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Top 10 Cake Baking and Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Top 10 Cake Baking and Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Baking and decorating cakes is a popular hobby that many people enjoy, and it can be a very rewarding activity. However, mistakes can make it very frustrating when you don't get the results you were hoping for.

Here are 10 of the top mistakes that both beginners and experienced bakers make, so make sure you avoid them.

Not Sieving
Properly

Sometimes bakers will skip sieving the flour, but it is an essential part of the baking process. It gets rid of lumps in the flower, and it also leads to a smoother mixture that helps the cake to rise evenly when you cook it.

Forgetting the Grease

Don't forget to grease or flour the pan before adding the mixture into the baking tin. This is often essential for most types of cakes. It is very easy to do, but many bakers simply forget about it, then after all their hard work they find that the finished cake won't come out.

Cooking Too Many
Cakes at Once

Putting too many cakes into the oven at once is another classic mistake. You may do it to save time, but it affects the air circulation and the oven does not
get to the right temperature so the cake doesn't cook properly as a result.

Misspellings & Grammatical Errors

Always check the spelling before you write anything onto your cake. Nothing is quite as embarrassing as presenting a cake with an obvious spelling mistake.

Trying to Do Too Much

Adding too many cake decorations is a bad idea. Too many colours and decorations can ruin the perfect cake by creating a sense of overcrowding, so keep it simple.

Cutting the Cake Too Early

When you finish the cake, you may be desperate to try it, but don't cut it too soon. You can spoil the cake's shape if it is still too warm, so wait until it is at room temperature.

Using Cold
Ingredients

Make sure that ingredients should be room temperature. For example, if the butter is cold, the cake can end up as less fluffy and not as light when it is
finished.

Running Out of Decorating Space 

You plan the perfect message for your cake, you start writing and then you run out of space. You can prevent this decorating disaster by writing out your message on paper first to make sure it will fit.

Opening the
Oven Door 

You are desperate to see how your cake is progressing, so you open the door to check on it. But every time you do this, the temperature drops, and the cake
can end up not cooking properly.

Using the Wrong Equipment

Always have the right cake baking and cake decorating equipment to hand to help you make the perfect cakes. This includes the scales, the whisk, baking tins, cake stands, fondant icing, sugarcraft equipment and tools for decorating.

Avoid These Classic Mistakes

Don't let a simple mistake ruin your latest baked creation! Remember this common mistakes when you bake and decorate your next cake, and enjoy fantastic results every time.

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