How to Bake Cakes


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10 Cakes Everyone Made in the 50s

Learn how to bake an impressive looking (and delicious) cake from scratch, no matter how little-or how much-experience you have.

From the Cookbook: 13 Cakes Everyone Made in the 50s


Dear Aspiring Baker,

I love cakes! Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, or just because – a homemade cake is a treat any time, for any occasion. Cakes also can be as easy or as complex as you want them to be. You can buy cake mix at the store and add eggs, or you can make it entirely from scratch and embellish it with artistic frosting.

I’ll let you in on a secret, though. You don’t have to be a professional baker to make a dazzling cake. There are some easy ways to make any cake look impressive. Layered cakes, fondant, and custom-colored frosting are easier than you think. The Rainbow Swirl Cake and the Sparkling Cranberry Cake are gorgeous, and the Lemon Chiffon Cake is a true classic.

13 Cakes Everyone Made in the 50s is full of old-fashioned inspiration and recipes that are just begging for a reason to celebrate with cake. And this cookbook comes with a bonus Cake Decorating TV show! There’s nothing like an elaborately decorated cake made from scratch to impress your friends and neighbors. Nevermind the fact that it’s just exciting to make!

You want to know a secret? It’s actually quite simple to start on a path to cake decorating mastery. I’ll show you how to make your own homemade buttercream frosting, then we’ll go over plenty of how-tos, from making and filling your piping bag to perfecting dots, bows, writing, and flowers.

With this essential foundation, you’ll have all the tools you need to start decorating cakes and letting your inner artist do their thing. I’ll walk you through every step of the way, and show you exactly how to master each technique, so you’ll feel confident the next time you need to bake and decorate a cake. And along with these oh-so-tasty recipes you’ll get a handy frosting dying guide, so you can create any color frosting you want for your next culinary adventure!

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How to Bake Cakes

One cake that’s a real showstopper is the Rainbow Swirl Cake. Believe it or not, this is a really simple cake, and once you get the technique down, you can turn this into a themed cake for anything you want. Make it the colors of your favorite team, use pastel colors for a spring party – the options are endless.

The easiest way to make this recipe is to start with a box of white cake mix. Once you make the batter, divide it evenly into containers. I went with four (one for each color), but you can use more or less depending on how many colors you want. Add a few drops of food coloring to dye the batter, and mix it in.

Once your batter is ready, start layering it into your cake pans, just a little at a time. That’s it! Pop it in the oven. When the cake is done, give it time to cool, then frost one layer, top that with the second layer, and frost the cake. Add sprinkles for color and you are ready to impress your guests.

Learn to make the Rainbow Swirl Cake right now in the 13 Cakes Everyone Made in the 50s—then discover more tasty recipes for any occasion, with the cookbooks, streaming cooking show episodes, and magazines that are waiting for you in the RecipeLion Gold Club Library.

In 13 Cakes Everyone Made in the 50s, I’ll walk you through everything you need to bake a cake from start to finish. You’ll also get the accompanying cooking TV show with complete recipes, full-color pictures, and plenty of cooking tips that will make your friends think you have a secret past as a professional chef. In addition to the Rainbow Swirl Cake recipe, you’ll get the full recipes for:

  • Sparkling Cranberry Cake—This three-tiered exposed cake literally sparkles from the sugar-coated fresh cranberries. The white chocolate frosting is the perfect complement to the rustic nature of this cake. So good!
  • Chocolate Basket Cake—This is the most adorable little cake! Even though it’s easy to make, the decor (fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries) makes it look really impressive. And Kit-Kats are a key ingredient, so you know it’s going to be yummy!
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Cake—Raspberries and cream cheese is a match made in food heaven. Making a cake from scratch that tastes this good is such a rewarding experience. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a beautiful cake, either.
  • Lemon Chiffon Cake—This delicious hot milk sponge cake is one recipe you won’t soon forget. Garnish it with strawberries and powdered sugar for an elegant, sophisticated cake perfect for a dinner party.
  • Homemade Fondant—There’s a rumor going around that fondant is hard to make. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. I have a recipe that only uses two ingredients. You can use it to drape over a cake, or make decorative toppings.
  • Plus five more memorable cake recipes you won’t believe are so easy to make…

Take the mystery out of making beautiful cakes, with 13 Cakes Everyone Made in the 50s. You don’t have to worry about a thing, even if you’ve never cooked before. Soon enough, all your friends will be asking you to bake cakes for them!

And don’t forget, every cookbook comes with an accompanying TV show episode, complete written instructions, and full-color pictures—read it all on any device or print it out for easy use in your own kitchen.


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