Grrrr. I just wasted 9 eggs, 24 oz. sour cream, 3 c. cake flour, 3 c. sugar, 2 c. milk, 1 c. butter. Not to mention my time.
I mixed a triple batch of WASC using Betty Crocker white cake mix, only to discover as I'm pouring batter into the final pan (filled 4 pans for 2 tier cake) that at the bottom of my mixing bowl, there are dozens of small rock hard pieces. I immediately called BC's 800# and was told that it is ingredients that sometimes build up a residue on the equipment, get heated on over time and fall back into their mix. Ewwwww! Now, my triple batch is ruined, I'm out of ingredients, baby's naptime is over and I have to get back to the store to buy all new ingredients and make the cake all over again. Also still need to make fondant and huge batch of buttercream.
They apologized, are sending me vouchers and have agreed to reimburse me for my other ingredients as well. Oh, yeah, and not I have to figure out exactly what those other ingredients cost me because my expense list is about a year old (been meaning to update) so I know its more than I have been tracking. Grrrrr!!!!
Anyway, just hope that sharing my experience will save someone else the trouble. 2 of my mixes have a Sept. 22, 2011 date, the other has June 3, 2011.
I WILL, FROM NOW ON, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS sift my cake mix!!!!! And yes, I'm know I'm shouting .
Well at least I discovered it before anyone ate the cake, that would be a much bigger disaster.