Vanilla cake scare

Decorating By mypinkbakery Updated 14 Feb 2014 , 9:19pm by AZCouture

mypinkbakery Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 5:07pm
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ADoes anyone dread making vanilla cakes or am I alone?..I have searched high and low for the perfect vanilla cake recipe and still looking!..this weekend, I took my chances and made a layered vanilla and chocolate cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday, the vanilla part was a disaster!!..I didn't have time to make changes and had to serve the cake..i was so embarrassed @ the cake but my little girl had to cut a cake!..I watched my guest eat the cake but no one said anything except my friend the next day who confessed that cake was so unlike my cakes....

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Newcakebaker_2012 Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 5:22pm
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AI found on that I really like...its from joy the baker its her yellow butter cake and its yummy!

MimiFix Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 5:25pm
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Hmmm, I find vanilla cake the simplest of all cakes. Did you make the recipe that MB was kind enough to post on your other thread? That one is a vanilla cake.


Or go to​ Looking at the reviews should help.

mypinkbakery Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 5:31pm
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ANewcakebaker..i guess I will check it out..thanks!...@ Mimifix..exactly!..its so basic, it's so obvious when it goes wrong!..thats why I dread it!,i didn't try that recipe..i may need to do some more try outs...I don't want a repeat!..thanks ladies!

Stitches Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 5:37pm
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With-out printing out recipes and comparing MBalaska's recipe is the one you use for vanilla cake Mimi? Is it the same as FSFS?

Newcakebaker_2012 Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 5:38pm
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AYour welcome! I realized last week that I wasn't creaming my butter long enough. So my previous yellow cakes were dense. Last week when I tried my new creaming method and tried out the yellow cake mentioned above it was def fluffier.

Stitches Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 6:32pm
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Darn it, sorry I can be dyslexic at times. I meant FromScratch who's from San Francisco.

FromScratchSF Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 10:31pm
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Not all recipes are created equal, and there are a lot of bad recipes out there.  Also, you need to understand the science of the ingredients that go into them and the mixing method.


Best of luck,



Claire138 Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 10:38pm
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I use the cake boss vanilla cake recipe (you can find it online), it's very light and fluffy.

mypinkbakery Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 12:42pm
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A@ cakeuverymuch..It was real dense..not fluffy @ all..the color was way off too! a dirty light brown...@ Fromscratchsf..yes, u are right..i agree I probably need to understand the science behind the ingredients..@Claire138..i sure will try it!..thanks ladies!

mypinkbakery Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 12:44pm
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AOh!..i found some more vanilla cake recipe a that requires self raising flour, we don't ve much of that around here and if u find it, it's way too expensive!.how do I convert to all purpose flour and will it come out as nice?

MyFairDiva Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 1:16pm
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AMost likely it will not come out as (nice as) the one from the recipe since self-rising flour is meant for baking, it is made softer than all purpose, and has baking powder added.

To replace self raising flour, add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to 1 cup (150g) of all-purpose flour, this is an approximate.

Take care, Cin

nancylee61 Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 2:43pm
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Could you do the very light, very awesome scratch WASC on this site and instead of almond, put in vanilla?? 


I tried this one and it was great!! Very light and moist (that word again!!)



nancylee61 Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 2:43pm
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I liked this one a LOT, also!!

anavillatoro1 Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 4:06pm
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AI am in the search for the perfect vanila recipe I love bakerela recipe is delicious but to sofft when you cut it, I ama goin to try this recipes thank you ladies

SweetShop5 Posted 4 Feb 2014 , 11:15pm
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I've been using the same vanilla cake recipe for awhile and it never failed.

Claire138 Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 6:16am
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Mimi, that looks so good. What is the name of your book? (I've just spent the past half hour doing random searches online with your name but haven't found anything).

MimiFix Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 12:42pm
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Thank you Claire, the recipe is in my third book, The (Faux) Pastry Chef: How I Found My Baking Fix. It's a memoir with a few recipes. Click on the Bookshelf link in my signature below, to read about it. 

-K8memphis Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 1:07pm
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mimi, do you include samples with the book? and i'd like to request an extra scoop of icing with mine ;) please, sir ma'am, can i have some more? not that there's not enough--i have a voracious sweet tooth and that icing cake combo looks amazing... for breakfast...soon lol!

Claire138 Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 5:12pm
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Thanks Mimi - I see it now, for some reason it wasn't showing before.

mypinkbakery Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 9:19pm
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AThanks@ Myfairdiva...I appreciate..would love to check out ur book mimi

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