GrandmaG Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 6:26pm

OK. Just got a reply back from Bob. This is what she said.

They use several different painting techniques. I know they use edible markers and I believe they make their own "paints" from petal dust and vodka but I'm not exactly sure. You can write to Diane at that website and ask her directly.

Adrian12 Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 6:54pm

Hi everybody! I know it's been forever since I've posted - have been having tons of trouble getting on CC. I've only gotten one "pick a number" PM (from mcdonald), so if anybody else tried to send it, please try again. I originally estimated our stop date on this recipe as Feb 4, but if people want to chime in with thoughts on that, I am up for suggestions. I am hoping I won't be having as much trouble signing on here from now on...and also that others aren't hitting those road blocks either!
Did anybody else try the recipe? I was thinking of doing a second go-round just using a doctored cake mix and dropping the filling in there to compare to the first batch. icon_cool.gif
Have a great day, everyone! icon_smile.gif
P.S. I keep forgetting to say, your butterflies are REALLY COOL, GrandmaG! I was actually kinda embarrassed to ask, so I poked around the forum looking for how to do them back when you first posted them. It wouldn't be edible, but there was one thread (can't remember where now and had issues saving it when everything went haywire for me with CC) where people were discussing using a thin wire bent in the shape of the wing and dipping it in the gelatin (compared to blowing bubbles), then just letting that dry. I thought I might try that so I wouldn't have to worry about a mold. Did you ever hear of or try that?

GrandmaG Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 11:36pm

No Adrian, I haven't heard that. I think for the $10.00, including shipping, that it wouldn't be worth it to take time to make and buy the wires but it's a thought! You could try it right away instead of waiting for the veining mats any way. They really ship fast, though. You can also use a wire with these if you want to add one to stick in your cake.
Fiddlesticks you haven't submitted a cc recipe yet have you? You better pick a number! thumbs_up.gif

GrandmaG Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 12:57am

I found a picture of the gelatin butterflies made using the wires. I have to say that I really like these too! They are so graceful looking.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-239143.html

fiddlesticks Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 1:10am

Wow those are beautiful and she made it sound so easy to ! But how do you make the body and attach ? Is it just R.I . piped on ?

GrandmaG Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 2:01am

It looks like they are all sitting on a BC flower so the wings are probably set in and a RI middle is piped in between. That's kind of how you do it with the gelatins w/o the wire. They are light as a feather so they sit up easy.

GrandmaG Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 5:33pm
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Originally Posted by Adrian12

Hi everybody! I know it's been forever since I've posted - have been having tons of trouble getting on CC. I've only gotten one "pick a number" PM (from mcdonald), so if anybody else tried to send it, please try again. I originally estimated our stop date on this recipe as Feb 4, but if people want to chime in with thoughts on that, I am up for suggestions. I am hoping I won't be having as much trouble signing on here from now on...and also that others aren't hitting those road blocks either!



Hey Adrian, maybe start a new thread to get more people involved and maybe enter a number? Just an idea. icon_smile.gif

Adrian12 Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 3:15pm

OK I figured out I just can't get on this site when using Firefox, but apparently Internet Explorer has no issues...go figure. I am going to extend the pick a number and start the new thread as suggested. Hopefully I will get some response. icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 4:03pm

I don't know that I'd bother starting a new thread, just let the person who PMed you do the next one! It's just her luck that other people weren't paying attention! Hahaha. If you do start a new thread, just be sure that you post the link here otherwise most of us will get lost in the shuffle. That's the problem with new threads... icon_rolleyes.gif

GrandmaG Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 4:04pm

Sounds great Adrian! Maybe add the link to this thread to it. I hope you get lots of responses. I think it's fun to experiment with different recipes. We may not care for all of them but we might also end up with a real winner!

GrandmaG Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 4:07pm

Yes, I agree with Mel. It's up to you Adrian but if you got one submitter then just let them do it. Maybe we can pick up a few more people with the next recipe! icon_smile.gif

archanac Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 9:45pm

This recipe sounds like the Earthquake Cake. You line a pan with walnuts and coconut flakes and then pour German Chocolate cake batter and then plop some cream cheese and powder sugar mix into the batter. It tastes heavenly. The only problem I can imagine with the cupcakes (it is a problem with the cake at least) is that you can't really do the toothpick test for doneness because the center is gooey. Is this correct?

GrandmaG Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 1:01am

No, it is basically a chocolate cupcake. The ooey and gooey part are the filling that you pipe in after it is baked and the ganache topping!

Adrian12 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by GrandmaG

No, it is basically a chocolate cupcake. The ooey and gooey part are the filling that you pipe in after it is baked and the ganache topping!



When I made these I read the recipe as directing me to put the filling in and then bake them, so that's what I did. The chocolate chips get really melty that way (and I noticed there wasn't really a coconut taste - perhaps it just helps the filling taste richer?). I did the toothpick test just kinda off-center as the filling was just in the middle.

Melvira Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:57pm

I agree that it is very similar to an earthquake cake! And yes, you do add the filling before you bake with this recipe, similar to the earthquake.

GrandmaG Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 3:05pm

You are right Adrian! I stand corrected! I guess I was focusing on the nuts and coconut sprinkled on the bottom. I didn't really taste the coconut either.
Have you picked a new submitter Adrian?

Did you make these Mel?

Melvira Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 3:15pm

You know Grandma, I haven't because I've been so busy, but I just had a cancellation for next week, so I might slip them in.

You know, I've been a bit distracted... my mom lost her job after almost 30 years with her company. At first she was really upset, but then when she told me 'the deal' I had to b-slap her into reality and now she's ecstatically happy. She was going to retire next March (2010), but they cut her at the end of last week (Friday, I think?) and the deal is, she gets her regular paycheck until August 31st, then she gets unemployment for 39 weeks, then she retires! She'll actually be getting paid longer than she had originally planned! So, she essentially gets more than the next year off WITH pay! icon_eek.gif Then she proceeds with her regular retirement plans. The part that upset her was the whole being kicked out of her office thing. But they love her there and she is welcome to come visit any time. She's even planning on still taking them treats once in a while. But I'm upset because I've essentially known some of these people since I was a tiny kid... I have to keep in touch with them in other ways now!

Sorry for another off subject rant. You can always count on me for that. icon_rolleyes.gif

ETA: She didn't do anything wrong to be 'fired' she was downsized because they were doing a 20% across the board cut, and her job was less essential than some others. They had to make tough choices, and none of them wanted her to go... but what are you gonna do? Anyway, thought I'd clarify that.

GrandmaG Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 3:20pm

That's what we're here for Mel. Your co-workers become your family some times. When I retired from barbering it was my decision but I had clients of 20 years and a work family for 10. It was very emotional. I bawled like a baby. It turned out to be the right decision in the long run though. I went into business with my husband and was really busy right off the bat and it kept my mind occupied trying to learn the ropes. That's the key!

Adrian12 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 3:36pm

I guess I'll give people a little bit longer to put their numbers in since I said I'd give em until Friday AM in that new thread I started...but I may get impatient and made that 12:01 AM GMT or something, haha! I can't wait to see what we get to make next! icon_smile.gif
I'm also going to make a cake for my Tuesday night Wilton fondant class. I think I am going to do a lemon and fill it with this lemon merengue pie pudding I found...sounds yummy to me! Then there's V-Day, I think I'm making cookies...oh yeah and dummy me entered my first competition for the 28th (novice division, but I'm still kicking myself), so I better get away from the computer and busy in the kitchen! Wish me luck!

ETA: HA! It already *is* Friday morning GMT! Ack!

Melvira Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 3:56pm

Oh, you did start a new thread? Can you link to it here so we can stay on top of it? I don't want to miss out on CCCC #11!

Adrian12 Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 2:56pm

Nothing happened on the new thread, it was just me begging for people to PM me. The winner of CCCC#11 is JanH! Yay! party.gif Can't wait to see what she picks!

Melvira Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 3:30pm

Ok cool! And we know with Jan we don't have to worry about her giving links! icon_lol.gif She is amazing with that!

GrandmaG Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:21pm
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Ok cool! And we know with Jan we don't have to worry about her giving links! icon_lol.gif She is amazing with that!



Is Jan a link poster? I love it when people post all that info! So time saving!

cuteums Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:36pm

I have a question about these cupcake recipes. They all look great, but I was wondering, are these recipes specially designed for cupcakes or will they make great cakes too? I didn't know if baking them in their small pans has to do with the composition of the recipe. Like, they add more of something or omit something because it's a cupcake. If anyone knows, or has ideas please jump in. Thanks.

GrandmaG Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 4:43pm

That's a great question! I know you can make cupcakes from a cake recipe but I can't even find any info on how to make a cake from a cupcake recipe! I would think it would be the same.

Melvira Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 5:21pm

Oh Grandma, Jan is well known as the link master. She can give you a link to anything within seconds! thumbs_up.gif

cuteums, I have to agree that it should work either way! I make my cupcakes out of the same batter as my cakes, so I can't see how it would make a difference. If anyone else knows better, jump right in and tell me how stupid I am! Hehehe. icon_lol.gif

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