Product Type: Kitchen Craft gadgets
Newest Review: ... which a lot of people use to test cakes, except the end isn't as sharp. The cake tester is approximately 16cm's long and made from stainle... more
A truly testing gadget!
Member Name: anwar7
Advantages: helps ensure perfect cakes without damaging the top
Disadvantages: none for me
I have a drawer full of kitchen gadgets;some more useful than others! One of the most useful in the drawer is my cake tester. I like to bake and make all kinds of cakes including large sponge cakes,cupcakes and fruit cakes. Although I am pretty good at guessing when my cake is ready,I really like to take the guess work out and rely on my little cake tester to ensure the results are perfect ( well sometimes!)
The cake tester I have was purchased from John Lewis some time ago. I really don't remember how much I paid but a look on the website tells me this gadget is still available for the bargain price of £1.50. The tester is basically a stainless steel rod with a spike at one end and a rounded top with the words *cake tester*. It is really simple to use;simply insert the spike into your cake when you think it is cooked. If it is ready the spike will come out clean without any trace of wet cake mixture. I then remove my cake or cakes from the oven and turn out onto a wire cooling rack. I find removing the cakes from their tins early helps prevent a crust from forming around the edge. Prior to buying a cake tester.I used to use a knife to test my cakes. This would often leave an ugly hole in the top of my cake. The cake tester is really fine and leaves hardly any trace of where it has been inserted.
The tester is 16 cm long and so is able to pass through even large fruit cakes with ease. It can also be used to test cup cakes. It is easy to clean and can be washed in the dish washer, although I don't bother as it is so easy to wash quickly by hand. I really like the rounded sign on the top as it helps me to locate the tester quicker in my overfull drawer!
Overall this is a really useful little gadget that wont break the bank!
Summary: stainless steel cake tester