secrets of a good cake

@nomsyd (69)
August 16, 2008 1:36am CST
i ordered a birthday cake on my birthday only to find out it was poorly made, i was embarrased before my friends. and there and then i decided to learn how to bake. i need toknow your secret to baking.
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5 responses
• China
21 Aug 08
I only know how to eat them.But I know baking is not easy,come on!When you have done it,please take a photo and let me have a look.
@BYOLA2871 (4371)
• South Africa
17 Aug 08
i am not so much into baking i really would have loved to do this but these days i get so occuppied that getting close top the oven is something i find a little tedious but i love cooking,and sorry about your birthday cake
@deebomb (15304)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Slightly drop the pan with the cake batter in it on the counter a couple of time to remove any large bubbles To make sure that your cake will have a nice even top leave a slightly shallow spot in the muddle of the cake before putting it in the oven. If you don't your cake may have a nice mountain in the middle. Use only fresh ingredients and be sure to measure them carefully.
@brimia (6581)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Here's a really good cake release recipe. Your cakes will never stick in the pan. 1/3 cup shortening 1/4 cup oil 1/3 cup flour Mix well, store in an airtight container. When you go to use it simply use a pastry brush and brush it into your pan like you would if you were greasing it and then flouring except there's no need to flour your pan because the flour is in the mix.Then add your cake batter and bake.
@vera5d (4005)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I am a terrible baker so can't really offer very good advice. In general, it helps to grease & flour the pan ahead of time, and make sure your oven is at the right temperature.