Informative Speech: How to Bake a Cake from Scratch

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In this class, the speaker teaches how to turn a plain cupcake into a work of art. First, they explain how to bake a cake from scratch by combining flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, melted butter, whole milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Then, they teach how to make buttercream frosting by mixing butter, shortening, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and whole milk. Finally, they demonstrate how to use Wilton’s dessert decorator pro to pipe frosting onto the cupcake in a spiral pattern and decorate it with sprinkles or icing decorations. By following these easy steps, one can impress their friends and family by turning a boring cupcake into a work of art.

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I want you to imagine that this class room is a bakery. Have you ever wondered how they turned a plain cupcake into a work of art? Well today I’m going to show you how you can turn a plain boring cupcake into a work of art. It’s simple really just follow three easy steps. I should know I’ve been baking since I was three. First I’m going to tell you how to bake a cake from scratch Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 1. 2 ? cups of cake flour 2.? teaspoons of salt 3. 3 teaspoons of baking powder 4. 1 cup of sugar 5.? cup ( 1 stick) of melted butter 6.? cup of whole milk . 2 eggs beaten 8. 1 ? teaspoon of vanilla extract Next, we’re going to combine our ingredients. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir into flour mixture. Fill cupcake liners with batter, 2/3 cups filled Bake in oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean or for 10-20 minutes. (Depending on oven and size of cupcakes) Remove from oven and let cupcake cool in pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack face down for 30 minutes.

Secondly I’m going to tell you how to make your own butter cream frosting You will need to gather the following ingredients: 1.? cup ( 1 stick) of salted butter softened 2.? of shorting 3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 4. 4 cups of powdered sugar 5. 2 tablespoons of whole milk In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer cream butter and shorting on medium speed Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time mixing well on medium speed. Scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl to make sure all of the powdered sugar is blended in.

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When powdered sugar is mixed in your frosting will look dry. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time and beat. Place a wet towel over the bowl until ready to use. Finally, you are ready to turn your plain cupcake into a work of art using Wilton’s dessert decorator pro. Pull the plunger up and fill the cylinder with frosting using an angled spatula. Place your M1 aka star tip on the end of the coupler ring and screw on the correct size. Screw the coupler ring onto the bottom of your dessert decorator. Hold dessert decorator by placing your hand around the outer sleeve and position your thumb on the thumb lever.

Since you are using a star tip you want hold your piping back or dessert decorator at a 90 degree angle (straight up and down) 1/8 inch above your cupcake. Push down on the thumb lever and pipe a spiral of frosting onto cupcake. Begin on the outer edge and work inward, stop pressure and pull away. Once finished, if you want you can decorate anyway you want using sprinkles or edible icing decorations. In conclusion I hope the next time you decide to bake cupcakes or cake you will impress your family member and friends by turning a boring cupcake into a work of art. Thank You

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