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

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A Christmas cake is a large cake and you're cooking it for a long time. Insulating and padding the tin helps prevent the outside of the cake from scorching before the inside is properly cooked. …
answered Nov 2 '10 by Tea Drinker
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Agree and +1 to Martha's answer, unsalted is generally preferred for baking. Just wanted to add that if you only have salted butter and the recipe calls for unsalted then I would say don't worry too …
answered Jan 2 '11 by Tea Drinker
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When you join two halves of sponge cake (as in this photo) which way round are you supposed to do it? The instructions I've used seem to assume what comes out of your two cake tins are two fairly … over, for a good join, but a wobbly cake, but sort of works if you firm the bottom one down OR c) cheat and slice off the dome of the bottom cake
asked Aug 14 '10 by Tea Drinker