Cake food is a type of delicacy made of flour, sugar, various other ingredients and often baked in an oven. In their earliest forms, all cakes were small modifications of basic bread, but nowadays cakes cover a very wide spectrum of culinary creations. There is an art to creating cakes that taste great and are just as enjoyable to eat.
There are some types of cake food that every cook should have on hand. The classic bakery item is the cake, which has been around since biblical times. It can be used for many different types of occasions, including birthday parties. A wedding cake can be created from any flavor. And of course, there is the classic chocolate cake for special occasions.
A common theme in many wedding cakes is that of a vanilla or white cake. There is no shortage of ideas for a vanilla cake recipe, but the easiest way to create such a dessert is to use vanilla ice cream. A vanilla ice cream cake freezes beautifully and it makes for a great dessert during the summer months, as well as on those cold winter days when everyone likes to heat up a big bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Another delicious cake idea is to use a white frosting for decorations on the cake. There are many recipes that call for royal icing, white frosting that comes in a tiny bottle and is used mainly to fill in the “blinds” of a cake. Royal icing is available in most standard baking stores and can be purchased online. It can also be bought in small quantities in the specialty food sections of supermarkets.
Some recipes for cake food also call for rum cake. Rum cake (sometimes called just rum cake) has a very rich flavor, so it is not a good idea for a first-time cake decorator. Instead, use royal icing and a royal icing recipe that call for large amounts of powdered sugar. You can add other flavorings, such as cardamom, lemon zest, or cinnamon, but the key to a successful rum cake is its richness and intense flavor.
If you really want to go all out, there are several recipes for chocolate cake food available on the Internet. However, if you have never cooked with chocolate before, these recipes can be intimidating at best. Fortunately, there are ways to make chocolate cake food that are both easy and delicious, depending upon your taste. Many people like to add some additional garnishes, such as crushed candy sprinkles, to their chocolate cake batter, but if you want to keep it simple, you can use only the chocolate itself in your cake.
If you are looking for some extra ideas for cake decorating, you might find inspiration in a dessert such as a layer cake. This dessert features a white frosting and a layer of fondant or royal icing between it and the frosting. Using a royal icing recipe that calls for equal parts of white and royal icing will yield a beautifully smooth finish. If you do not feel like adding a heavy coating of icing, you can also use a butter cream icing on top.
Some people who are allergic to chocolate may be put off by the possibility of chocolate cake, but it can actually be made without any traces of chocolate at all. All you need to make this cake is unsweetened chocolate (that is, most kinds are already very sweet), a food processor (especially if you want a healthier chocolate cake), and finely chopped nuts and fruit. Mix together the ingredients, press down into a square pan, and bake it. Unsweetened chocolate should not be added to the batter. Once the cake is done, allow it to cool off and frost it in a special way to match the design on the top of the cake (either with royal icing or no royal icing).