I Baked And Then I Baked Again...

Decorating By ChristineCMC Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 2:04am by cakestyles

ChristineCMC Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 2:33am
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So this weekend I made my son a Ben 10 cake for his birthday. It was a 9x13 cake with a small 6 inch round on top for the watch. I baked the first set of 9x13's and cooled them. Was going to ice them, but thought first I would bake the small 6 inch rounds. Thank God, because then I realized that the expiration date on the buttercream was 2 weeks ago!!

Thankfully, I always keep powdered buttercream in the house. Rebaked my 9x 13's. Baked my 6 inch rounds and then stayed up till 2:30 putting it all together. Was all worth it when I saw the look on my Ben 10 obsessed Little Guy's face this morning and at his party.

What I will take away from this is to ALWAYS check expiration dates BEFORE baking and even BEFORE making my shopping list!

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JanH Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 1:25am
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I must be missing something....

Why did you have to rebake the cake layers, if the b/c had an expired best by date?

cakestyles Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 1:27am
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I was just about to ask the same thing.


Also, what's powdered buttercream?

playingwithsugar Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 1:28am
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Did you mean buttermilk?

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imagenthatnj Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 1:51am
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I think she means buttermilk, and that she baked the big cake with expired buttermilk and that's why she had to re-bake, using powdered buttermilk.

cakestyles Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 2:04am
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aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh by George I think you've got it! lol

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