Originally Posted by merissa
I think the mermaid one was posted somewhere in this thread in a link. I got it off this site in the recipes.
I think it is funny that everyone has a different favorite! It would be cool if everyone baked the same recipes and and ranked them. Of the 3 I baked this is what I thought (I am new to scratch baking though, so I easily could have messed things up!):
1. Toba's Moist Yellow: My favorite of the 3. The most moist and yellow in color. Took the longest to prepare. Also it was so moist coming out of the pan I was a little worried it would break apart. The bottoms and edges didnt brown up (the top did nicely though). Tasted a little "tangy" to me plain (because of buttermilk I think) but I couldnt taste it when paired with icing.
2. WBH: Easy and had a nice flavor, not very "yellow". I found it dried out on me pretty fast. 2nd favorite of the two.
3. Mermaid: Easy. Tasted a little bland to me. I did not like the texture. Maybe subing cake flour would help. Not very "yellow" in color either.
I have been trying to orginize this for ever! But no one is ever interested!! I would really like to have like a bake off of sorts, for a white/yellow & chocolate! have a bunch of people bake the exact 2 or 3 recipes and do a tasting and see which one ranks highest. If your interested maybe Ill try posting it again on CC!!