Friday, 21 June 2013 18:39

Discover Wonderful Advice For Proper Cake Making

Cake making has been around for thousands of years. These treats are baked for just about all occasions. One that springs to mind is the ever so popular birthday cake. These sweet delights are usually made from flour, eggs, milk and baking powder. Sometimes there are other ingredients that go into it too, depending on the type of treat you are looking to bake. A person needs to make sure that the oven you are using is true to its temperature. Sometimes,
the temperature of the oven says one thing and then it turns out that it is not the perfect setting to bake at. When this happens, it is a good idea to invest in a good oven thermometer.

More often than not, the basic sponge version is used for kid's party creations. The trend lately though is for carrot and the old traditional fruit and nut loaves. Generally, the fruit and nut version was made for Christmas and wedding cakes. Having said this though, it must be added, that nothing beats the old chocolate sponges. Everyone loves a chocolate treat as well.

When making one, it is important to keep to the recipe. If you have had great success with a recipe and want to spruce it up a little, it is easy enough to do by adding one or two more ingredients such as toffee chips or choc chips. One can also use other ingredients, such as nuts, which also spruce up the normal sponge. Whatever kind you make, it is important to make sure that the measurements are perfect. Too much or too little of just one ingredient can make it flop.

Often times, you will find that you have added all the ingredients according to the recipe and then when you open the oven up to test to see if it is cooked, the center takes a dip and it hollows out in the middle. Should this happen to your creation, it could be that there is too much liquid in the sponge, or that the temperature of the oven has been wrong. Often, it does not reach the perfect temperature and it is therefore advisable for you to get yourself an oven thermometer.

When your cake is completely baked through, it is time to take it out of the oven. Let it cool down completely before turning it out of the pan. Once you have turned it out of the pan you can prepare it for the icing.

Dust the crumbs from the surface as you prepare to ice it. Layer the cake from top to sides with a thin layer of icing to cover the crumbs. Once you have done this, you can then proceed to put the icing on thicker. Remember to ice the surface evenly.

Be careful not to over ice the treat you have baked as often a nice one is spoilt by too much sugar or frosting. One could also take this opportunity to decorate it with little sugar flowers or fairies for girls, or fire trucks or cow boys for little men. The sponge variation makes for a great birthday present, while the actual cake making process becomes more fun.