Okay, so in my kitchen I have the WASC versions typed up with the single version on the left and the double version on the right. I needed to make a WASC double (14 cups batter) for a bunch of smaller cakes and I was using the "whole egg" version -- which calls for 4 eggs in the doubled recipe. (Y'all with me so far?) Wellllll, not paying any attention I inadvertently doubled the double amount of whole eggs and added 8 whole eggs to the recipe!! They all are baking now, and two of the smaller cakes have already bubbled over but I'm wondering is this a total loss or do I just make them, serve them and vow never to do that again?? Can anyone help???
Ok I am a little confused... I think mine calls for 6 whole large eggs or 8 egg whites.
I am sure you are done with them now though...how did they turn out?
If they taste good then just serve and vow!
I screwed up a whole batch of buttercream made with hi ratio shortening because I wasn't paying attention.... what a waste! booooo but its one of those things you'll only do ONCE!
Let us know what happened.....
ooohhhh a "cliffhanger" thread... I love it!
Well you'll just have to taste and see,if they're good serve them.Hope they come out good.
tell them you upgraded their order to pound cake..LOL How do they taste???
ha ha ha! Well here's what happened. The cakes baked and two of the smaller ones bubbled over but were still salvageable. I took some of the top of the bubbled over cake and me and DH tasted it -- it had a weird crumb sort of like a muffin but the taste was great. I had baked 2 6 x 3 rounds, two 6 x 2 squares, one 4 x 3 round and two 3 x 3 rounds. (I used the double recipe, can you tell??) I redid the 6 x 3 rounds (and paid more attention to the recipe this time) and that worked out well. DH will eat the smaller cakes and I'm using the square cakes to practice a gift bag cake I have coming up. So all is well and yes, I did vow NEVER to bake without paying full attention to my recipes next time!
As for the recipe, if you search CC, you will find TONS of different variations of the WASC. I used whole eggs for the yellow version which called for whole eggs (4 whole eggs and 2 yellow mixes as opposed to 2 white mixes and 8 egg whites.) I also vary the flavorings depending on the order.
Soooo, the long and short of it is that it wasn't a total waste and every now and then I need to be knocked upside the head to remind me that I cannot run on autopilot all the time!