My New Favorite "cake Scrap" Use

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 17 Jan 2010 , 2:44pm by bobwonderbuns

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Kitagrl Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 4:40pm
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I just discovered my favorite thing to make with leftover cake scraps or tasting cakes that have been in the freezer a bit too long...

Trifles!

I always have some sort of pudding, whipping cream, or leftover fillings on hand...just chop the cake up and layer it!

Last week I had all kinds of cake and filling leftover from a "summer" flavor tasting...lemon and raspberry and coconut so I just took the cakes and fillings and some fresh strawberries and layered everything in a trifle bowl topped with cool whip, and served it at a teen activity we had. They ate it all up!

Today, using leftover marble flavor cake scraps I had thrown in the freezer...layered with some chocolate pudding, cheesecake pudding, leftover oreo crumbs from Christmas...and a bit of caramel ice cream topping...and cool whip of course. icon_smile.gif Its going to a church dinner tomorrow.

Its so fun to make a yummy dessert just with leftovers lying around!!!! You could use any of your fillings like mousse or pudding or even preserves to layer with the leftover cake. It looks so pretty in the glass trifle dish too.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 4:47pm
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That sounds delicious!! I know in her cookbook Julia Child has a cake recipe that calls for 3 Cups cake scraps!! Who knew?? icon_biggrin.gif

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Jan14grands Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 5:19pm
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That's a great idea. I started throwing out my cake scraps so I wouldn't nibble on them - now I'll freeze them and save for a trifle dessert! Thank you for the idea icon_smile.gif

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Classycakes Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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I use them for trifles too!!! I'll put jello or pudding, fresh or frozen fruit, and lots of whipped cream. Just yummy!!!

During the wedding season I have way too much for our small household so I give them to my mother-in-law. She lives in a senior's complex and she passes them on to her neighbours and friends. Every weekend, they're either knocking on her door or calling her for cake tops!! She's like a cake dealer rather than a dope dealer!! It's just so funny!!! She's the most popular little old lady in the complex and she loves it!!!

But I'll always keep a little bag or two just in case unexpectedly company drop by because a trifle is quick & easy to make.

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kiwigal81 Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 6:49pm
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I do this with choc cake, tinned fruit salad, juice from fruit heated with dark berry jam, custard, then cream (don't do cool whip here much). And the obligatory sprinkles.

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Classycakes Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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Now see, this is so unfair!!!!! My mouth is just watering now so I have to make a trifle to go with supper this evening. My hips are just going to hate you guys!!!! icon_cry.gif

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JustToEatCake Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 11:32pm
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Oh that sounds delish! And with cream cheese too? OMGoodness!

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tinygoose Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 11:56pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

That sounds delicious!! I know in her cookbook Julia Child has a cake recipe that calls for 3 Cups cake scraps!! Who knew?? icon_biggrin.gif




Which one? I have her book and love it.

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cookiefool Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:08am
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Great idea! I'm swimming in cake scraps with no end in site and I can't do one more cake ball. At this rate my family may actually be thrilled to have some fruit!

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zdebssweetsj Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:14am
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Great idea, Thanks

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raquel1 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:30am
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I have to pipe in and say Great idea! I have "extra cakes in the freezer from extra batter and didn't feel like doing cake balls... now they have great and more practical purpose for me, thanks!

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icer101 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:44am
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thanks kitagrl.. what you make sounds scrumptious!! thats what i will do with mine from now on.. haven,t made the cake balls yet.. your way sounds great...

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cownsj Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:48am
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I don't know if this sounds very good or not. I think you need to make a batch and send them over to me....... just to try them out....hehehehe
Love the idea.

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MacsMom Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:51am
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Tiramisu is a good one: white or yellow cake scraps, simmer Kahlua and coffee with some powdered sugar til it thickens to a syrup; douse the cake cake scraps, spread this over it: 8 oz cream cheese blended with 1 cup powdered sugar and one bag melted white chocolate chips.

Also, just yesterday I tried this trick with leftover batter:
Pour batter into ramekins, cover with waxed paper, pop in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds - voila! Quick and easy cupcakes in a bowl!

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raquel1 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 1:02am
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Tiramisu is a good one: white or yellow cake scraps, simmer Kahlua and coffee with some powdered sugar til it thickens to a syrup; douse the cake cake scraps, spread this over it: 8 oz cream cheese blended with 1 cup powdered sugar and one bag melted white chocolate chips.

Also, just yesterday I tried this trick with leftover batter:
Pour batter into ramekins, cover with waxed paper, pop in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds - voila! Quick and easy cupcakes in a bowl!




Wow! you are a cake genius! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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kiwigal81 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 6:52am
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I really didn't need to read the tiramisu recipe. I'm wanting to get back *into* my jeans didn't cha know icon_biggrin.gif

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bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 2:44pm
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That sounds delicious!! I know in her cookbook Julia Child has a cake recipe that calls for 3 Cups cake scraps!! Who knew?? icon_biggrin.gif



Which one? I have her book and love it.




I didn't write it down, but I believe it's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 2. (That's the red volume. I have the blue one and it's not in there.) It's called "La Charlotte Africaine" and it's found on page 493. One of the ingredients is "8 ounces pound cake, wedding cake, sponge cake, ladyfingers, or leftover white or yellow cake -- about 2 1/2 cups moderately pressed down." Cool, huh? icon_lol.gif

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