Baking a cake requires minimal effort, even for the amateur baker, when utilizing the right tools. Cake baking pans are the first instrument needed to create the masterpiece. Whether a regular pan, shaped traditionally in the rectangular or circular, or a novelty cake pan that structures the cake into another form, it's going to require other kitchen gadgets to complete the steps of baking.
First, you will need to gather the necessary ingredients. This can be as simple as a box of cake mix bought from the grocery store, which requires the additional ingredients: some vegetable oil, some eggs, and a bit of water. Quite often, people that are skilled at cake baking mix cake batter from the scratch ingredients, but this is the uncomplicated method to get the job done.
Next, you're going to need the mixing utensils. The mixing bowls to blend the ingredients in, two would be sufficient, will be used for the cake batter and the icing. You're also going to need a mixer to blend the batter, a wire whisk for aeration of the cake, a spoon and a spatula for combining the ingredients, scraping the bowl, and scrapping the cake out of the pan after it comes out of the oven. Measuring cups and spoons are considered necessary for accuracy of quantity of the ingredients. You do not want to guess the amount of the ingredients of a cake unless you are skilled at baking cakes. Too much or too little of an ingredient can make the cake flat or even undercooked inside. Each kitchen utensil provides its own service to the cake, but it is essential to making a delicious cake easily.
This step is not as simple. The ingredients and utensils required to bake a cake stay fairly uniform until the cake baking pan comes in. Creativity and thought need to be put into choosing the proper cake baking pan for the cake you desire to bake. If you wish to make a cake that resembles a balloon, the perfect choice would be a round cake. A layout, or a scene decorated atop the cake will do best on a rectangular pan. Then, there are the cake baking pans shaped in the exact form, such as a heart, that you desire. Figure out the cake you are interested in baking, and there is probably a cake baking pan to mold it for you.
The icing for the cake can also be bought in the local grocery store pre-made. Basically, the only items you will need to ice the cake are the spatula to spread the icing over the cake, and a glass of warm water to dip the spatula in. The water adds smoothness to assist the spatula in sliding across the icing with ease, creating a smooth appearance on the cake.
The utensils and gadgets that are used to make cakes get more and more complicated, but the simple instruments above handle the job well without all the bells and whistles of the newest gadgets on the market today. The easiest way to make a cake is using the old-fashioned utensils, a box of cake mix and some icing, and the best cake baking pan you can come up with. Grandma may have made cakes from scratch, and spend the whole afternoon on it, but with the proper utensils, a few shortcuts, and a few tricks, your cakes will come out like like Grandma's, and people will assume you worked on them all day, too.