Toba Garrett Or Sylvia Weinstock???

Baking By cakeymom Updated 14 Jun 2008 , 7:13am by JanH

cakeymom Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 5:22pm
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Good Day All!!!

I know that this question has been raised, so please excuse the repeat. I know it is a matter of preference but please, please indulge me.

Which do you like best and why Toba Garrett or Sylvia Weinstock???

I am looking for a "scratch" butter/yellow layer cake recipe that is not dense, but moist, cost effective and "no-fail" if you will.

Thanks in advance,


10 replies
steplite Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 4:43am
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I make both of them. Toba's cake is more dense. As far as taste, I like them both. I think the cost is about the same. One uses sour cream and Toba uses buttermilk with 5 eggs.

2muchsugar Posted 9 Jun 2008 , 2:20am
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Bump. I'd like to see what y'all think as well.

SueW Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 12:05am
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I've never made Sylvia's recipe but I found Toba's too dense for me and didn't think it had a lot of flavor. Just my opinion, I heard Sylvia's is good though. HTH

ladyonzlake Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 4:56am
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I make both and like both. Toba's is a little more dense than Sylvia's. I prefer Sylvia's because I think it's easier...Toba's you've got to do some extra beating!

cakeymom Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:19pm
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Thanks for the advice icon_biggrin.gif

TC123 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:30pm
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Although I have her book, I have not tried Toba's yet. I use Sylvia's and everyone loves it. thumbs_up.gif

golfgirl1227 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:47pm
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I've only used Toba's and like it. I would like to try Sylvia's sometime though. Is it available online, or should I just go buy her book?

ladyonzlake Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:51pm
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TC123 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 3:01pm
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Thanks ladyonzlake! I couldn't find it on line...

JanH Posted 14 Jun 2008 , 7:13am
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