A sweet dessert that is usually made through baking which is a cooking method that uses prolonged heating mostly in an oven but can also utilize hot ash or hot stones is referred to as a cake. During baking, heat is transferred from the top and bottom surface of the cakes to the center changing the batter or the dough into a firm dry crust and a softer center. Making a cake has its main contents which include flour, sugar, eggs, a liquid which can be either water or milk, a leavening agent such as baking powder and either butter, oil or margarine can be used. Fruits, nuts, extracts such as those of vanilla and icings such as buttercream are some of the other ingredients and flavorings used in making a cake. Cakes are usually taken by people during celebrations and merrymaking such anniversaries, weddings, birthdays among others.
Ingredients used in making a cake, as well as the techniques used in mixing them, results into different categories of cakes. The many available categories of cakes include chiffon cakes, butter cakes, coffee cakes, chocolate cakes, butter cakes, sponge cakes and many others. Whipped eggs, flour, and sugar are the main ingredients of a sponge cake which are made such that air is trapped in a protein matrix which is the beaten eggs so as to provide some leavening where the batter foams hence becoming light and soft. Making chocolate cakes requires the addition of melted chocolate or cocoa flavoring which makes the cake to taste chocolate. Butter cakes are made by combining sugar and butter which are beaten for some time to add air into the batter. Different occasions can require a cake to be made in a given shape as well as to be decorated in a way that suits the occasion.
Custom cakes are usually made to an individual specification which can range from the ingredients to be used, the design of the cake as well as the decorations that have been added to the custom cake. Making custom cakes requires them to be very specific as well as personalized for the person who made the order. Custom cakes can be made for any specific occasion which can be wedding cakes, graduation cakes, birthday cakes among many other occasions. Custom cakes have to be pre-ordered before the set time for the occasion so as to give the person making them time to prepare the cake according to one’s specifications. Custom cakes are usually prepared in the most unique way which enables an individual to embrace their vision in creativity and also they can share it with a skilled profession who is able to make the best out of the creativity. Custom cakes are also made with a lot of care and attention ensuring that one brings out the best of the cake. One will always see the value for their money in a custom cake as it is unique to their specifications.