I baked my first homemade cake last week. Despite my love of baking, I have never made a cake from scratch. Why would I need to when Duncan Hines gives me the key ingredients to great cakes? But it was a challenge I had to face.
After much searching, I went with the Perfect Party Cake. For my mom’s birthday, I figured it sounded just right. It had a hint of lemon in the cake and the icing. Light and fluffy for a summer birthday.
All in all, I think it turned out well. I was not a big fan of the buttercream icing (I like the thicker, heavier versions with confectioners sugar), but everyone else seemed to enjoy the lightness of it all. Call me crazy.