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4 Ways you can Develop your Baking Business in Australia

In Australia, more than 1 million people run a home business. They love the flexibility and convenience of this type of business. If you have a hobby, you can easily turn it into a business idea. Baking business in Australia is quite popular. If you think you can bake well, then you can start a baking business yourself today. Here are some tips to develop your baking business in Australia.

Learn the trade

It is recommended that you take a formal course on cake baking and decorating before you start your business. You can learn baking cakes for all occasions like birthdays, weddings, etc.

Make your presence online

You must have a good business website to showcase your cakes. You should also have a Facebook page to keep your audiences informed about your latest creations.

Get inspiration from TV

The Australian TV channels show a number of programmes on food. You can learn about the bakery business and get tips on baking cakes from these programmes. You can also keep yourself updated with the latest trends in cake baking.

Find your strength

Your cake must have some unique feature that will make it stand out from those in the other bakery stores in Australia. This way you will be able to compete with the other businesses.

It takes a lot of effort and dedication to start and grow a baking business. You should keep yourself updated with the trends and keep an eye on the competitors to do well in this business.…

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Sunbeam Cupcake Acadamy

It’s back to School with the Sunbeam Academy

Good Food and Wine Show is coming to Brisbane this weekend! (Nov 4-6) and with it, comes the highly popular Sunbeam acadamy.

Jump into the Sunbeam Kitchen and get your hands dirty in one of the delicious, hands-on classes while testing out Sunbeam’s latest innovative products.

Learn how to perfect the skills of professional cupcake baking and decorating at the Cupcake Making class or master the art of making espresso and texturing milk at a Home Barista Skills class

Cost

$35 – Cupcake Decorating

$30 – Coffee School

Please note – this cost does not include entry into the show. A Celebrity Theatre ticket will need to be purchased also to gain entry into the show.

Book tickets at the cupcake academy link – http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GFWSSUNB11&v=CVN

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Choc Coffee Triple Layer Cake

I’ve been thinking about layer cakes a lot recently, with billowing clouds of fresh cream sandwiched between layers of sponge positively dripping with caramel sauce a particular favourite.

But then I came across multi-coloured layer cakes which presented a new, even better focus. I researched rainbow cakes, Neapolitan cakes, pink blush offerings that were all so very beautiful, but all owed their towering beauty to quite a lot of food colouring.

This got me thinking about natural colours and the idea for a choc, coffee, vanilla creation came into focus. But on investigating further, I soon realised that most recipes call upon three different cakes to be made.

Now the thought of spending a beautiful sunny Sunday whisking and beating and baking three separate cakes really did seem like far too much of a hassle and so a far more simplified version which required only one batter split into three was created.

Not on is it then easy to prepare but the layers bake in just ten minutes and bake flat so there is no cake dome to cut and flatten.

Nice and easy, job done and the results…not too shabby.

RECIPE

150g butter

15g vanilla

145g sugar

150g (3 large) eggs

200g self-raising flour

150ml cream

30g instant coffee

50g cocoa

Icing

250g butter

200g icing sugar

90ml milk heated and mixed with 15g instant coffee then cooled

130g dark cooking chocolate melted and cooled

 

Firstly prep three 20cm round pans by lining with baking paper – it will make the method a lot easier later on.

1, Start by whisking the butter, vanilla and sugar together until pale and fluffy then add in the eggs and mix well.

2, Next sift in the flour then divide the mix into three equal portions, (if following the recipe that will be about 200g each).

3, Heat the cream then divide it also into three – mix the instant coffee into one, the cocoa into the next and leave the third plain.

4, Mix one amount of liquid into each batter portion and mix. This will give you a chocolate batter, one of coffee and one of vanilla.

5, Spoon into the pans and spread across the base (it will be pretty thin).

6, Bake all three at 160°C fan forced for just 10 minutes then let cool.

7, Meanwhile, make the icing by beating the butter and sugar together until white.

8, Slowly add in the milk and beat well between each addition.

9, Start layering the cake together by placing the chocolate layer on the bottom, then spreading over a little of the icing before adding the coffee layer. Ice again then top with the vanilla cake.

10, Next, mix the cooled chocolate through the remainder of the icing and spread around the sides and top of the cake to finish.

This wonderfully moist cake would technically keep for a few days but I’m not really sure as it didn’t last 24 hours in our house. The only alteration I’d make for next time would be to perhaps use a swiss meringue icing instead, as with all the extra icing between the layers it did end up a little sweet for our taste (eg. you couldn’t comfortably eat two large slices in a row).…

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