In many of our cake recipes, we suggest using what we call a “PERFECT CAKE” mix. And every now and then, we like to present a quick refresher course on the WHY and HOW of this special mix (that is, WHY we need it and HOW to make it).
Because many of our cake 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.
You can find our Perfect Cake Mix being put to good use all over our blog, and of course in our book CAKE MY DAY!
Alan and Karen