Originally Posted by Tea42
What I noticed was everyone but me did the full cake with icing. I only baked the cake and had the testers judge on it alone. To me the icing could make a world of difference in cakes. Any input or former discussion on this?
Tea, I participated in both the chocolate and white cake scratch-offs. I also felt that the cakes should be tested un-iced as frosting can trick you into thinking a dry cake is moist...or a delicious icing can make a bland cake seem flavorful. I suggested this in those threads, but I guess no one really felt like eating un-iced cake, cause no one did...some were even testing them with fillings.
To me this is like testing apples by baking them into fancy strudel spice cakes...you test apples by eating apples, I say.