zespri Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 8:24pm
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Can anyone suggest which cake ingredients make the house smell amazing? We are about to sell our house and I thought I'd bake something right before the open homes to make it smell good.

I was thinking cinnamon and brown sugar smells pretty good...?

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milkmaid42 Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 9:19pm
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Bake some gingerbread. The thought right now is making my mouth water icon_rolleyes.gif

DianeLM Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 10:57pm
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Any baking will smell good. Just make sure the oven is clean so there's no meatloaf spatter mixed in with the sugar cookies. icon_smile.gif

Years ago, my oven died just as I started my baking for the day. A friend of mine knew the house next to hers was vacant and for sale, so she contacted the owner who gave permission for me to use the oven.

The house was shown while I was in there baking. They commented on the aroma the moment they walked in. They bought the house. icon_smile.gif

BTW, I was baking only white cakes.

KoryAK Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 11:46pm
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Lol. When I was selling my house, the realtor baked cookies just for the aroma.

icer101 Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 12:08am
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Zespri, your flavors sound wonderful..

dawnybird Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 12:25am
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Chocolate will knock 'em out every time! Mmmmm.

shanter Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 1:36am
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I think my favorite aroma wafting from the kitchen is bread baking. When the house next door was for sale, the realtor baked pies.

AnnieCahill Posted 28 Apr 2012 , 11:18am
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Spiced candied nuts baby! That smell was in my house for a week after I made them! I did them on the stovetop though, not the oven.

scp1127 Posted 30 Apr 2012 , 6:41am
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With a commercial kitchen on the ground floor of my home, it always smells like a bakery, even when I'm not baking.

When a client comes to the bakery, I keep a simmering pot of vanilla and spices in water on low on the stove.

For selling a house, I would make something that not only smells good, but can be served to the prospects. A platter of chocolate chip cookies with bottled water would be my choice.

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