Spaghetti Testers

A common way to test cakes and other baked goods for doneness involves using a toothpick or a skewer. (They’re done when the stick comes out clean or slightly moist.) If you don’t happen to have those items on hand, don’t worry — an uncooked spaghetti noodle works just as well! You can simply snap off the end and use the remainder for second or third tests, as needed.