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  • Elisa Jones
    Elisa Jones 2 days ago

    When using the mason jar lid, you need to flip it over on the other side just as it would go on the jar.

  • Yahmina Sarae
    Yahmina Sarae 2 days ago

    Rachel: blue raspberry is the best
    me:blue rasberry is the worst😂

  • Autumn Kelly
    Autumn Kelly 3 days ago

    So, I've done a couple of these- the butter softening trick works with a full stick if you take the cup off and refill it with hot water a couple of times to reheat it, then empty it and put back over the butter. Takes a little longer than the hack video would have you believe, but it does work. I also use a glass, not a ceramic mug, because I feel like the ceramic mug gets TOO hot and the butter does actually melt. With the glass it doesn't stay super hot for long but the mid-range heat it provides helps the butter soften without melting. Also, the marshmallow on top of the cupcake should be melted by broiling on low until golden brown, don't take your eyes off it for a second though! Then you'll definitely get a toasted marshmallow flavor and it shouldn't melt so much it falls off, just toasts the top enough to make it smooth out over the top of the cupcake. Great video!!

  • Dawn Hill
    Dawn Hill 3 days ago

    I wonder if the no cupcake tin trick would work better if you flipped it around so the lip was up.

    MISSMAYDAY 3 days ago

    Instead of a slice of apple I always use a piece of bread to keep my cookies moist. No strange smells there. :) (might only work with good ol' german bread ^^)

  • Mrs Bee P.
    Mrs Bee P. 4 days ago

    Why don't you cut the butter then stack them on top of each other and then put it under the cup. . Maybe that will help....

  • Jo Cool11
    Jo Cool11 5 days ago

    wait. piping through a ziploc is a life hack? i thought everyone did that😂

  • justmollie
    justmollie 5 days ago

    'that's barely green, that's gr' hahaha

  • m
    m 5 days ago

    1. ur using an ice cream scooper not a cookie scooper (they’re smaller)
    2. who has enough mason jar lids for that?
    3. the jello hack was probably better before jello got rid of a ton of dyes

  • Brittany Bryant
    Brittany Bryant 5 days ago

    You should def try the blooming quesadilla recipe from tasty. There’s no way it would actually work 😂 the cones would fall apart after one bite!

  • JimandPamfan
    JimandPamfan 6 days ago

    One time I needed to dye frosting and had no food coloring (we were staying in a rental house). We used melted blackberry jam and Tang powder. Weird shit happens sometimes

  • Coralie Morin
    Coralie Morin 6 days ago

    I thought everyone used the ziploc hack? Like everyone does that wth

  • Skylar Grey
    Skylar Grey 6 days ago

    I use the egg shell trick ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!

  • Xman Cook
    Xman Cook 6 days ago

    In cooking class, we use ice cream scoopers too get more of a even cupcake consistency size

  • Jeny Sanchez
    Jeny Sanchez 6 days ago

    Try this baking “hack”- sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt on top of the raw cookie dough right before you put your cookies in the oven to bake! It’s SO good fresh out of the oven!

  • E E
    E E 6 days ago

    “Sealers for a mason jar” 😆 You mean a ring?

  • Aiden rock
    Aiden rock 7 days ago

    Who would have those kids but not a cupcake tray

  • Kimberlea McCall
    Kimberlea McCall 7 days ago

    I want cookies now

  • J L
    J L 7 days ago

    How are you not gonna share any of the recipes you used?!?!

  • Bookworm Reads
    Bookworm Reads 7 days ago

    For some reason I thought that this was a buzzfeed video

  • Maxximum Rockatansky

    Another trick for eggshell removal is to use a larger peice of eggshell. The peices will attract each other

  • Chenoa H.
    Chenoa H. 8 days ago

    The icecream scoop is more for consistency. They'll all be the same size and bake at the same time because it's the same automated amount. :) I know these hacks weren't written by you but it makes more sense to add water (for either liquid or paste-like consistency) to the jello for colour, flavour and texture. So strange they make you add the granules...

  • Elizabeth Rose
    Elizabeth Rose 8 days ago

    That's gruh

  • MiFFiL
    MiFFiL 8 days ago

    When I bake cookies, I'll freeze the portion size. I use a disher (ice cream scoop) to portion them. Bake them almost as normal too. Slight adjustments needed.

  • Sollux Captor
    Sollux Captor 8 days ago

    I’ve been using the baggie frosting trick for years. Only downside is you can’t have different piping tips, but I don’t find that much of an issue

  • Fandom Eats
    Fandom Eats 8 days ago

    Grape flavored anything is by far the worst. Blue raspberry is the best in anything flavored that. I think it's the color xD

  • Burrito Burrito
    Burrito Burrito 8 days ago


  • AtotheMe
    AtotheMe 8 days ago

    I bet if you flipped the Mason Jar rings over, it would have kept them from spreading out more.

  • Rey Kenobi
    Rey Kenobi 8 days ago

    Wait, don't bread get moldy in about the same time that an apple slice goes rotten?

  • teamilk
    teamilk 8 days ago

    the ice cream scoop (for the batter) and ziplock bag (for piping) thingy are pretty common.
    the jello hack is gross. esp when you can literally taste the jello grains.
    btw, i think you look fab without makeup.

  • Small Kitten
    Small Kitten 8 days ago

    You're suppose to pour the jello packet in when you're making the icing to avoid the crunchy texture.

  • Shellcanada s
    Shellcanada s 8 days ago

    Great icing hack ...whipping cream you have whip add dry chocolate pudding mix in ..mix it up makes amazing icing can use any flavor pudding to.

  • Viri Altamirano
    Viri Altamirano 9 days ago

    Omg.. Rach u r back on my feed.. Yay 🙌

  • T Grey
    T Grey 9 days ago

    For the cookies a better one is actually just using a single slice of bread! Put a slice of bread in a bag/ sealed container with your cookies and leave over night (if you wanna leave a day longer they’ll actually become softer than when you first baked them!)

  • Lona Vu
    Lona Vu 9 days ago

    I don't like cookies but the ones you made look DELICIOUS!

  • Momther Of Dragons
    Momther Of Dragons 9 days ago

    I found the butter thing to work better when i put the butter on a glass cutting board or stoneware plate. I assume the glass/stoneware helped hold the heat better than a wood cutting board.

  • julie roth
    julie roth 9 days ago

    Hi! I just came across your video and loved it. Is there a video with a recipe for those cookies? They look soooooo delicious!!! Thanks.

  • Alyssa Perez
    Alyssa Perez 9 days ago

    The ice cream scoop is to give the same portion on all.

  • OhMyGodGiveMeAName
    OhMyGodGiveMeAName 9 days ago

    I roll out dough so seldom ly that I don't have a rolling pin and I always use a wine bottle.
    I always use a full one though, that way I don't really have tk press down on it :)

  • Emily Luceus
    Emily Luceus 9 days ago

    I do the water/butter one all the time in the dorm. Take the hot water, dump it out, and put it over those little individual packages of butter. Favorite thing for toast 😂

  • christina philpitt
    christina philpitt 9 days ago

    You used the mason jar lids upside down.i have done this hack,but turned the lids the other kept the cupcakes in the proper shape :)

  • Raging Mrs
    Raging Mrs 9 days ago

    Scoops come in many sizes. The mason jar rings would have worked better turned over. Were they small or large mouth rings? To get rid of the granular texture with the jello, bloom it in some water first. It would be more effective to grate the butter. To keep cookies moist try a brown sugar bear. I love using plastic bags instead of piping bags, especially with tips. Yes, quality matters when doing this, especially with a thicker frosting. With the wine bottle rolling pin, you should have removed the label. Your normal way of dealing with the cookie dough is so much better.

  • pirateXmutiny
    pirateXmutiny 9 days ago

    If you microwave butter on defrost for like 20 secs, it softens without melting

  • Megan Williams
    Megan Williams 9 days ago

    You can get small "ice cream" scoops from cake decorating stores for making patty cakes and muffins. I've found it really good for even sizing when doing large batches of patty cakes.

  • Olivia Colquhoun
    Olivia Colquhoun 9 days ago

    Who has mason jar lids and not a cupcake tin? mason jars are more obscure for the regular Joe to have than a bloody cupcake tin..

  • Morgan Gay
    Morgan Gay 9 days ago

    What's your cookie recipe

  • RoryMaria
    RoryMaria 10 days ago

    This video made me realize how poor I am bc I legit thought everyone used plastic bags for icing. I can’t believe that’s even a hack. Legit thought it was common practice 😂

  • M M1989
    M M1989 10 days ago +1

    If I don't have a cupcake pan, why would I have random jar tops laying around?..

  • nicolecmerkel
    nicolecmerkel 10 days ago

    omg i literally went to check my oven

  • animallover2252
    animallover2252 10 days ago

    I have NEVER used an apple for keeping cookies moist. You put in a piece of bread. (And I mostly use it when I have to have cookies for something a few days down the line, and don't have time to make them the night before. i.e. you need cookies for saturday, but only have time tuesday to back cookies. So seal in a container with a slice of bread.)
    Edit: I wrote these before you said use bread.....

  • YOitsNat
    YOitsNat 10 days ago

    Lol I literally thought it was my oven

  • Melissa Furber
    Melissa Furber 10 days ago

    Unsweetened jello might work better

  • R Bro
    R Bro 10 days ago

    “That’s gre...”. So funny.

  • Azuural
    Azuural 10 days ago +7

    I honestly think it's more common to have a cupcake tray than mason jars.

  • Jonathan Jones
    Jonathan Jones 10 days ago

    Egg shells stick to each other. So if u get a small piece of shell in the bowl just take the larger piece of shell, stick it in the bowl and just touch it to the piece u want to remove. The small shell shard should stick to the larger piece and come right out.

  • Dem Dom
    Dem Dom 10 days ago +1


  • Deribn
    Deribn 10 days ago

    The easiest way to retrieve egg shell is to use a bigger piece of egg shell as a scoop.

  • Erika Lombardo
    Erika Lombardo 10 days ago

    The reason you scoop with a scoop is to get all the cupcakes about the same weight. Similar weights mean different bake and inconsistency in the product.
    Mason jar lid will work but it is going to spread because you’re not really making it bake up.
    Add a couple drops of water to the jello to make it not granular. But only a little because it will make buttercream separate. But just buy food dye it lasts forever.
    Heat rises, so only the bottom of the cup when turned over will be the warmest part. This works in small quantities. Just leave your butter out prior.
    Adding extra moisture usually leads to mold and bacteria issues. Especially when inserting sugar. This one is weird to me 😖
    Marshmallow covered cupcakes are great, but usually it's an icing you make. Then you roast it with a torch. Baking will lead to running. You just want to crisp the outside. Try making the icing it's yummy.
    Plastic bag piping is great on the fly, or for putting icing on you will spread. Be aware a thin bag will be flimsy but could totally work for whatever you're going for. Thicker bags have firm seams and will put a point in icing instead of being round. Teardrop snapped if you will.
    Icecube tray idea again utilizes a good portioning method that makes cookies more uniform.
    Thank you for the video! Had fun watching it 💚

  • EL G
    EL G 10 days ago

    Most people don't use a icecream scoop for cupcakes?. I always have

  • Brittany B
    Brittany B 10 days ago

    If you add water to the jello powder and put it in the buttercream, the color will be a lot better.

  • Allegra Carey
    Allegra Carey 10 days ago

    Instead of apple to keep cookies or brownies moist put a slice of bread in there with the brownies or cookies.

  • goldenicecream43
    goldenicecream43 10 days ago

    All jello is disgusting

  • E Cannon
    E Cannon 10 days ago


  • Steffilynn Garcia
    Steffilynn Garcia 10 days ago

    Lol I've used the ice cream scooper forever. Aww it's cute

  • April Showers
    April Showers 10 days ago

    I want the cupcake!!!!

  • Because I feal like it 0.0

    Mixed berry jello just gagh and best strawberry

  • Andonette Hinda
    Andonette Hinda 11 days ago

    I poured jello over my ice cream & had stomach cramps. Long story short- i had extra acid in my stomach and doc looked at me like i was crazy for doing that. So maybe don't eat 'raw' jello 😊

  • Casey C
    Casey C 11 days ago

    Little snobby there in regards to people having jello but not colouring - strange that people might have an actual foodstuff in their home rather than food colouring which is purely aesthetic

  • Danita Stephens
    Danita Stephens 11 days ago

    4:56 for a min I thought I was in her mind

  • Grace Mcclenaghan
    Grace Mcclenaghan 11 days ago

    Anyone else notice how that slice of apple basically didn’t go brown. Like if I have a Apple it goes broke after like 2 min

  • renee allen
    renee allen 11 days ago had the jar rings upside down and the shape of you ice tray is why they turned out that way.

  • Haley Christian
    Haley Christian 11 days ago

    U could use cool aid instead of jello , just be careful because the flavor is strong

  • Debra Ellis
    Debra Ellis 11 days ago

    I love the cookie dough idea . I think I’m going to try it today . Since I had to buy a big tube of toll house cookie dough but do not need to make the whole thing . This way when I need to make a few cookies I can just cook a few at a time .

  • Katie Beth
    Katie Beth 12 days ago

    I’m making homemade pizza and I honestly thought my oven was beeping. Thanks for the disclaimer lol 😂

  • Kenwaya _
    Kenwaya _ 12 days ago

    I thought she was jacklyn hill it might only be me but they look related they look like sister

  • raneem zahalka
    raneem zahalka 12 days ago

    U didn’t want them to work

  • Dawn E
    Dawn E 12 days ago

    Pour the cupcake batter into a 4 cup measuring cup and then pour it into the cups.

  • MaryCecilia Krivanek
    MaryCecilia Krivanek 12 days ago

    Rach, if you try the wine bottle rolling pin hack again, try wrapping the bottle in plastic cling wrap (Saran), then flour it and proceed as normal.
    But a real rolling pin is MUCH easier. 😆

  • JD_BLively
    JD_BLively 13 days ago

    You sound a bit like Corrine Leigh.

  • Alisia Lopez
    Alisia Lopez 13 days ago

    Id rather spoon on frosting than than use a ziplock, never works!

  • Alisia Lopez
    Alisia Lopez 13 days ago +2

    I bought reusable pack of cupcake on amazon and you can just put them straight on a baking pan. I love it because I’ll never have to buy cupcake tins or liners ever again! Also cooks through a lot better because its not surrounded by hot metal that will cook the outside first. Make sure you read the reviews-on amazon first because I’ve read the cheap ones suck so I spend the extra 5 bucks for good ones lol

  • XpetraXpazlX
    XpetraXpazlX 13 days ago

    you need to remove the label on the wine bottle

  • Izzy Shur
    Izzy Shur 14 days ago

    The worst flavor of jello is all jello

  • Gumpie Gump
    Gumpie Gump 14 days ago

    use eggshell half like a scoop to get bits of shell out of your egg, picks it up straightaway n you're not chasing shell round the bowl like you do with your fingers!

  • K M
    K M 14 days ago

    you and @Amy Landino have the same personality/style- have you ever seen her videos

  • Sanela Jelic
    Sanela Jelic 14 days ago

    Rach!!! You already did the cup on top of butter hack :D

  • Evian Rabena
    Evian Rabena 14 days ago

    pls try 100 layer lasagna from buzzfeed!

  • aubrey Aubrey
    aubrey Aubrey 14 days ago

    I thought this was baking hacks like baking your face

  • Mollie Rollman
    Mollie Rollman 14 days ago

    It’s funny how Rachel kinda says “test” like “dest”.

  • Food over Junk.
    Food over Junk. 15 days ago

    Rach your videos are so amazing to sad I live a healthy live😨could you maybe do a sweet healthy recipes video😀

  • Shannon Lintner
    Shannon Lintner 15 days ago

    You look STUNNING in this video (not saying you’re not stunning in all of your videos lol) like the color of your top, the length of your hair, and your makeup are ON POINT!!!

  • Silvina Elena
    Silvina Elena 15 days ago


  • Darcie Merriweather
    Darcie Merriweather 15 days ago

    They first is: the skin on jello.. gross

  • Savannah Muldoon
    Savannah Muldoon 15 days ago

    What is the recipe for the cookies in this video?? They look amazing!

  • Sharon  Aguirre
    Sharon Aguirre 15 days ago

    i thnk you should make a vid with your own hacksss

  • Erin Cochrane
    Erin Cochrane 15 days ago

    Tip for getting egg shells out of the egg. Use a large piece of egg shell, egg shells are attracted to themselves

  • Melanie Mullins
    Melanie Mullins 15 days ago

    But what did you end up making with the dough????

  • Nathalie Vogel
    Nathalie Vogel 15 days ago +1

    Pmsl during that marshmallow bit 😂😂😂 actually laughed out loud in the train hahahaha

  • coolcats 6060
    coolcats 6060 15 days ago

    The plastic bag piping bag is really useful when decorating gingerbread with royal icing, I guess you can use it with cupcakes as well.

  • Patsy O.
    Patsy O. 16 days ago

    I use ziploc freezer bags, gallon size for frosting bags all the time! Great hack video!