Help! Gourmet Flavors????

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pkinkema Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 6:35pm
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I believe that's their regular price! I ordered about 20 bottles quite some time ago and it was the same. Even ordered horhound for my hubby, but haven't had the nerve to mess up a cake with it yet!! icon_biggrin.gif

marriedtoagreek74 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 7:10pm
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OMG, this is awesome! Thanks girls for sharing, glad I peeked in.

I was wondering for those of you that use the WASC is there a way that I can use cocoa powder to make the choco version instead of choco flavored cake mixes? The reason that I ask is because I have this fab. Callebeaut cocoa powder that I use in my scratch cakes (it is really amazing) and would like to use that. In stores a Betty Crocker cake mix will cost me about $9 for one box so would have o buy in bulk and just don't want to sacrifice my good choco flavor. Any ideas?

MacsMom Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 7:11pm
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News flash! Lorann Oils are only $1.09 a dram at www. shop bettys.com (be sure to remove spaces). icon_biggrin.gif




I'll have to go compare shipping costs - they are $1.99 for TWO at Fon dant Source .com icon_wink.gif

MacsMom Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 7:30pm
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Originally Posted by marriedtoagreek74

OMG, this is awesome! Thanks girls for sharing, glad I peeked in.

I was wondering for those of you that use the WASC is there a way that I can use cocoa powder to make the choco version instead of choco flavored cake mixes? The reason that I ask is because I have this fab. Callebeaut cocoa powder that I use in my scratch cakes (it is really amazing) and would like to use that. In stores a Betty Crocker cake mix will cost me about $9 for one box so would have o buy in bulk and just don't want to sacrifice my good choco flavor. Any ideas?




Hmmm.... You stumped me! WASC is doctored cake mix recipe, so it wouldn't sense to try to copy it without a mix.

Here is a recipe I've been wanting to try for the heck of it, but haven't yet because I am satisfied with the WASC version...

I feel so bad because I didn't note who originally gave me this recipe! (She has posted it in a few other threads)

Dense Chocolate Cake
3 c flour
6 T cocoa      
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 c sugar
1 c margarine
1 c buttermilk
3 eggs
1 c boiling water or coffee
2 t vanilla

lindambc Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 7:42pm
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I love the drink called Nuts and Berries. Its make with Amaretto and Chambord.

So I made a batch of WASC, all vanilla flavoring and substituted Chambord for the liquid. Smelled so good when it was baking and tasted even better. Comes out a funky color so you might want to add pink or even burgandy if color is an issue. I am going to make a amaretto mousse filling to go with it.

Sounds gourmet to me!

HTH

dandelion56602 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 7:55pm
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You can also get Lorann Drams at Hobby Lobby or Michaels---Hobby Lobby has their 40% off coupon this week. They don't have as many choices, but it would be cheap for the common flavors.

marriedtoagreek74 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 8:24pm
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Hmmm.... You stumped me! WASC is doctored cake mix recipe, so it wouldn't sense to try to copy it without a mix.

Here is a recipe I've been wanting to try for the heck of it, but haven't yet because I am satisfied with the WASC version...

I feel so bad because I didn't note who originally gave me this recipe! (She has posted it in a few other threads)

Dense Chocolate Cake
3 c flour
6 T cocoa      
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 c sugar
1 c margarine
1 c buttermilk
3 eggs
1 c boiling water or coffee
2 t vanilla[/quote]

Hey Mac's mom,

I use one very similar to that, that my Mamaw used to make all the time and put a little almond extract, also add some to the homemade choco frosting too, love it.

For orders I have a scratch choco that I like, I was just trying to figure if I could try it with white cake mixes but add cocoa, but then that's adding more dry ingredient, so I don't know.

pkinkema Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 8:42pm
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Just checked out fondantsource. Their great price of $1.99 is for a twin pack...which is good if you want two of any flavor. For single drams, I haven't found anything cheaper than Betty's. It was sooooo much fun to get in my box of 20+ flavors.

I need to buy chocolate and coffee by the GALLON! Anyone know where I can get that? icon_lol.gif

MacsMom Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by lindambc

I love the drink called Nuts and Berries. Its make with Amaretto and Chambord.HTH




I love Nuts and Berries! I used to bartend and we made it with Frangelico and Chambord. Frangelico is peanut based.

I giggled a bit, though, so I apologize, but WASC already has the almond in it (you could use LoRann amaretto flavor if you prefer) and if you use a raspberry filling... It's one of my most requested cakes! Original WASC with cheesecake and raspberry filling.

Uniqueask Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 4:54pm
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Thanks Great Info

LaBellaFlor Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 5:16pm
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Wow! Thanks Macsmom & everyone else for all the great info.! That is so helpful & considerate of everyone.

Cookie4 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:22pm
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Wow - so glad I took at look at this thread - thanks for all the ideas! icon_biggrin.gif

meenu Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by txcupcake

Okay MacsMom, you are officially the Flavor Guru! Thanks so much for posting your flavor combos! thumbs_up.gif



I agree with you!

RositaFresita Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:53pm
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Hi Macsmom:
Thanks so much for sharing your list of flavors with us, all of them sound so delicious.
Greetings
Rosita Fresita

MacsMom Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:27pm
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Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif I don't exactly come up with them myself though. Strawberry lemonade, s'mores, sourcream blueberry (pie at Marie Calendar's), popsicle (cherry pineapple), etc. were all my inspirations.

RositaFresita Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 7:25pm
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Macsmom:
I just finished reading your list of flavors and I found the Tuxedo Cake, I just tasted that cake about 2 weeks ago and have been looking for the recipe like crazy. I found one but (together with picutre) doesn't look like the one I tasted. Do you mind sharing your recipe?
Thanks
Rosita Fresita

MacsMom Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 8:57pm
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I simply alternate layers of white cake (WASC using all vanilla extract) and dark chocolate cake (also a variation of the WASC, using dark chocolate cake mix, swapping out 1/3 c flour for 1/3 c cocoa powder, and adding chocolate fudge pudding mix. Oh, and using 3 cups coffee instead of 2-2/3 water).

For the fillings, I simply make one recipe chocolate truffle, and another using the same recipe but with white chocolate chips icon_wink.gif

Truffle filling
16 oz cream cheese, softened
4 c milk chocolate chips (2 bags)
1/3 c butter
1-1/2 t vanilla
2 c PS, sifted

Beat the cream cheese. Melt the chocolate and butter together in microwave; beat into cream cheese. Add vanilla and PS; beat well.

So I torte my cakes and assemble chocolate on bottom with chocolate fudge truffle, white cake with a layer of white truffle filling, and top with chocolate cake. Sometimes I make tall cakes using additional alternating layers.

RositaFresita Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 9:22pm
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Macsmom:
Thanks a million for the recipe, I really appreciate it. Also big thanks for your explanation, it is priceless.

Greetings
Rosita Fresita

devorie Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

This is the first time I've printed my entire list to share with the world... It's huge!

Almond Joy ~ Rich chocolate-almond cake filled with chocolate ganache & coconut filling.


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you are a good person MacsMom! And Chef Stef! And everyone else that added ideas! Thanks! thumbs_up.gif

Edited to thank Chef Stef & others - I posted this reply after reading only two posts icon_redface.gif

Shazzana Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 10:41pm
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u guys rock.... i have been drooling over this thread for the past 30 min...

Kissycake Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 12:41am
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me too - literally drooling and thinking of how I can squeeze in baking a cake tomorrow!! Thank you so much MacsMom, Chef Stef and everyone else who posted ideas. You guys rock!! thumbs_up.gif

servingzero Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 1:00am
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

Quote:
Originally Posted by lindambc

I love the drink called Nuts and Berries. Its make with Amaretto and Chambord.HTH



I love Nuts and Berries! I used to bartend and we made it with Frangelico and Chambord. Frangelico is peanut based.

I giggled a bit, though, so I apologize, but WASC already has the almond in it (you could use LoRann amaretto flavor if you prefer) and if you use a raspberry filling... It's one of my most requested cakes! Original WASC with cheesecake and raspberry filling.




Actually, I think you mean that Frangelico is hazelnut flavoured... not peanut based. icon_smile.gif Soooo good with kahlua and creme de cacao in a specialty coffee!

MacsMom Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 1:13am
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Oops! You're right. I was thinking of peanuts because I used to make a "Snickers" shot using Frangelico, Buttershots, and Godiva liquer.

Oh darnit! I just made a new cake flavor, huh?

lanibird Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 1:30am
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Mmmmmm.... I sure think so.

Cakeonista Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 1:34am
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macsmom you are truly amazing.........................everyone adored your tiramisu version! this snickers flavor sounds yummy, thanks again and keep up the good workmary

crystalina1977 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:10pm
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oh my gosh all of these sound great, it will take me forever to try them all...thanks so much for posting!

kake4me2 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:38pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

...I know! My mom brought me a recipe for honeycomb last night and my mind went immediately to. "How can I use crushed up honeycomb in a cake?" A honey cake?

1 dram of LoRann = 1 teaspoon. It is very concentrated flavoring so 1 dram is usually all you need to add to a double recipe like the WASC or to buttercream.




Mac, Please Please Please PM me when you make a recipe for a honeycomb cake. I also just got a recipie for honeycomb and made for my hubby as it is his ABSOLUTE favorite candy. He would be so amazed if I made a honeycomb cake....
And thx for all the other great ideas as well!!!

MacsMom Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:47pm
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Ack!! I forgot! Okay, I'll dream one up in a bit...

kake4me2 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:48pm
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Originally Posted by mariu

macsmom you are truly amazing.........................everyone adored your tiramisu version!



Yeah a flavor I truly love!!!!


Do you use the mascarpone cheese stright from the tub or do you strain it first?

if you have a specific recipe I would love to have it....

kake4me2 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

Ack!! I forgot! Okay, I'll dream one up in a bit...




Oh my goodness, I didn't mean to put you on the spot. Whenever- if ever, you get the time I would really appreciate it..or should I say my hubby would really appreciate it icon_razz.gif !

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