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post #106 of 130
you guys are so awesome. i went to bed last night thinking that i need to try a different white/yellow/vanilla (i dont care what colour lol) recipe. and i come on here and tadaaa! someone's already started a forum with my question, so thank you OP.

i've been using WASC religiously and although everyone else likes it, i'm not the biggest fan. so now i'm gonna taste test a bunch (if not all) of these recipes!

thank you thank you! icon_biggrin.gif
post #107 of 130
To bobwonderbuns...

I have been reading this post and also macsmoms with all her changes to the WASC recipe and get confused on what I really need to do when I read all of those variations and changes to this and that.

I have wanted to try the WASC recipe for several months but am at a loss as what to do. Then just about the time I get up enough guts to do it I read the negative comments and back down again. Since you seem to have a great recipe with subtle changes can you please, please post the recipe that you use.

I am not a professinal baker - bake and decorate cakes for family and friends and am trying to find a box cake that I like. I just don't have time or patience to do the from scratch thing.

I would appreciate the recipe and I know many others would also.

Thanks.
post #108 of 130
Adding this post to my watch list... what a White-cake, White-Gold MIND! Now I am going back to keep reading.
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post #109 of 130
okay - not that there aren't enough questions and opinions on this thread lol
i don't like sweet things but i know most people do. how should i go about choosing a cake recipe for "the masses"? or am i inventing a problem where there isn't one?
post #110 of 130
Okay, I do love the WASC cake, even knowing how much it makes; stickyness of the top; sinking, etc. I love it.

BUT...if you haven't tried kakeladi's recipe, you will love it!! Ever since I got this, I use this since kakeladi's recipe uses all the eggs so there is never a waste AND it doesn't make a ton. I know you can cut down on the WASC cake ingredients, but I really love both recipes.

I did try the chocolate version of the WASC cake, and I didn't like it.
So that is a recipe I will only use the regular way.
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post #111 of 130
I was so glad to find this thread! I can never find a yellow/white cake that is nice and moist, so now I have a few options - perhaps too many. I tried the yellow mix from Hello Cupcake and really didn't like it at all. Usually we eat a couple cupcakes a piece and freeze the rest, but no one even ate a whole one of those.
I have tried WASC and found it to be good (I add lots of vanilla) but a couple times it did seem kind of rubbery, but who knows - sometimes my ADD gets the best of me.
Now to decide which recipe to try........
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post #112 of 130
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Originally Posted by BJNZ

To bobwonderbuns...

I have been reading this post and also macsmoms with all her changes to the WASC recipe and get confused on what I really need to do when I read all of those variations and changes to this and that.

I have wanted to try the WASC recipe for several months but am at a loss as what to do. Then just about the time I get up enough guts to do it I read the negative comments and back down again. Since you seem to have a great recipe with subtle changes can you please, please post the recipe that you use.

I am not a professinal baker - bake and decorate cakes for family and friends and am trying to find a box cake that I like. I just don't have time or patience to do the from scratch thing.

I would appreciate the recipe and I know many others would also.

Thanks.



I just got this notice today! This is how I doctor ANY cake. First I make the recipe as it is written. Then I make notes. Too dry. Not enough flavor. Good flavor but would be better with this. You get the idea. Then if it's too dry I experiment. Add a little veggie oil or dry pudding mix. Make notes. Experiment with various flavors. (Here's a tip: Put the same flavors in your cake as you do your icing -- it gives the finished product extra taste appeal.) I also recommend getting the "Cake Mix Doctor" books by Ann Bryn. She has some great ideas on doctoring cake mixes with TONS of different flavors. Again, make the recipe and take notes. With the WASC there are a lot of different variations out there. Try the one listed in the recipe forum and take notes. Give it to your family and friends and let them taste it. (You'll be amazed at how many people will line up to be your taste testers!) icon_lol.gif also with the WASC I've changed the flavors because the base is such a good cake. Another cake recipe you might want to try is the durable cake recipe in the recipe forum. I flavor that one up occasionally and get good results. So don't be scared, dive on in, the water's warm! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #113 of 130
Bettinashoe -- Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to try it!
post #114 of 130
Thank you bobwonderbuns!
post #115 of 130
You are sooo welcome! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #116 of 130
Well I did it! I finally made the WASC and it turned out great! I took it to work this morning and it is all gone already! They loved it.

I am glad that I knew about the sticky top from this thread or I would have thought that I did something wrong.

I will definitely make it again and again. Was very easy and quick.

bobwonderbuns...

Do you think that the Durable Cake that you talked about would be a good choice to use for the Wilton Bear pan. I want to do this for my grandaughter's birthday and need a more dense cake so it will hold the shape. Opinion please or anyone else if they think that this would be a good choice.
post #117 of 130
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Originally Posted by BJNZ

Well I did it! I finally made the WASC and it turned out great! I took it to work this morning and it is all gone already! They loved it.

I am glad that I knew about the sticky top from this thread or I would have thought that I did something wrong.

I will definitely make it again and again. Was very easy and quick.

bobwonderbuns...

Do you think that the Durable Cake that you talked about would be a good choice to use for the Wilton Bear pan. I want to do this for my grandaughter's birthday and need a more dense cake so it will hold the shape. Opinion please or anyone else if they think that this would be a good choice.

Sure! The durable cake recipe is excellent for any "standing up" type of cake. I use it almost exclusively for my sculpted cakes. And it's very easy to flavor any way you want. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #118 of 130
Once again - THANK YOU bobwonderbuns! I will do the Durable Cake for the bear.
post #119 of 130
I love the Sylvia Weinstock vanilla cake. It's a big seller for me. I add the eggs all at once instead of separating them (too much trouble to do that for me!). I also brush the torted layers w/ vanilla sugar syrup.

Butter Cake
Based on Sylvia Weinstocks recipe
Fills (1) 12x3 pan or (2) 8x3 pans

2 ¼ C sifted cake flour
2 t baking powder
½ t salt
½ lb/ 8 0z (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.
2 C sugar
4 large eggs
2 t vanilla (or I'll scrape 1 or 2 vanilla beans and use the seeds and call it "vanilla bean cake!)
1 C sour cream

1.Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt

3. Cream butter in large bowl till fluffy and light in color, about 2 min. on Med. Speed.
Add sugar and cont to beat till light and fluffy.

4. Add eggs, one at a time; Add vanilla or vanilla beans.

5. Reduce speed to Low and add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; beginning and ending w/ flour. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for 1 minute.

6. Bake till done: top should be nicely browned. Test for doneness with a toothpick- it should come out clean.
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post #120 of 130
Hi,
I just wanted to share with you all my experiment. I made the Mermaid Bakery Yellow/ Vanilla Cake and I think it was yummy. I used plain old All- purpose flour. It did come out a tiny bit dense, but more fluffy. But, I think it was very good. when baked it rose beautifully with a small dome which I pressed down and it was ok. As far as flavor, I used my home made vanilla and I used 11/2 TBSP. I really think that it is tasty, great texture and yummy. I also used less sugar. We ate a lot of it last night with no icing.
Today I will try with some SMBC.
I will let you all know and post a pic, so you can see the texture. I urge you all to try it. It truly is a beautiful cake. Oh, and I used the vinegar/ milk technique. I do not think it taste like cornbread at all. Nothing weird about this cake.
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