With restricted movement and reduced access to bakeries, our ordeal has increased manifold. Oh, and sweet tooth cravings! Procuring those perfect cakes at home can be tough in these times. But while everyone is advocating for being self-dependent, why not here? Step up in your baking game. With a little practice and these ideas, you can ace those professional cake recipes with grace!
To make it simple for you, we are hereby mentioning some pro tips that will help you in baking cake at home in a professional manner:
- Play with sprinklers well:
Kids often get attracted to sprinklers when they find them on their cake. The joy on their face is next level. So to play with it like a pro, it is best to add sprinklers in the flour first, mix them and then add them to the batter. This will ultimately give a pro look to your cake once it is baked.
- Cool down before frosting:
Once the cake is baked, ensure that you let it cool first. This is an essential pro-tip if you are adding frosting post-baking. The cake will turn out to be as desired if frosting and cutting are done with a warm cake. Cakes need to be at room temperature for perfect frosting and cutting.
- Alternatives to frosting:
If you are facing any issues with frosting, you can use caramel or ganache to replace buttercream. By doing so, one can hide small imperfections, especially in the case of beginners.
- Level it well:
If you are playing with different cake layers, it is advised to trim off and skim the thin upper layers to give an even surface to cakes. This will keep all the layers uniform, giving a professional look to them.
- Grease the utensil well
Before transferring the batter to the cooking tray, it is essential to grease it with butter and place parchment paper in it. The presence of both these elements will help you take out your cake cleanly and quickly.
- Toothpicks in place
Once the cake is baked, ensure to check it with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is perfectly baked. This is a trick used by chefs as well.
- Work on textures
If you are looking forward to baking a cake having a fabulous texture, then do not miss using crushed pretzels, chocolate chips, or graham cracker crumbs in the batter.
- A special addition for birthday cakes:
A birthday is the most important and memorable event in a person’s life. There are times when you do not want to grab cakes from shops. Instead, you want to bake one for your family members or friends. So, while browsing a series of birthday cake recipes, you can decide the one which you want to bake and add a special element called Nestlé MILKMAID in it. This addition will not only level up your cake but will also give a professional touch to it.
So, now that you have these tips handy, you can easily bake a cake professionally at home.