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A form of food that is usually sweet and often baked.

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Mar 3, 2010
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Cake reminds me of celebrations, of happy moments / accomplishments. It is a time to look for; birthday, christmas, valentine's day, wedding
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When it comes to cake, I go gaga over it pretty quickly. What can I say? I'm tempted by looks & am addicted by taste, that's my sins of this world! And so... shall I tempt you with those awesome cakes I've ever tried from all over the world? What say you?      Let us start alphabetically (countries) with a few of these unforgettable cakes...      Sacher Cake (Vienna, Austria)   My friend Oliver (Socrates_07) who just joined us on …
Quick Tip by . February 03, 2010
I've got a major sweet tooth, so I HAVE to give this a +5!
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 Cake is a form of food that is usually sweet and often baked. Cakes normally combine some kind of flour, a sweetening agent (commonly sugar), a binding agent (generally egg, though gluten or starch are often used by lacto-vegetarians and vegans), fats (usually butter, shortening, or margarine, although a fruit purée such as applesauce is sometimes substituted to avoid using fat), a liquid (milk, water or fruit juice), flavors and some form of leavening agent (such as yeast or baking powder), though many cakes lack these ingredients and instead rely on air bubbles in the dough to expand and cause the cake to rise. Cake is often frosted with buttercream or marzipan, and finished with piped borders and crystallized fruit.

Cake is often the dessert of choice for meals at ceremonial occasions, particularly weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some rich and elaborate and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.
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