Pregnant Women...

Decorating By AmandaKate Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 5:30am by gabitusm

AmandaKate Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 7:11pm
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Hi all,

Does anyone know if pregnant women can eat cakes with champagne or liquors in them? I mean baked in the actual cake, not the fillings. My most popular flavor is pink champagne and I thought it would be perfect for a baby shower cake I have coming up........and then I realized the champagne part. Anyone know the scoop on this one?

Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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ccordes Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 7:15pm
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I would say it's perfectly fine. I mean, the amount of alcohol that goes into the cake really isn't that much when you divide it by how many servings you have and that's if most of the alcohol doesn't get baked off in the oven.

CeeTee Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 7:17pm
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I don't see why it would be a problem. It's just for flavoring, and not like she'd be drinking it. Also the alchohol evaporates when it's being baked, so if there's any trace of it in a slice of cake, it's so small that it won't be harmful

least, that's my educated guess icon_lol.gif

pouchet82 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 7:32pm
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Yes it is fine, and I am saying this as a medical professional. The alcohol bakes off from the heat, you are left with the flavor without the alcohol (you know when you open the oven and the alcohol burns your eyes?). Most extracts have alcohol in them anyway. It is perfectly safe as long as the cake is baked.

jones5cm Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:19pm
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I agree with everyone else...but I'd LOVE for you to share your pink champagne recipe!! Is it in the recipe tab??

cylstrial Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:30pm
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Same here. I'm under the impression that the alcohol evaporates from the heat.

vagostino Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:33pm
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I think is safe from the eating standpoint, but if i were you I would ask the customer or the friends that are hosting the shower and make sure is OK. You don;t want people at the shower commenting that "she got a champagne cake and is pregnant OMG!!!! " You know, some people might not get it!

ziggytarheel Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:35pm
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Alcohol takes a long time to burn completely off. Yep. I was surprised.

JanH has some handy dandy links for that. icon_smile.gif

CakesByJen2 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:36pm
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Actually, studies have found that only some of the alcohol evaporates during cooking. I don't remember the exact amount, but it seems like I remember reading it was either 70% remained, or 70% evaporated.

That being said, the amount used in one recipe is only the amount in one drink, two at the most. So when you divide that by the 12-20 servings one recipe makes, any one person would aonly be getting the equivalent of a couple of sips, and that's assuming none evaporated.

I would have no qualms about it myself, but I would check with either the hostess or guest of honor, just to be sure they were okay with it.

cuteums Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:39pm
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there is no alcohol after baking. The heat takes care of that. Also, when you think about it Vanilla extract has a strong alcohol content, so it's really not a big deal because it is so little.

Pink Champagne cake sounds interesting.

vagostino Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:42pm
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here is a link with some info on the subject:

AmandaKate Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 8:58pm
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Wow thanks for all the wonderful replies and info!!!! I will definitely check with the soon to be grandmother and see what she thinks!

For those who would like the recipe here's a link to a loooooong list of cool recipes...

It's alphabetical obviously so just scroll down to Pink champagne....

I do not use the Lorann Champagne flavoring in the recipe because the bottle I bought smelled kinda funky......but I found that the cake tastes delicious anyway!!!! I've made it several times and it appears to be everyone's favorite!!! It's very moist and delicate!

JanH Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 6:15am
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Another chart:


this-mama-rocks Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 6:27am
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Well, I can't really comment until you send me a generous sample of your Pink Champagne cake, and a bottle of pink champagne. I prefer Perrier Jouet, thankyouverymuch!

AmandaKate Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 7:02pm
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haha I'll work on that icon_wink.gif

gabitusm Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 5:30am
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what kind of filling do you use with this cake?

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