Throughout our book CAKE MY DAY!, we suggest using what we call a “PERFECT CAKE” mix. Because the projects involve cutting cakes into shapes, stacking them and covering them with candy, we found we needed the cake to be extra firm. And we found that accomplishing this was surprisingly simple! In fact , all that was required was ONE SWITCH IN INGREDIENTS!!
All you do is take a box of cake mix and replace the water called for on the box with BUTTERMILK!! Easy as that—and you have a great base for decorating.
p.s. If you don’t have buttermilk in the fridge, you can whip it up yourself by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of whole milk. Let it stand for 10 minutes to sour.
We’ll be putting our perfect cake to use in our next blog post.
Alan and Karen