Thanks for that link - glad I'm not the only one then!
I did try to do her recipe exactly as she said. That was the first time I had done the reverse method (can't remember what you call it exactly - I am just a hobby baker!)
As I was baking it, I found the yellow cake scratch-off thread on cc here. And read about how temperamental this recipe was. It seems to walk a fine line and I just can't risk that when I will have so many people eating my cake. I've been building a great reputation as a baker - this would be a quick way to put a crimp in that!
So, at least according to that thread, I need to be trying Sylvia Weinstock's original yellow cake recipe with just 1/4 C milk added, and I think it was 1/2 t ginger.... and Rebecca ....... (can't remember the last name - it's written down here somewhere)'s White on White cake, the Not So Lemon Magnolia cake and possibly Lita829's yellow cake.
Unless of course someone has found the perfect fool-proof yellow cake recipe since this thread - and you want to share!