Tips about Cake Baking

Hey,  I hope your weekend has been full of love, family, and of course great food! 

My tips for you this week are about cake baking. Last week I posted a quick lemon bundt that could brighten any winter day!

As a cake decorator, I’ve had to figure out what works best for my clients, the design, and of course what tastes great. Let’s be real…who wants a pretty cake that tastes awful? The answer is no one! Although it does happen unfortunately.  Here are a few tips to help make your cake baking experience a little easier. Let me know how they work out for you.

1. If your cake is heavy unintentionally, you may have used too much sugar or you haven’t cooked it long enough.

2. If your cake falls (it happens to all of us) there could be several reasons…a)you may have used too much sugar. b) not enough flour. c)outdated baking powder.  d)haven’t cooked it long enough. The one thing that probably doesn’t cause it to fall is running through the house…lol…as children we were told that many times…lol

3. Uneven browning could be caused by baking at too high of a temperature and crowding the oven shelf.  My suggestion is always use an oven thermometer and have at least two inches around each pan.

4. Always mix your batter well on medium speed (unless otherwise directed)scraping the sides periodically to incorporate all ingredients. You don’t want to miss anything or over mix.

5. Always add love to whatever you do! It makes everything better!

I hope these tips have helped you. This is what I worked on over the weekend.

Author: Sheca Cooks

Hi, I'm Sheca and cooking is my largest passion. Who says you can't love more than one thing...or at least try other things...food is the love that binds us all together. We all have to eat! So please take some time and cook with those you love. I'm a 40 something mom, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Basically...I'm just like you. The woman who goes to work 40 or more hours per week and still finds the time to cook for those I love. I'm a country girl...a southern country girl at that and proud of it...lol...I was raised in a small town on the coast of North Carolina near the awesome beaches in Brunswick County. You know the place when you drive through and blink, you may just miss it. I'm okay with that. I've come to enjoy the quiet peace that my hometown offers me after a long work day in Wilmington, NC. I'm surrounded by family! Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you enjoy the information I place here. Maybe even learn something along the way or get a good chuckle or both. Laughter is food for the soul, we all need that in our lives.