Cakes come in different types, themes, shapes and sizes. For you to be able to create a perfect one, you have to be able to have access of a few essential supplies like the baking molds and pans in your kitchen. If you are starting out your hobby of baking, then there is still a practical way of buying these essential baking pans and molds without hurting your budget.
Here is what baking experts suggest that you need to stock up in your kitchen if you want to do some baking like the pros do. For those with a limited budget, a beginning baker can start out with just the standard cake pans of different sizes and just a few sheet pans. One can do without the molds for the time being and special shapes of cakes can be achieved by simple cuttings done on the original shapes of cakes. Thus, if you want to have a specially shaped cake, then you can simply do some nice cuttings of the basic rectangular or round cake and create a cake with spectacular shape.
For instance, square cakes can be easily done from basic rectangular cakes by simply cutting them in half. There are also other shapes that can be created from the basic rectangular cakes. On the other hand, you can create a special half-moon cake from a basic round cake. This simple technique can be used when making your bunny cakes for your Easter celebration. This technique is done by cutting the round cake in two. The halved cake is stood on the flat edge to create the half moon shape. The stiff frosting or icing is used to fuse them together. Once the cake is firm and adhered to the cake plate with just the right amount of icing underneath the cake layers, the cakes goes through the final phase frosting. Finally, you can add some final touches to get the decorative enhancements that you want to have in your cake.
When investing on your bakeware, it is important that you buy the cake pans and sheets that are of highest quality. The non-stick cake pans need to be greased either by spraying or the normal greasing method. The stainless type of pans must be floured and sprayed with grease as well. You will need to have a higher level of skill in removing your cakes from this type of pans than in any other types of cake pans. However, the stainless pans are preferred by many because of its durability and for the fine and smooth finish of cakes baked on stainless steel cake pans.
Whether you are baking a cake intended for a big event or just a simple side dessert for your weekend family gathering, the use of the appropriate cake pans and molds are the basic essentials that will ensure that you get a perfectly baked cake. There are also some practical tips that you can consider in order to bake your cake just like the experts do.
While you are learning your way through with own baking activity, don’t fail to preheat the oven at the prescribed temperature and follow exactly the detailed baking procedures. While these are simple and basic cooking guidelines, its effect on your baking is significant.