Monday, May 31, 2010

Many Thanks

I'm always grateful for those amazing tips that you may come across that can or will change the way you cake.  My latest, method-changing tip came by way of a tweet.  I don't recall when or who tweeted it, but I'm glad I read it, because it saved me.

I was making a cake and was out of the non-stick spray I mist my pans with before filling with cake batter.  I get it from my local cake supply store and it usually lasts me a while, so I don't buy it very often.  But naturally, when I needed it, I was out. 

Now, I know I can grease and flour my pans, but that's time consuming, and past experience has shown that it doesn't work that well for me. 

But this new tip is great, and almost the exact same thing, but with a little twist, so, here it is:

Equal parts, flour, shortening and vegetable oil.  Whisk together until smooth and brush onto your pan with a pastry brush. 

That's it.  Short and sweet.  And so simple.  And you can make a lot or a little depending on what your needs may be.  It's now my go-to.  Perhaps it'll work for you.

Pics later this week or early next of the wedding cake I'm working on!!  Stay tuned!


Jenniffer said...

What a great tip! Thanks for passing it along! I'll have to try that!

Amber said...

I always line the bottom of my cake pans with waxed paper. It works amazing and helps hold the cakes together while dividing layers. Just peel it off before icing and you have a perfectly flat surface! Also, makes for easier clean-up!