missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:07am

I'm baking a cake....now, it's actually in the oven, I just remembered that I forgot to add the vanilla, is there any way that I can fix this or did I just waste my ingredients on....a mess.....HELP!!!

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Kitagrl Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:20am

It shouldn't affect the way it bakes...just level a bit off when it comes out and taste it, that way you can find out if it will do or not.

Hate when that happens! One time I was doubling a batch and forgot to double one of the ingredients and had to throw the whole thing out. Grr.

chaptlps Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:37am

hiya missnnaction,
I have an idea, how about making a soaking syrup with the vanilla in it and soak the cake when it comes out of the oven. I think they have a recipe here onsite for it.

missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:43am

Thank you both for your responses...for the soaking syrup should I do it when the cake is still warm or does it matter....

missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:46am

Kitagrl...my name is Kita too....not that it has anything to do with this...but, I'm trying to keep an upbeat mood while waiting for the results of this cake... icon_smile.gif

MrsMissey Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:47am

..I've done that one more than one occasion..it turns out just fine!

Phoov Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:56am

I fogot the eggs this week on a double batch of batter. THAT MATTERED.

missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 5:58am

O.K..MrsMissey..they cooled for a few minutes and I've flipped them out of the pans...I tasted a little and it seems to be just fine...I've never left the flavoring out before so...I guess I kind of panicked.....I'll taste them again tomorrow after they have rested to make sure...but, if I need to I will lace them with the simple syrup....Thanks again for the responses/advice... icon_smile.gif

missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 6:02am

Phoov...Maybe it's because of the season..there is just so much going on in our homes preparing for the Holidays, simple things that we do so often just seem to slip our minds.

MrsMissey Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 6:04am
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Originally Posted by missnnaction

O.K..MrsMissey..they cooled for a few minutes and I've flipped them out of the pans...I tasted a little and it seems to be just fine...I've never left the flavoring out before so...I guess I kind of panicked.....I'll taste them again tomorrow after they have rested to make sure...but, if I need to I will lace them with the simple syrup....Thanks again for the responses/advice... icon_smile.gif




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JennT Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 6:12am

I've done this before too!! lol A few times, actually... icon_rolleyes.gif You can add a simple syrup to it tomorrow if you like. But something I learned is that either the cake or the syrup needs to be warm...it soaks in better that way. Since your cakes will be cooled already, I would make the syrup, then let it cool down some & add a little vanilla to it ( or whatever flavor you want it to be). But brush your cake with it while it's still warm, not piping hot, but nice & warm. My experience - cool simple syrup brushed onto an already cooled cake...it just kind of sits there on the cake some...doesn't really soak down into it. Good luck with it...let us know what you did & how it turned out! icon_smile.gif

TickledPink Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 1:52pm

I forgot baking powder last night in a double batch of cookies. I had already rolled them out between parchment paper and put them in the fridge when I looked over at the baking powder can.

I had to dump all the dough back into the bowl and mix in the B.P. and roll them all out again. Totally pissed myself off.

missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 4:44pm

The cake turned out great ..even without the vanilla...I still laced the layers with a little Disorrono flavored simple syrup just to be safe...The cake is a version of my chocolate hazelnut cake...I used the almonds and almond liquors instead......Thanks again everyone for the advice...

MrsMissey Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 6:37pm

..sounds delish!!

JennT Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 7:09pm

That does sound yummy! Glad it turned out for ya! thumbs_up.gif

missnnaction Posted 14 Dec 2005 , 9:11pm

Thanks...I'll try to post a picture later...

nettie17 Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 10:51pm

If I was going to do a simple syrup or vanilla syrup what would the ingredients be and how much of each. Thank You, 

nettie17

MBalaska Posted 27 Nov 2014 , 3:11am

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Originally Posted by missnnaction 

I'm baking a cake....now, it's actually in the oven, I just remembered that I forgot to add the vanilla, is there any way that I can fix this or did I just waste my ingredients on....a mess.....HELP!!!

 

Set out your recipe and read it before you start.  Next take out all of the ingredients and set them on the counter with the tools you'll need. Start mixing your recipe.  If this is an ongoing problem, use a colored sticky note and put it under each ingredient on your recipe to mark what you're doing, then move it to the next item.  You'll not miss anything again,  course by then you may have memorized the recipe !!

Pastrybaglady Posted 27 Nov 2014 , 9:27am

I forgot the vanilla recently too.  The cake still tasted good and I figured the vanilla in the frosting would kind of make up for it.  It was still good and only someone looking for vanilla might know and who does that?  I reread my recipe before the cake goes in the oven, certainly can't trust my memory these days.  I like your sticky note idea, MB!  I will try that next cake.

-K8memphis Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 10:51pm

Aone of my mini goals when baking was to use as few dishes as necessary to minimize the dish washing-- so measuring into the bowl was the norm but it's so much easier to measure things out in advance to get it right --

when setting out dry ingredients for a recipe i use coffee filters of various sizes it's a wonderful thing -- and i collect the wet ingredients in whatever containers/measuring cups/pitchers i have available -- so all in all a few more dishes to wash but i rarely loose my place -- just another thought like mb's for you

Pastrybaglady Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 10:55pm

ACoffee filters! Great idea, thanks K8!

-K8memphis Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 11:26pm

Ayou're welcome -- and i mean they come n all sizes -- practically big enough to sit in -- and i use muffin wrappers too for spices & bkg powd/soda salt -- it's so much easier than thinking

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