Baking cakes can be a fun and creative way to express oneself through their favorite dessert. The possibilities are endless when making a cake. The flavors choices alone have such variety such as, white, chocolate, red velvet, yellow or angel food cake. Now you’ll find even more flavors from local cake or cupcakes shops. You’ll see butter rum or lemon or perhaps espresso flavored cake and many more. Though buying a cake from your favorite bakery is always an option, baking your own is also pretty simple and something many people enjoy. If you have a favorite cake flavor and you can’t find it in boxed cake mix, do some searching.
You’ll be surprised how many cake recipes you’ll find online. Some may be simple, while others are more complex and require ingredients that you may need to obtain from a baking store. There’s a cake recipe out there for every skill level. If you’ve made a lot of cakes from prepackaged mixes and are ready to delve into something more decadent, you’ll definitely be able to find a cake to make.
Once you find a recipe you want to make, follow the recipe and instructions carefully. Sometimes small details with baking cakes can make a big difference. You may choose to use round pans and layer your cake or some other shape. Decide on what kind of frosting or topping you’d like on your cake beforehand as well. Once you bake your cake, let it cool completely on cooling racks prior to icing it or putting layers together. You may choose to bake two 9 inch round pans of cake, then once cooled, slice them each in half to give yourself 4 layers of cake. This allows for more filling or frosting between layers. You can choose to put a different filling in between the layers than what you frost the top and sides with. You can use fruit preserves or a ganache or even whipped cream in the layers.
When frosting a cake there are a few things to consider. First, are you going to be decorating the cake once it’s frosted? If this is the case, you’ll want to use a stiffer, thicker frosting such as a butter cream or royal icing. If your intention is just to have the topping be a flavor and texture that works well with the cake, you may choose to do a ganache, whipped cream, or cream cheese frosting. Cakes usually have a frosting that tastes best with its flavor so just choose what you think will taste and look the best. Cakes can be as beautiful as a wedding cake, or just taste decadent and delicious.