Cake Testers: Not Just For Poking Cakes!

A cake tester in original packagingWe recently received a tip regarding our Ateco Cake Testers that we wanted to share with everyone. 

Ruthanne Tomko stopped in earlier this month to purchase a carving knife and decided to pick up a cake tester. Afterward, she emailed to let us know that it also works really well as a potato “poker.” 

I must confess that I’m guilty of not checking at all. I eyeball the size of the spud and pretty much guess. When I bake cakes I follow the recommendations. But, sometimes this results in under/overcooked food. In the past, I used toothpicks but stopped buying those altogether.

It’s important to consider the things that can affect cooking times and temperatures: ingredients, altitude, pan size, and oven performance.

Chef figure leaning on cake wondering if it'd done in the middle.

So, I asked myself:  If I’m investing time, energy, and materials, why not invest in a cake tester of my own? For a minimal price, I can ensure that my veggies, as well as my baked goods, really are done to perfection!

I want to give a shout out of appreciation to Ruthanne for taking the time to share her recommendation!

We always welcome feedback from our customers, so please let us know if you have a tip of your own. Oftentimes people discover new and inventive uses that aren’t even listed on the products themselves. You can email or let us know when you’re in the store. Or, post to our Facebook page.

And don’t be shy about those wonderful recipes you’re making. If you’re using an ingredient, equipment, or gadget from The Happy Eggplant, take a picture of your creation and share it with us!

See you next time!



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