The vacations have set in and it’s time to treat the taste buds of your little ones with lip smacking cakes. So, let’s give you some handy tips and tools to make your cake making process smoother and easier.
1. Measuring Tools:
Taking the ingredients in the exact quantity is the first key to make a perfect cake. So, make sure you buy your Measuring cups and spoons from a reputed baking equipment manufacturer.
2. Silicone Spatula:
One of the most versatile cake making tools is silicone spatula. You will need it for folding the cake batter, for scrapping away the batter into the cake mould as well as for stirring. So, make sure you have quite a few of them in all sizes.
3. Bench Scrapper:
This versatile tool comes in handy for chopping dry fruits, cutting through the dough and scrapping away the dough remains neatly.
4. Cake moulds:
From cup cake moulds to heart shaped cake moulds to teddy bear shaped mould and the regular ones in square and rectangle types, you can win the heart of your loved ones and guests by baking cakes in different shapes. Keep a set of each to suit different occasions. You can even order chocolate moulds online!
5. Icing Spatulas:
Give icing on the cake a professional finish with icing spatulas. You can even use it to loosen up the cake after baking.
Whisking tools are essential for icing and whipping the cream. You can also use it for folding. Depending on the size of the pots, you may need a variety of whisks.
7. Mixing Bowls:
You will need few mixing bowls to for preparing the batter. Most recipes need to mix wet and dry ingredients separately before finally preparing the cake dough. So, mixing bowls are a must.
8. Parchment paper:
This is needed to line the pan and also from prevent the cake from sticking to the sides of the pan. Also, parchment paper makes the pan less messy and easier to clean.
9. Pastry Blender:
This tool is used to prepare the dough, distribute the butter evenly and even for slicing butter.
10. Pastry Brushes:
Give your baked food a smooth, glazed finish with pastry brushes. For best results, choose brushes with soft bristles. The silicone brushes offer the advantage of not holding on to the flavor or color like other brushes do.
11. Cookie cutters:
You may want to surprise your kids with cookies in different shapes. For that, you need to get cookie cutters. These come in variety of sizes and shapes.
12. Silicone Vacuum Lid:
Instead of wrapping the food, cakes etc with plastic, switch to silicone vacuum lids. Preserves food for longer and is safe too!