Ok, stop laughing at the newbie But what are tortes? For the longest time I thought you were all talking about cake fillings! But a thread I just read confused me.
Also, while I'm being the dumb newbie... what is WASC (I think that's it). I'm guessing this is some kind of white cake but I tried to search for the recipe and came up w/ nothing
Thanks so much!!!!
Torte=slicing a single cake layer horizontally into 2 or more "layers". Ex. one 2" high layer into two 1" high layers. For the purpose of more fillings, beautiful slices, and taller cakes.
WASC=White Almond Sour Cream -- My current favorite!! Its excellent you have to try it. Lots of variations!
Decoding CC acronyms:
Expanded flavors version WASC cake recipe:
CC Version WASC cake recipe:
Original WASC recipe:
JanH you are always so helpful, I had no idea what was WASC either but was ashamed to ask so I figured: if I don't know it is because I don't need it! but now that I know it I need to try it!!!
Glad to help, it's my pleasure to assist aspiring bakers/decorators.
but now that I know it I need to try it!!!
It's a great recipe, has the reliability of a mix but with a more homemade taste. Best of both box & scratch, IMHO.
My fav is the almond version with either raspberry or strawberry pastry filling frosted with whipped cream icing:
However, my DH really likes Duncan Hines orange cake (flavored with orange extract) and frosted with Rich's Bettercreme for an orange dreamsicle cake.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Rich's Bettercreme and Pastry Pride: