Woman left ‘gobsmacked’ over simple cake hack with kitchen tongs

It seems there’s a simpler way to do just about everything nowadays, with hacks for cleaning your home and tricks for whipping up baked goods with just two or three ingredients.

A number of these simple, timesaving skills have been shared on TikTok, where videos showing how they’re done garner thousands, if not millions, of views.

One woman, named Mel, recently stumbled across three clever kitchen utensil hacks on the social media platform and the video of her reacting to them is simply priceless.

Posting on the account @melbell007, the woman watches someone from @foodie_we carry out them all in absolute awe.

The first trick shows someone using the hole in the middle of a pasta scoop to create perfectly neat meatballs.

They simply press the back of the spoon into a bowl of mince meat and the meat goes through the hole to form a ball.

Next the back of a ladle is dipped into a batter mixture, removing excess drips.

The ladle with the mixture on it then gets dunked into a pan of hot oil and cooks the batter, creating mini taco shells.

The final hack shows someone using a pair of tongs to cut a slice of cake.

They simply use the end where the tongs are joined together to cut through the songe, they then squeeze slightly to pull the piece out and place it on a plate.

Mel watches the hacks with wide eyes, asking: “How did I not know this?!”

The cake one really gets to her with her raising her hands to hold the sides of her face, mouth open in shock, as she says: “You’re kidding!”

More than 13,000 people have liked her reactions, with many commenting to say they were also impressed by the hacks.

One replied: “I am today years old when I realised this.”

Another wrote: “It is all new to me as well.”

“Gobsmacked,” proclaimed a third.

Someone else said: “Wait, what?!”

However the tricks weren’t new to everyone with some saying they’d tried them before.

“The last one works perfectly,” admitted a different user.

A second added: “The only one that shocked me was the cake one. I use the pasta scoop to measure pasta for each person lol. That’s a good one too.”