If I'm making a Duncan Hines Cake, cookies, no matter what it is I'm making I make sure I have all the ingredients and measured in front of me. I make sure I have the right pans for baking and bowls for mixing. I always have a bowl of warm water with a cloth in it because I'm always wiping or washing my hands when I'm preparing any kind of food. Sometimes I may be handling something thats sticky or I may get egg droppings over the table, not that I'm messy baking. I'm always ready.