What Do You Do With The Leveled Off Bits?

Decorating By Skyebaby Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 1:52am by BeeBoos-8599_

Skyebaby Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:39pm
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I'm a complete newbie caker so my cakes still need quite a bit leveled off. It's enough that I've saved it and snacked on it over a day or two. lol

It's really completely yummy because I've never been a fan of the sweet icing that I'm trying to perfect right now so it's like a little consolation prize while I decorate my cake icon_smile.gif

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luvsfreebies72 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:41pm
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some people make cake balls out of them. If you do a search you'll find out all about them

Skyebaby Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:46pm
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Interesting! I had no idea icon_smile.gif

prterrell Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:47pm
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If doing a stacked cake, I use the leveled off part to make cake crumbs to put underneath the separator plates to prevent them from sticking to the icing of the tier below. Otherwise, they go into the trash.

pattigunter Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:53pm
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I eat them of course!! Thats the main reason that I've gained 30 lbs in the last few years icon_redface.gif

lalaine Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:53pm
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i eat them!
thats probably why i've gained 20 lbs since i started decorating cakes 3 years ago.

pattigunter Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:54pm
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I just cant stand the thought of throwing them away....

enoid Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:56pm
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Most of the time my family eat them unless I can hide them long enough to make cake truffles. (aka cakeballs) icon_lol.gif

aggiechef Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:58pm
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I usually feed mine to the garbage can, unless it's chocolate cake....I feed that to me icon_smile.gif

JessDesserts Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:59pm
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I make cake balls ! ( im so in love with cake balls, I make them even when I dont have leftovers) Since I usually make cupcakes, I only have scraps when I scoop out the middles for something.

Cake balls are super easy. Its really according to your taste. Mix the cake 'scraps' with frosting of your choice ( red velvet with cream cheese frosting, choc cake with choc frosting, vanilla with strawberry ,etc, the list is endless!) until its just moist- not soggy. Roll a bit into a little ball, maybe a tad smaller then a gold ball. Let them chill in the fridge and then dip them in melted chocolate.

You can put them on a stick too. You can shape them into all sorts of things.

Too bad when I was really into making them , I hadnt discovered cake central and I dont have pics icon_cry.gif

I have an urge to make them now ! ! !

you really cant go wrong with them!

djs328 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:00pm
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If you have a whole lot, you could use them as a layer in a trifle dessert, too - layer w/ whipped cream, candy, choc chips, mousse fillings, fruit, anything, really...you could freeze them and you'd have them on hand for a trifle for impromptu company!...........
........or you could give them to DH for helping with the dishes! icon_wink.gif

cakelady31 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:08pm
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um.... eat them. (is that wrong?)

pattigunter Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:09pm
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Not if you dont mind a little extra padding!! icon_biggrin.gif

scrabblemomof1 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:10pm
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I cut four corners of a round cake to make it a square and ended up with four speared shaped cakes. That's how I got the idea to make my corn on the cob! Rounded corner facing up and the flat side face down, it's easier to pipe the kernels! Image

janebrophy Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:16pm
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I used to eat mine, until I realized that all those leftover cake humps were now MY cake humps! icon_smile.gif Then I joined the gym and started throwing them in the garbage! LOL!

isabow2 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:20pm
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I was going to just throw mine away, but that "what a waste" so I just put the scraps in a Ziploc bag w/a small bag of BC icing next to them for my BF. He's recently been bragging that he's lost 20lbs. doing absolutely nothing but cutting out pop (see Slim Quick commercials) so I thought I'd help him out!!! icon_evil.gificon_twisted.gif

susanscakecreations Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:20pm
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My husband eats them, my son eats them, I eat them..................I never have any leftover for cake balls....... icon_lol.gif

Relznik Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:25pm
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My husband's work colleagues often ask him whether I've got any cake orders coming up.... they know they get off-cuts when I do!

tripleD Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:29pm
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Oh! its nothing sexual but I HAVE A HUMP ADDICTION. hahaha

I never met a scrap I didn't like. If it doesnt get eatin right away I make cake balls and add a squirt of rum. makes great rum balls.

two2miracles Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:36pm
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My kids usually eat them or I just throw them away...so I WON'T EAT THEM MYSELF!!! No surprise, I just love cake!!!

susanscakecreations Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tripleD

Oh! its nothing sexual but I HAVE A HUMP ADDICTION. hahaha

I never met a scrap I didn't like. If it doesnt get eatin right away I make cake balls and add a squirt of rum. makes great rum balls.




ooooooooooooo.................now I may have to save a stash for myself.............rum balls................yum........................

artscallion Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:43pm
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I make spackle. A mixture of the cake scraps, buttercream and the filling I'll be using. I then use this over the chilled crumb coat to get a solid, smooth surface, perfect under fondant. If I have more than I'll need to accomplish that, I use some as a tasty filling. In a torted two cake tier, I'll use pure fruit filling between the top two and bottom two layers and spackle between the middle two.

Edited to note that this is not my original idea. It comes from Toba Garrett's book, "The Well Decorated Cake."

majka_ze Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 8:10pm
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Just finished my cake and all what is left is some buttercream and bit of fondant. I needed spackle - I used it as core for some bigger modeling. With right consistency you can use it as modeling clay.
Not everyday possibility. Other times there are enough takers. Once a thin layer from rectangle cake ended a small jelly roll. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of it and nobody knows that it started as something else .

Franluvsfrosting Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 8:24pm
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I wrestle my family for them! The last cake I did my four year old DD was doing the "Happy, Happy cake scrap" dance before I even had the cakes out of the oven! If I didn't share they would mutiny!

Often if I'm making a cake for someone else I will use the scraps to make a very ugly version of the cake to be for us. That way the kids don't feel ripped off and I can make sure the flavors work well before I build. This is especially helpful if it's a new combo.

jer702 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 8:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by isabow2

I was going to just throw mine away, but that "what a waste" so I just put the scraps in a Ziploc bag w/a small bag of BC icing next to them for my BF. He's recently been bragging that he's lost 20lbs. doing absolutely nothing but cutting out pop (see Slim Quick commercials) so I thought I'd help him out!!! icon_evil.gificon_twisted.gif




LMAO icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Lady_Phoenix Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 8:28pm
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I make cake balls for my youngest grandson! He LOVES cake... his first sentence, was Nan, I want cake pwese! icon_lol.gif

auntmamie Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 10:53pm
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I use cake scraps to absolutely negate any gains I made by dieting at work (and avoiding the drive thru) all day. But, I love the BF idea - mine is getting skinny way to fast for my diet!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:09pm
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Trash. They go straight into the trash.

leah_s Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:17pm
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Throw them away QUICKLY!

BakingGirl Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:23pm
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The brown bit on top is the best part of the cake, so I eat mine, perfect with a glass of milk. If there is any serious cake scraps from carving cakes I pile them up on a paper plate, then if there is icing left over I dollop that over the top, and then the baby sitter gets them. In fact, she goes home with cake every week in one shape or form, scraps, whole cake or anything in between. Nobody in my house eats cake so she is a very happy lady to take my cake off my hands.

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