Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cake Tips

Instead of a recipe today, I wanted to share some cake making tips:

Dip your spoon in hot water before measuring butter or Crisco. It will slide off the spoon much easier.

Put flour into a salt shaker. You can then lightly flour cutting boards or cake pans.

When separating eggs, allow the whites to come to room temperature. They are at their highest volume for beating when at room temperature.

For a moisture cake, try substituting mayonnaise for part of the butter called for.

Dust your cake pans with a bit of the dry cake mixture to prevent flour marks.

If your cake is sticking to the pan, try either putting the cake into the oven for a few minutes or placing the pan over a washcloth that has been soaked with boiling water.

To split cake layers, try dental floss.

Do you have any additional cake tips to share?

Audrey :)


Cindy B.of Montana said...

My tip is for making cake with a cake mix...I like to substitute applesauce for the oil. It makes the cake very moist and is healthy, too!

Simply Sara said...

Thanks for all the great tips!

I'm especially excited about the flour in the salt shaker- pure genius!

And dental floss...hmmm...yes, I'll have to try it!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those are great tips! Thanks!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out the cupcakes!