1st Birthday Cake Designs

The first birthday is a very special milestone. Most important for parents, who usually celebrate finishing the first year with their complete sanity! If you are looking for a first birthday cake design, then I might have some ideas for you …

Your baby will not remember his first birthday cake, but he will appreciate the photos for years to come, and that will be an important part of the family photo album in the future. That’s why a cake that looks good is more important than taste!

Here are some first birthday cake ideas that you can consider :

Color of the Cake

Buy, beg, or borrow cake cans in number 1. Bake your cake and cover it with white icing. Decorate in the color of your choice. Usually pink for girls or blue for boys. You can write the name on the cake.

Theme Idea

I like the teddy bear theme idea for my 1st birthday idea. You can buy a cake pan in the form of a teddy bear, or you can decorate a round cake with a smiling teddy bear face.

3 cakes are cut into boxes and decorated to look like A, B, C bricks, stacked with each other in a variety of cute colors.

If you are adept at using sugar or marzipan, you can make very cute animal figurines in addition to your cake. You can also buy this ready-made online. With a few flowers around them, they can look amazing.

First Birthday Of your Child

Celebrating your child’s first birthday is one of the most special and memorable events in the life of any parent. It is important to ensure that your children’s first birthday cake is unique and unforgettable.

It might be a bit strange to emphasize that on your child’s birthday you won’t remember it, but they will surely thank you later! The cake itself will be the most special memory and needs to be something unique and vibrant (without too much effort!).

First Birthday Cakes need not be expensive and can be designed at home to reflect your child’s character. Making a personal first birthday cake for your child can be fun and produce a lot of satisfaction and pride (and make other mothers jealous!).

Various Potential Design

There are various potential designs for the first birthday cake. Some ideas for birthday cake designs include:

  • Princess cake
  • Castle cake
  • plane cake
  • Elmo’s cake
  • Dinosaur cake

To make quality cakes, you don’t need to be a professionally trained chef. Simple and fun ideas can work well to create something to be proud of.

Simple Cakes

Simple cakes can be seasoned by adding edible toy statues on them. For example, you can have a Sesame Street party cake by putting interesting cake toppers on a cake that was initially boring and asking Elmo to lead the band. The Sesame Street theme can also be built by designing your children’s cake in the form of one of the characters (eg Elmo Cake).…

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5 Tips When Making Cakes to Give You Perfect Results Every Time – The Perfect Cake

Nothing can compete with the beauty and lusciousness of a perfectly baked cake. Everyone knows when they eat the perfect cake but few know how to create one of their own. Fortunately, baking perfection can be yours by following these five simple tips.

Tip One: Proper Ingredients

Whether you bake from scratch or a mix, the quality of your finished cake will never exceed the quality of your raw ingredients. Baking is unforgiving of low-quality ingredients or poorly chosen substitutions. For the best results use the exact ingredient your recipe calls for and always insist on freshness and high quality.

Tip Two: Mixing Technique

Using the best ingredients won’t mean much if they aren’t mixed correctly. Most cake recipes use the creaming method for mixing batter. In rare cases, a recipe may call for some other mixing technique. If mixing instructions aren’t provided, the creaming method will get the job done with the best possible results. Never over mix your batter! This will result in a cake with a tough bread-like texture.

Tip Three: Proper Cookware

Most recipes will call for a specific size and shape of the pan. When attempting a new or unfamiliar recipe you will achieve the best results by using the cookware indicated in the recipe. Additionally, invest in good quality cake pans. Cheap cookware can flex and bend as it heats up and often results in lopsided or improperly cooked baked goods.

Tip Four: Know Your Oven

Even the best of ovens have their quirks. To achieve cake perfection be familiar with your oven’s unique characteristics and be prepared to deal with them. Halfway through baking turn your cake pans 180 degrees to help even out their heat exposure. If you are baking on more than one rack at a time, switch pans from one rack to the other when you rotate them. Start checking for doneness 7 to 5 minutes before the planned cooking time has elapsed to prevent drying out your cake.

Tip Five: Frosting Technique

If frosting is called for then a little planning will help it add to your culinary masterpiece. To keep your serving plate clean, try lining the edges of the plate beneath the cake with wax or parchment paper before frosting. After it sets, you can simply pull the paper free and leave the serving plate nice and clean. To keep cake crumbs from ruining your frosting job, coat your …

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Things Keep in Mind Before Buying Square Cake Tins

Things Keep in Mind Before Buying Square Cake Tins

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.…

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An Introduction to Classifications of Wine

An Introduction to Classifications of Wine

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.…

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Cake Decorating Business – How to Turn it Into an Easy Money Earning Option

Cake Decorating Business - How to Turn it Into an Easy Money Earning Option

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.…

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Cake Decorating Business – How to Start and Market a Cake Decorating Business

Cake Decorating Business - How to Start and Market a Cake Decorating Business

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.

  1. Legal ramifications of operating a food service business from home
  2. The best cake recipes
  3. Build a portfolio of cake options to show clients when just starting out
  4. Insurance details.

Marketing ideas:

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.…

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How to Store Fruit Cake

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.

How to Store Fruit Cake

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.

The best type of fruit cake …

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