Faithfully Gluten Free
Creating Delicious Gluten Free Recipes since 2008.
March 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm
Thanks for the review!! I actually have this book sitting on my bedside table right now! I too hate the cost of the GF box mixes. In fact I have NEVER bought one. I kept wondering if I actually wanted the buy the book. The one I have is from the library. But, if I can make my own cake mixes….I might just need it. I agree, one can never have too many cook books!!
March 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm
I too hate the cost of GF cake mixes, but if the mixes are good I think its worth the money! I have thrown out so many BAD GF products & ingredients I hate to think of the money!
March 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm
I reviewed this book on my blog and made the snickerdoodles with Bob's Red Mill gluten-free vanilla cake mix since it seemed I couldn't find a gluten-free yellow cake mix anywhere! It was great because I didn't need to use as much vanilla extract in the original recipe (originally 1 tablespoon, I reduced it to 1/2 or 1 teaspoon). I haven't made any of the cakes or other recipes from the cookbook yet, but maybe I will at some point. I really want to make a "homemade" version of those snickerdoodles.
Kim-Cook it Allergy Free says
March 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Jeanine! Thanks so much for this review. I have a copy of this right now and have not yet made anything from it. I think I will give a couple of them a try using Carrie's mix. Our Anniversary is coming up and I thought I would make a fun dessert for it, since my hubby is such a sweets and cake lover! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!! 😉
March 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm
great book..guess what your mother bought for herself today??? 😉
March 22, 2011 at 8:21 am
You are awesome! Thank you so much for the link love!! And that cake look SO good! Wow! I am drooling! i wish I had your photography skillz!!
Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says
March 24, 2011 at 10:42 am
@Elizabeth, Definitely give a few of the recipes a try with Carrie's homemade cake mix, then you'll see that you need the book. 🙂
March 24, 2011 at 10:43 am
@Joy, It is really sad when we dish out big $$ for disappointing products, isn't it? I usually wait until they are marked down, then wonder if they are bad cause they are marked down, or if they are just plain bad. 😛
March 24, 2011 at 10:44 am
@Zoe, Zoe, I've been wanting to try the cookies, see how they work, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I've made Snickerdoodles before (recipes is on All Previous Recipes tab up top). My husband loves snickerdoodles!
March 24, 2011 at 10:45 am
@Kim-Cook it Allergy Free, Kim, definitely give something in there a try. The bundts were very moist, I was quite impressed. And with Carrie's homemade mix, you're not having to buy anything special either (bonus!)
@Susan, Ha, Mom! Let me know what you try out of there first!
March 24, 2011 at 10:46 am
@Carrie, Thank YOU, Carrie! I was about to pass on this book before you posted your recipe for homemade cake mix. There's no way I'm paying $5-7 for a cake mix. 😛
Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) says
October 14, 2011 at 11:46 am
I have this cookbook and LOVE it! A must have for GF bakers. Great review! Thanks for sharing.
October 14, 2011 at 11:47 am
I’m glad to hear that you feel the same way, Jennifer! I wasn’t sure before I got it, but since Carrie came up with an “at home” version of a cake mix, it’s made it that much easier to do. And the recipes I tried, all turned out great!
October 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm
Where can I get a copy of the homemade cake mix? That would save so much money 🙂
October 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm
I use this one here: http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.com/2010/12/homemade-gluten-free-betty-crocker-cake.html If you want chocolate, add 3 Tbsp cocoa powder. You can mix these up and store them in mason jars in the pantry, and between that mix, and this cookbook, you’ll always be ready to bake! 🙂
October 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm
November 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm
I love this cookbook! The mixes are inexpensive where I live and I always have a supply in my pantry. Every one of the recipes have been moist with no grittiness. My son-in-law requests any of Anne’s chocolate cakes for his birthday; and has no need to eat gluten free. Biggest family favorite is Applesauce Pan Cake with Carmel icing poured over the top.
And now I am of to investigate Carrie’s recipe. Baking is my hobby and I love to try new things. Cheers!
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