Helpful Tips For Making Your Cake


  • The directions advise you to grease and flour your pan before pouring in the batter to help prevent sticking. This is helpful, but not necessary. If you don't have Crisco/non-stick spray or flour in your cupboard, not to worry. It'll still taste great!
  • Please use ingredient substitutes in the recipes to meet your dietary needs. Soy milk and soy butter both taste great in these recipes and if you prefer a vegan cake, using an egg substitute (such as 1 Tbsp flax seed to 3 Tbsp water) can be done.
  • Each oven is different when it comes to baking time. The recipe calls for a bake time of 28-32 minutes. Really, once a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, your cake is done. 
  • Allow your cake to cool completely before frosting. If not, the cake will tear as you spread the frosting.
  • Feel free to add a drop or two of food coloring to your vanilla frosting. Make it yours!
  • What butter consistency is best? Room temperature. If you can press your finger into the butter and it gives easily, then it's the right consistency for mixing into the cake and frosting mixes. 
  • If the frosting feels a bit stiff, it could be the butter wasn't quite soft enough. No worries! Just add the tiniest amount of milk to make it more spreadable. 
  • If the frosting feels a bit runny, it could be the butter was too soft. No worries! Add a little powdered sugar, if you have some. If you don't have any, just put the frosting in the fridge for a bit in order to firm it up a little. 
  • Just an FYI: the large balls in the sprinkle mixes contain chocolate.
  • Cake Boxes are shelf stable, but are best if used within 6 months of your purchase.