Looking For The Best Scratch Recipe For Carving

Baking By The_Lil_Cakehouse Updated 1 Mar 2010 , 3:22pm by Sagebrush

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 9:19pm
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Has anyone done a Topsy Turvy, or Shaped cake with a scratch recipe (I'm sure someone has). Which recipes are best for this. Particularly a white cake, or chocolate cake.

Also, I have a recipe that calls for buttermilk or sour milk, I don't have buttermilk, and no vinegar to make sour milk, Could I use Sour Cream in place of?

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rainbow_kisses Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 9:26pm
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I make all of my cakes from scratch and use many different recipes. Pretty much any scratch recipe will take carving in my experience.

pattycakesnj Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:42am
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you can make buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk, stir and wait 15 minutes and you have buttermilk

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:22am
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No Lemon Juice either icon_smile.gif So Sour Cream is a no?

m1m Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:27am
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You can use vinegar in place of lemon juice (according to my Betty Crocker cookbook), then 1 cup of milk.

m1m Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:47am
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Oh I just noticed you have no vinegar. Oops.

Sagebrush Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 3:22pm
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You can also buy buttermilk powder. For NOW, that's no better than having to go to the store to buy vinegar or lemon juice, but for the future, it might be nice to have on hand. It does need to be refrigerated after opening, though.

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