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Life's batter with cake: baking advice from a Western New York expert

In honor of National Cake Day
Posted at 4:15 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 07:13:46-05

If you're looking for a reason to eat cake for breakfast, lunch, and or dinner — here's one: it's national cake day! But, in some places in Western New York, this is an everyday occurrence. Dessert Deli in Williamsville has been serving cake to the community for more than 30 years and today is no different.

"It’s been a lot fun," owner Trish Mullaney said.

Dessert Deli offers in a wide arrange of cakes.

“We offer a golden cake, a vanilla cake, chocolate cake, chocolate fudge cake, carrot cake, hummingbird cake, lemon cake, coconut cake," Mullaney said. But, the two best sellers are the Chocolate Overdose cake and the Neapolitan cake.

With more than 20 years of baking cakes under her belt, it is safe to say Mullaney is an expert in the baking game. So, here's some advice from her on how to make the perfect.

  • If the directions tell you not to mix too hard, then don’t mix too hard because you might aerate it too much and your shelf life get's cut down when you do that.
  • When you’re baking a cake, make sure it at the right temperature and for the right amount of time.
  • Decorating cakes can be as simple as putting a border around the bottom and putting some fresh fruit on the top. Or, some chocolate curls on the bottom and it will still looks really good.