m0use Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:35pm
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A young guy at my work has agreed to be my personal guinea pig icon_twisted.gif When I brought in the leftover cake from my bridal shower he had at least 3 pieces of it, he thought it was sooo good. Then today I brought in a chocolate amaretto cake with buttercream icing, and brought a piece over to him and I barely got back to my desk before I got an instant message from him saying how good it was.....here's the conversation

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Tim Akins/Corp/...  that cake is great you can bake!
Kristen Roessler...  thanks
Tim Akins/Corp/...  NO thanks you for remembering me
Kristen Roessler...  Well....I think that if I ever need a guinea pig for cake I have a feeling I can count on you to eat it?
Tim Akins/Corp/...  o yeah
Kristen Roessler...  ok
Tim Akins/Corp/...  especially for real baked foods
Kristen Roessler...  well... I will keep you in mind when I want to make a cake for fun
Tim Akins/Corp/...  kewl
Tim Akins/Corp/...  is this butter frosting
Kristen Roessler...  yup
Tim Akins/Corp/...  o my gog is that good
Kristen Roessler...  glad you liked it..I am still trying to find the "perfect" icing from scratch for me to use on a regular basis.
Tim Akins/Corp/...  this is perfect
Kristen Roessler...  glad you like it



icon_twisted.gif Now I have someone to give all my practice cakes to as well as the cakes that I make for our contests/challenges here at CC. (He's really skinny so I don't think it's going to hurt him any.) thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gificon_cool.gif

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:43pm
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Very fun!!!

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:46pm
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Doesn't that make you feel so good and proud of yourself. When I make a cake for my DH to take to work, he prints out any emails he gets about it. Otherwise I pester him to death to tell me what everyone thought of the cake--LOL!

m0use Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:57pm
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Yes, I think my baking skills for cakes has greatly improved since this site. My decorating skills are starting to improve as well thanks to this site.
I love this site!!!

HollyDayCakes Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 6:02pm
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I have gotten the same kind of responses from the cakes I have made. I think I have set myself up as the official cake person for my whole family! icon_biggrin.gif

momof3jotynjake Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 6:11pm
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Originally Posted by m0use

A young guy at my work has agreed to be my personal guinea pig icon_twisted.gif When I brought in the leftover cake from my bridal shower he had at least 3 pieces of it, he thought it was sooo good. Then today I brought in a chocolate amaretto cake with buttercream icing, and brought a piece over to him and I barely got back to my desk before I got an instant message from him saying how good it was.....here's the conversation
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Tim Akins/Corp/...  that cake is great you can bake!
Kristen Roessler...  thanks
Tim Akins/Corp/...  NO thanks you for remembering me
Kristen Roessler...  Well....I think that if I ever need a guinea pig for cake I have a feeling I can count on you to eat it?
Tim Akins/Corp/...  o yeah
Kristen Roessler...  ok
Tim Akins/Corp/...  especially for real baked foods
Kristen Roessler...  well... I will keep you in mind when I want to make a cake for fun
Tim Akins/Corp/...  kewl
Tim Akins/Corp/...  is this butter frosting
Kristen Roessler...  yup
Tim Akins/Corp/...  o my gog is that good
Kristen Roessler...  glad you liked it..I am still trying to find the "perfect" icing from scratch for me to use on a regular basis.
Tim Akins/Corp/...  this is perfect
Kristen Roessler...  glad you like it


icon_twisted.gif Now I have someone to give all my practice cakes to as well as the cakes that I make for our contests/challenges here at CC. (He's really skinny so I don't think it's going to hurt him any.) thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gificon_cool.gif




THAT IS GREAT MOUSE! WOOO HOOO!! WHAT BC RECIPE ARE YOU USING??

m0use Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 7:13pm
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Well, I tried the recipe that cali4dawn has on this site and it was ok. But I think I like the buttercream recipe out of the cake mix doctor best.

angelkiss013 Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 7:20pm
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is it possible to have that buttercream recipe from the book ? I have been looking around to find that book, but I can't find it , and since I'm from Montreal , even the bookstores don't know what i'm talking about...

Or can someone help me ? icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif

Here is my email angel_kiss013@yahoo.ca

Thanks in advance..

momof3jotynjake Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 7:45pm
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Well, I tried the recipe that cali4dawn has on this site and it was ok. But I think I like the buttercream recipe out of the cake mix doctor best.




can you e-mail me that buttercream also.
i want to see what is in it, although i love dawns BC. i took it to class with me and a lot of the girls loved it too.
Momof3jotynjake@msn.com

Mchelle Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 7:45pm

Awesome, you have your own personal cake tester. That always helps.

Mchelle Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 7:51pm

Can someone send me the recipe that cookieman posted for cake balls. I can't find it now.

MrsMissey Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 8:03pm
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Can someone send me the recipe that cookieman posted for cake balls. I can't find it now.




I went through and found the other thread, below is a quote from Cookieman:

I added the amaretto to the crumbled pieces of leftover chocolate cake I had on hand. I just winged the recipe from what I remembered of other recipes I have tried. In a bowl, I crumbled up about a cup-and-a-half of cake, mixed in a couple of tablespoons of confectioners' sugar, a healthy shot of amaretto, and some chopped almonds. I then mixed the whole thing with my very clean hands until it held together. The trick is to not let the mixture get overly moist, but not have it be dry and crumbly either. I then took a tablespoon cookie scoop and made balls out of the mixture. I let them dry out for a while on a parchement-lined cookie sheet (I let them dry for only about an hour, but idealy it should longer; even overnight) and then proceeded to dip them in melted chocolate candy melts. ( I made my own dipping fork by removing the two middle tines from a four-tined plastic spoon.) Then, back to the parchment-lined cookie sheet and into the freezer for 5 minutes to harden the chocolate shell. There you have it: chocolate-covered amaretto balls!

Mchelle Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 8:07pm

Great thanks, but I thought that there was another that gave a recipe so to speak. I must be incorrect, I'm going to try it tonight! mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm good. I can taste it now.

MrsMissey Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 8:11pm

Yep..there was another one but I couldn't find it, so I thought I would at least post that one! Sorry!! I did print out the other one awhile back but now I just need to find it !! LOL!!

Mchelle Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 8:16pm

ok, I found it

2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonds (or any other nut you like; or mini-chocolate chips; or mini M&MS...you get the idea!)
2 generous shots of amaretto (or any other liquer you may like--a good non-alcohol substitute is any flavored coffee creamer)

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingredients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make the balls uniform in size. Roll the scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip them in chocolate (following) or roll them in confectioners' sugar or cocoa.

Melt 1 lb. of candy melts and add approximately a tablespoon of Crisco to make it a bit more smooth. Also, put the container (in my case, a Pyrex measuring cup) of melted candy melts in a very hot (I use almost boiling) water bath to keep the chocolate fluid. Dip balls into the chocolate using a spoon and a dipping fork (in my case, a plastic fork with the two middle tines cut out). Don't worry if the dipped balls have a "foot" at the base after drying. You can break some off after they have hardened, and once they are in the little cake liners, no one will notice. Also, you can decorate the tops with just about anything: sprinkles, candy confetti, candy confetti, chopped nuts, etc befor they dry. Or, after they've dried, pipe designs with royal icing or melted candy melts of different colors.

If you have any questions...just ask!


THANK YOU COOKIEMAN!

m0use Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by angelkiss013

is it possible to have that buttercream recipe from the book ? I have been looking around to find that book, but I can't find it , and since I'm from Montreal , even the bookstores don't know what i'm talking about...

Or can someone help me ? icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif

Here is my email angel_kiss013@yahoo.ca

Thanks in advance..



I will try to do this as soon as I am able tonight. I have a busy night ahead of me tonight.

m0use Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by momof3jotynjake

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Originally Posted by m0use

Well, I tried the recipe that cali4dawn has on this site and it was ok. But I think I like the buttercream recipe out of the cake mix doctor best.



can you e-mail me that buttercream also.
i want to see what is in it, although i love dawns BC. i took it to class with me and a lot of the girls loved it too.
Momof3jotynjake@msn.com



I will try to do this as soon as I am able tonight. I have a busy night ahead of me tonight.

flayvurdfun Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 9:18pm

You said he's skinny huh? Sounds like he needs some of your cake!!!!!!!!!!!!

veejaytx Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 1:30am

I got all ready to tell you about my new Beta fish when I saw the title on this post...sorry, wrong kinda of guinea pig! ROFLMAO Janice

I made cookie balls out of a sugar-free chocolate cake that didn't turn out well, heavy as lead, etc., and even the cookie balls additions didn't save it. I can see where they would be really good with good cake!

ps: Betas don't eat much cake!

m0use Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:01am

icon_lol.gif That's ok Janice I suppose I could have titled put 'cake guinea pig' in the title
Momof3 and angelkiss- I emailed you the recipe along with my variation on it. Now I am going to bed, good night.

veejaytx Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:10am

Nah, the title was okay, I just wanted to talk about my fish and couldn't get him into a conversation about cakes otherwise. Have a good night...Janice

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:19am

That's funny Janice! I was going to tell about my sons new bunny! icon_wink.gif

That was good story m0use! I have a lot of guniea pigs myself!! The most important one is the guy who fixes my computer when it's acting up! He always wants my homemade manicotti & a cake to take home with him! I make him just that! I wish every computer genius would take food as pay!! That's a great trade!!

Ya'll have a nice evening~ icon_smile.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:43am

Great news about your impressing folks kiddo, proud of you!
Hugs Squirrelly

m0use Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 1:57pm
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That's funny Janice! I was going to tell about my sons new bunny! icon_wink.gif

That was good story m0use! I have a lot of guniea pigs myself!! The most important one is the guy who fixes my computer when it's acting up! He always wants my homemade manicotti & a cake to take home with him! I make him just that! I wish every computer genius would take food as pay!! That's a great trade!!

Ya'll have a nice evening~ icon_smile.gif



icon_lol.gif my butt off.
Squirrellycakes thanks for the vote of confiedence- I figure if I can impress enough people I will some day, eventually get another paid cake order.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:48pm

Well Miss MOuse,
First of all you are going to get a lot of customers, just because you are so nice. Then once you do a cake for them, they will be so impressed, well you are going to be scurrying around like a mouse in a cheese factory!
Hugs Squirrelly

m0use Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:58pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

Well Miss MOuse,
First of all you are going to get a lot of customers, just because you are so nice. Then once you do a cake for them, they will be so impressed, well you are going to be scurrying around like a mouse in a cheese factory!
Hugs Squirrelly



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