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?
I make all of my cakes from scratch and use many different recipes. Pretty much any scratch recipe will take carving in my experience.
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
No Lemon Juice either So Sour Cream is a no?
You can use vinegar in place of lemon juice (according to my Betty Crocker cookbook), then 1 cup of milk.
Oh I just noticed you have no vinegar. Oops.
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.