I have some *pretty* exciting news today. Many of you know that I had my own bakery and since I got laid off in December I've been working hard at it. Well, another baker in my neighborhood and I created a new bakery called Whipped Bakery, and we're working together! It's amazing, especially because I'm not a fan of decorating cakes and she loves that part. It's the perfect marriage. So, I'd love for you to check it out! Let me know what you think. You can find us on the interwebs here or on Facebook here. If you check us out on Facebook, be sure to like us...and tell any Colorado people about it (please and thank you!).
So in that regard, I will be baking a lot of cakes in the near future. And guess what, that non-stick spray with flour is super expensive. I'm trying to save money, so any little bit helps. Since I make my own cake flour, I figured I better find something to take the place of this expensive spray. I definitely will be using this a lot since it's only three ingredients and can be stored in the pantry. This is a huge win. When I'm baking large cakes (like this football cake), I'm still going to line the pan with parchment paper because I don't want to tempt fate, but I'm extremely happy to not spend $3-$4 on spray when a batch of the homemade stuff probably costs less than $2. As Charlie Sheen says, winning!
1 cup shortening (6.7 ounces)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil
In a medium sized bowl, combine the three ingredients. Whisk until smooth. Store in a resealable container and liberally brush on pans before you add the cake batter (line big pans with parchment paper, too).
Source: Rose Bakes