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A Kids' Quick Reference Guide to Cake Ingredients is for kids who aren't content to just follow a recipe. With the information in this book kids (and adults) are free to create and share their own cake creations. This guide can be also be used when modifying recipes or for troubleshooting problems while baking.

Published: Alan McMeekin on
ISBN: 9780991733101
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Introduction

When I first started baking cakes I wanted to know what each ingredient did so I could create my own recipes, but I couldn't find all the information together in one place. I decided to find out for myself through a series of experiments. I used one basic cake recipe and made it over and over again substituting different ingredients and making notes of the results. Some of my cakes were great successes and others disasters, but I learned something from them all.

I decided to do some additional research and put together everything I've learned to create a quick reference guide. This guide has lots of information, but I hope you will find it simple and easy to use. It is really useful to have around when you realize you have forgotten an ingredient and don’t know how to substitute for it. It's also a great starting place if you are planning on inventing your own cake recipe.

I’ve divided the main ingredients used in cake baking into six basic categories: fats, flavourings, flour, leaveners, liquids and sweeteners. I explain the role each category plays in making a cake, and within each section I’ve listed the most commonly used ingredients in that category. You will find information on the