I agree with your position 100%. I grew up with a mom who was a wonderful baker, so I never used cake mixes until I started decorating and making cakes for other people. It didn't take me long to learn that some people, because it is what they are accustomed to, perfer box mixes. No, usually when I make a cake for someone else, I start with box mixes and use kakeladi's *Original* WASC Recipe, which is as flavorful as a scratch cake with a beautiful crumb, while more dense, is similar to a box cake. I even love it.
I actually prefer to bake from scratch, but when time is an issue I'll go with WASC every time. I can whip up one of those in 5 minutes or less and they always come out great and taste wonderful. I have one cake that can't be made from a mix. It uses 6 grated apples and is very heavy and dense but it's absolutely fabulous and doesn't need any kind of frosting. It takes FOREVER to put together so I only make that for very special occasions.
this is spam, guys
wow — just as I submitted # 3 of 4 the first post in the thread got zapped!
Well! They are getting sneaker!
cakefan92, I have an apple pound cake that uses a ton of apples and I chop them up in the food processor rather than grating. That might save you some time.
yeah anything that’s someone’s first post — and you can find out by clicking on their screen name — so if it’s their first post and it “invites” you to a link that’s like a business — spam!
about the only exception is if the link is to a picture of a cake that they’re asking how to make or something like that — but a link that’s “an invitation” uh ugh —
but then they might start to disguise their bobo link like i’m describing here — who knows— but anyway nobody gets to promote their c.rap on jackie’s site — she’s been working too long and hard on it — for which I am eternally grateful
we now return you to your regularly scheduled cake forum
Well, Sandra, I did it to myself. The recipe calls for chopped but I like the look and texture of the grated apples better. What would we do without spam?
Haha, it worked in our favor this time, didn't it, cakefan92?!