19 October, 2018

‎‎‎‎‎‎‎101 birthday guide: 7 rules for baking the perfect cake‎

Don’t risk having your cake fall flat, dry out or crumble. If you follow simple rules and tips, you ‎will end up with the most beautiful and delicious birthday cake ever!

‎‎Pick a reliable recipe

Make sure you follow a reliable and trustworthy recipe with clear steps. Follow the ‎ingredients and cooking steps as meant to be.‎

‎‎Choose your flour

Every type of flour contains different types of proteins and subsequently variant ratio of ‎gluten. If you’re going for a light texture, choose cake flour. Denser textures call for bread ‎flour. If you’re looking for a fluffy result, all-purpose is your choice.‎

‎‎‎‎Make sure your leaveners are fresh


There’s a simple way to test your baking soda and baking powder before baking. Measure ½ ‎cup of hot water, add ¼ tsp of vinegar, and your leavener. Look for immediate fizzing. If it ‎happens then your baking soda or baking powder is ready to use.‎

‎Weight your ingredients

If you don’t own a kitchen scale, it’s time to invest in one! Before you mix your ingredients ‎in Masterchef Gourmet kitchen machine, make sure to follow the weight, not the volume. So ‎if a recipe calls for 200 g of each the flour and sugar, this doesn’t mean you can use 1 cup of ‎each.‎

‎Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature

When at room temperature, eggs and dairy ingredients form an emulsion which traps air ‎during the baking process. This helps to produce fluffy baked cakes. So make sure your eggs, ‎butter and other dairy ingredients are at room temperature before using them.‎

‎‎Bake on the correct shelf and keep the oven door closed

Cakes are usually placed on the middle shelf in the center to ensure that all areas are cooking ‎evenly. And no matter what do not open the oven door before the time is up! It will cause ‎your cake to fall flat and all your effort will be gone.‎

‎‎Decorate your perfect cake with the perfect frosting

Congratulations! Now your cake is done but don’t ruin it. Cool it enough then flip and ‎decorate to your liking. You can prepare Chantilly cream, chocolate ganache or even fondant ‎paste with your kitchen machine. Variations are endless and the result is one: everyone will ‎fall in love with your cake!‎