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The Different Types of Cakes for Any Occasion

December 8, 2019, Author: Beyond Boundaries Travel

Almost every occasion calls for a cake. Cakes that are specially made for birthdays or any other event can be a joy for the celebrant, but it can even be more amazing if it can be custom made.

Cakes can be a real centrepiece to any gathering; not only is it visually appealing, but it can be delicious too. There are certain trends that many cake makers follow, such as unicorn cakes with a horn and colourful insides. Regular bakeshop cakes tend to be generic and boring, but there are custom made cakes that anyone can order online. It can let people create the ice cream cakes of their dreams, which is fun and amazing.

Cakes can also be made in various colours and stacked in layers upon layers of flavours. Different types of cakes can be used for celebrations aside from an ice cream cake. Here are some of them:

Butter cake

Most of the base for this cake is made from creaming the butter with sugar, made by lightly whipping butter and sugar together on a mixer. It lets the sugar to melt and incorporate to the butter before putting the eggs, which gently aerates it and creates pockets of air to make the cake soft. Then other ingredients are added to build the structure of the cake. The butter makes a distinct creamy flavour to a cake, and it also contributes to the overall texture.

Poundcake

pound cake

This type of cake is relative to butter cake. It is called a pound cake because its ingredients are measured by the pound — a pound of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. This sometimes varies depending on the location since others can add leavening agents such as baking powder or baking soda. Pound cakes can be light and delicately flavoured, despite its harsh name.

Sponge cake

This cake type is typically used to make the cakes that we all enjoy. It is made without leavening agents like baking soda or baking powder, only eggs or egg whites are used to make the cake rise.

Genoise cake

Genoise is a type of sponge cake that is common in Italy and France. It is made by beating whole eggs and sugar until it is thick and ribbon-like, until then the flour and sometimes butter is added. This cake batter is also popularly used to make roulades because it is pliable and does not crumble like other dense cakes.

Chiffon

Chiffon is a type of cake that is commonly used for making cakes for different occasions. The chiffon cake is a cross between oil cake and sponge cake, which uses vegetable oil and baking powder. The egg is prepared separately using only the whites which are beaten to soft peaks. It is then folded to the batter to create a cake with a light texture with rich flavours.

Parties and celebrations are not complete without cakes. Creating custom made cakes can add a more personal touch. No matter what kind of cake it is made from the important thing is how it makes the celebrant and everybody happy.

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