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Custom Cakes in Dunedin | Southern Bay Bakery

If you are looking for a unique birthday cake, anniversary cake, or any other type of custom cakes in Dunedin FL, you have come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, at Southern Bay Bakery, we will teach you how to make a custom cake like a pro as we do, the Southern Bay Bakery way! We will also provide a list of ingredients so you can start with preparing your cake at home. Let’s get started!

The first step in making a custom cake is to come up with a design. This may be given by the customers exactly as they want. However, sometimes, they give us just a few ideas of what they want and let us combine our experience and designs to make the best cake for them. For sure, if you come to Southern Bay Bakery to order your custom cakes in Dunedin FL you will have some samples to taste them and choose your cake.

When designing custom cakes, this can be anything from a simple sketch to a detailed description. Once we have the “final” design, we put some quote marks because the design changes with modification that the client tells us to do later, it is time to start shopping for supplies. In our case, we have all needed in our pastry shop.

Unless you ask for something very specific or very unusual we will need time to get it. The good news is that most of the ingredients clients ask for are in stock at our warehouse. However, if you are looking for something extra specific you can provide us with that ingredient. In the end, our compromise is to make your dream custom cake in Dunedin FL.

For example, the common ingredients for a tasty cake are the ones as follows:

  • All purpose flour. Sometimes we use different types of flour.
  • Eggs
  • Butter, a lot!
  • Milk 
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Some oil
  • Water
  • salt

Also, have in mind that more ingredients are used for frosting, chocolate sculptures, ornaments and so on. So, you will need these ingredients for a custom cake in Dunedin FL:

  • Bitter chocolate
  • Modeling chocolate
  • Edible decorative parts
  • Color sugar sprinkles
  • Edible paint, and more.

Then, now you have an idea how many ingredients we handle at Southern Bay Bakery. Still wanting to make your own cake? We know there are a lot of ingredients, some of them expensive for just one cake. Remember that you always can order your custom cakes from us at a fair price and as you imagine it. Let’s move on!

Next, you will need to mix the ingredients and bake the cake itself. Again, most bakeries will be able to do this for you like Southern Bay Bakery. However, if you want to make sure your cake turns out exactly how you want it, you have the time and the ingredients , you can bake it yourself. 

Step 1: Cream butter & sugar then blend with the eggs

Making your homemade custom cake in Dunedin FL should not be difficult but just pour and mix the ingredients with ease. Start by mixing sugar and butter together, you can use a whisk machine to do it faster or just a manual whisk so things do not get complicated. Whisk well until light and fluffy, even you can use a fork. Once done, add the eggs and blend well. Try to get a white and creamy mixture.

Step 2: Mix flour & eggs

Pour together the all purpose flour and baking soda in a clean recipient. The previous step is done to evenly spread the baking soda in the flour. Gradually, add this to the mixture from step 1. Always keep an eye on the mix, if required, add a little milk and mix until the dough is fluffy and soft. Try to not exceed the amount of milk, take a look at your dough, it should pour down like canned condensed milk.

If desired, add some vanilla essence and whisk well again. Some natural edible essences are used to disguise the smell of eggs but in general bakery knowledge, the main purpose is to make custom cakes taste more delicious. You can skip this ingredient if you want to have a more natural flavor of ingredients. Another annotation to have in mind is not to over whisk the dough, you may have a different consistency or some ingredients can lose their properties.

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Step 3: Time to bake the cake

Now, you are halfway to your custom cakes in Dunedin FL! Take a baking tin adequate for the amount of cake dough. Grease it well using some butter or cooking spray. Then, sprinkle some of the remaining flour on it. This is done to prevent the cake from sticking to the baking tin itself.

Next, pour the prepared cake dough from step 2into the prepared tin and place it into your oven. The usual temperature to bake a cake is at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes. It depends on the amount of custom cake dough, the size of the baking pan and your oven. 

Step 4: Check with a knife your custom cake and be ready to serve it

Insert a knife or a little metal stick into the cake,  if it comes out clean, then the cake is ready otherwise wait a little bit more until the cake is ready. Remove from the oven and let it sit in a wire rack until it is cooled. Once cooled enough, turn the cake tin upside down to remove the cake.

You can also use the butter paper (if you used it) to lift off the cake, but you have to be a pro like at Southern Bay Bakery  to make it happen quickly as it can also break the cake. But make sure you do this step when the cake is still warm and not completely cold. At this point your custom cake in Dunedin FL is ready.

Step 5: Decorating your custom cakes in Dunedin FL

Once the cake is baked and cooled, it’s time to decorate! There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating a custom cake. You can use fondant, icing, chocolate, fruit, flowers, and more. Get creative and have fun with it!

So whether you are looking to impress your friends and family at your next birthday party or simply want to learn some new baking skills you will need the following supplies: a piping bag, icing spatula, and decorating tips. Getting the right tools will make the decoration process easier and the cake will look professional!

If you need some inspiration, there are plenty of cake decorating pictures at Southern Bay Bakery website.


Now that you know how to make a custom cake the Southern Bay Bakery way, it’s time to start planning your own! Head to one grocery shop  and get started today. We also recommend our creations, trust us, your friends and family will be impressed with it. Please feel free to contact us if anyways you want to save your valuable time and get custom cakes in Dunedin FL with Southern Bay Bakery!


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