(Also, it’s really simple, which is even better. Basically foolproof!)
Check out the video at the bottom of this page to see this amazing cake slice design – it looks just like a snowflake to me.
Anyway, I’m not going to spend a lot of time talking about how to slice a cake, because the video covers it so nicely.
What I’m interested in talking about is how to make a delicious cake so the beauty of the design matches the fantastic taste of the cake!
Tips for making a fantastic cake
The first one, and I can’t overemphasize this, is – unless you’re a highly experienced baker…follow a recipe.
I know that seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many cakes get ruined when people start freestyling.
That goes double if you’ve got dietary restrictions – you want to bake recipes that have been tailor-made for that diet, as opposed to trying to sub out a bunch of ingredients.
This is especially true with different flours, as your other flours will just bake differently from your typical all-purpose flour. Case in point: Let’s say you’re trying to bake a gluten-free cake so you sub in coconut flour. I can tell you right now that, if you do it with a 1:1 ratio and make no other adjustments, your cake will be super dry and fall right apart.
You see, coconut flour is dense and highly liquid absorbent – so you only need about 1/4 as much as you’d need if baking with all-purpose flour. Also, because coconut flour is gluten-free, you’ll need extra binders (usually eggs – also helps keep the bake moist) to keep everything from falling apart.
The second tip for a great cake is – ingredient quality really matters. In fact, I prefer to use homemade ingredients when time allows, specifically because there are so many chemicals and additives in storebought. Here are just a few great things you can easily make at home:
- Your own coconut flour
- Homemade vanilla extract
- Baking powder (this one’s really easy)
- Coconut milk
- Coconut oil
Or if you’re going to buy storebought – which is fine too, not everyone has all day to homemake all their ingredients – make sure you look for single-origin and organic, and ideally as few ingredients as possible.
And then once you’ve made your cake…here’s how to slice it: