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How to Bake Cakes in 6 Easy Lessons - Lesson Two

Basic Cake Making

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2011 Grease and Flour Pans Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Here is a photo of Greased and Floured Pans.

2011 Grease and Flour Pans Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Welcome to the second lesson in How to Make Cakes in 6 Easy Lessons. This week's lesson covers the basic steps in making a cake with several tips and photo instructions.

Basic Cake Making with Photos
From preparing the cake pans to the finished cake, here are several steps, including photos, for basic cake making.

Tips for Making Cakes
Here are some extra tips for making cakes.

Cake Pan Sizes
This table shows how many servings you'll get from different sized cakes.

Measuring Flour
New to making cakes? To get the best cakes, you must measure the flour properly.

Measuring Several Cups of Flour
Here is a tip for measuring several cups of flour.

Why Sift?
Learn when it's important and when it's not important to sift your ingredients.

How to Make Cake Flour
Why buy it when you can make your own? You can make your own Self-Rising Flour too.

Preparing Your Cake Pans
Here are step-by-step photos for greasing and flouring your cake pans.

How to Measure Brown Sugar
Here are more step by step photos. This time they demonstrate how to measure brown sugar.

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