Help! Gourmet Flavors????

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TyeRiley Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:55pm
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Amazing flavor combinations! Thankyou everyone for the inspiration. I've been getting really sick of the same old chocolate and vanilla my family requests.
MacsMom if it's ok to ask would you be willing to share how you make the orange dreamsicle cake. It sounds so good! Thankyou.

kimbers Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:56pm
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I just wanted to say that you all are amazing and very inspirational!

MacsMom Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 11:35pm
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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....




Mascarpone Filling
1 c mascarpone cheese (from tub)     
1/4 c sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons Kahlua (or coffee extract)     
2 c whipped Frostin Pride

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cookiemama2 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 2:45am
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WOW ! All amazing ideas!
I'm embarassed to say all I ever do is white cake with buttercream filling.
Not anymore!

MacsMom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 3:28am
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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 !




Well, I've looked at recipes for honey cake and I think it would work just fine to use yellow cake mix with the only change in the WASC recipe being to substitute 1 c of the sugar for 1 c honey. Use butter extract and vanilla extract, and perhaps add mini-chocolate chips. (Or maybe a milk chocolate cake with honey! icon_surprised.gif )

The filling would be something like Bettercreme or Truffle filling with crushed up honeycomb mixed in. Like Cadbury's "Crunchie" bar.

MacsMom Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 3:33am
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Originally Posted by TyeRiley

Amazing flavor combinations! Thankyou everyone for the inspiration. I've been getting really sick of the same old chocolate and vanilla my family requests.
MacsMom if it's ok to ask would you be willing to share how you make the orange dreamsicle cake. It sounds so good! Thankyou.




It's my favorite cake!

Orange Dreamsicle
1 box white cake mix         
2 c melted orange sherbet
1 c flour
1 c sugar            
2 Yoplait orange creamsicle yogurt   
1 pkg vanilla pudding   
3 eggs
2 T oil
2 t orange extract

I just read a recipe from Lindy Smith where she makes an orange cake and marbles it with melted chocolate - a new twist instead of adding mini-chocolate chips to cake batter! I want to try that for my next experiment. Perhaps with the honeycomb cake.

I have the recipe for homemade honeycomb, but don't have time to copy it down just now...

cake-angel Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 4:01am
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Macsmom,

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing all these great ideas. You are a very generous person to share your ideas and inspiration with us.

susanscakecreations Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 4:04am
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WOW! I've been reading for 20 minutes now, and I can't wait to try some of these flavors!!!!!!!
I agree, MacsMom ~ YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the list; and thanks to everyone who posted a new flavor or recipe!!!!! I, too, was getting tired of the same old cakes..................now I can't wait!!!!!!!!!
But I REALLY need to go to bed!!!!!!!!

Thanks guys!!!!!!!

TyeRiley Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 9:48pm
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Macs Mom thanks for the dreamcicle cake recipe. I made it today and iced it with Rich's Bettercream and everyone loved it. It was the perfect dessert for a Sunday afternoon lunch. Thanks again.

niccicola Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 2:44am
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MacsMom..do you think the recipes that you mix with Frostin' Pride would work with simple Buttercream?

MacsMom Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 3:37pm
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MacsMom..do you think the recipes that you mix with Frostin' Pride would work with simple Buttercream?




Well, I wouldn't add pudding to buttercream, but you could use Cool Whip. It just has to stay refrigerated until a of couple hours before the party if you are using fondant (so the condensation can dry), and then put the leftovers back in the fridge ASAP.

But you can certainly flavor your BC with everything else except the pudding icon_smile.gif Have you checked out all of the flavors of LoRann oils yet? The cheesecake flavor works well in BC, especially if there is salt in your recipe (to dampen the sweetness).

niccicola Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 7:08pm
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No, I haven't tried LorAnns oils, tho i keep seeing great reviews everywhere, so its something I will definitely be looking into.

Thanks for the suggestions!

dandelion56602 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 7:17pm
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And it doesn't take much of the oils. I usually mix in to the amount I'll be using for the filling & it really only takes a few drops.

adawndria Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 3:51am
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WOW! Loving this thread! Exactly what I was looking for to fill a cake for a friends bachelorette party! What do you use for marshmallow filling? Marshmallow creme?

Thanks!
Adawndria

MacsMom Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:06am
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Yep! Marshmallow creme from a jar icon_smile.gif

kilikina_24 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 1:34pm
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Macsmom--you're awesome!!! I was going to ask you about the peanut butter cake but I found an answer from you in another thread---so I didn't have to bother you for it!! I can't wait to try some of these combinations!!! My son's b-day is coming up and he LOVES peanut butter so that's first on my list!

Thanks for sharing all this information!!!! And thank you to everyone else too!! I LOVE this site!!!

dandelion56602 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 2:20pm
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Ok share your answer to the PB cake. I've looked for a good recipe that isn't too heavy---I've yet to find one

MacsMom Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:02pm
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Ok share your answer to the PB cake. I've looked for a good recipe that isn't too heavy---I've yet to find one




I'm glad you asked because the recipe originally stated to use yellow butter cake mix, but it doesn't turn out very good with that! (I recently learned through trial).

I had always used white cake mix because I always have it on hand, but I finally broke down and bought the butter mix to make for my cousin. It came out really thick with a heavy texture, so I re-made it with white cake mix and it was wonderful.

Peanut Butter Cake
2 pkgs white cake mix
1 1/2 c creamy peanut butter   
1 1/2 c coffee creamer  
1 c butter, softened       
8 egg whites

Filling
1 jar creamy peanut butter (2 c)   
2 pkgs cream cheese      
2 c powdered sugar
2 T vanilla extract
2 C Bettercreme

malishka Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:27pm
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what the heck is bettercreme?

I see everyone talking about it. Do I get it in the frozen section, dairy section, or baking section?
Is it dairy and does it spoil without refrigiration?

Oh soooooo many questions, so little time. lol

MacsMom Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 5:04pm
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Bettercreme and Frostin Pride are non-dairy whipped toppings that can survive 5 days on the counter after whipped.

It's hard to find. I buy mine at Smart&Final and I've heard that you can get it from the bakery department at Sam's Club.

You can always use Cool Whip instead, but it must be refrigerated.

malishka Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 6:43pm
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Thank you MacsMom.

Let me tell you, it's exhausting trying to find all these alternative ingredients. I usually have my kids in toe and when I come up to the baking section I get a "oh no, not again" because I leterally read all the ingredients on all the products. And finding non dairy items is a job in itself.
next on my list: icon_smile.gif Bettercreme and Frostin Pride

I'm so excited!!!!

malishka Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 6:50pm
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OOOOH....maybe I can find it online just like the Loranne oils. ( my right eyebrow is lifting as I speak)

MacsMom if there would be a cable I could purchase that connects to your brains into mine, It would be a really great investment for me.

You are the best! If I haven't thanked you before than I would like to thank you for all the wealth of info you have shared with me.

linstead Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 7:00pm
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If you are looking for some unique ways to flavor your cakes try www.amoretti.com - call and ask for a catalog - they will also send you samples. There are some very unusual flavors from this company.

fiddlesticks Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 7:03pm
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MacsMom Do you whip the bettercream first then fold it in ?
Thanks.

mrsclox Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 11:16pm
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So MacsMom, I was thinking...you should put together a cook book. But then again, you probably don't want the entire world to have your recipes. icon_wink.gif

MacsMom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 12:40am
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Yes, I whip it first and then fold it in.

I'd do a cookbook, but I think kakeladi should have first shot at it since she has the *original* WASC recipe... icon_razz.gif

MacsMom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:09am
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I just replied to fiasmama in a PM about another cake flavor to add:

"I was reading in another thread about acheiving a chocolate 'crunch' and someone came up with pouring straight melted chocolate over the torte and popping in the fridge to harden.

I'm going to add that to my cake list as a chocolate-dipped ice-cream cone! I'll spread Bettercreme whipped with white-chocolate pudding over the hardened chocolate. But of course, I have to try it first to be sre it works!"

Anyone have any other thoughts about how to make this cake come alive?

dandelion56602 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 7:17am
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Maybe some chopped toasted nuts w/ a drizzle of raspberry or strawberry or cut up mar. cherries (or mar. cherry flavored bettercream). Ok, I'm thinking of a yummy sundae at this point!

I was wanting to ask if you have a "jelly" filling. For some reason kids love PB & J. i was thinking of a PB & J cake (PB cake & jelly filling), but not sure on how to go about the filing. Sorry if it's been answered.

MacsMom Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 7:23am
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I wish Baskin Robbins was open this late!!

I do have a Sundae cake already, but I like the chopped nuts idea!

I am too lazy to make my own fruit fillings, so I buy them CountryKitchenSA.com
Look under "pastry fillings". Unless anyone knows of a cheaper source!

fiddlesticks Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:06pm
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Thanks MacsMom!!

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