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Do You Know Your Cake?

The history of cake is quite ancient. According to historians, Egyptians were the first to invent “cake”, but their cakes were different from modern-day cakes. They looked more like bread, were sweeter due to the addition of honey in them and included a lot of nuts and dried fruits.

The modern-day dictionary reveals that the word cake is derived from the ancient word “Kaka,” which was widely used in the 13th Century.  Later this baking technique was picked up by the European families but their cakes were more of fruit cakes and gingerbread.

There is a wide variety of cakes at the baker shops today. Various new techniques and flavors are being added to the cake décor and every baking expert has his own way of baking and decorating cakes for people to eat and admire.

Do You Know Your Cake?

Do You Know Your Cake?

However, when it comes to ordering that one special cake, one gets confused between flavors, décor, and price so it is important to know the type of cake you need, the ingredients it’s made with and also how it is prepared and served.

Here a guide to know your cake well:

  • Shortened Cakes: These cakes are made with all kinds of fat like butter, lard, vegetable shortening. They are called shortened because the butter or fat shortens the gluten strands which are formed due to the mixing of flour and water. These cakes have a soft texture. They can either be prepared by a creaming method in which all dry things are first mixed and then the wet ingredients are added or by a one bowl method where everything is mixed in a single bowl or by whip and cream method where egg whites are separately wiped and then added to the rest of the batter.
  • Pound Cakes: These cakes are called pound cakes as they have the same amount for all the ingredients. Pound cakes are great for decorating as they hold on to their shapes for long and do not collapse under the weight of fondant or buttercream decorative things.
  • Foam and Sponge Cakes: These cakes have a lot of egg in them and that is why they are foamy and soft in texture.
  • Flourless Cakes: These are cakes which have no flour at all in them. The lift to the cake is given by eggs only and the taste also is not affected.

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