20 must-have charts you cannot do without if you're planning on baking

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If you love spending time in the kitchen, but find yourself at a loss when you run into a snag, you'll love this collection of charts that contain the answers to most of your baking needs. These charts are perfect for beginners and for experienced bakers who simply need a reminder.
From cupcake swirls to kitchen tools and bread, we've got you covered. Make sure to bookmark this page for future reference.
1. Fahrenheit-Celsius conversion chart by Simply Delicious.
Converting cooking temperatures can be a pain, but this easy-to-read chart from Simply Delicious makes it a breeze. This is a great tool if a recipe you find online uses a different system.
2. Chocolate chip cookies guide by Handle The Heat.
Have you ever pulled a batch of chocolate chip cookies out of the oven only to discover they don't look quite like you thought they would? This chart, from Handle the Heart gives you a visual for what different ingredients will do to your favorite cookie recipe. To get the perfect sized cookie, use an ice cream scooper when dishing out your batter.
3. Mixer chart by Justin Zwiebel for BuzzFeed.
So that recipe called for a mixer... and you've got five sitting in the cupboard? Here's a handy chart from BuzzFeed that will help decide which tool is best for your current recipe. Keep in mind that a hand mixer and a stand mixer are essentially the same tools you just get a few extra perks wth the stand version.
Your food processor and blender also have similar functions, but your food processor likely has stronger blending power, and it gives you a few more unique options. The stick blender has a smaller blade and works better for smaller portions.
4. Starter breads chart by RJ Zaworski.
New to the world of baking bread? This handy chart from RJ Zaworksi keeps it simple and straightforward. This chart even gives you a simple recipe for creating a bread starter. You'll need to plan ahead, though; the starter takes a few days to set up.
5. Egg substitution chart by Swanson Vitamins.
Whether you're trying to eat healthier, you don't eat eggs, or you forgot to grab some at the store, finding a substitute can be a hassle. This chart from Swanson Vitamins offers a few simple substitutions that work well, like applesauce and peanut butter.
5. Guide to split any recipe in half by He And She Eat Clean.
S0me recipes make way too much food. If you have a smaller household of you simply don't want a huge batch of chili, splitting the recipe in half can be a pain. This helpful chart from He and She Eat Clean make halving those pesky fractions a bit easier.
7. Pantry problems chart by Food Network.
Be honest, you've sniffed something in your pantry recently, wondering whether it's still good or not. Well, sniff fruitlessly no longer. Food Network provides a helpful that shows you when you need to toss some common pantry tenants. You may be surprised by what items are still good to use.
8. Basic baking ingredients conversion chart by Java Cupcake.
Looking for a simple conversion chart for your basic baking ingredients? Java Cupcake has you covered. Look below to see how many grams that 1 cup of heavy cream equals. Keep a copy of this taped inside a cupboard for easy reference.
9. Healthy baking substitutions by Greatist.
Trying to cut back on the unhealthy fats or sugars? Greatist offers a collection of healthy substitutions for all of your cooking and baking needs including subbing graham crackers for cookies and a banana for oil.
10. Dairy substitution chart by Life Of A Vegaholic.
If you're vegan or have dairy sensitivities, customizing recipes isn't always easy. This bovine-shaped chart from Life of Vegaholic provides a quick reminder when you're in a pinch. Soy milk, almond milk, and rice milk are all great options.
11. Baking temperatures comparison chart by Summer Stone for The Cake Blog.
Having a few doubts about whether your oven is cooking at the proper temperature? This handy visual from The Cake Blog shows you what your cakes should look like at various temperatures. Note: cakes should bake on at least 350 degrees to ensure that fats melt properly and the sugars dissolve.
12. Apple flavors chart by EatDrinkBetter.
Apples are one of mother nature's sweetest treats. But, if you snag the wrong one from the grocery store, you might not get the sweet flavor you expect. This handy chart from EatDrinkBetter tells you which apples are sweeter and which are tart. This is a great tool to use the next time you bust out your apple pie recipe.
13. Butter, margarine, and olive oil conversion chart by Bertolli Olive Oil.
If you've run out of butter, you can usually swap a healthier oil in a recipe, but you'll need this graphic chart from Bertolli Olive Oil to get the measurements right. As a handy tip: you can also use the chart in reverse.
14. Baking pans sizes chart by Aunt Audrey's Cakes.
Can't decide which baking pan to use for your casserole? Aunt Audrey's Cakes shows you how many serving sizes each pan makes. The average 8-inch round should serve 8 to 10 people. This is also a helpful tool if you are working on portion control.
15. Baking problems solution chart by Baking with Altitude.
Are your recipes falling flat? Are your brownies getting too crispy on the edges? Check out this problem/solution chart from Baking with Altitude to figure out if your location is the problem, and to see how to prevent spills, flattening, and burns with a few simple adjustments.
16. Baking pans chart by All Recipes.
If your recipe calls for a pan you don't have on hand, you do not need to run out to the store and spend money for new kitchen gear. This conversion chart from All Recipes helps you find a tool you already have on hand.
You may need to use more than one pan for some substitutions, but you can save some cash (and time), heading to this chart instead of the store.
17. Honey and sugar conversion chart by Eat Beautiful.
Honey is an excellent choice if you are looking for a healthier sugar substitute, but it tends to be a bit sweeter than sugar and it has a different texture, so a 1:1 conversion is not recommended. Eat Beautiful provides a simple chart you can reference next time you need to use honey.
18. Frosting colors chart by Food Network.
Making homemade cookies and cakes can be a lot of fun, especially if you are celebrating a birthday or other special occasion. Nailing the perfect frosting color doesn't have to be a guessing game. The Food Network guide to frosting colors will tell you exactly how many drops of food coloring you'll need. Start with a white base frosting for best results.
19. Dried fruits baking chart by Ziploc.

These homemade snacks are the perfect companion for a packed lunch (and so much more affordable than buying by the bag).

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Stop wasting old fruit! Try drying a few of your favorites instead. The dried fruits can last up to a year on the shelf! Ziploc gives you some handy tips on temperatures and times for drying out these natural sugars in a regular oven. Make sure to store your fruit in an air-tight bag for longest shelf life.
20. Frosting and icing charts by Gygi.
Decorative icing can take a cupcake from drab to fab in a snap. And remembering which icing tip you need for your chosen design can take decorating from fab to drab in a snap! Luckily you have this visual from Gygi. Simply find the look you like and snag the corresponding tip. Presto!
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