The key cakes covered in this unit are:

  • Basic and high ratio cakes
  • Sponges
  • Health cakes
  • Fruit cakes and puddings

$95.00 Price

190 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Introduction

2 - Equipment

  • Bakery Equipment
  • Other Large/Fixed Equipment
  • Small/Countertop Equipment
  • Equipment Safety Concerns
  • Bakery Utensils
  • Preparing Equipment

3 - Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Cake Ingredients
  • Key Cake Ingredients
  • Checkpoint 2

4 - Ratios and Recipes

  • Ratios
  • Recipes
  • Ingredient functions
  • Developing Recipes
  • Checkpoint 3

5 - Knowledge and Techniques

  • Blending Mixtures
  • Whisking and Scraping
  • Meringue Production
  • Meringue Production Example
  • Meringue Production Challenge
  • Baking
  • Cake Rising
  • How to Check if a Cake is Cooked

6 - Basic Cakes

  • Production Methods and Goods
  • Sugar Batter Method
  • Sugar Batter Method - Marble Cake
  • Flour Batter Method
  • Flour Batter Method Variation - Pound Cake
  • Blend Method
  • Blend Method Variation - Banana Bread/Cake
  • Creaming Method
  • Creaming Method - Fruit Cake
  • Tea Cakes
  • Tea Cake Recipe
  • All-in/Blend-in/High Ratio Method
  • All-in Method - Zucchini Cake
  • Checkpoint 4
  • High Ratio Cakes
  • High Ratio Cakes Formula Balance
  • Processing Techniques for High Ratio Cakes
  • Faults and Remedies for Basic Cakes
  • Checkpoint 5

7 - Sponges

  • Sponges
  • Production Methods and Goods
  • Genoese Method (Warm Foaming Method)
  • Genoese Method
  • Cold Foaming (Method 1)
  • Cold Foaming (Method 2)
  • Cold Foaming Method
  • Emulsifier or Stabiliser Method
  • Emulsifier or Stabiliser Method Steps
  • Emulsifier or Stabiliser Method Example
  • Ingredients and Quality Indicators in Sponges
  • Faults and Remedies for Sponge Cakes
  • Sponge Gateaux Examples
  • Sponge Gateaux Challenge
  • Checkpoint 6

8 - Health Cakes

  • Nutrition in Pastries, Cakes and Yeast Goods
  • Production Methods and Goods
  • Health Cakes Examples
  • Ingredients and Health Implications

9 - Fruit Cakes and Puddings

  • Production Methods and Goods
  • Fruit Cakes and Puddings Ratios
  • Fruit Cake Production Method
  • Steamed Puddings Production Method
  • Steamed Puddings Production Method Example
  • Fruit Cake Ingredients
  • Washing and Glycerination of Fruit
  • Faults and Remedies for Fruit Cakes and Puddings
  • Checkpoint 7

10 - Cake Presentation

  • Cake Presentation
  • Toppings, Fillings and Decoration Techniques
  • Cream
  • Custards
  • Anglaise Sauce
  • Fruit Products
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Decorations
  • Nut Products
  • Sugar
  • Fondant
  • Royal Icing
  • Decorating Cakes Examples
  • Demonstrating Piping Techniques
  • Piping Challenge
  • Checkpoint 8

11 - Cake Storage

  • Cake Storage
  • Cake Storage Continued
  • Display Cabinets
  • Checkpoint 9
  • Congratulations!


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