Have you ever wanted to make a birthday cake for a loved one? I am going to guide you through all the necessary steps and procedures it will take to make the perfect birthday cake. All you are going to need is a little time, love and a few items from the grocery store. To start, you will need a boxed cake mix, (preferably the favorite flavor of the individual whose birthday is being celebrated), shortening, eggs, oil, flour and/or any other ingredients the recipe may call for. Most of all though, don’t forget the birthday candles (the number of candles needed, will depend on the age of the birthday individual). When you get home, you will need to gather a few items: a large mixing bowl, a large cake pan (size to be explained in the recipe), an electric mixer or a large mixing spoon, a spatula, measuring cups and spoons. It is going to be a very intricate process, but in the end, the reward will definitely be worth it. Especially, when you get to see the face of the birthday boy/girl, who gets this handmade masterpiece presented to them on such a special day in their life and hey, you’ll even get to indulge in some of the cake as well!
First off, you will need to wash your hands and prepare a clean and sanitized work area. Thoroughly, read through all of the directions on the cake box to be absolutely sure you have everything that you are going to need to complete the cake making process. After that is done, gather all of your utensils and ingredients and arrange them in your work area so that you have everything visible and easily accessible. You are going to want to organize your supplies according to the order you are going to use them in your cake making process. Be sure to preheat your oven to the appropriate temperature as specified in the recipe before you begin preparing to make your birthday cake. It’s not in any of the recipes that I have come across yet, but I have found that having a...