It's about time that we admit that baking a delicious cake at home is not always as simple as it seems. It requires patience, persistence and the perfect proportion of ingredients. Looks like fashion mogul Kim Kardashian has certainly mastered this art. Kim, along with her daughter Chicago, recently baked a yummy and pretty-looking cake. She uploaded a snapshot of the sweet delight on her Instagram Stories. The purple creation was covered with colourful decorations in shades of blue, purple, pink, white and yellow. There were sprinkles as well as glitter. Short transparent sticks with kitty stickers were placed on the cake. One of the sticks had “Chicago” written on it. “Baking cakes w [with] my Chi Chi [purple hearts],” read Kim Kardashian's caption. Take a look at the picture below:
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If you're also planning a baking session with your children, here are some of the key ingredients that you need to stock up on:
1. Cocoa Powder
A chocolate cake can cheer up anyone in no time and most kids enjoy it. Simple cocoa powder can give any dessert or baked treat a wonderful upgrade. So keep it handy while you decide exactly how to satiate your sweet cravings.
2. Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is literally the best icing on the cake. Delicious velvety pastries with a layer of whipped cream are simply heaven on a platter. While you can buy different varieties of whipped cream from the market, you can also make it at home. Click here to know how.
3. Vanilla Essence
Vanilla essence holds a special place in almost every cake preparation - even if the main flavour itself is not vanilla. This ingredient is certainly non-negotiable. Without it, most sweet treats just taste dull and boring.
4. Choice of Flour
There are several types of flour available in the market. Each has a different amount of gluten and a distinctive texture. All-purpose flour is among the most widely used kinds. You can also try using millet flour for healthier and nutrient-rich desserts.
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5. Baking Powder
Baking powder is an ingredient used in several baked goods to make them light, fluffy and softer. While yeast may also be used, baking powder is more suitable for beginners to baking.
Apart from the key ingredients, remember that temperature also plays a pivotal role in determining the quality of your cake or other sweet treats. No one likes to eat undercooked and overcooked cakes. Don't forget to preheat the oven before starting the baking process, especially if your recipe specifically mentions it.
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