Celebrating a special event with a homemade cake is something that everyone appreciates, and having the right tools to complete these kind of projects can make things even more fun. In the following paragraphs we will talk about Square cake tins and some of the great things about them.
Everyone seems to have a different approach when baking cakes at home. There are an endless amount of recipes and styles. But when it comes to having the right kind of equipment to accomplish this kind of Project it is hard to argue with the results.
Square Cake Tins are an excellent alternative to streamline the process of baking cakes at home. They are traditionally used for fruit cakes and other dense types of cake but you can substitute any recipe that calls for a round cake tin with a square one as long as they hold the same volume. If you have a large number of guests it is much easier to cut smaller slices from a square cake than from a round one.
The more expensive models are often the best choice as they will last you for many years to come, are easier to clean and are more sturdy. Some inexpensive ones may seem like a bargain but they often peel or discolor after only a few uses.
Additionally, square cake tins may be used to cook other kinds of foods such as pasta, vegetables or meat. They are a versatile solution that will reduce the amount of work you have to do in your kitchen. They are also a great tool for making slices and tarts, especially the ones with the pop up bottoms.
There is a large variety of online suppliers who have many both round and square cake tins in a wide range of prices. Many of them offer special discounts if you order a set of several cake molds in one purchase. It is quite easy to compare alternative and prices among many suppliers around the country; this is a great way to save some money. The one thing that you need to check is how big is your home oven in order to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises when your order arrives.
Overall, finding the the time to spend quality time with your friends and family is a great way to show your appreciation and making a cake at home is a great way to show them how much you care. Finding great discounts on square cake tins is much simpler than you might think, it is only a matter of knowing what you need and taking the time to look online on to find the right item at the right price. Having a selection of both round and square cake tins in your kitchen is something that will make things simpler and save you both space and money.…Continue reading
Wine can be sorted into three colors, white, red, and pink. In addition to being sorted by color, it can be sorted into three categories: table, dessert, and sparkling. Wine also further varies by alcohol content and carbonation. Lets start with the three categories of, table, dessert, and sparkling.
Table wine is fermented grape juice whose alcohol content falls within a certain range. Table wine is not bubbly, and may not have an alcohol content higher than 14% in the United States. Within the eyes of the law, unless a wine has more than 14 percent alcohol or has bubbles it is considered a table wine.
Dessert wine on the other hand have more than 14 percent alcohol due to the wine makers adding alcohol during or after the fermentation process. This type of wine making is unusual but, the Port region in Portugal, and the Sherry region of Spain have made quite a specialty out of it.
Generally, these types are wine are enjoyed after dinner, and are usually sweet. There are however a few dessert wines that are not sweet, and are best enjoyed before dinner. In Europe, dessert wines are also called liqueur wines, which carries the same nuance of sweetness.
Lastly is Sparkling wine. Those are the wines that contain carbon dioxide bubbles. Carbon dioxide gas is a natural byproduct of fermentation. Sparkling wine is the official name for the category of wines with bubbles in the United States, Canada, and Europe. There is a sparkling wine that is made with a particular grape variety and produced in a certain way, in a region of France which is what we all know as Champagne. It is the undisputed heavy weight of Bubbly and definitely the most famous.…Continue reading
Do you have the time and creativity, but don’t know how to turn it into an easy money earning option? Then the one business that is actually made for individuals like you is the home cake business. A unique yet fun filled business that allows you to enjoy work and time flexibility completely, in this you don’t need to make any adjustments in your lifestyle, but your work will itself get adjusted.
The business that gives you freedom to be artistic and welcomes your creative ideas with open arms is what the home cake decorating business can offer. Cakes are a very important part of most celebrations of happiness and special occasions in life. So, cakes business can actually help you get started with a career that is fun filled, enjoyable and also the most lucrative of all.
The home cake baking business or cake decorating business is a work that is consumer filled and where the number will only get increased more and more over time. Requiring very little overhead cost, the essentials you require for this enjoyable home based business are very easy on pocket and also real easy to come by. If your kitchen houses an oven or a microwave then you have already climbed your first step on the ladder of success and easy money earning.
With knowledge, creativity and just little time from your daily schedule, you can actually get started with a cake business that will sure be something that will pay you back greatly. So, with an artistic eye to actually help your clients get the best cake as per the occasion or celebration, you can sure earn popularity among a number of customers that will help you in getting success faster.
So, welcome to the world of sweetness where you have full freedom to enjoy your work to the fullest.…Continue reading
If you love decorating cakes, start your neat little cake decorating business and make good profits from home. This article explains about how to start and run a cake decorating business successfully.
Investment and Equipment: If you want to do on a bigger scale, you need heavy duty mixer, bigger oven else you can use a regular mixer. You need to invest on owls, spatulas, nozzles, baking trays and food colors.
You also need to know about below points.
- Legal ramifications of operating a food service business from home
- The best cake recipes
- Build a portfolio of cake options to show clients when just starting out
- Insurance details.
a. Better cakes: Create better cakes and start taking orders from your friends and neighbors. Go around and look for different types of cakes available in local stores. Come up with tastier, yummier and better designed than your local bakery.
b. Parties: Arrange parties and invite people. Let them know about your new business. Ask them to spread the word. Try to attend parties of others and do the same.
c. Partnership and networking: Find partners who will sell your cakes for you. Approach local book stores operating coffee shops and local coffee shops and ask if they would be interested to offer your cakes to their customers.
Network with local wedding planners, event and party planners.
d. Tap the internet: Create a website. Create a brochure and promote it in local online directories. You can make money online by creating an e-book and selling it.
e. Online networking: Ask people to follow you on Twitter and update them about your new cakes. Create a special cake every month and sell them to only few people. The “scarcity” factor will rise enthusiasm in people. Announce the few lucky winners on Twitter.
Sell your cakes directly at their homes. In Twitter, announce the places you would be visiting in a day or week. Ask them to book a slot.
Every Saturday, create conferences, talk to your online customers and do some live videos on how to prepare cakes.…Continue reading
You can store home made fruit cake for years although the type you buy is not usually stored for that long, because, after all it has a sell-by date, and has additives and preservatives in it. You can, however, prolong the life of a fruit cake from a store, by simply freezing it after wrapping it in tin foil very securely.
The best sorts of fruit cake to store are the ones you make yourself that are laced with liquor, brandy, dark rum, whiskey, wine and port make good choices. When you make a fruit cake it takes at least a month to mature, or mellow, so you shouldn’t freeze one until it has been allowed to mellow for a few months.
When you make a fruit cake, you should make it three or four months before you want to eat it as this gives it time to reach its full flavour potential. If you just want to keep it for a few months, store it in an airtight tin such as an old biscuit tin, and once a month, or every six weeks. Add more liquor to the cake, by piercing it in a few places and pouring the liquor over the top of the cake and leaving it. The liquid will slowly seep into the cake and the flavour will be superb when you are ready to eat it.
If it is a top tier or a lower tier of your wedding cake that you want to store, you will need to leave any pillars or dowels in it, as the cake should not be exposed to the air. You can wrap it in several layers of greaseproof paper and then tightly wrap this with aluminum foil and store it in a tin in a cold dark place. You can also get cardboard cake boxes, and after wrapping the cake you can store it in one of these very successfully.
In your grandparents’ day, they still had pantries, which were ideal places for storing fruit cakes, and my parents actually stored their wedding cake in a cardboard box on top of their wardrobe. Seven years after their wedding it was used as the cake to celebrate my brother’s birth. It had icing and marzipan on it and that was still fine, I remember.
Another way to store a fruit cake for years is to wrap it in cheesecloth or tea towels which have been soaked in the same alcohol as was used in the cake, then tightly wrap it all in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and soak the cloth in alcohol again every few months and rewrap this.
You can also store fruit cake that has no alcohol in it, and can wrap it in greaseproof paper and keep it in a tin or cardboard cake box for a number of years. This won’t last as long as one with alcohol in it though, as the alcohol helps the preservation process.
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Chocolate lovers who are getting married can now have their cake and it eat too. The traditional wedding cake was like the fruit cake you get during the holidays. It was popular because it lasts for a long time. Fortunately, the tradition moved away from the fruit cake and towards the white multi-layered cake. Nowadays, weddings are moving towards individuality rather than keeping tradition. The wedding dress is still white; but the design is largely reflective of the bride’s personality. The wedding cake is still an essential; but the design – the color, the style and the flavor, is becoming more and more personalized to represent the couple. So nowadays, it is not such a surprise anymore to see chocolate wedding cakes at receptions.
Whatever cake the couple decides to serve their guests, one thing remains constant: there will be a cake. Traditions over the centuries have changed, thankfully; but the symbolism remains the same: fertility and happiness. Brides today have it easier than brides that came before them. There was a tradition that survived until the 19th century of breaking the cake over the bride’s head. The guests would gather the crumbs that fell to the floor for good luck. There were other traditions; but what the modern bride needs to concern herself with is the ceremony where the bride and groom feed each other cake. That and serving good cake at pains of the guests remembering that the couple served bad cake on their wedding.
Getting the right fillings and icing is an essential part of designing a wedding cake. Fillings can be buttercream, custard and pastry cream, fruit, mousse, or ganache. Icing can be buttercream, marzipan, fondant, chocolate fondant, or royal icing. There really are many possible combinations. Fortunately, there are bakers, now called cake designers, who can help with this, especially to know what works or not for chocolate wedding cakes. But before you go to a baker, you must at least have some idea of what you want.
Before going to bakers, it is a good practice to ask for an appointment. That way they can prepare for you. They usually have their own look books, and possibly taste testing even on the first meeting. Finding the right baker is just as crucial as having the perfect wedding cake design. After all, it is the baker who executes the design. Cakes should be ordered well in advance. Wedding cakes aren’t made overnight. They need meticulous preparations. It would be safe to order at least six months before the wedding. Needless to say, if you want chocolate, you have to find a baker that does chocolate wedding cakes well.
In designing the cake, remember that it will be sitting at the reception for a long time. So the icing, filling, and the cake itself should be suitable for the climate and weather of the location of the reception. To make the cake ceremony more eventful, some humoring couples give each other really huge pieces of the …Continue reading
For weeks leading up to the Mid-Autumn festival every year, mooncakes and festival snacks abound. Many of these products were produced weeks ago and imported from places across the globe. If you’re living in the United States, finding fresh products to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn festival can be very difficult. Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends, or just looking for some good, traditional Chinese fare, stick around for some Mid-Autumn recipes and tips.
Traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a major holiday across China, Taiwan and Vietnam and is rife with traditions and history. As could be expected, food plays a major role in this autumn holiday.
One of the most visible and traditional Mid-Autumn recipes on display is often the mooncake. While many varieties exist, traditional mooncakes have a soft outside crust with a sweet, dense filling in the center. Other foods that are enjoyed during this time are things like pumpkin and taro to bring good health and good luck respectively. Other foods include wine with osmanthus flower and river snails, each of these are also tied to lore bringing happiness and bright eyes to those who consume them during the festival.
Making mooncakes along with other Mid-Autumn recipes can be quite a challenge without access to traditional ingredients or mixes. In order to easily make this recipe, stopping by an Asian grocery will help speed up the process. Try to pick up ingredients like golden syrup, alkaline water, melon seeds, along with whatever fillings you’re considering for your traditional mooncakes. Another thing that should be picked up at any Asian market is a mooncake mould. They come in a variety of shapes and designs, so pick a few that could add a pleasant variety to your display.
Once you have picked up your ingredients, it’s time to make the filling and dough. For the filling to do ratio, consider this ratio 7 parts filling: 3 parts dough. That should give you an idea of how much to make when planning different types of filling.
Filling (feel free to make your own variations):
- 14 oz. (400g Package) Lotus Seed Paste
- 1.5 oz. (around 40g) Melon Seeds
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 / 2 Tsp Alkaline Water
- 5 Tsp Vegetable Oil
- 5 Tbsp Golden Syrup
To make the dough, first mix together the alkaline water with syrup. Stir in the oil and mix until they are completely blended. In a separate bowl, add the flour and make a well where you will stir in the syrup mixture. Mix the dough until it forms a loose dough. From there, knead and shape the dough into a round ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let this dough refrigerate for at least two hours.
While the dough is resting, mix together the lotus seed paste and the melon seeds. Separate the mixture into two tablespoon portions and shape into balls. Set …Continue reading