Cake crafting is one of the best culinary arts.
It is a relatively new concept compared to cake baking and it started to be practiced during the mid-17th century in Europe. The purpose of decorating the cakes was to be displayed at banquets and parties held by European aristocracy. Even back then, cakes were designed with colors and supplies.
During the 19th century, it was the French who popularized the concept of dessert and brought decorated cakes to the people’s dining tables. They also separated them as a meal at the end of the dinner. It was called a dessert time. And it is the same until today.
Nowadays, the art of cake craft in Sheffield has become popular across the world. Each region has its own style and techniques. Decorated cakes are an integral part of all events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc. Now we take them for granted, but we are not aware of the long and interesting history of cake craft in Sheffield and all around the world.
During the years, there are different types of decorations developed. The most common one is the buttercream icing which is made by creaming butter until pale with icing sugar, vanilla, and milk. The icing can be spread over a cake and it can also be flavored with color or chocolate and is perfect for all kind of cakes. The only thing is that the icing has to be cooled because it melts easily.
Another, very popular icing is the fondant. It can be kneaded and rolled out to cover cakes. Its firmness helps keep cakes fresh. It is often used for big cakes, wedding cakes. Fondant can be made at home although it is usually purchased from specialty shops.
A typical American-style frosting is called Meringue and is made from egg whites, caster sugar and water. It is whipped and then spread over the cake.
And at last, one rich chocolate icing, which is made from either white or dark chocolate and cream. Ganache can look shiny or matte and is used as filling or piped into decorations.
These days, the cake craft is really developed and we can found everything in the confectioneries. If you are living in the UK, you definitely have to go to the Sheffield area, where you can eat the most delicious cakes. The place is called Maria’s cakes and is a new family business, where everything is made according to family recipes. The taste is unique and the cakes you will find there are magical. You can not see them anywhere else, because they are made according to the family secret recipes. Another thing that makes them so tasty is the home-made syrup they use. You can not compare that taste to another.
Order from them now! You can do that online at their website CakeSheffield.co.uk. They offer free delivery for all cakes in Sheffield area and standard delivery charge for Sheffield surroundings. The cakes will be prepared and delivered for up to three working days. They have all your cake needs covered and can make everything you want. Whether you need it for a family celebration or a special event. Try their cakes and you will be amazed!The cake craft keeps developing in Sheffield!