I also can't stand using Cap Cake batter because of the smell, and I don't think it tastes like cake batter even after steeping for weeks. This was one of the first flavors I mixed up, and it still is sitting here, maybe it's the % I used, which I didn't know to record at the time!! I have learned since then. I read online that there are people who use it in recipies for a cake like quality, but I feel there are other flavors, like Cap vanilla cupcake, that are better, in my newb point of view. When I started, I ordered my first batch of supplies from Central Vapors, they sell their own brand of flavor concentrates. I didn't realize that I wouldn't be able to use them in many recipies. I got their cake batter, which I think is amazing, and very low priced. It tastes just like cake batter. You can shake and vape it right away, it is tasty on it's own. I have started using that in recipies instead of CAP. I know that it changes the flavor, but I just cannot stomach CAP's version in my recipies. Now that I have started using CAP, TPA, FA, FLV, INW, etc...in my mixes, I order flavors from Central Vapors that I don't need to use in recipies. They offer all of the concentrates for their juice brand, similar to what vape wild does. So far, I have used the cake batter, pina colada, and Freddy's Pebbles as one flavor mixes with great results. I just ordered carmel cheesecake because I am looking for a better cheesecake flavor than Lorann, which many people say is the best. I know there are experienced mixers that are probably purists and do not use premade flavors like some of these. But they do also offer many flavor alternatives if you can't find just the right orange, banana, coconut, etc...I am happy for my newbie mistake of ordering flavor concentrates from Central Vapors! Lol! I still order all my liquid nicotine from them. I haven't really found another good supplier for that. Plus, I get everything very fast and shipping is very reasonable.