Thula's Cake Lab

CAKE BAKING 101: (Part 3) 10 steps to Succeed in Baking




10 steps to succeed in baking 2Successful baking is an event series which starts with quality ingredients and ends with proper cooling and storage. What is a perfect cake? To me, a cake that is tender, moist and evenly baked with no doming, cracks, heavy crusts or big tunnels is a perfect cake

STEP 1: Quality of Ingredients

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The Quality of ingredients determine the quality of baked goods. Read and compare brand reviews online and buy products that best suit your baking needs. Make sure your ingredients are fresh with a good shelf life. Store your dry ingredients in a glass or plastic airtight container in an odor free cabinet. If you live in a humid environment store dry products such as flour, milk powder etc. in the refrigerator/freezer as this will prevent clumping. Leavening agents like baking powder and baking soda if not used in a long time need to be tested before use. Make sure ingredients are used fresh within the date of expiry – remember what goes in first comes out first.  Read more on basic ingredients, their role in baking and their storage here.

STEP 2: Measurement Accuracy



  1. Ramya
    July 17, 2016

    The perfect one-stop blog catering baking virgins to experts! Kudos, Thula!

    • Thulashitha RD
      July 17, 2016

      Thank you Ramya !

  2. Amritha
    July 17, 2016

    Everything explained so perfectly. You have made cake baking so easy.. Thanks!!

    • Thulashitha RD
      July 17, 2016

      Anytime Amritha ! Glad you enjoyed reading πŸ™‚

  3. sangeeta
    July 17, 2016

    Thank you for sharing

    • Thulashitha RD
      July 17, 2016

      Anytime ! πŸ™‚

  4. Indika
    July 18, 2016

    Very interesting! Looking forward to the next post.

    • Thulashitha RD
      July 18, 2016

      Thank you Indika ! πŸ™‚

  5. Seenu
    July 19, 2016

    Wooo.. looks very delicious…… congratulations dear…..

    • Thulashitha RD
      July 19, 2016

      Thank You!

  6. Jaya
    July 19, 2016

    I have been dreaming of making beautiful cakes but don’t know how to start..no body in our house eat cake s..n I m fascinated with baking..tell me how to go about it

  7. Hellen Njeri
    July 26, 2016

    Hi Thula my main desire is to have someone guide me through the cake journey which I just began what I need most is to start the decoration journey

    • Thulashitha RD
      July 26, 2016

      Hello Hellen!! I am here to guide you step-by-step πŸ™‚ enjoy your new learning experience !

  8. Jean
    August 1, 2016

    Thanks for the step by step and taking your time to help others!!!!

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 1, 2016

      Anytime Jean πŸ™‚

  9. Kanika Singh
    August 10, 2016

    Awesome work Thula. I enjoy baking too. Have learnt the little bit i know from youtube. Im so glad to come across this page. Everything explained so well and with so much patience. Great job! Best wishes dear!

    • Thulashitha RD
      August 12, 2016

      Hello Kanika, thanks much for your feedback… i am glad that you find this blog site useful ? stay tuned to future recipes and tutorials ! Best, Thula