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4 Steps to Slaying Your Pastries!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sybil Mahlangu

Founder & Owner of: Sybilfem

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food & Drink and Writing Writer


Between pre-heating the oven and ending up with an absolutely delicious dessert, there are a few steps that you need to follow. These will lead you to a mouth watering sweet (or savory) treat.

1. Preparing Cake Tins.

You need to always be sure that baking sheets, cupcake trays, baking tins etc, are prepared correctly before use.

  • Using a non-stick spray.
  • Greasing the tins with flour and butter.
  • Lining the tin with silicone paper or grease proof paper.
  • Making use of a Teflon baking mat.

2. While Baking

  • Pre-heating the oven is very important. This starts the baking process immediately – well, after placing the product in the oven.
  • Place the tray in the middle of the oven.
  • Avoid opening the oven door, maybe only after it has baked for 3/4 of the time. Opening the oven door could lead the product to sinking – no one wants that.
  • Be aware of timing, although the timing may vary according to the type of oven.

3. Making Sure The Dish Is Ready

  • Using a metal skewer or a fork, insert it into the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.
  • When the cake separates from the tin, or when the product is golden brown and well risen, it also means it’s ready.

4. Finishing Presentation 

  • Make sure that the product has cooled down. There’s nothing worse than piping onto a hot/warm cake and all the icing starts to melt. Yikes!
  • Make sure you’ve researched different types of decorating such as piping, crystallised fruits, chocolate ganache etc.
  • Decorating can be quite a task but it’s also really fun to do!

Follow these steps and you’ll sure end up with a treat that will rock your socks off!


Article Credits: Sybil Mahlangu

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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27 Comments
  1. Shaniamatanji 3 months ago

    great advice

  2. chefkreso 4 months ago

    Awesome tips!

  3. thegirlnextdoor 4 months ago

    Yummu post 😋

  4. That cake looks delicious! 😊 Thanks for the tips!

  5. Aaron Williamson 7 months ago

    what does therapeutic mean

  6. Aaron Williamson 8 months ago

    good job and great advice

  7. Mrinalini 8 months ago

    Great tips! Very helpful for people like me who are not pro at baking 🙂

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  9. fromdiytofood 9 months ago

    I would love to eat that!

  10. jenskitchenideas 9 months ago

    Really enjoyed this! Helped me out with my blog. Thank you x

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  12. TK 10 months ago

    Lovely steps. But what about the layman. Some of us are clueless. More detailed steps for the stupid mind please

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      Sybil Mahlangu 10 months ago

      😂 okay I get you. Most recipes will have much more detailed steps that you can follow, which will help you throughout. These are just basics that you shouldn’t forget to follow.

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