Let's have a serious discussion about Cake Scraps ;-)

Baking By terrier Updated 21 Sep 2008 , 4:02am by aztomcat

chassidyg Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 10:36pm
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I usually make cakeballs out of mine, but I'm waiting to find a trifle bowl, I didnt want to have to order one online, but having no luck finding one here!

I love the pumpkin mold idea! I did that with some of the candy molds earlier this year, they turned out great!

CakeInfatuation Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 11:26pm
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Most of my cake scraps don't make it past my husband and my kids. I did make cake balls one time though. I used them as a gift for a wedding. It was a cake that did double duty. I have a picture posted with my photos. The design of the cake balls was inspired by Bakerella.

I love the idea to make trifles with the scraps. Although my stomach, butt, and thighs are telling me to throw them away!

bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:20am
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I think you could make bread pudding out of the cake scraps. I never thought about that one either but it would probably be really good with a dense cake, similar to a pound cake.

Jocmom Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by bettinashoe

I think you could make bread pudding out of the cake scraps. I never thought about that one either but it would probably be really good with a dense cake, similar to a pound cake.




It would have to be a pound cake. Bread pudding is usually made with stale or toasted bread so the liquid doesn't turn it into complete mush. I used to make it all the time when my father was still alive. He LOVED that stuff.

bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 1:01pm
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Have you used pound cake to make the bread pudding for your father, Jocmom? I would think you would want to cube the pound cake and let it dry out some before incorporating it into the sauce, but I think it would work.

Jocmom Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:45pm
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I probably would work. I never tried anything other than bread in my bread pudding. I use to make it all the time, but I haven't made a batch of bread pudding since my father passed away.

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:10pm
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I use the scraps for cake balls, trifles and did you know that Julia Child has a recipe for a cake that calls for several cups of cake scraps?? Cool! icon_biggrin.gif

vickymacd Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:11pm
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paulstonia~ you cracked me up.....pot belly pig and 16 year olds!
Yep, I've got one too (16 yr. old that is) and first dibs on scraps are him. Then they go into the freezer for cake balls or trifle. I've even used them to just sprinkle on top of a scoop of ice cream.

lilahcakes Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:25pm
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ok im new, what are cake balls and trifles? How do you make them.

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by lilahcakes

ok im new, what are cake balls and trifles? How do you make them.


Cake balls are where you take the cake scraps and mix them with a small amount of liquid -- either leftover buttercream or flavored coffee creamer or whatever and make a dough out of them. Scoop the dough into balls, freeze for 10 minutes and dip into melted chocolate. Like a cake truffle as it were.

Trifles are made in upright slender glasses or a large glass bowl with upright sides (not flared sides), and you layer the cake scraps with pudding and fruit all the way up to the top. Top with whipped cream and a few cake scrap crumbs and voila -- a dessert to die for! icon_biggrin.gif

bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:41pm
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Cake balls and trifles are desserts using small pieces or scraps of cake. There are a few recipes in CC for cake balls. Do a search and you'll find them. Yum!!! A good way to use up your cake scaps left over from leveling your cakes. A trifle is a layered dessert, usually small squares of cake with custard/pudding or whipped cream and fruit if you want. I'm sure you've seen them layered in wine glasses.

Bettina

bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:42pm
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I should have just waited for you, bobwonderbuns. You did a better job of explaining it than I did. Now, you've made me hungry!

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:46pm
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I should have just waited for you, bobwonderbuns. You did a better job of explaining it than I did. Now, you've made me hungry!


I'm hungry now too! icon_biggrin.gif

smab109 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:54pm
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Thrown away! Until I get my own freezer, then I will start doing cake balls.

kansaslaura Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:06pm
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Originally Posted by bettinashoe

Have you used pound cake to make the bread pudding for your father, Jocmom? I would think you would want to cube the pound cake and let it dry out some before incorporating it into the sauce, but I think it would work.





I don't think cake would work for bread pudding--you'd end up with the same result as you'd get if you poured milk over cake. It wouldn't hold up to the liquid--you would also have to do a lot of adjusting to the recipe to compensate for the sugar and fat in the custard for the bread pudding for the sugar and fat in the cake.

I have used cinnamon rolls and yeast donuts in bread pudding before with great results, however. *decreasing the sugar in the custard in this case too*

AZCakeGirl Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:13pm
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I don't usually have time to try & make something out of them, so I throw them all in a big bag. Instead of putting it in the trash though, I take it down to the local Salvation Army. They have a daily breakfast for the homeless & also serve dinner on certain nights of the week as well. They love getting them. I'm told that they usually put some pudding on top before it is served. If I don't have very many scraps on a particular day, I'll save them in the freezer until I have enough to take down there.

If you don't have a Salvation Army, you could also check for homeless shelters in your area as well. I'm sure they would appreciate it.

bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:29pm
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How thoughtful of you, AZCakeGirl. I don't have anything like that in my town, but if I did I would probably lose about 15 pounds.

lilahcakes Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

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Originally Posted by lilahcakes

ok im new, what are cake balls and trifles? How do you make them.

Cake balls are where you take the cake scraps and mix them with a small amount of liquid -- either leftover buttercream or flavored coffee creamer or whatever and make a dough out of them. Scoop the dough into balls, freeze for 10 minutes and dip into melted chocolate. Like a cake truffle as it were.

Trifles are made in upright slender glasses or a large glass bowl with upright sides (not flared sides), and you layer the cake scraps with pudding and fruit all the way up to the top. Top with whipped cream and a few cake scrap crumbs and voila -- a dessert to die for! icon_biggrin.gif



Thank you for your answer . That sounds sooo good!
Thanks to you too bettinashoe ill do a search.

all4cake Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 7:17pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I use the scraps for cake balls, trifles and did you know that Julia Child has a recipe for a cake that calls for several cups of cake scraps?? Cool! icon_biggrin.gif





icon_eek.gif Nooooooooooo, I didn't know that. Would you point us to it??? icon_biggrin.gif

bettinashoe Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 8:23pm
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For some reason I just don't see Julia Child as the type of person who would have saved her cake scraps. I bet her family never went to the freezer looking for little scraps of red velvet cake. She probably made a cake and crumbled it just for scraps. I do love her recipes, however, and am now going to search for the recipe. You've peeked my interest.

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 8:33pm
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Julia Child's recipe is called "La Charlotte Africaine" and it's on page 493 of "Mastering the art of French Cooking, Volume 2". She uses "8 ounces pound cake, wedding cake, sponge cake, ladyfingers or other leftover white or yellow cake, about 2 1/2 Cups moderately pressed down." I'd post the recipe here but it is copyrighted and I'm not sure about the policies. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

all4cake Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 9:16pm
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I made a note of the book for the next time I have book buying dollars. Thank you for sharing.

CakeMakar Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 9:47pm
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Wow, I'd love to get the recipes for the pie crust, the brownies and the Julia Child cake!

My cake scraps usually get eaten as is. We made cake balls once, but they are super-sweet and we all agreed they'd be better much smaller next time. Maybe a thinner layer of chocolate too.

At the moment I have a bag of scraps that are waiting a test drive of cupcake pops from Bakerella's blog.

just_for_fun Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 11:15pm
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I used to eat it, but I'm supposed to be losing weight. So now, if my kids or dh are home, they get it. otherwise, the garbage can gets it!!

shanzah67 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 10:35pm
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Into a gallon sized ziplock bag....then my teenager takes care of the rest thumbs_up.gif

sweetcakes Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 3:29am
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if i have the top of a small round cake 8"or so, i spread on alittle icing and fold it in half for a cake taco snack!! if you have the tops from a sheet cake, spread a thin layer of buttercream or jam over the top then use a small cookie cutter and cut once then cut again, so you have 2 layers inside the cookie cutter, you can freeze these to use a small desserts served under ice cream, with a little fruit drizzle or cover in poured fondant or melted choc. for petit fours. if you have the sweet expression petit four molds you can use them in that too.

CakeMakar Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 5:05pm
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At the moment I have a bag of scraps that are waiting a test drive of cupcake pops from Bakerella's blog.




They didn't survive long enough.... icon_redface.gif

all4cake Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 6:09pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMakar

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Originally Posted by CakeMakar

At the moment I have a bag of scraps that are waiting a test drive of cupcake pops from Bakerella's blog.



They didn't survive long enough.... icon_redface.gif




That's funny...

aztomcat Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 4:02am
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Just made the Halloween cake balls for pumpkins and cake blobs for ghosts.

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