Top Essential Tips for Baking Cakes
If you’re a fan of creating extraordinary cakes from scratch, but you’re nervous about baking hurdles that you might face in the kitchen, then here are some essential tips brought to you by Stork for baking cakes:
1. Don’t Adjust the Cake Recipe
Unless you’re a professional baker or feel incredibly lucky, shy away from meddling with a tried-and-true recipe. Adjustments to the ingredients will lead to incorrect ratios, and altering a mixing method will result in a completely different texture than expected. Why not try your hand at whipping up exquisite cakes with Stork’s baking recipes and baking ingredients.
2. Use Room Temperature Ingredients
Before you begin the baking process, lay out all the cold ingredients and wait until they get close to room temperature. Room temperature ingredients bond together easily because they are warmer, resulting in a seamless and evenly textured batter. Cold ingredients do not incorporate together as easily. Try baking with margarine for extra flavour and texture.
3. Prepare Your Baking Pan
It’s a complete disappointment when you’ve spent all of your energy preparing the perfect cake only to find that clumps of it have stuck to the baking pan. Get your cake to release from the pan easily by greasing, flouring and lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
4. Check Your Oven Temperature
Even the slightest variation in ingredients measurement and oven temperature could affect the final product. This is why the first thing that you need to check is if your oven is calibrated correctly. Invest in an oven thermometer if you’re serious about baking extraordinary cakes.
5. Please Don’t Slam the Oven Door
Be as gentle as possible when sliding your cake into the oven to bake. Slamming the door can often cause a delicate cake to fall because the bubbles facilitating the rising process will effectively burst. Also, try not to open the door during the baking process because the temperature change can cause the cake to fall.
Now that you’re a baking champion, preheat your oven and get baking! If you’re looking to impress family and friends with your baking prowess, explore Stork’s baking recipes for inspiration. Where there is a whisk, there is a way! Have fun making and baking with Stork.