How Do I Say Thanks...

Decorating By isillyme Updated 26 Feb 2012 , 2:54pm by isillyme

isillyme Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 8:06pm
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I asked during the week how to make my grandmother's recipe from the 1800. I wanted to say thanks to all of you that helped me out. Not only is this my very first scratch cake, I also made her chocolate filling it was super easy. I am topping it all with homemade buttercream frosting. I can't say enough on how you helped me and it gave me the I can do it attitude. Best part I begin my decorating class next week looks like I am out to have a whole lot of fun learning. icon_smile.gif

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sing Posted 25 Feb 2012 , 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by isillyme

I asked during the week how to make my grandmother's recipe from the 1800. I wanted to say thanks to all of you that helped me out. Not only is this my very first scratch cake, I also made her chocolate filling it was super easy. I am topping it all with homemade buttercream frosting. I can't say enough on how you helped me and it gave me the I can do it attitude. Best part I begin my decorating class next week looks like I am out to have a whole lot of fun learning. icon_smile.gif




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scp1127 Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 8:59am
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We need allthe scratch converts we can get. It looks like a dying art.

If you are like me, those old recipes mean so much. Every time I make one, I feel like my grandmothers are with me. They would be so happy that their recipes live on. I can't even write this without getting teary. I was a little girl with a notebook asking my grandmothers for their recipes. They would teach me the right feel and the looks of a dough or batter and I would write down what I learned. I have since lost parts of that little notebook, but recently my mom gave me my recipe box from when I was a little girl. I have recipes I use in my business, covered in plastic, in my little girl handwriting. I can remember each of the days clearly that I was passed that knowledge.

isillyme Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 2:14pm
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I never knew my grandmother. She passed before I was born. My mom received a gift from my cousin with all of my grandmother's recipes. It was really nice they sent an email with her recipes. It feels like she is with me. She used all purpose flower, sugar etc. Her recipes only list the ingrediants, no instruction on how to put the recipe together.She was more of a pinch of this or a pinch of that. Of course in the 1800's they didn't have electric stove, no mixer etc... its actually fun trying to convert the recipes for today. icon_smile.gif

bernerluv Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 2:38pm
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My Grandparents baked all the time and I have received a lot of my Grandmother's recipes since she passed away in 2007. My fav is her Black Walnut Pound Cake.....she made it for me every year for Christmas and my birthday. I made it for myself about a year and a half ago. When I cut the first slice and bit into it, I cried like a baby! It was like having her here w/ me again and I think about her whenever I am baking!

isillyme Posted 26 Feb 2012 , 2:54pm
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I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. My mom is loving the fact that I began making desserts like my grandmother did. My mom is in another state, but she knows that I am enjoying myself. My grandmother's cake I made yesterday was really moist. I often make boxed cakes but after trying her recipe and knowing how easy it really was, I will most likely never use a boxed cake again. It also felt like my great grandmother was with me as well.

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