Recipes and basic tools to make and decorate cakes

Homemade and nostalgic confectionery is back. If you haven’t gotten into the pastry movement yet, you’re in time. With these recipes and utensils, you can begin your journey into the inspired world of desserts.

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Genovese vanilla sponge cake

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4 eggs
140 grams of refined sugar
130 grams of flour
20 grams of milk
40 grams of vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla flavoring

Editing, process

1. Put the eggs and sugar in a metal bowl. Beat lightly to incorporate.
2. Place the bowl in a bain-marie and heat the mixture, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
3. Remove from heat when lukewarm and beat on high speed until mixture has tripled in volume (about 5 to 8 minutes).
4. Add the flour that we previously sifted like rain. Incorporate slowly with a scraping shovel in sweeping motions.
5. Add the milk, oil and vanilla with rolling movements so that the air does not escape from the mixture.
6. Pour the mixture into two 15 cm round molds and bake at 180°C for 25-30 minutes.

cream cheese frosting


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250 g unsalted butter at room temperature
250 g cold cream cheese
300 g sifted powdered sugar
150 g milk powder
2 tsp. vanilla flavor
1 pinch of salt

Editing, process

1. Put the butter and cream cheese in a bowl.
2. Beat at high speed until they are incorporated and increase in volume.
3. Add powdered sugar and milk powder. Continue beating until there are no lumps.
4. Add the vanilla and salt, mixing until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Use at room temperature.

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Rotating base

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Plastic turntable for cake decoration. With a diameter of 30 cm and a height of 12 cm.
Brand: Ibili
Price: $419.00
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spatula kit

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Stainless steel graduated blades with non-slip plastic handle. Ideal for covering and stuffing.
Brand: Wilton
Price: $321.00
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bread leveler

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Cookie cutter with different heights. It allows you to make even cuts to get flat cakes.
Brand: Wilton
Price: $611.60
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