Cake Flour

Decorating By monkeny Updated 20 Jun 2009 , 12:56am by matthewkyrankelly

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monkeny Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 10:19pm
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Do they sell cake flour at WalMart/Kroger? I have caught myself looking for it at both places and did not see it....Can I somehow make my own cake flour or just subsitute all purpose flour for cake flour? Hope all that made sense! icon_smile.gif TIA

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Marina Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 10:22pm
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They do sell cake flour at Walmart...just bought some yesterday! It's in the baking aisle where the flour area is. I don't know about making your own...that would be interesting.

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cylstrial Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 10:28pm
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Yep! My Walmart carries it on the top shelf. It's called Soft something or other. But you know, I have just decided I hate all recipes with cake flour in it. If it calls for cake flour, I just put all purpose in instead.

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monkeny Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 10:33pm
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and everything bakes up right, cylstrial? I just didn't know if it would mess the cake up

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jensenscakes Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 12:43am
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You can make your own cake flour by removing 2 Tbsp. of flour and substituting it with cornstarch. I like to so half and half of the cake flour and the all purpose in my recipies so it's a little more stable.

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 12:56am
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If I remember correctly, the cake flour brand is Soft As Silk. It comes in a box the size of a cereal box and has a cake on the front. My understanding is that cake flour is made from winter wheat as opposed to summer wheat. Apparently winter wheat is softer and produces a finer grain for a more delicate cake. I had never heard of the cornstarch replacement. Regular flour will always be OK. However, if you have a truly delicate cake or very simple item like a madeline, cake flour might be in order. If you are having trouble with a certain recipe it might be worth trying.

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