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Baking and Video Tutorials

While recently baking a cake for a 15-year old, I had to figure out how to make a rainbow cake. After much deliberation about how to go about creating this cake, I was lead to YouTube to find a video tutorial on the subject. I found one that was fantastic and started to gather the ingredients to make this colorful cake (I tried using a cake mix at first but that didn't turn out like I wanted it to.) The whole process took me two days to complete but it was worth it to see the look on the child's face. What was shocking for me was that at the end of this process (that includes the eating) I was asked to do a Pokeball cake for another child.

Here are some tips when using a video tutorial from YouTube

  • Make sure you have more than the ingredients needed - I needed more icing sugar to be able to icing the cake to the directions on the video but ran out halfway through.

  • Make sure that you have the correct pan - If you find out that you don't have the correct pan halfway through (like I did) you are going to have to compensate by making more batter and icing so be prepared for that.

  • Follow the directions - This was also a problem for me as I didn't level my cakes off which caused much more icing in between the layers than I would have liked.

  • When using cake mixes, you may need more than the video recommends - This happened to me as I needed more batter than the two boxes I bought. Keep in mind the size of the pan and then you can judge better for the amount needed as you don't want paper thin layers

I hope this helps someone who tries a video tutorial when struggling with a recipe. As always happy baking my fellow writers.

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Ruby3881 wrote on July 15, 2014, 12:20 PM

That cake was just awesome! And you are a saint to even think of attempting to Pokeball :) But yep, I recommend taking the video advice with a grain of salt (if not the whole salt lick....)

Ruby3881 wrote on July 15, 2014, 12:22 PM

BTW, just noticed the raw URL in your in-text image credit. If you want it to look prettier, you can anchor that link to the name of the image or the creator. Just highlight the text and use the text editor to insert the link. That works great over here! :)

k_mccormick2 wrote on June 9, 2015, 1:22 PM

Something I still need to try :)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 9, 2015, 7:21 PM

Let me know if you want help with it, Momma.

k_mccormick2 wrote on June 10, 2015, 2:01 PM

That I will :) I think that I got it but you never know.