????? Beyond Buttercream By Jennifer Bratko

Decorating By yste Updated 25 Jul 2015 , 12:15pm by Cevamal

yste Posted 15 Oct 2014 , 7:56pm
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AI hope someone will answer my question Im a self-thaught baker , and wanted to have great recipe i can rely on. I heard so many great reviews about Jennifer's yellow cake recipe. I really want to purchase her downloadable recipes but i have no idea what i am going to buy. What are the recipes aside from what i always read here on Cake Central which are Yellow cake and SMBC. Is it worthy for $29? What exactly i am going to get? Thanks very much :)

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MimiFix Posted 15 Oct 2014 , 8:22pm
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Beyond Buttercream's Base Cake Recipe is definitely worth it. There's a base recipe with numerous variations. And Jennifer walks you through the entire process, as if she was standing next to you in the kitchen.



Natka81 Posted 15 Oct 2014 , 9:03pm
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I purchased Beyond Buttercream  base recipe last week, and baked yellow cake ( egg yolks only).

 I didn`t try her white cake recipe yet. 

Like you said, I didn`t know what I was buying too, but yellow cake came out  really, really good.

 I only bake genoise types of cakes and  don`t bake  yellow or white  cakes that many Americans love, but Jennifers recipe well worth $ 29.00

AAtKT Posted 15 Oct 2014 , 10:28pm
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I have baked it yellow, white, coconut, chocolate, peanut butter... it all was great... not sure which variation I will try next, but I am sure it will be wonderful...


Well worth the money for a recipe that comes out great every time...

costumeczar Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 12:42am
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It's a mini cookbook, it's more than just a recipe. Very thorough explanation of why it works and what to do to get a successful result every time. Lots of variations and it's well worth it.

yste Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 12:52am
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thanks for all the replies :) Did she also mention about different sizes of pan or how to double the recipe?

costumeczar Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 1:08am
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Originally Posted by yste 

thanks for all the replies :) Did she also mention about different sizes of pan or how to double the recipe?

I looked and she does have a section on how much batter to put in different sized pans. It's done by weight because the ingredients in this recipe are weighed, so you'd need to have a scale to weight the ingredients.

yste Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 1:16am
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Sounds great! Thank you very much guys :)

jenbug1 Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 11:12pm
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I bought this (well my husband bought it for me for my birthday!!) and it is well worth the price in my opinion! It is full of great information and great recipes!

kkmcmahan Posted 17 Oct 2014 , 7:11am
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I bought it a while back (even though I had the recipe that use to be posted).  I think it is well worth the money.  There are so many talented people who offer free advice on this website, like Jennifer, that if I can contribute in some way to them I do.  Can't wait to receive Mimi's books too!

yste Posted 18 Dec 2014 , 5:07am
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AWhat works best for you? Egg whites, yolks or whole eggs?

MBalaska Posted 18 Dec 2014 , 7:52am
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I vote for the all egg white - white cake.  love that traditional flavor.

cupcakemama3 Posted 22 Jul 2015 , 6:02pm
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Do any of you have this problem with this recipe:55afdabf9a1ec.jpegit rises beautifully on the edges but I'm always left with a slight indention in the top. I like to have an exact 2" high cake.  It doesn't fall. It's just like it doesn't rise up all the way. The edges are just over 2" and the middle just under. Otherwise texture and taste are great. 

Cevamal Posted 25 Jul 2015 , 12:15pm
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I like all yolk. Yellow cake has always been my favorite!

And then you have the whites to make SMBC.

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