Five of My Top Tips for Baking a Fabulous Cake at Home

Thick slice of chocolate cake on a white plate on a yellow table

Having a great cake to back you up for just about any occasion can be the saving grace you need at times. A great cake can suit a kid’s birthday party and an office get together so having it in your cookbook can really help. Keeping a few simple tips in mind can make sure you get the cake you are aiming at.

  • Do not compromise on tin size: If you are following a recipe, follow it right. Changing the size of the tins you are using will change the quantity as well as the baking time. It is easier to stick to the recipe rather than get adventurous if you are not comfortable with baking just yet.

Large slice of toffee cheesecake with a fork smothered in toffee sauce on the side

  • Air it out: Having a mixture with a fluffy consistency that is light and can melt in your point later is the foundation you need to build on. Too many people compromise on their mixture and do not make it light enough or they do not use a good whisk. Rather than going too fast, take your time so your final cake is light and your mixture has no lumps.
  • Keep an eye on time: If you have got your tin size and ingredients right, there is no reason why the timing on the recipe will not be correct as well. Go according to the book if you are not sure of yourself because plenty got it right that way for a reason.

Beautiful birthday cake on a platter with white icing and a rainbow centre

  • Eggs: When beating the eggs for your recipe, make sure you can see the foam. Just like the mixture, you should beat the eggs till they are light as well to contribute to a great cake. If the recipe you are following says that you should put in the eggs individually, do not just ignore that. It essentially means you need to beat the eggs between every new one that you add and that will make a difference at the end.
  • Store them well: If you aim on having your cake sooner than later, keep it out in the room wrapped in plastic because putting it in a fridge will only ruin the texture. If you want to store it for a longer period of time, putting it in the freezer after wrapping it in plastic and foil will keep it edible for pretty long. Frosting should be your last step no matter what type of cake it is so that you can store it with ease.

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