Help! Bit Off More Than I Can Handle

Decorating By KawaiiCakeCook Updated 7 Jun 2009 , 8:54am by Eme

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:01am
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Okay so I opened my big mouth and said I'd make a strawberry cake with champagne icing....only to hop on here and not find any recipes. So if ANYONE!!! has a clue please let me know. p.s. I have only 4 hours left

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jmr531 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:19am
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have you checked this out?

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df4f9hbq_46cs9f28fs

There is a recipe for a strawberry wasc.

jmr531 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:21am
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Here is a recipe for a buttercream that uses champagne flavoring. You can probably add more of the flavoring until you get the taste you are looking for.

jmr531 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:21am
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KawaiiCakeCook Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 5:13am
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can you sub real champagne? I'm in tokyo, so i don't think I can find champagne flavor in the 3.5 hours I have left

jmr531 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 5:55am
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i've never made champagne buttercream, but i assume that you can use real champagne. i would probably try reducing it in order to concentrate the flavor before adding it to the buttercream.

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 7:44am
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has anyone ever reduced champagne?

Eme Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:53am
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Simmer the champagne over low heat until the quantity reduces to at least 1/2 of the original amount. Stir often. You will see (& smell) steam coming off. Takes about 20 min.

Eme Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:54am
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Simmer the champagne over low heat until the quantity reduces to at least 1/2 of the original amount. Stir often. You will see (& smell) steam coming off. Takes about 20 min.

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