Eating a cake is most probably the only thing most people love. We don’t blame them. Baking is an art that requires precision and dedication. But if you are a cake enthusiast just like us, then we have some tips and tricks that will help you bake the best cake in Melbourne, or something close to it if you are a novice.
It can be messy, time-consuming, and annoying if the outcome is not what you expect. Sometimes you might even forget things like buttermilk, and then you go like” Oh, was I supposed to buy buttermilk, too? Bummer)
One of the best bakeries in Melbourne AKA Isher is here to make your life a bit simpler with these tried and tested baking shortcuts, inside tricks and legit swap outs. Whether you are planning to bake a cake on a lazy Sunday or to surprise your better half; try our methods, and you’ll be the star of the party. Without wasting any more time, let’s get right into it:
- Cake Cutting
Everyone loves cheesecake but cutting it is the most challenging task in the world. Have you ever wondered how the Instagram chefs and restaurants cut that perfect slice of cake? Just pick an unflavoured dental floss.
Not kidding, hold it above the cake where you want to cut the cake, make it taut press down and voila! You’ll get a perfect slice single time.
Now time for brownies and bars, for a clean and crumb-free slice keep the knife under hot/ above lukewarm water for a few seconds before digging in. Repeat the process after every cut and don’t forget to dry it as it will help prevent clumping on the knife.
- Sugar Hacks
Some recipes call for powdered sugar, and well granulated is readily available in our kitchen cabinets. You don’t need to rush to the market the next time you are out of powdered sugar. Just pour some regular sugar into a food processor or blender, blend it full speed — superfine confectioner’s sugar in minutes at your service.
Brown sugar is a must in bakeries when it comes to making an eggless cake in Melbourne as it accentuates the taste. Most people run out of it when you need it the most. But no worries!!
Tip: Combine a cup of regular sugar with a tbsp of molasse for light brown sugar or add one more tbsp for dark brown sugar.
You thought we were done? No. teehee. If your brown sugar is hard as a brick, then it’s of no use. But you can fix it quickly with just a slice of apple. Put the brick(Sugar) in an airtight container with the apple slice for a few minutes. It’ll be as good as new.
- Make Instant Buttermilk
Out of buttermilk? Or want to make one of the perfect vegan cakes in Melbourne? We have an easy walkaround for it. Take one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and add it to one cup of water( for vegan cakes) or milk. Mix it let it sit for a few minutes. The perfect buttermilk clone/ copycat is ready. You’ll have the ideal consistency without compromising the taste.
- Skin Hazelnuts
Skinning off hazelnuts is nothing less than a total nightmare. But we have a trick to help you out, roast them. While they are hot, put them in a damp towel and rub vigorously. This combination of oven heat and towel moisture will help loosen the skin of the stubborn hazelnuts. This trick will save you tons of time to make that delicious homemade Nutella.
- Stabilize Whipped Cream
Whipping cream ahead of time seems like a waste of time because it can lose its sturdiness. But you can do it now by adding a little marshmallow fluff as the last step while whipping cream. Keep it in the fridge and use it when required. The marshmallow adds structure and extra delicious smooth taste as well.
Marshmallow adds deliciousness as well as great looks to your birthday cake. So, order for your loved ones the best birthday cake in Melbourne soon!!
- Speed-Ripen Bananas
Over ripened bananas are best for baking. If you have some raw or too green bananas, then it can spoil your banana bread. The best way to remedy is to place those bananas on a foil or parchment paper and roast them on 300F. Once they are dark brown and squishy, take them out. Let them cool and mash the fudge out of them.
In a hurry !! Order your favorite banana loaf from the “cake shop near me” and have a great snack time!!
7.Decorating cakes for an Insta-Ready pic
You don’t need to buy loads of decoration tools to make your cake look beautiful. Make use of things already in your kitchen, e.g., cookie-cutter. Just place one of any shape on a frosted cake and fill it with some sprinkles or chocolate chips on top. Lift it, and you have a star or moon or whatever you like. You can use numbers, letters, hearts, and other shapes, kids will love it.
If you want something fancy, then try bubble wraps. Melt some chocolate and spread it all over. Let it semi-dry or set partially. Wrap the chocolate side on the cake gently. Let it chill for 10-15 minutes then remove the bubble wrap.
A breathtaking insta-ready cake will be the star of your party, and you’ll be the pro chef/baker.
Well, these tips will help you bake the best cake for your friends and family. In case you are not in the mood to bake, give us a call. We have the best eggless and vegan cakes in Melbourne that requires you only to lift your hand and eat. We’ll do all the hard work.
Adios until next time( waiting for your call)!