I just made the WASC cake and added champagne. It was great!! but it didn't taste too champangy ( not sure of that word ) L.O.L.!
What I did was, I made the WASC and took out the almond flavor. I didn't add as much sugar, because I was looking for something that wasn't too sweet. For the wet ingredients, I used 1/2 of the water it called for, and then the other half, champagne. It would probably have tasted more champagne, if I had used all champagne.. I was a little scared to do that, because I didn't want it to flop..
I also frosted with a recipe I found on this website, "Extra Special Buttercream Icing Recipe". Instead of the almond extract, I added 3 TBS.. of champagne. This is my NEW buttercream recipe too!!
Guys, I am a newbie and have tried many recipes for frosting... this one is TO DIE FOR!! its light, not as sweet... its just great. When I printed this recipe out, it cut off the member who posted it so I can't give her the credit due her. SO...if you know who you are " THANKS"
My cake baked up very high and I did use my leveling strips and so it baked up very level. I have a hubby who doesn't like cake. He LOVED this!!!
THANKS for all the help!!