Baking a cake can seem like a tough task for many. While many enjoy this hobby of cake making, others consider it a demanding job and prefer to buy a cake from a bakery, rather making it at home. However, producing stunning cakes in Essex is not difficult, provided you know the steps.
Mixing right ingredients to accurate consistency is the first and foremost step to ensuring that your cake will taste good. Beginning from butter and flour to eggs and sugar, all the ingredients should be mixed well to form a perfect mixture. One tip is to add as much as air as possible in the mixture while mixing. This will help to make the cake fluffy and light. Also, the tin used for baking the cake should be of appropriate size, neither too big nor too small. Whichever type of cake you wish to produce, make sure that you mix the required ingredients and follow the recipe properly.
Next step is setting the right temperature on your oven. In order to avoid undone or burned cake, the mixture should be baked at the given temperature. The placement of the cake mixture in the oven can also affect how well it is cooked. Ideally place it in the middle, instead of on the bottom or top shelf. Open the oven door after the time is over. To check if the cake is done you can insert wooden pick in it. If the pick comes out clean then your cake has cooked; however, if there is batter stuck to the pick then it needs to stay in the oven for some more time.
After the cake has cooked properly, give it some time to cool down before taking it out of the tin. Do not be in a hurry as it can spoil the look of the cake. Leave if for around twenty minutes and then take it out so that it can retain its fluffiness. To make it easier to take the cake out of the tin, use a spatula and run it around the edge. Then take a plate to release the cake on it.
Frosting is the next step which can give an amazing appearance to your tasty cake. Start by placing some frosting in the middle of the cake and spread it properly on the top. Similarly apply frosting on the sides of the cake. Placing the cake in freezer for ten to fifteen minutes after frosting will help to set it. If you want to decorate it even more then use a piping bag and cream to make lovely flowers on the cake. However, this task can take some time to master, so practice a lot and create beautiful cakes.
Besides the skills and experience, it is the passion which can help you in producing stunning cakes in Essex. Keep the above mentioned tips in mind, get right ingredients, follow the recipe and you will be able to produce scrumptious and attractive looking cake for your loved ones every time.