Cut the butter into small pieces before adding it to the flour.

This helps to distribute the butter evenly and prevents the crust from becoming tough.

Work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add ice water to the dough a little bit at a time until it just comes together.

Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out.

Use a sharp knife to cut your pie dough.

This helps to prevent the dough from tearing.

If you're baking a cake in a bundt pan, grease the pan well and dust it with cocoa powder instead of flour.

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