I made the WASC previously and it was amazing! But now I have a baby shower cake coming up and she doesn't really care for almond taste. So can I subsitute the almond extract for more vanilla? Thank you in advance! Also my husband says I shouldn't put a cake board under each tier but I was under the impression every tier has to have a board underneath or it will sink into the cake below it. This is correct right?
You can absolutely use all vanilla (or try another flavor).
I always omit all the almond and use lots of yummy vanilla. As for the cake board, you really do need them and a support such as bubble tea straws or dowels underneath each layer. That is the only way to stop your cakes from sinking. HTH
I like to add a little butter flavor in place of the almond.
Yes, every tier needs to be on its own cake board and supported from below.
Sorry it has taken so long to reply. Thank y'all for the help!! Where can I buy bubble tea straws at?
As for the cake board, you really do need them and a support such as bubble tea straws or dowels underneath each layer.
You don't really need a cakeboard under each separate cake layer but each tier (two cake layers which together are about 4" high).
Common cake support methods:
Thanks Jan..I indeed did mean each tier not each layer. Thank you for the correction. As for the question about the bubble tea straws..I am in Canada and I buy them at a cake supply store called Flour Confections in Pickering, Ont. I am sure that most cake supply stores carry them though.
If you have any Asian markets around you, they are definitely sold there - either under Bubble Tea Straws or Boba Tea Straws.