Also you can freeze cake batter as well. trust me I and others have done the experiment. Take a look
Okay ladies, now no more talk about how you cannot refrigerate or freeze left over cake batter. Just remember to bring it back to room temp and bake away.
I guess I'm trying to figure out even after posting the thread, (maybe you did not read it) why you still insist on being negative about the fact that you can refrigerate and freeze left over cake batter.
That's a nice little thread there and others tried the process as well. Just wondering is all. I know you can, because I personally did the test.
It's your preference, if you just don't want to do that, but the fact still remains that you can do both freeze and refrigerate and use it at a later date. Your cake(s) will still rise and taste the same.
I did read your reply, most of us hear try to encourage each other! Even when we think we know the answer. A lot of ladies here, I won't mention any names, have taught me and others a lot just by not thinking I or we know it all and by at least trying different things.
Your message clearly stated that "I beg to differ but to each its own" That's it! Nothing else.
I can clearly see that you typed "but to each it's own", but if you read my reply I simply asked
"So, Angelascake, may I ask why you beg to differ when it has been proven that you can use leftover cake batter? Is it just that you have never done it or tried it because you have been taught or told that you can't do it?"
Why did you "beg to differ?" It was a question. I did not ask you about "to each it's own".
I guess it's simple, when a person ask a question of another person and they evade the answer it's clear where that person is coming from.
and seriously.....good day to you too.
Bubblesclown, sometimes you have to try different things. A lot of these ladies and gentlemen here actually have their own business and are doing very well. Some of the ladies and gentlemen on this site have such good tips that have been abandoned, but are simply marvelous. They bring those tips back to life to make our lives easier for what we all here claim we love to do. Bake and Decorate!!!
I remember I hated using that big huge heating core from Wilton. So, I learned from this site, to use the metal flower nail, multiples in larger cakes. OMG! What a difference. There were many that said, don't use them, they rust, they are not made for that. Well, I've been using that technique for over 2 years and no one has come up with anything better. What if I had not tried the wonderful tip? I'm glad it did. If you take care of the metal flower nails, they will last a long time.
I use to be an avid user of an all shortening buttercream. I was converted! Two recipes converted me, Bunnywoman's and Chasey's. There were others that were very good, but these two were like magic to my mouth.
I'm just saying, we all have some good tips and pointers. If you put your batter in the fridge so be it, if not it is your choice, but read the thread......we had a good time with this experiment! It was nice for those fun people to come together and jump in and try it. I bet those that actually did it won't throw out anymore batter or even rush to use it for fear that it won't be good kept in the freezer or refrigerator.
I still love this Wilton website.
I've included the link to my own experiment with batter that I kept vacuum sealed and frozen for 2 1/2 weeks. I agree with you, it didn't seem to affect the rise ability, taste or texture. It baked up beautifully! I also had a blast with the experiment. It's always fun to try something new. I figure, nothing ventured, nothing gained. What does it hurt to try it?
I have also kept batter in the fridge for a few days with good results. The cakes have always come out moist, light and tasty. In fact, I have a couple cups of devil's food cake in my fridge from this morning, I needed only 2 6" layers, so that left me with a couple cups extra. I'll bake it up for a snack in a couple of days after I've recouped from my baking foray today!
Happy Baking / Decorating everyone!
I will definitely try the thread and experiment since I won't always be using all my batter at one time and I hate to waste.
Ladycatisadiva - Would you please send me those recipes for buttercream frosting (email@example.com). I would love to try different ones.
Thanks a lot.
Sorry I missed your post, wow, if you don't check all the forums topics get pushed down pretty quickly.
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