How to Make Flawless Cake: 6 Cake Tips by Erik Blair

Hello everyone, I hooe each of you are doing well. Today I’m going to talk to you about making a flawless cake. There’s some tips I found on Digital Sketching group on Facebook.  Erik Blair shared these tips on Digital Sketching. You cn find his Facebook Pag at

When baking any cake it is better to use room temperature eggs and butter because it will not emulsify properly.  If you forget to lay out the eggs and butter, you can microwave the butter every 5 seconds until softened. To bring the eggs to romm temperature in a short amount of time,  you can add them to warm water.

You can make a cake look as good as it tastes with Real Simple’s cake decorating. Techiques.

Believe it or not, it matters how to measure the flour. If you dip flour out with the measuring curight out of the bag, it will compact the flour.. This will cause you to get out more flour than you need. The best way to get flour out of bag is to spoon it out into a dry measuring cup and use a knife to scrap off the excess flour.

When butter your cake pans, it’s better to use a pastry brush and softened butter. You will swipe the pastry brush over the beutter and the swipe the buttered brush. You will get better coverage this way than with a small piece of butter in the butter paper. I know rubbed the pan with butter paper. I have used the non-stcik spray.

When placing your cake in the oven,  it is best to try to get them as close to the center of the oven as possible. It’s important to not let the pans to touch each other or for the pans not to touch the oven walls. If you have a small oven and the pans won’t fit on ne rack side by side you want to offset the pans slightly to allow air to circulate.

It’s a good idea to rotate the pans after the cake sets about – two thirds of the way through baking time to prevent collapse. By rotating the pans to allow for even baking time.

Now, the best way to cool the cake is upside down.  if the cake is rounded on the top, cooling it t upside down will help flatten it. If it is still rounded you can use serrated knife to cut it t off.

I know that I’ve learned a lot from these tips. They are certainly some great tips for sure. There’s more to baking a cake than just shoving the cake into the oven.

Next time I’m going to tell you how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I want to take this time to thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog. May God bless each and everyone of you.

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A different kind of cake: Diaper Cake

Hello everyone

I am going to talk about a different kind of cake (diaper cake) because it’s what I wanted to do for my son and his girlfriend’s baby shower. I’ve never made a diaper cake  in my life. I didn’t want to make just a diaper cake so I made a diaper carriage.  


I want to remind you that it’s Tuesday, may 5th. This is when I get the call about my mom and I’m working on the diaper cake when my Aunt Sissy calls.


I used approximately 70 diapers, 3 receiving blanket, rubber bands, safety pins and some ribbon. It’s really not that expensive to make. I spent $15 for 104 diapers, and I think $8.00 for the blankets. I bought all the other items at a discount store.


I used 30 for the base of the diaper carriage. I put rubber bads around 15 of the diapers and then I put 2 – 15 rows of diapers side by side and then I wrapped them in a receiving blanket. I folded the blanket so that the blanket would fold up on the sides so that I can take a big rubber around the side. Once all that was done, I took about 8 diapers laid them flat on a receiving blanket and fold the blanket up. I took these diapers wrapped in the blanket and wrapped it around the front of the carriage base but let it peek over the top edge of the carriage base. This gave it the look of an actual carriage. Now for the cover that you pull over to keep the sun out of the baby’s eyes. I used baby wipes that come in the plastic container. I wrap a rubber band around the wipes and the base of the carriage. I take some diapers and tape the diapers on the wipes and this can be a little tricky because you have to put double sided tape on the front edge of the diapers. You want to let the diapers to hang over the edge of the wipes like I did on the base to give it a lip. You will wrap the 3rd blanket around the back and the front but when you get to front you want to put double stick tape on the front edge so you can push it up under the diapers and put double stick tape on the front of the wipes that way you can push the blanket against the tape and then tuck the blanket under the wipes. Finally, you will pin it under the carriage and wrap ribbon around the carriage.


Now to the wheels, you will need a round cake pan, and 8 diapers for each wheel. I start out using the pan but in the end I wrap the diapers around so that I can make it tight. I take a rubber band and wrap it around the diapers. I took some ribbon and cut it to the size of the each tire. Wrap ribbon around each tire and pinned the ribbon to te tire. I was not sure how to attach the wheels so this is why i pinned the wheels to the base of the carriage.


 I could have used yarn, some type of string or ribbon to attach base but the yarn would show on the front wheels unless I used a 4th receiving blanket as if it was covering a baby. Im not sure how it would because it would have to cover the bottom half of the carriage.


This is how I put the carriage together. Itwas my first and it won’t be my last. I enjoyed putting this carriage, making the cake and helping putting together the baby shower.  This helped me get my mind off my mother and my son.

My next blog is aboutt a real cake.  I have made a Dora cake and a Georgia cake. I hope you enjoyed the blog today.  I hope each and everyone has a blessed day. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog.

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Lamb Easter Cake

Lamb Easter Cake.I thought this cake was too cute and I wanted to share this cake with you that In the Charming Kitchen shared with us.

I know Easter has passed but you don’t have to wait to for  Easter to come back around. I think this would make a great baby shower cake. You may have someone in your life that love lambs. If you have that someone tin your life that is all about lambs then make this a birthday cake for that someone.

In the Charming Kitchen showed us two different ways to decorate this cake. I really do adore the white chocolate curls. It really is a great idea to use the white chocolate shavings. I do like the star tip swirls. Most would have used the star tip and justnput stars all over the lamb. I think if your going to use the buttercream icing/frosting, then I would suggest the swirl.

Wantto take this time to thank In the Charming Kitchen for sharing this decorated cake with us. You really did a great job on this cake. Great Ideas with both the chocolate and the buttercream. Thank you so much for sharing.

Ifyou don’t know how to make buttercream icing/frosting, just look it up on my blog “All about Buttercream and Buttercream Continued”.

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Buttercream Continued

Buttercream Consistency

The consistency of the buttercream depends on the decorations you will be making.

Stiff Consistency

Use stiff icing to make and flowers that have upright petals, such as roes and sweet peas. If the icing is too thick it will cake and if it is not thick enough the flower petals will droop.

Medium Consistency

Medium consistency icing is to be use for boarders, figure piping and flowers that lay flat such as drop flowers and swirl flowers. To get stiff icing you will add one teaspoon of water or milk to each cup of of the stiff icing ( add an additional teaspoon water or milk when using a the full recipe. Make sure to blend it well.

Thin Consistency

Finally, you will use the thin consistency for writing, vines, leaves and icing the cake. You will want to add 2 teaspoons of water or milk to the stiff consistency icing (for full recipe you will add an additional 2 tablespoons of water or milk.

Ready-to-use decorating icing has the consistency for decorating. It’s a time saving option, but more expensive. You can buy the icing at some retail stores, at a craft store and you can buy it online. Canned icing that you use for the every day cake is too thin to decorate with.

There is a creamy white buttercream icing mix. You can get it at any retail store, craft store, and online. The buttercream icing is another option for making decorating buttercream fast. You just add butter of shortening, and milk. The icing mix will yield 1½ – 2 cups of buttercream –– it will be just enough icing to cover an 8 inch cake.

You can also purchased tube decorating icing. Tube icing is good for adding a small amount of color to your cake.

This wraps up the consistency of buttercream,

Next time I will tell you about the the different decorating bags (featherweight and disposable bags), the coupler, preparing featherweight and disposable bags, filling closing featherweight and disposable bag.

We need to cover all if this and more before I star posting pictures of the cakes I have done and how I made them. These topics are a must know because you need to know about buttercream.

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Thank you for visiting and reading my blog and God Bless each and everyone of you.