For the more experienced cake baker, there are some tools which make the cooking process both easier and more rewarding. Along with mixing bowls, measuring spoons and rolling pins, cake moulds are an essential component to the process. There are several options for these moulds such as aluminium and tin but silicone moulds are becoming increasingly popular.
One of the main advantages of silicone cake moulds is that they are more heat resistant than other bake ware materials, meaning they tend not to warp or buckle. The make-up of the silicone means that it also allows the heat from the oven to disperse evenly around the cake mixture, ensuring a well-cooked and light batter. This means that the cakes cook quicker; saving on time and energy. Another advantage to silicone cake molds is that they are non-stick. This allows even complex designs to be made into moulds with little danger of the cooked cake sticking to the inside. As a result of this, minute details can be added, allowing for interesting and exciting baked goods.
Silicone bake ware is very durable and is likely to last a long time. They can be used again and again with few signs of wear and tear. They can be used in the oven, freezer (if they are used to make ice lollies, yoghurts and such) and can also be used in the microwave. This multi-functionality means that the skilled cook can maximise their use and utilise them for many different cooking practices.