gracie Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 9:50pm
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has anyone ever used any of ladycakes recipes? ive just printed one for a chocolate cherry cake and im not sure if im just to follow her recipe or am i to add all of this along with what is asked for on the box mix.
one more question i read somewhere you should add merengue powder to box mix is that true if so when should you(any flavor) and why?
her recipe is as followed

1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 eggs beaten
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 teaspoon of alomond extract

please help im to have this cake done by tomarrow

gracie

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PinkPanther Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 10:08pm
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Sorry, I don't know the answer to your 1st question, but I can answer the 2nd. My Wilton instructor told us to add meringue powder to a boxed cake mix to stabilize it and help it rise better. Hope this helps a little bit.

gracie Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by PinkPanther

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your 1st question, but I can answer the 2nd. My Wilton instructor told us to add meringue powder to a boxed cake mix to stabilize it and help it rise better. Hope this helps a little bit.


thankyou pink panther how much would you add?

gracie

PinkPanther Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 10:30pm
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I believe it is 1 tablespoon, but I am at work right now. I will be off in 30 minutes and I will check when I get home and post again for you.

PinkPanther Posted 20 Jun 2005 , 11:17pm
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Gracie,

I checked and it is 1 tablespoon. Good luck!

SarahJane Posted 21 Jun 2005 , 12:10am
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Just another perspective icon_smile.gif I've done cakes with and without adding merigue powder to the batter and I haven't really noticed a huge difference, especially for the added cost. It certainly doesn't hurt, but I don't think it helps all that much either.

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nanni Posted 21 Jun 2005 , 12:56am
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To me the meringue powder makes the cake too dense-I use sour cream instead.

gracie Posted 21 Jun 2005 , 1:20am
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thanks to all who have answered my posticon_smile.gif
also nanni how much sour cream?

happy days
gracie

nanni Posted 21 Jun 2005 , 1:37am
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I use a good sized "dollop"-I use a kitchen cereal spoon-I've never really measured it----

SquirrellyCakes Posted 21 Jun 2005 , 3:05am

Sounds like that is all you add to it, haven't tried it out so who knows how it turns out. Recipes are a matter of taste even on this site, some will like the results, others won't.
Regarding the adding meringue powder, personally I think it is an awfully expensive thing to add to a cake mix. The purpose is to add extra leavening and there are cheaper ways to do this. In a white cake, use all egg whites instead of whole eggs.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

gracie Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 6:39am

thankyou squirrelly cakes
would you happen to know where i could find info on how to make a cupcake cake and some yummy ideas and recipes

hugs
gracie

gracie Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 6:40am

thankyou squirrelly cakes
would you happen to know where i could find info on how to make a cupcake cake and some yummy ideas and recipes

hugs
gracie

nanni Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 10:40am

Check the forum-Cali4Dawn does them alot-even has a tutorial on them! Really fun to do! I do them alot now for kids parties or a gettogether at work where it's easier than having to cut a piece of cake with knife!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 6:07pm

heehee, that is what I would have suggested too, the Cali4Dawn method.
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gracie Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

heehee, that is what I would have suggested too, the Cali4Dawn method.
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how do i go to check cali4dawns method?icon_smile.gif on cupcake cakes

briansbaker Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 9:32pm

If this link doesn't work http://www.webshots.com/search?query=Cali4dawn&start=140
Try this:
Cali4dawn has wonderful photos. Just go to www.webshots.com and in the people search look for Cali4dawn. You will find her. She is so missed here on CC.
Once you reach her photos I believe the CCC is on page 8.. Good Luck

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