Friday, May 13, 2011

Baking Tip - Avoiding The Hump

If you've ever baked a cake you've probably experienced the unprofessional hump that forms as the baking progresses. While it doesn't change the taste of the cake, it also doesn't look like something Buddy the Cake Boss would make.

Tip #2
  • The best way to minimize the extent of the hump is to lower the cooking temperature and lengthen the cooking time. If your directions call for baking the cake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 40 minutes, try lowering the temp down to 300/310 degrees and lengthening the time to 55/60 minutes. 
  • This technique won't eliminate all lumps, so I highly recommend buying a cake leveler. You can buy them for under $5 and it really makes a difference if you're trying to sell your cakes. 

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