Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tasting Cake

Audra threw a "Tasting Party" this weekend.  What is a tasting party?  Well, in this instance, we were invited to come & try eight different cakes...four chocolate, four vanilla.  Three of each flavor came from mixes & one of each flavor were made from scratch.  The cupcakes were served without frosting so you could really taste the cake.

Of course the presentation was lovely!

So what did we learn?  Of the devils food cakes, Duncan Hines was the clear winner.  Of the white cakes, the scratch cake won (Magnolia Bakery, I believe).  The other three white cakes tasted almost identical.  I actually liked one of the mix white cakes better than the scratch cake, but am not sure which mix it was. 

Our favors were an indication of what we're tasting next month.

Dutch was the perfect host!


  1. Thank you Kirsten for the lovely write up! You picked Betty Crocker as your favorite vanilla cake and your memory is correct the from scratch vanilla recipe was the Magnolia Bakery recipe. Looking forward to the next Tasting Table. Audra

  2. What a cute idea! I might have to steal this idea. :)

  3. What a fun idea!!! I want someone I know to use it and invite me. ;-)