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Whats the difference between cake and pastry ???

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Asked by paaruul advani, 02 May '11 11:29 pm
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Cake is a form of food, typically a sweet, baked dessert. Cakes normally contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with some varieties also requiring liquid (typically milk or water) and leavening agents (such as yeast or baking powder). Flavorful ingredients like fruit pures, nuts or extracts are often added, and numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients are possible. Cakes are often filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders or candied fruit.
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Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder or eggs. Small cakes, tarts and other sweet baked products are called "pastries".
Answered by N, 02 May '11 11:37 pm

 
  
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What, we normally call as pastry, is really just a cake which has been cut into single portion size. The French have a common word for both i.e. gateau.
Actually pastry can a common name for various baked items which are used as a base to make something more complex. They need not be sweet.
For example spring roll sheet, short crust (used for making pies,etc), flaky (used for making patties, etc), even samosa skin sheets are all examples of various kinds of pastries.
Answered by Vikram, 03 May '11 12:15 am

 
  
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U have to pay more for CAKE and less for Pastry.....Itne paise mein Itna hi milega..........keeep it simple silly
Answered by Kuldeep Khatau, 03 May '11 12:05 am

 
  
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Cake:-"A sweet baked food made from (or based on) a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat"
Pastry:-"Any of various baked foods made of dough or batter"
Answered by valobasa, 02 May '11 11:32 pm

 
  
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Pastry is less baked, has more cream, is more soft,,... and is a lot better than cake..my opinion.. ;)
Answered by chintan, 02 May '11 11:31 pm

 
  
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Pastry is made from flour a little water and butter/shortening /oil and sometimes sugar. It is primarily used to encase, or form a base for, sweet or savoury foods. For example; apple pie/beef and Guinness pie. Sometimes pastry can stand alone like croissants.

A cake is a stand alone dessert which along with butter/shortening/oil and flour, also contains a mild raising agent, eggs and some form of liquid, usually milk. Cakes are usually turned out to cool before before being iced, frosted or decorated. They are almost always sweet foods. Generally cakes have a spongy and slightly moist feel and should bounce back when pressed firmly but not hard. For example, Carrot Cake and Black Forrest Gateaux. Cakes like Mud Cake are generally more dense and so are less spongy.
Answered by Rose, 03 Apr '12 03:03 pm

 
  
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