No Left Overs!

Decorating By DeniseFL Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 6:51pm by DeniseFL

DeniseFL Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:45pm
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Hey there..
I was wondering how you guys manage so you do not have any left over batter????..
For example, I had to make two 8in. cakes. the box says that there's enough batter for two, but there is not! So I had to make 2 cake box mixes and had left over enough for a 6in!!!!!
How do you guys do????(Hope I have expressed myself right icon_confused.gif )

10 replies
LeanneW Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:51pm
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sorry can't answer your question.

you could make cupcakes with the leftovers. it's is always better to have too much then not enough.

I have also heard some people keep extra batter in the fridge and add it to the next batch for thier next cake.

JenWhitlock Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:53pm
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I can't help, I don't know what to do, except eat the extras!
I can tell you that the WASC recipe makes 2 - 8" rounds. (about 6 cups of batter)

ashcake Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:55pm
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I go ahead and bake the batter. I will make a small cake for the house, or cupcakes. I also started making cake balls! So easy and a HUGE hit! I take them to work if we don't eat them at the house.

Dawanka Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:57pm
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How do you make cakeballs? I've seen them on cake sites but what exactly are they?

luelue1971 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 5:58pm
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I use the cake mix extender recipe here on CC and calculate how much batter I will need that way I make just enough.

The extender brings 1 mix up to 1.5 mixes.

sari66 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:06pm
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I dont really consider it as left over as I make a smaller cake and freeze it if not needed at the time.
I believe if you do a search for cake balls in the recipe section you'll find the instructions


ashcake Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:09pm
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There are a lot of different recipes to make cakeballs. Like I said I'm just starting to make them. I haven't played around with flavors. I take my cake and put it in my mixer, but you can use a fork and break the cake up. If its moist enough it will start sticking together like a dough. If not, you can add a little thin icing, melted peanut butter, vanilla. And mix it together. It doesn't take much. Then form balls. I use a cookie scoop. I make them big enough for a bit or two. put them on a cookie sheet and into the freezer. Melt chocolate. Dip them in the chocolate and let them set. There you have cakeballs.

Here is a link to a post I started. It has some good hints and ideas.

Shelly4481 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:10pm
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I would add in another box and bake a sheet cake. Then freeze for a someone that calls at the last minute and needs a cake. This is what they get. They don't last long, I get alot of last minute calls.

jammjenks Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:17pm
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I just make cupcakes with left over batter and freeze them. Even if it only makes 3 or 4, I do it. I keep a plastic cake carrier in my freezer and add cupcakes into it as I do them. You wouldn't believe how many people order cupcakes and want "whatever flavor you want to do." They are always surprized when they get a doz that have a couple of this and a few of that. Then it may introduce people to a flavor that they may not have ever planned to try.

DeniseFL Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:51pm
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Thank you so much guys..
that's why I love this site, always get a response when I need it icon_biggrin.gif

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