FOOD & DRINK
06/06/2012 09:24 am ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

Cake Baking Mistakes Everyone Needs To Stop Making

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Baking isn't very forgiving -- especially when it comes to cakes. Everything must be just right to bake the perfect cake: the proportions should be measured to a tea, the temperature needs to be spot on and the steps rigidly followed. Getting just one thing wrong when baking cakes can often lead to sad mishaps, like a burnt, collapsed cake that doesn't want to come out of the pan. We're here to help.

The best instructions anyone can have when it comes to cake baking is a great recipe -- we have 100 awesome ones to choose from. If you follow one that's well written, you're bound to get good results. But no matter how great your recipe is, if you're skipping some of the small, yet crucially important steps you might end up with failure. There are 12 common mistakes people make when baking cakes, we've listed them out for you so you can change the error of your ways -- and bake better cakes.

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