8 Reasons Why You Should Bake Your Own Cakes ...

Homemade cakes are so much nicer than bought ones, aren´t they? Yet we tend to pick up a flavourless, overpriced supermarket cake that´s full of additives. We really should try making homemade cakes instead – they are tastier, healthier (as much as cakes can be healthy!), and don't take that long to bake. Here are some ace reasons to get into the kitchen and bake a cake …

1. Tasty

Homemade cakes are so much tastier than bought ones. With all the chemicals shop-bought cakes have in them, the ingredient lists read more like a science experiment than a food item! How can something like that actually taste good? Bake your own instead, they will be delicious.

2. Cheaper

Supermarket cakes are getting pretty expensive, and are so small that they don´t even last very long. The basic ingredients for a homemade cake are not that costly, and will last for quite a long time. If your family love cakes, you´ll save quite a lot of money by baking your own.

3. Healthier

One of the best reasons to bake a cake is that they are so much healthier than the manufactured versions. As I mentioned above, shop cakes have so many unpalatable- sounding ingredients in them. Homemade cakes are additive-free, made with natural ingredients, and you can easily bake low-fat versions if you prefer.

4. Easy

Do you think that you´re a disaster in the kitchen and can´t possibly make your own cakes? Try again! Cake baking doesn´t have to be complicated. In fact, there are lots of simple recipes; if you´re not very confident, start with some simple cakes, and don´t forget to keep an eye on it while it´s baking (often the problem is forgetting to check the cake and finding that it´s overdone).

5. Fun

Getting messy in the kitchen can be a whole lot of fun! Do you remember how much we all loved licking out the bowl when we used to ´help´ our mums make cakes! Baking cakes gives you a chance to be a big kid again – you can even decorate the cakes just how you want!

6. Variety

Supermarkets naturally have a limited range of cakes, space being one of the reasons. Sometimes what they carry just isn´t that interesting. With homemade cakes, there are far more options – google recipes and you´ll find thousands of cakes. You could make a different one every day and not run out of possibilities!

7. Time with Kids

Kids love baking, so spending some time in the kitchen with them can be a great way of having fun together. Let them have a go at decorating and using their imagination. The results don´t have to be perfect, as long as everybody has a good time (and you´ll all enjoy eating the results!

8. Relaxing

Do you have a busy job that involves lots of stressful decisions? Many people find that an activity like baking is a very relaxing antidote to work stress. The simple act of mixing the ingredients doesn´t require any concentration, and once the cake is ready you can relax and enjoy a slice!

I hope that these fantastic reasons to bake a homemade cake have inspired you to get baking! There are so many yummy homemade cakes just waiting to be baked and I know our readers could produce some amazing tasty cakes. Just save me a slice! What do you associate with homemade cakes – do they remind you of your mum or granny?

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