Baking Basics

How to keep cakes from falling on the Craftsy Blog!

Rise to the Occasion: How to Keep a Cake from Falling

By Jessie Oleson Moore

So you thought you followed the recipe to a "T." But then somewhere along the baking process, your cake begins to fall in the middle, and you've got a sunken cake on your hands! What went wrong? Read on to find out how to prevent a cake from falling, plus some ways to salvage an already fallen cake.

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Difference between wax paper and parchment paper? On Craftsy!

Waxing or Waning: Can I Use Waxed Paper in Baking?

By Jessie Oleson Moore

If you're a frequent baker, you've certainly encountered parchment paper: It's called for to line cake pans and baking sheets when baking all manner of sweet stuff. But what about waxed paper? After all, it's sold in the same section, and it looks awfully similar. Can waxed paper be used for baking projects, too? Read on to find out!

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Our Cups Runneth Over: Types of Measuring Cups (and Spoons)

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Measuring Cup Filled with Flour

Do you understand the types of measuring cups and spoons? Even though it might seem elementary, educating yourself on the proper measuring vessels for both liquid and dry ingredients is an important aspect of food and cooking. Using the proper measuring cup for the project at hand will help you attain consistent, delicious results -- regardless of what you're cooking, from rich sauces to risotto to light and airy decorating cakes.

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Pan-o-rama: How to Prepare a Cake Pan

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Cake Pan Baking in the Oven

With just a few simple steps and minimal equipment, you can ensure that your cakes slip out of the pan with ease. It streamlines the whole process, making the cakes easier to transfer to the cooling rack, giving you a leg up on every following step, from leveling the cakes to applying a crumb coat.

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