Icing On The Habs’ Cake: 10 Good Options

Those who have been following me for a while, under the pseudo Habsterix or this new account, will tell you that I like the cake analogy when referring to a hockey team. Having coached, I feel like the best hockey teams have all of the proper ingredients in a good balance. Trying to replace an ingredient with another because you don’t have any will ruin the success of the cake… or of the team. You can’t just say: “I don’t have enough baking powder so I’ll add sugar”. Your cake won’t rise.

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Size On The Wings

When baking a standard cake, one needs several ingredients in order to be successful: sugar, eggs, flour, milk, butter and baking powder are at the base. You need sugar for the taste. Butter and eggs mixed with flour will make a paste, while the milk will dilute the mix. And without the baking powder, the cake would be flat and dense. Once you have all ingredients, then you can add cocoa, or carrots, or coconut. This is what will determine the type of cake. But without the base ingredients, all of them, your cake simply won’t be good. If you don’t have baking powder, doubling up on the sugar won’t work. But no worries, this is not a baking article…

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