How To Fix Undercooked Cake

Your grandmother probably made the art of cake baking look like a cinch but in reality, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. One of the things that I always like to keep in mind when baking is that there’s always a lesson to be learned. So, …

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How To Remove Cake From Silicone Mould

A lot of chefs are now turning to silicone bakeware instead of some of the more traditional materials. While there are a lot of good reasons for this including affordability and being dishwasher safe, there are some notable downsides. Most obviously is that your cake might stick to the silicone …

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How To Moisten Dry Fruit Cake

Fruit cake is a sweet, filling and delicious dessert that goes well with a cup of tea, after a meal and as a celebration cake. For such a versatile baked product, you would think that us bakers would have gotten it down to a T. But so many people still …

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How To Cool A Cake Fast

There’s nothing quite like eating a cake fresh from the oven; it’s warm and comforting and seems to have a much sweeter taste. However, sometimes, you might want to ice the cake, in which case, you’ll need to let it cool first. Other times, the cake might be too hot …

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How To Store Buttercream Cake Overnight

Buttercream is sometimes called butter icing or frosting but these are all names for the same thing. This is a common decorative and delicious topping for all types of cake but a lot of people are still confused on how they should store it.  There are lots of different types …

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How To Store Sponge Cake

For home bakers, sponge cake is an easy go to recipe that will always satisfy the taste buds. There are lots of different types of sponge cake but the basic recipe is always the same. If you’ve made a sponge cake and aren’t going to eat it all in one …

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Why Do They Call It an Oven?

“Oven” is an old word that has grown in use from a clay chamber to silly nonsense phrases in the modern world. Here’s why an oven is called an oven. Ovens are called ovens because of the word’s origins as a description for a hollowed-out, hot cooking chamber. The word …

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Bright Coloured Buttercream (facebook Question)

Buttercream icing is one of the most common ways to ice and decorate your cake and it gives a great effect as well as tasting yummy. Buttercream icing is not only used as a topping but also as a filling and to crumb coat cakes before fondant icing is applied. …

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Vintage Edible Bunting (facebook Question)

Vintage is all the rage at the moment, perfect for spring or summer events where you can use lovely pastel shades and floral or lacy effects. To make the bunting itself (before considering the patterns) you have a choice of edible icing sheets, fondant or modelling/flower (or gum) paste. Use …

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Decorating a Butterfly Cake (facebook Question)

A perfect cake for an 8 year old daughter! Cakes made with love by mum always go down well, not to mention attracting the envy of other mums. For a butterfly cake, you can use a mould as you suggest (much easier), or shape your own out of two 8″ …

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