NEWTODECORATING Posted 17 May 2005 , 11:10pm
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First a BIG thank you to all of you wonderful cake people for all the information. I am new to cake decorating and this site, and I have been reading and reading--the wealth of knowledge here is endless. I have learned more in the month of reading than I ever thought possible. My decorating skills are improving 10 fold but now I want to work on my cake baking skills as well. A pretty cake is only pretty until it is cut--a cake that is not great will stay in people's minds alot longer icon_cry.gif
Anyway to make a long story short- I am making my DH a birthday cake for tommorrow- deep dark choc. I want to layer it so I can do some practice on the sides. More choc. seems to rich and I have done BC so I was looking for something else. Can you use ice cream toppings, like caramel, would you use it straight or mixed with powered sugar to make it thicker?
Thanks again
Kimberly

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m0use Posted 17 May 2005 , 11:13pm
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http://www.ladycakes.com/filling_chart.htm check this out for some yummy fillings

m0use Posted 17 May 2005 , 11:14pm
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oops, wrong one
http://www.ladycakes.com/Recipes/Fillings/fillings.htm this is the correct one
the other one gives you amounts of filling needed for what type cake you are making

Lisa Posted 17 May 2005 , 11:49pm
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The caramel topping is really thin. You might try the caramel dip that's used for apples. I've also used the Duncan Hines caramel frosting to fill a chocolate fudge cake. I did alternate rings of the caramel frosting and chocolate frosting. I thought it would look pretty when it was cut and it tasted great.

peacockplace Posted 17 May 2005 , 11:53pm
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Ooooh Lisa.... you're so smart! That sounds so yummy! I bet it did look pretty. My mind spinning... cream cheese and strawberry swirl... baverian cream and fudge... ect. I can't wait to try that. Don't know why I never thought of it before!

NEWTODECORATING Posted 17 May 2005 , 11:55pm
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I just knew I could count on you guys! Such great ideas! OK I am off to the kitchen. icon_lol.gif

Lisa Posted 18 May 2005 , 12:10am
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Originally Posted by peacockplace

Ooooh Lisa.... you're so smart! That sounds so yummy! I bet it did look pretty. My mind spinning... cream cheese and strawberry swirl... baverian cream and fudge... ect. I can't wait to try that. Don't know why I never thought of it before!




Mmmmm...glad it's almost time for dessert here!

ntertayneme Posted 18 May 2005 , 1:20am
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Welcome aboard NEWTODECORATING... this is an awesome place for ideas/information... I've used the website m0use post for you to go to... that has to be the best place for filling recipes out there !! Best of luck with you cake!

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