… I went and made lemonade…

  • Reply LexifromZargon October 12, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    i gues they never myth huh?
    youve got a life hack i bet it dosent work yaa
    we gon find a better hack and we wont need ya

  • Reply Den Baxy October 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    1. this "don't waste my time" whisper on the Myth, damn hell awesome XD

    2. the plasticwrap hack are awesome to use it as multi color decoration 😀

  • Reply The Lonely Dragon October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I've found that you get more juice from a harder lemon if you roll and squeeze it

  • Reply Michael Davis October 13, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Obligatory comment to promote the channel because the algorithm will favor this video and channel more with the addition of my comment.

  • Reply Aaryn Bastian October 13, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I dont even bake (never did never will but i love eating cakes) but i love ur vids
    Very entertaining and informative!

  • Reply Casper de With October 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    4:23 Is your butter splitting? I heard somewhere that you can use icing sugar to fix that. Not sure if it is legit, though

  • Reply Samantha pinkymist October 14, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I actually heat my cakes for the shiny icing all the time. Using a blower seems bad in general, all I do is place it in a mild temp heated oven for like 15-20 seconds. The oven is pre-heated to the point that it feels nice and warm in your skin, but not burning or the 'wave' sensation of heat and switched off. The reason the icing peeled is because of the air pressure pushing it away from the impact point. The oven makes it shine evenly throughout.

  • Reply Brooke Spears October 15, 2019 at 1:18 am

    As a culinary trained chef I love you. You've helped me do more to train my staff as i was trained in school

  • Reply jj3281 October 15, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Change title to cake hacks

  • Reply cat sniffer October 16, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Those aren't hacks.

  • Reply Gloria F October 16, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    love these!

  • Reply Anjy Masmil October 16, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    So don't waste my time

  • Reply Masked Foxx October 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I don't see why not just wash and reuse the piping bags though? I bought a package of disposable bags well over a year ago and I've only touched three of them so far cuz I just wash them after. It's not that hard.

  • Reply Untamed64 October 17, 2019 at 1:50 am

    oh my god
    Hit or Myth. I laughed at that

  • Reply Ian Alexander October 24, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Over stirring cake batter = developing gluten = tough, dense cake. It’s science.

  • Reply Jon Greenleaf October 24, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Stop telling people tp hit the sub button they are smart enough to do it on their own of they want

  • Reply Texadon the Blue Kitty October 27, 2019 at 5:03 am

    I love that most of these really work! It gives the whole video a really positive vibe. When there's too many fake hacks in a row it feels kinda negative and like sad, ya know?

  • Reply Justin Time October 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

    IK everyone and their brother has made this joke before but I simply cant help myself so. HITORMYTHIGUESSTHEYNEVER MYTHHUH

  • Reply lil Mexican November 2, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Hit or myth I guess they never myth uh? You got a boyfriend I bet he doesn't hack ya

  • Reply Phoenix._. love November 3, 2019 at 4:20 am

    The piping bags are plastic can't you just wash them and let them air-dry

  • Reply Serai3 November 3, 2019 at 4:53 am

    I can't imagine who would think that heating up buttercream wouldn't ruin it. Clearly a "hack" designed for clicks by someone who's never actually cooked anything.

  • Reply digital druglord November 3, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    my grandma uses the piping bag one

  • Reply Glenn Laroche November 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    "…so don't waste my time…"
    Shady in Oz, ain't it??

  • Reply Fiodor Shehaj November 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    "Hit or miss"? Ann "Hit or myth"??

  • Reply Katja Cira November 4, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Hit or myth
    I gueth they nevwer myth huh
    You got a boyfwiend
    I bet he doethnt kith ya
    He gon find another girl and he wont mith ya
    He gon skirt than hit the dab like wiz khlifa

  • Reply mikey November 4, 2019 at 5:38 am

    hate how she cut that cake but ok

  • Reply RossOriginals November 4, 2019 at 10:34 am

    6:30 You could just wash your piping bag

  • Reply CHRIS with a H November 4, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    so don't waste my time ?

  • Reply GothicQueen November 4, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    piping bag one might be good when making marshmallows. since its so sticky when i pipe it i cant reuse the pipingbag cuz i cant really open it properly. also, i need to look up pipingbags in ebay xD cuz they are hella expensive

  • Reply gdastray November 5, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I was expecting that you will say the hairdryer hack is a HIT if you're looking for a zombie theme cake…
    A bit disappointed lol

  • Reply Amanda Fletcher November 5, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    They make reusable piping bags… so I'd just stick with a few of those tbh

  • Reply wishmaster2801 November 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    You are one of the few people I trust

  • Reply Unicat of Science November 5, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Hit or myth,
    I guess it’s always a myth huh
    You watch TROOM TROOM
    I bet it doesn’t help ya

  • Reply Good Wolf November 6, 2019 at 12:43 am

    The last hack using the saran wrap was my favorite because I always make a huge mess when I put frosting in the piping bag! I would just love to have my frosting go in less messy. Am going to try. Also thank you for the great video.

  • Reply coidoczego November 6, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I wish put mine pepe into her pepe.

  • Reply violin yay November 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    is there no way to have a reuseable piping bag? seems like a lot of waste

  • Reply thederpypug November 7, 2019 at 2:11 am

    The saran wrap piping bag is what we used at Coldstone decorating caked. We used a whipped cream type of icing that was mixed in batches of plain white. We used this tip so we could mix up special colours then tuck any unused wrapped up neatly in the freezer until the next cake

  • Reply Yeny Rojas November 7, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Your title is really clever

  • Reply angwa _ November 7, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Hit or myth just sounds like a lispy kid

  • Reply Liwia November 7, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hit or myth? I guess they never myth HUH??

  • Reply Hailey Speck November 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Can you make a pumpkin pie recipe video?

  • Reply Fuz-e Games November 8, 2019 at 12:12 am

    #5 just buy a reusable bag

  • Reply Rinaaa November 8, 2019 at 2:48 am

    No one:

    Mike Tyson: hit or myth, I guess they never myth, huh

  • Reply Taric Alani November 8, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Good video!

  • Reply Queen Alice November 8, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I had a hard time telling from just the accent but when she said icing sugar I was like OH SHE IS BRITISH

    see us Americans call it powdered/confectioners' sugar

  • Reply Stella_means_star November 8, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Me: sees name
    Hit or myth, I guess they’re never myths huh? Got a boyfriend bet he doesn’t kiss-

    I have problems.

  • Reply Robbe Aelbrecht November 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Why not using a reusable piping bag?

  • Reply Blue November 9, 2019 at 2:03 am

    hit or myth, I guess they never myth huh.

  • Reply Słar_ Cookie November 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    You should try to bake cookies without salt and baking soda and/or baking powder

  • Reply The Meme God November 10, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Hit or myth I gueth they never myth, huh? You've got a boyfriend I bet he doethent kith ya?

  • Reply Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton November 10, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Could you test making the most elaborated pastry recipe into Zero Waste?

  • Reply anchoreddown 24 November 11, 2019 at 5:58 am

    The second one is a hack? That’s how I always mix cake batter, hmm

  • Reply xXLizXx November 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Hit or myth?
    I guess its a myth, huh?

  • Reply xXLizXx November 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    The myth isnt even scary?! Yall are just babies!

  • Reply AyeItsTre November 12, 2019 at 3:36 am

    “5 Viral Kitchen Hacks TESTED Hit Or Myth

    has early 2019 flashbacks

  • Reply Sixion Zear November 12, 2019 at 8:32 am

    The icing bag hack is SUPER good for multicolor frosting. You line up your colors then roll it. And boom. Tye dye. Looks stunning on cupcakes

  • Reply Achaslan November 15, 2019 at 6:05 am

    How to cook thot?

  • Reply the dog of hope November 18, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Your chanel is satisfiing, your debunking also the food looks delicious which I find a great quality. 10/10

  • Reply Murf's Mess November 20, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    None of them are ‘hacks’, they are all ‘tips’. sighs

  • Reply slyly vlogs November 23, 2019 at 1:45 am

    4:45 holy shit what if you did a red velvet cake and did this with a hint of green in the frosting and made a coooool zombie arm cake

  • Reply Litwickfan101 November 23, 2019 at 2:28 am


    uoy rof dab ti t’nsi siht gnidaer uoy era yhw olleH

  • Reply Zara B November 23, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I was trying to find the song where it says so don’t waste my time but I couldn’t find it where du get it from

  • Reply Stuart Kirk November 23, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    With that lemon hack I'd say freeze it beforehand let it defrost and go soft then roll and pierce ?

    (Can do the same with an apple kinda)

  • Reply VISHNU PRIYA / vp November 29, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I WAS WAITING FOR THE "so dont waste my time"

  • Reply imlewisblackman December 1, 2019 at 11:26 pm


  • Reply -Trash _bag_ December 2, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Hit or myth, I guess they never myth huh?

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