I'm new here, and I am new to cake decorating, but after the cake I made today I had to ask for help.
I am doing the "dropping the pan on the countertop" thing several times before putting the cake in the oven thing, but I am ending up with HUGE craters in my cake. I don't notice them until I level the cakes, but I don't know what I am doing wrong. I pound the pan on the counter top a dozen times and I don't get the bubbles!
Any help would be very appreciated!
Are you using a box mix, or is it from scratch? I've not ever had that problem with my box mixes, so I'm not sure what could be causing it.
What speed are you mixing on? A high speed will cause air bubbles.
Hi guys, thanks for responding.
I am using a box mix.....I am using medium speed for 2 minutes, which is what the box says. Should I slow the speed down?
it could be over mixing. what tipe of mixer are you using? Med speed on a higher end can be to fast for a 2 min mix.
Try sifting the box mix before you add the wet ingredients. Once you've sifted it, just stir to mix together - it will come together fairly quickly.
Also, bake fairly quickly after you mix everything together - the leaveners may get a head start on you if you let it sit for too long before getting it in the oven.