I want to share with you ways you can take your favorite box cake and make it look and taste like you got it from a bakery. Its so simple, anyone can do it (no special tools needed!) And nobody will believe you made it.
The one thing I did buy is this cake set made by Wilton that gives you 5-6in cake pans. You can buy it at Micheal's, Hobby Lobby, Target etc. Its only $12 at Michael's and they always have coupons so I think I only bought it for $8. Let me tell you that was the best $8 I have ever spent. This pan set is the east fix to make any cake look professional. I don't know what it is about skinny tall cakes that are so cute, but they are my favorite style.
Another Trick to making it taste like a bakery cake is, instead of water replace it with milk. Then instead of oil replace it with melted butter then make it doubled if you want. Add vanilla and an extra egg.
My final trick is, icing it super simple to make from scratch so I would make it from scratch. I usually make it during the time of my cakes cooking and cooling. (Or ahead of time.)
What you will need
- Wilton Easy Layers Cake Set
- You Favorite Vanilla Cake Mix
- Butter =to the amount of oil on box then optionally double it
- milk = to the amount of water
- eggs = to the amount on box plus one extra
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 Sticks of Butter (=1 cup of butter) Room Temperature
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
- Food Coloring
- Zip Lock Bad