I've had a request for the strawberry cake I used to make and "the one from scratch" and she also wants a two tier. However, I told her that I cannot duplicate that recipe for this design because it will not hold up. So now I went to the recipe forum here and have 2 different recipes and would like to know which of you ladies prefer or have tried yourselves.
The Easy Strawberry cake from a mix:box of cake/water/oil/eggs/sour cream/flour/sugar/BP/V/salt/1 pkge of strawberry jello/4 oz pureed frozen strawberries(no syrup, it will cause sinkage.
the Strawberry Cake-from a mix, but with no fake strawberry flavour:boxed cake/vanilla pudding/eggs/milk/oil/pureed frozen strawberries(leave all juice in)/V/red food colouring.
I'm thinking #2. How about you ladies? I have 1/2 hr to make my decision before I start baking
I use the WASC and make it strawberry, sounds like your second recipe. good luck!
thank-you. I do have that recipe saved, it's just that I couldn't the strawberry cake mix any where. So I don't want to ruin that recipe and I have to go the other way. Thanks for your quick reply
I use a white mix with my version too!
cool. But none of these eh?
I do a strawberry cake with the WASC method but I use a 6oz container of strawberry yougurt and enough sour cream to make up for the 1c SC in the recipe. I add about a 1/2dram of strawberry LorAnn oil. Very dense, moist & tasty.
Very cool to know KJ62798 for next time. I love using SC in my mixes and am curious to know how this recipe will with stand the fondant and 2nd tier. And oopsies I made a boo boo, I put in a whole pkge pf strawberry jello and tasted it, only to find it a little to sweet for my liking.mmm it should be okay
You won't believe this, but I take a white cake mix and add a packet of strawberry koolade mix to it. People rave over it.
[quote="stlcakelady"]You won't believe this, but I take a white cake mix and add a packet of strawberry koolade mix to it. People rave over it.[/quote]
Wow, that's sounds easy enough. Have you tried covering this cake with fondant and stacking? If so, how is it? thank-you gsj
Well, I have but I must tell you that I never have a problem with this because I do the same thing to all of my cakes. As soon as they come out of the oven, I take a clean dish towel and press down on the tops so they are level...this accomplishes two things: 1) they are all flat and level and 2) they are dense...which I prefer.
I know, isn't that trick a life saver! ahhh to feel good. So the cakes are baked and my 6" cakes a little bit got stuck and feel off but passed the pre-school taste test. soooo thank-god for that
Just curious...why did they stick?
I use Betty Crocker strawberry cake mix and add a 1/4 tsp of Cream Bouquet to it. Cream Bouquet gives it a touch of citrus that takes away any 'box' flavor. Easy and yummy. I learned this at a bakery I worked for.
very cool "carmijok."
stlcakelady, I used Wilton's cake release and it's done that two weeks in a row now. I think I'm going back to the old fashion, messy way...grease/flour/paper/repeat...
I use a pastry brush to apply the shortening and then flour. Makes it less messy for my hands.
I use that method with the pastry brush too stlcakelady
Okay new concern. I don't understand y I was nervous about this cake. I should've stayed with what I know and stuck with my durable cakes. I didn't use sour cream in this recipe and am afraid of this not with standing fondant. What are your thoughts? I have two hours before I start filling and do need to know if I should re bake or stick with what I have. DAMN I cannot stand this
Not sure I follow you. What seems to be the problem with the cake. What's it doing?
Hi stlcakelady, I used the recipe"strawberry cake-from a mix-but with no fake flavours", and was told after the fact NOT TO USE FONDANT BECAUSE IT WILL CRUMBLE ON ME
Oh No!!! Does the cake feel crumbly? I never have this problem, as I always follow the same rule: box mix, 1 stick melted butter, 4 large eggs, 1 cup milk. If I'm making a chocolate cake, I'll also add 1 cup mayonnaise for moistness. Sorry this has happened to you. Could you try freezing the cake, then filling and frosting. As I do filling, I press down each layer very firmly to get out any air bubbles. I realize that you don't have much time on your hands right now, but I typically let it sit and thaw for a day to settle. Then I stick back in fridge to firm up and then cover with fondant. This is the method I use every time.
Hey youI baked yesterday
today I'm filling and freezing
Saturday, I'll trim,crumb coat and fondant,decorate
We both use the same method for cakes and I pray it works for me.
I'm currently waiting for my strawberry filling to settle and off I go.
OMG I swear ....ya well I better not
Hope it works for you...is it too late to rebake and freeze? I think I'd be trying that just for my own peace of mind. The nice thing about using that koolade packet is that it doesn't change the structure of your cake...so you can use the method you always do and know that you'll be fine.
Man girl, you should've of said that. Now I'm going to be thinking the same thing. If all else fails I'm going t o cover the cakes in coloured BC and use fondant cut outs. As long as she's getting the same design she doesn't really care. Plus it'll benefit her pocket book. okay I'm going to fill them now. ciao
So I filled them and guess what? they seem to be good. So I'm not going to stress over it any longer. Cannot wait to post pics' thanks a billion for your support. oh btw, your cakes are amazing