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Questions about preparing or baking cakes, defined as chemically or mechanically (using eggs) leavened flour batter.

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When should one ice christmas fruit cakes

It's that time of year again, where Christmas fruit cake have been baked and are being topped up with your favourite dark spirit. My favourite (and most successful) recipe suggested topping up with ...
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Meringue Imitation to practice decoration

Does exist a product in market of imitation of not eatable meringue with the same consistency? This in order to practice decoration and re-use several times the " practice meringue" without the need ...
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Sponge cake - Why mix milk and butter instead of folding?

From what I understand, after whisking the eggs and sugar you fold in the flour to prevent flattening the air bubbles in the mixture you just incorporated. So why then do some recipes say you should ...
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How do I keep chocolate chips from melting in cake batter?

I have attempted to put chocolate chips in cake batter, but they always melt. Bakeries are able to make chocolate chip cakes and the chips are still somewhat solid. Mine come out almost diluted.
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What does this chart mean when it says “lbs per round” or “lbs per sqare/rectangle”?

From http://howtocakeit.com/blogs/cakes/48185153-how-to-make-ice-and-decorate-yo-yo-s-chocolate-cake-like-a-pro: What do the different columns mean?
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How to make cake mix less sweet

I recently made a simple box cake, the one where you just add water and oil to the mix, but once I ate it I thought that it was way too sweet. I looked up how to temper this sweetness, but the best I ...
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Baking things into cupcakes!

I've seen many things on the web of people baking things into cupcakes, whether it be a pre-baked heart cake shape into a cupcake or a hershey kiss and I have some questions! When you put a pre-baked ...
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How to choose a Bundt cake pan?

I think one would just go to the supermarket and buy whatever, but since I don't want my cakes to be ruined, I would like to ask for some advice. I have never bought a Bundt cake pan myself, and don'...
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How to cut a cake that was baked in a pie pan?

I'm trying to make layers with my ice-cream cake but I need it to be even and straight on the top and the sides, since there will be a significant cake dome. However, I do not have a proper cake pan. ...
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How do I get my cheesecake bottom not to crumble?

I made a triple chocolate cheesecake. The bottom is just crushed Oreos (no filling) and melted butter which is baked to make the crust. But once I was done making the cheesecake and tried to serve ...
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Which mode for baking cake in microwave?

I have a microwave over with a grill. Four modes of cooking are possible with this. Microwave(with 100, 80, 60, 40 and 20% power) Grill(heating coil is only at the top) Combination 1(30% time for ...
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Does it make sense for a cake icing recipe to call for vinegar but not baking soda?

See the making of icing in this video. "cream cheese" frosting ingredients: 1/2 C coconut oil (solid but soft at room temperature) 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 ...
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Protein networks in vegan cakes

I have read that one important role of eggs in cakes is to add proteins that denature with heat and then link together giving the cake structure. Given that proteins are so varied and abundant in ...
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How do you make a cake with soft fillings baked inside?

I've seen cakes baked with soft fillings inside like a cream cheese of chocolate buttercream type filling that were obviously baked in there, rather than baking and filling when cold. What are the ...
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Can panettone paper molds be used for other things?

Can the paper forms used to make panettone be used to bake cake batter? Any cake, a basic dough, sponge cake, chiffon, genoise, etc.
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How do I remove a sheet cake from a pan?

I am trying to create a double layer 12 X 17 inch sheet cake. How do I get the cake layers out of the pan and placed one on top of the other in whole pieces without crumbling? I am using parchment ...
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How much dry cake mix, water, oil and eggs to use for two 4in round cakes?

I have a 15.25oz Betty Crocker box mix. On the back it says to use it all with 1 cup of water, 1/2oil and 3 eggs and that makes two 8 in rounds or 24 cupcakes. I don't know how much I need, please ...
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Is it possible to know how much the cake weighs using a specific size of cake pan before baking?

I have someone asking me for a wedding cake. She wants three separate round cakes. The cakes will serve 100-150 people and the point she emphasized was it being easy to slice and share. Would two 11x3 ...
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Help with ice cream cake

I'm making an ice cream cake for my brothers birthday. I was putting the ice cream on the first layer of cake and put it in the freezer. I couldn't finish putting the icecream on because it was ...
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Detailed information about a 1st tooth cake design

In the following image which is a 1st tooth cake, are the crowns and the tooth made of fondant? Where can I learn about such designs online?
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What can I do with super runny icing?

So I was making the icing from a boxed cake, but screwed up a lot. I mistook the icing mix for the cake mix. So I added 2 eggs, I took out the yolk of one of them. I also vastly put in way too much ...
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What can I do to fix/improve a dry cake?

So a lot of times a cake is really dry, whether the recipe author intentionally does that or if I did something wrong I'm not sure (maybe it's how it's meant to be but it doesn't suit my tastes). ...
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Replacements for baking soda in a cake

Sometimes I wish to bake a cake, but the country where I am in doesn't have baking soda. I have tried using actual soda, but this has limited success and the cake tends to just rise and then fall. I'...
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How many standard cake boxes will i need if i'm baking 3 or 4 9 inch round cakes?

I am baking an ombre cake for my sister's birthday party. I want to use white cake mix as I don't have much time to make it from scratch and I am planning on dyeing my batter. Since I want three or ...
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How do I make a mold from a plastic container?

So I have a cat-shaped plastic container that I'd love to use as a baking mold. I know I can't put plastic in the oven so i'm asking if there's an easy way to take that container, shape something ...
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Is it better to use soft or hard ladyfingers when making tiramisu?

I didn't realize they came in two varieties.
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How would you restore sweetness and moisture in this bundt cake?

This is a follow-up to my first question about this bundt cake recipe. I baked that bundt cake again with some changes from a blog post that @Stephie's answer linked to. Specifically: reduce 2.75 ...
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Do sifting and whisking do the exact same thing?

Some recipes suggest to sift the dry ingredients while some others say whisk the dry ingredients. Do they have the same effect?
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Advice on two-tier cake and height

What is the recommended height of cakes when making a two-tier chocolate mud cake? Or to get a decent height, should I make (as an example) two shallow nine-inch rounds for the bottom layer and two ...
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Why was my carrot cake very heavy?

I made carrot cake but it turned out very heavy. Is this normal? I followed this recipe: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp each: cinnamon, salt, vanilla 2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 1 ...
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Spice cake has sweet crispy top

I made a spice cake from scratch. I've made it before, this time I made cupcakes. The cake was perfect, but the top was crunchy and sweet with little holes. Was the butter not incorporated enough ...
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How do I reconnect cake pieces that stuck to pan?

I baked a commercial funfetti cake. When I removed it from the pan, a piece of the bottom of the cake stuck to the pan. I was able to remove those pieces with a spatula and place them on the cake. ...
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why might the pineapple on the bottom of the pineapple-upside-down-cake float into the batter?

I have 2 pineapple upside down cakes. for one, the pineapple stayed on the bottom and can be seen beautifully when turned out of the pan. The other the fruit floated up into the batter and cannot be ...
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Why is the butter gradually melting and only the top of my butter cake done?

I didn't use melted butter like liquid. I only used softened butter and mixed it with sugar in my blender. It became like cream. I also used 1 cup and a quarter of flour and other ingredients. I ...
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What went wrong with this bundt cake?

I've tried making Baked's Ultra Lemony Lemon Bundt Cake four times (recipe here: http://bakedsundaymornings.com/2015/04/27/in-the-oven-ultralemony-lemon-bundt-cake-with-almond-glaze/). Four times ...
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How to properly store a Chinese new year cake and how long will it last?

I've received a Chinese new year cake, my question is how do I properly store it? Do I need to refrigerate it? Also, how long will it last assuming that I properly store it.
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How to turn a brownie mix into a cake?

So, I asked my friend to get me a chocolate cake mix, but she accidentlt got me a brownie mix instead (Betty Crocker Brownie mix). I wanted to make a chocolate cake for tomorrow's Super Bowl. However, ...
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Devil's food cake turned out dry and dense

I tried this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/devils-food-cake-recipe.html However, when I did it, the cake came out dry and dense and not very tasty. According to many other ...
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Why is my cake crumbly?

I used a new cupcake recipe. It has raving reviews about how moist it is. Mine turned out moist but it's very crumbly. Any suggestions? Ingredients 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup ...
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How to avoid using artificial food coloring in cookie and cake decorating

It's been a week since I started some cake and cookie decorating, and normally one needs many colors to come up with a lovely colorful final result whether it is Butter cream, royal icing or fondant. ...
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What to do with excess Wham bars

I currently have 50 wham bars in my kitchen , I went a bit ott at wholesalers and after eating one my jaw felt like it was going to give in . Can any of you offer up an ingenious solution for my ...
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Can i use non stick cooker (futura pressure cooker) for making cake without oven

I saw so many recipes but in every recipe simple cooker is used.
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What is the difference between acetate sheets and baking paper when making chocolate deco?

I would like to make chocolate decorations with melted chocolate. After searching on the web, however, I am not quite sure I could find acetate sheets. But I can find baking paper. Would there be any ...
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Springform pan vs. regular cake pan

Can a regular cake such as from a cake mix be baked in a springform pan? If so, will the results be the same as a normal cake pan?
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How to change a vanilla cake recipe to make a chocolate cake?

I've seen this question about how to alter a chocolate cake recipe to make a plain cake, my question is the other way around, how to alter a vanilla cake recipe to make a chocolate cake? I read in a ...
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Cake Projector Alternatives

My wife is making a cake for some kid, and she asked me to come up with something brilliant to project an image of the Paw Patrol dog (like this guy) she needs to draw on the cake, but we don't have a ...
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Can I soak dried fruit in sweet wine instead of liqueur for use in fruitcakes?

The recipes for fruitcake that I've looked at say to soak the dried fruit in brandy, rum, etc., i.e., something with a high alcohol content. I've been using liqueur which works well. I was wondering ...
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Is there a difference between preheating temperature and baking temperature?

Many cake recipes say something like: Heat oven to 350F, then bake the cake around 25 to 30 minutes. What does this mean? After preheating the oven, what temperature do I bake the cake at for ...
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Can a disposable aluminium pan be used to bake a cake?

I want to know if an aluminium lasagna pan can be used in an oven for baking a cake?
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Halving Cake Recipe- Baking Time

I want to make a chocolate cake for my birthday BUT since it's only for me I want to halve the recipe: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/04/08/triple-chocolate-layer-cake/comment-page-8/#comments ...