SueB Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 9:01pm
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Hi Everyone! I rented this recipe book from the library and wondered if anyone else had tried some of the recipes. I have Anne Byrn's other Cake Doctor books and like a lot of the recipes in them. If you like this book, what are your favorite recipes? I also notice she tends to put crumbs or cookies in the bottom of the cupcake liner before she pours the batter in...how well does that work. Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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micnmax2003 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 9:07pm
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I love the cookies & cream recipe & I don't care for the cookie dough recipe

SueB Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 10:24pm
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Thanks Marisa for your response...I want to try the cookies and cream recipe...it sounds very good.

In the meantime, I decided to try the Cinnamon Toast Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting! YUMMY!!!!!! They tasted just like a cinnamon roll only softer! My friend is going to serve some of them at her church in the morning so I will see what other people think of them.

micnmax2003 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 1:36am
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Maybe I'll give them a try...now that I have a positive review & I LOVE cinnamon rolls! thanks SueB

rezzygirl Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 3:09am
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I've been wondering about the recipes from this book too! I've had the book for a while threatening to try the recipes. lol. I'll have to definitely try that cinnamon roll cupcakes now! Thanks for the info! thumbs_up.gif

grami948 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 3:07pm
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I made the cinnamon toast cupcakes & they were good! I used some left-over buttercream with cinnamon added & no one had a single complaint! They are easy & think them well worth trying. icon_wink.gif

micnmax2003 Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 1:33am
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SueB...just wanted to let you know I did make the cinnamon toast cuppies w/ cinnamon cream cheese (I used it as the filling) & topped them w/ mock buttercream flavoured w/ cinnamon roll oil. They were fantastic...as it stands the cookies & cream ones are #1 & the cinnamon toast #2 icon_biggrin.gif

SueB Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 2:22am
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I'm glad everyone is liking the cinnamon toast cupcakes.

I'm hoping to try the Pineapple Banana Smoothie cupcakes and the Monster Monkey cupcakes this weekend. My bananas are just about ripe enough icon_smile.gif I'll post how they taste when I get them done.

michellenj Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 1:52am
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The Red Velvet ones are very good.

SueB Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 8:59pm

Ok...I had a chance to make the Pineapple Banana Smoothie cupcakes this weekend. I took them to work with me this morning and they were a hit! I'm not a real fruit loving person but the combination of pineapple and banana was great plus the pineapple buttercream was delicious!!!

I also tried the Ripe Banana Loaves recipe from the regular Cake Mix Doctor cookbook. I made one loaf and the rest of the batter into muffins. Then I topped them with cream cheese icing. They were delicious too!!!! Everyone liked them at work.

I'm hoping to hit a few more recipes this week and I'll let you know the verdict on them.

Michelle104 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 9:06pm

Sue~ DD has a birthday this week and am making cupcakes for her to take to school. She's going to pick out of that book so I'll let you know what we choose! icon_razz.gif

Mike1394 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 9:18pm

Do the recipes also have weights, or are they in just cups, and tsps?

Thanx

Mike

Michelle104 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:20pm
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Do the recipes also have weights, or are they in just cups, and tsps?

Thanx

Mike




They do have some weight measurements...like when it calls for a box cake mix it tells you 18.25 oz....but mostly it's cups and tsp etc. The only time it looks to maybe be different is if the 2 measurements wouldn't be the same. Like one recipe calls for 1 cup of white choc chips and then in () it says 6 oz. Hope this makes sense.... icon_confused.gif

DyMakesCake Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:30pm

Thanks for starting this thread! I have also been wanting to try some recipes from this book so now I have some recommendations.

Michelle104 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:44pm

DD picked out the Rocky Road cuppies so I'll let you know how they go... icon_biggrin.gif

gabbenmom Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:48pm

The key lime cupcakes were great! We also liked the lemon poppy seed ones. The cotton candy were good (I didn't think my cotton candy flavoring tasted anything like cotton candy though- which was not the books fault).
I also made white chocolate lemon cupcakes from the chocolate book. I filled them with the lemon curd (recipe from the book....was fabulous) and a whipped chocolate ganache and then topped them with lemon buttercream. They were fabulous! Next time I think I would just fill with the lemon curd though.
I want to try the cinnamon toast ones. They sound yummy! The pineapple buttercream sounds great too!!!

SueB Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 11:00pm

Michelle104...I can't wait to find out how they taste! They sound yummy!

SueB Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 11:07pm

gabbenmom...thanks for your reviews! I have looked at the key lime cupcakes but was a little afraid of the meringue. Was it easy to do?

gabbenmom Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 11:14pm

I think so lol!!! It has been awhile. No, I didn't have any problems with it! You could always do a lime buttercream or a lime white chocolate whipped ganache. Even a lime homemade whipped cream. Gosh, now I want cupcakes!!! Let me know if you make them how you like them!

Michelle104 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 12:58am
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I think so lol!!! It has been awhile. No, I didn't have any problems with it! You could always do a lime buttercream or a lime white chocolate whipped ganache. Even a lime homemade whipped cream. Gosh, now I want cupcakes!!! Let me know if you make them how you like them!




Yummo! All those options sound so good! I'm not much on meringue myself.... thumbsdown.gif mmmmmm lime white choc whipped ganache!!!! thumbs_up.gif Are there recipes here?

gabbenmom Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:51am

I use the whipped chocolate ganache (it is wonderful!!)on here and just use more white chocolate (than the recipe calls for semi sweet chocolate). I use about 12 oz of white chocolate and one quart of heavy cream. I think you could just put fresh lime juice in it. I have been looking for lime extract or oil but I haven't found it anywhere. I hope that helps. Let me know how it turns out.


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2328-0-Whipped-Chocolate-Ganache.html

mazz Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:48pm

Hello,

I was wondering - the original post also asked about cookies at the bottom of the cupcakes - what are they for - and do you all do that when you make these cupcakes?

Thank you.

Michelle104 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 8:51pm

I don't think that the cookies or crumbs in the bottom are for anything specific except an extra little bonus surprise when you think you're at the bottom!! icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

gabbenmom Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 10:33pm

I was looking through my book last night. I noticed I altered the Key Lime cupcakes a tiny bit. I did not use coconut flavoring in the cupcakes or the meringue (my mom doesn't like coconut flavor). I used vanilla in the cupcakes and lime juice in the meringue. I remember the meringue being really good with the lime juice.
I also looked up the cinnamon toast ones. They sound great! One question, does the frosting have a strong cream cheese flavor? I am not a big fan of the flavor of cream cheese, so I was just curious.

SueB Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 11:22pm

gabbenmom,

Thanks for letting us know the changes you made. I wondered if you used actual Key Lime juice or just lime juice.

I'm not a big fan of cream cheese icing either but if you make the cinnamon cream cheese icing it isn't as strong of a cream cheese taste...in my opinion.

mazz,

I asked about the cookies at the bottom because a couple of the recipes in the book (cookies and cream cupcakes and banana pudding cupcakes) have you put one in the bottom of the cupcake liner before you pour the batter in. I was just curious how the cupcakes baked up with the cookie there.

Michelle104 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 12:37am

I've made the cookies and cream with the half oreo on the bottom off the liner. They baked just fine and rose fine and everything. I'm making snickers cuppies tonight and they called for frozen, chopped snicker crumbs in the bottom and those seem to have baked fine as well. I haven't tasted them yet.....oh but I will!!! icon_lol.gif

gabbenmom Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 12:42am

Hi Sue,
I am bad icon_cool.gif I just used lime juice. I can not find bottled key lime juice and have heard they are horrible to juice. I usually use a combination of fresh and bottled.
Good to know about the cinnamon ones! Thank you. I will have to try them!!!

jdelectables Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:42am

The Rocky Road ones are delicious!

SueB Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:15am

I had a chance this past weekend to try more of the recipes from this book and I took the cupcakes to work for everyone's opinion on them.

Triple Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Maple Frosting-very moist cupcake with creamy frosting...a big hit at work!

Rocky Road Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Rocky Road Frosting-very, very yummy!!!!! A HUGE hit at work!

Cinnamon Toast Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing-I had made these before so I knew they would be a hit and sure enough everyone loved them. One note: I use a tip 1M to make a swirl on top of the cupcakes and the icing recipe does not make enough to frost all the cupcakes. It takes about another 1/2 recipe to do them all.

Lemonade Angel Cakes with Creamy Lemonade Frosting-these were not good...I ended up throwing them out and not taking them to work with me. The cake just didn't taste right and then the frosting just wasn't working for me either...too much cream cheese taste and the lemonade with it was weird tasting. This is the first recipe I have not liked in all of Anne Bryn's books.

I will put pictures of the ones I liked in my pictures.

gabbenmom Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 4:07am

Wow! Thank you Sue for sharing. Sounds like you did a ton of work!!! I still want to try the cinnamon toast ones!!! They sound so yummy!

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