BAKE A PERFECT PIECRUST, To keep the edge of your homemade pies from burning, all you have to do is cover them with strips of aluminium foil. The foil prevents the edges from getting overdone while the rest of your pie gets perfectly browned.

CREATE SPECIAL-SHAPED CAKE TINS, You can make a teddy bear birthday cake, a Valentine’s Day heart cake or whatever shaped cake occasion may call for. All you have to do is form a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminium foil into the shape you want, then sit the cake tin inside a larger cake tin.

SOFTEN UP BROWN SUGAR, to restore your hardened brown sugar to its former powdery glory, chip-off a piece, wrap it in aluminium foil and bake it in the oven at 150 degree Celsius for 5 minutes.

DECORATE A CAKE, No pastry bag handy? Just form a piece of heavy-duty aluminium foil into a tube shape and fill it with free-flowing cake icing. And the real bonus is that there’s no pastry bag to clean-simply toss out the foil when you’re done.

MAKE AN EXTRA-LARGE SALAD BOWL, If you’ve invited a large group of friends over for dinner, but don’t panic. Just line the kitchen sink with aluminium foil and toss away!

KEEP ROLLS AND BREADS WARM, Want to lock in the oven-fresh warmth of your homemade rolls or breads for a dinner party or picnic? Before you load up your basket, wrap the freshly baked goods in a serviette and place a layer of aluminium foil underneath. The foil will reflect the heat and keep your bread warm for quite some time.

CATCH ICE-CREAM-CONE DRIPS, Keep children from making a mess of their clothes or your house by wrapping the bottom of an ice-cream cone (or a wedge of watermelon) with a piece of aluminium foil before handling it to them.

KEEP THE OVEN CLEAN, When you’re baking a bubbly lasagne or casserole, keep messy drips of the bottom of the oven by laying sheet of aluminium foil over the rack below. However, do not line the bottom of the oven with foil, as it could cause fire.

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