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post #1 of 19
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Man, I made the recipe of the white doctored up cake mix,,,and I went to level it last night. what a pain! It was crumbling...and not a solid type cake! it is hard to explain...but I almost prefer the straight MIX! OH well!!!
Guess we will have to see how it tastes.....
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post #2 of 19
Are you talking about "Bride's White cake"?
post #3 of 19
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I iced it today and filled it with some lemon filling combined with buttercream this afternoon...although I didnt refridgerate it....oops icon_redface.gif now I am wondering if it is still ok? i plopped it in the fridge for now...hmmm...wonder if i screwed up!
sahm
post #4 of 19
Sahmlock,

Could you have forgotten an ingredient? What recipe was it? I have that book too & every recipe I've tried is just like a scratch cake. Firm but still moist & soooo good & tasty. Let us know which recipe so we can try & help you figure this out.
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post #5 of 19
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white cake...the white cake recipe with the extras....the one in the back of the book.....where she lists just basic cake recipes for those who want to be creative on their own.
even when i frosted it, i noticed a bunch of crumbs...but i am hoping the taste will make up for the hassle...
do you think it is ok? even though it was not refridgerated for a while today? yikes
post #6 of 19
Basic White Sour Cream Cake? So it was crumbly when you iced it? Or when you torted (cut) it in layers?
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post #7 of 19
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not sour cream
yes crumbly when i levelled the tops off each layer.... you know when i lopped the hump off thr top...so i could put my pieces together...as a matter of fact it was like a spongy texture....unlike my yellow cake mix recipes which get pretty firm and the leveller zips right through. maybe i didnt let it cool long enough!
post #8 of 19
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not sour cream
yes crumbly when i levelled the tops off each layer.... you know when i lopped the hump off thr top...so i could put my pieces together...as a matter of fact it was like a spongy texture....unlike my yellow cake mix recipes which get pretty firm and the leveller zips right through. maybe i didnt let it cool long enough!



Save your self some time and dont level off the tops of your cakes.. Take a lay a piece of paper towel on top of the cake and then place your cutting board on top of that and then place a heavy pan on top of that and your cake will be with a flat top and they are so moist you dont have to worry about them drying out doing it this way...
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post #9 of 19
I was going to say the same thing. The crumbs are from you cutting the top off. Once you have crumbs you can't really get rid of them. The board on top of the cake works wonders. No need to level when you do that. You live & learn. The cake will taste just fine. So don't worry~
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sahmlock

not sour cream
yes crumbly when i levelled the tops off each layer.... you know when i lopped the hump off thr top...so i could put my pieces together...as a matter of fact it was like a spongy texture....unlike my yellow cake mix recipes which get pretty firm and the leveller zips right through. maybe i didnt let it cool long enough!



Save your self some time and dont level off the tops of your cakes.. Take a lay a piece of paper towel on top of the cake and then place your cutting board on top of that and then place a heavy pan on top of that and your cake will be with a flat top and they are so moist you dont have to worry about them drying out doing it this way...



hi victoria!! how are ya!
Do you leave the cake in the pan when you put the cutting board on it?
do you put it on right out of the oven? and for how long?
thanks!!!
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post #11 of 19
I'm not Victoria but I can answer that... hope you don't mind...

I take the cake out of oven, leave it in the pan & put the cutting board on top, then stack whatever I have around that will be heavy enough to sit on the cutting board. I've even put a bag of sugar on a cake before. Whatever is in reach. I have also turned the cake (leave the pan on top) over onto a cake board then put the cutting board on top & put things on top of that. Either way it'll work! WaLa you have a level cake top!
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post #12 of 19
thanks TC I do level my cakes in the pan but never thought to flip it and the level it that sounds so cool then my corners and all may be even . THANKS!
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post #13 of 19
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Oh great! haha
Now I got to bake another cake today, just to try this...although I keep thinking it will burn my stuff....or it will get soggy.....how long should I keep the weight on? (sounds like a personal question! icon_lol.gif )
thanks for all these tips...
sahm
post #14 of 19
Leave your cake in the pan ..... place all the stuff on top and about 5 mins most of the time is enough... now your not going to want to do this if the pan is one of them alumian ones... LOL
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post #15 of 19
I always flip my cakes. Most of the time I don't even need to put heavy stuff on top. The weight of the cake flattened it. Crumbs are not a prob if you don't level it with a knife or leveler.
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