How to Make a Simple Birthday Cake

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Faith Robinson
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How to Make a Simple Birthday Cake
Have you ever wanted to make a birthday cake for someone special but not know how? Well, here is how to make a simple birthday cake. All you'll need is a little time, love, and a few items from the grocery store. You will need a box of cake mix (the favorite flavor of the birthday person), shortening, eggs, oil, flour, and birthday candles (the number will depend on the age of the birthday person.) When you get home, you will need to gather a few items: a large mixing bowl, a large cake pan, an electric mixer or a large mixing spoon, a rubber spatula, measuring cups and spoons. Once you know you have all the items necessary to bake a birthday cake out and ready, you may begin the process. First, you will need to wash your hands and the work area. You must do this so that the cake doesn’t get full of all the dirt and different germs that you touched throughout the day. Read through the directions on the cake box to be sure you have everything you need. Then, gather all of your equipment and food items in your work area, organize it according to the order you will use them in making your cake. Be sure to preheat your oven to the appropriate temperature before you begin. Next, put the dry cake mix into your large mixing bowl. Then, put the recommended amount of water, oil, and eggs into the mix. With the electric mixer or mixing spoon, mix the batter until it is smooth and free of clumps. If it is made with clumps, there will be little clumps of unmixed batter in the final product. Next, grease the large cake pan. If you wish, you can wrap your fingers with wax paper to keep them from getting greasy. Greasing the pan will help keep the cake from sticking to the pan when its cooked. Then, flour the pan lightly. If you do this over the garbage can, it will be easier to clean your work area later. Next, pour the cake batter into the cake pan, using the rubber spatula to scrape all of...
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