cake from a box
I don't know what would be easier. mixing a cake from a recipe or from a box. I' trying to make my son's 1st birthday cake. 3 Tiers. 8", 10", 12". How many boxes would I need to make a 10", 12" cake If I used a box mix?
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Since a box mix is pretty fool-proof, it's a good place to start if this is your first cake. That will allow you to focus on the decoration of the cake, rather than fretting over mixing and baking it correctly.
You'll need about three boxes for one each of an 8", a 10" and a 12" round cake. Use one box for the 8" then mix two boxes together and use to make the 10" and the 12" cakes. When you're baking larger cakes like the 10" and the 12", you'll need to place a heating core in the center of the pan so the cakes bake evenly.
To make your own, just remove the top and bottom of a small can, like a tomato paste can and wash well. After you pour the cake batter into the pans, place the well greased can in the center of the batter and bake as usual.
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