Save time and money by using cookie or cake mixes in your baked goods. I’m sharing 13 Cookie and Cake Mix Creations today that all start with a mix. They may begin with a mix, but they’re scrumptious and taste like they’re made from scratch!
Embarking on a baking journey with cake or cookie mixes can be an excellent starting point for both novice and seasoned bakers alike. These mixes provide a convenient foundation, offering a shortcut without compromising on taste or quality. For beginners venturing into the world of baking, these pre-packaged mixes serve as an accessible entryway, presenting a structured and straightforward approach to creating delectable desserts. With clear instructions and pre-measured ingredients, they alleviate the intimidation often associated with baking from scratch, instilling confidence and encouraging experimentation.
I love to bake from scratch, but I’ll tell you can get a fabulous cake starting with a mix and adding extras into the mix. Using a cake mix allows a new baker to use an almost full-proof method of baking a cake. For a more experienced baker, it’s a little quicker and more convenient. Cake mixes are also great as a base for bars with just a couple of ingredients. Likewise, using a cookie mix as a starter for bars is a fast and convenient way to bake. I love to start with a mix when I have several food items I need to take to events.
Cookie and Cake Mix Creations
Moreover, cake or cookie mixes offer a versatile canvas for creativity. While they provide a reliable base, they also welcome a spectrum of personal touches and innovative twists. For those with a penchant for culinary exploration, these mixes serve as a springboard to unleash imagination and tailor the final product to individual tastes. Whether it’s incorporating additional spices, fresh fruits, nuts, or unique toppings, these mixes serve as a customizable platform, allowing bakers to put their signature stamp on each creation while honing their skills and gradually transitioning to more complex baking techniques.
Ultimately, starting with cake or cookie mixes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, fostering a love for baking while nurturing the freedom to explore and innovate within the realm of desserts.
Start with a mix
I’m sharing 13 Cookie and Cake Mix Creations today that are all from Call Me PMc! They’re also some of my very favorite desserts. The Key Lime Cake is just heaven! And, the Easy Strawberry Cake is the cake I always (and still do) ask my Mom to make for my birthday!
If you’re new to baking you may need to know how to frost a layer cake. I wrote you out directions, in detail below.
How to frost a layer cake
Tip #1: Begin by ensuring your cakes are level; if they’ve domed during baking, trim the tops with a serrated knife or a cake leveler. If they’ve caved, no need to level them; simply fill the cavity with frosting.
Place the first cake on a cake board or plate using a cake lifter, then place the plate on a cake turntable. Add approximately 1/2 cup of frosting. Use an angled spatula to spread it evenly.
Tip #2: Evenly measure the frosting for each layer. Spread the frosting evenly over each layer, pushing any excess towards the edges.
Continue stacking the layers, ensuring equal portions of frosting between them. If it’s the final layer, place it with the flat side up and add about 1/2 cup of frosting on top. Smooth it evenly, and then apply a thin crumb coat of frosting to the sides.
Chill the cake for at least 30 minutes to set the crumb coat. Afterward, spread another 1/2 cup of frosting on top and frost the sides with a thick coat. Use a cake knife to smooth the sides, and then apply the same technique to smooth the top.
Tip #3: For easier smoothing, frost the cake with a thick layer of frosting. Following these steps will give you a clean canvas for your cake decorating endeavors.