Peer Review Cake Club!

Decorating By FromScratchSF Updated 2 Aug 2014 , 3:14pm by gscout73

smittyditty Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:04pm
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sorry milk maid the RV link linked to same cake as previous.

Could you link again?
 

milkmaid42 Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 5:17pm
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I'll try again. And thanks for the comments. I never thought of the other applications for such a cake. For grandparents, or teachers---how personal that would be. Good idea! Well, here goes the 2nd attempt.

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3038111/a/8/lady-bug-and-cake-are-red-velvet-with-safety-tested-cream-cheese-filling-covered-with-dark-chocolate-ganache-and-white-chocolate-cheesecake-mff-the-flowers-are-fondant-matching-the-flowers-on-the-birthday-girls-new-ladybug-and-flower-dress-the/flat/0"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/8679564/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

ledfordchas Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 2:13am
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By saying"Be Kind" it was meant as something playful. I don't mind harsh criticism at all. I only want honest people and quite a few have responded with great comments and critiques and I am still a very happy girl. I know I am not the best and I am always wanting to learn. Sounds like you really like to pick things apart. So I am sure you will be great on this page. Much luck to you!

Elcee Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 3:09am
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 
The cake was red velvet and pretty dry, but the creamcheese filling and dark chocolate ganache made it a little more palatable. I'm still searching for a good RV recipe, having already tried several I've found on here. I really don't understand the love of red velvet.

 

milkmaid42, I'm with you on the red velvet...I just don't get it. I've stopped even trying to find a recipe, tired of wasting the time and ingredients. I just don't offer it.

milkmaid42 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 4:31am
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Thanks, Elcee. Your comment was just what I needed to finally stop my fruitless search for a good RV recipe. Apparently someone else shares my same feeling so I know I am in good company.thumbs_up.gif I've never offered it, but now have the cakeballs to refuse a request.

 

Jan

Godot Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 6:29am
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Count me in on the RV. I just don't 'get' it.

 

It tastes like cake with a bitter edge to it because of food coloring. I'm not sure I 'get' how RV can be a cake flavour. I don't offer it and won't eat it.

Godot Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 6:29am
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Count me in on the RV. I just don't 'get' it.

 

It tastes like cake with a bitter edge to it because of food coloring. I'm not sure I 'get' how RV can be a cake flavour. I don't offer it and won't eat it.

keepingitreal21 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 

The cake was red velvet and pretty dry, but the creamcheese filling and dark chocolate ganache made it a little more palatable. I'm still searching for a good RV recipe, having already tried several I've found on here. I really don't understand the love of red velvet.

I live in GA and don't really have the luxury of not selling RV. It's a southern treat that's in demand for most people here it's probably requested about 60%. It's my most requested cake by family and friends. I've never had complaints of dry cake. If any one wants to try my recipe, here it is. For those that don't, to each there own. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind or incite a riot...just passing along some information.

 

1 cup butter

2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 oz red food color (or ameicolor red gel mixed into approximately 2 oz of your preferred liquid or natural color equivalent, just don't forget to replace the liquid)

2.5 cup cake flour

1 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract ( I use 1 tsp store bought and 1 tsp of my homemade extract)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp vinegar (white or cider)

DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 4:12pm
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AI miss GA. I like Charleston, but Atlanta will always be home.

keepingitreal21 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 4:22pm
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I miss GA. I like Charleston, but Atlanta will always be home.

If you ever come back, please let me know and we'll meet for coffee.icon_biggrin.gif

DeliciousDesserts Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 4:36pm
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AYou got it! We used to come more often. Travel is hard with a baby...& a business.

keepingitreal21 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

You got it! We used to come more often. Travel is hard with a baby...& a business.

I understand that...I've got my hands full with my little 3 month old.

milkmaid42 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 7:01pm
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Michelle, I just printed out your recipe for RV. I titled it "One last chance Red Velvet". I'll give it one more try for I realize that it really is a popular flavor. I can appreciate it more when I think of it as a buttermilk cake, not really a chocolate one. So it looks like we'll be sampling a RV sometime this week. Thanks for the recipe and your endorsement. Here's hoping....

 

Jan

smittyditty Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 7:08pm
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AI have a RV cake that is really moist my only problem is its crumbly and sticks to pans.. Lol So maybe we can help each other. Ill post it tomorrow as I'm not at home. Mine is a lot of chocolate. It's still bitter but more like white chocolate? Anyhow everyone at my husbands work raved about it. Almost got a wedding order But they already paid their $600 deposit so even though I hate RV and have problems with the recipe it's a Keeper for me. I also live in tx so I'm sure ill get requests.

smittyditty Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 7:09pm
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AI have a RV cake that is really moist my only problem is its crumbly and sticks to pans.. Lol So maybe we can help each other. Ill post it tomorrow as I'm not at home. Mine is a lot of chocolate. It's still bitter but more like white chocolate? Anyhow everyone at my husbands work raved about it. Almost got a wedding order But they already paid their $600 deposit so even though I hate RV and have problems with the recipe it's a Keeper for me. I also live in tx so I'm sure ill get requests.

thelittlecakery Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 8:39pm
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AYThank you FromScratchSF, I've been baking for about a year now and could really use some constructive criticism on my work. I'm also thankful this is NOT about pricing. :D

keepingitreal21 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 10:48pm
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Hey guys, I forgot my directions for my RV...silly me.

 

Yields approximately 8 cups of batter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

 

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift or whisk together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before icing.

keepingitreal21 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 11:03pm
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 

Michelle, I just printed out your recipe for RV. I titled it "One last chance Red Velvet". I'll give it one more try for I realize that it really is a popular flavor. I can appreciate it more when I think of it as a buttermilk cake, not really a chocolate one. So it looks like we'll be sampling a RV sometime this week. Thanks for the recipe and your endorsement. Here's hoping....

 

Jan

LOL! Yep, that's how I think of it. GL, I hope it works for you.

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Originally Posted by smittyditty 

I have a RV cake that is really moist my only problem is its crumbly and sticks to pans.. Lol
So maybe we can help each other. Ill post it tomorrow as I'm not at home.
Mine is a lot of chocolate. It's still bitter but more like white chocolate?
Anyhow everyone at my husbands work raved about it. Almost got a wedding order
But they already paid their $600 deposit so even though I hate RV and have problems with the recipe it's a
Keeper for me.
I also live in tx so I'm sure ill get requests.

I'm not a fan of the "lots of chocolate" RV. I too find them a bit bitter. Not to mention, the more chocolate, the less you can obtain a pretty red color. The chocolate also covers up a lot of the buttermilk and vanilla flavor, not to mention the tangy bite it has from the vinegar/ baking soda combo.

FromScratchSF Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 11:57pm
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AHi!!! I haven't been on much lately and am slammed with wedding season so sorry I haven't been commenting! But thank you to those participating!

Quick reminder, please make sure you upload your photo to the Cake Central gallery, post a link to the photo here, but all comments need to be on the photo, not this thread!!!

Make sure if you are commenting as part of the cake club you start your critique by stating "Cake Club".

This is not a thread about Red Velvet cake. I love you all but have flagged the recipe and comments about it to be removed by the Mods. I hope you all agree that if we go too far off tangent then the purpose of the club will be lost. Please feel free to PM each other or start your own thread about recipes.

Hugs!!!

Peanut66 Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 8:33pm
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Hi Been following this thread for a while finally plucked up courage to ask for a review of 2 of my cakes here goes.

 

Minion Cake for my daughters best friends 21st Birthday

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3380345/minion-cake/

 

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake see comments re disaster

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3380346/thomas-the-tank-engine/

 

 

Thanks

BatterUpCake Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 11:11am
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Did I post this wrong for peer review? I was really hoping for some feedback and only received 1 comment.

nannycook Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 11:19am
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AI think its gorgeous.

madeofcream Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:32pm
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There's a new caking club in caketown.

knlcox Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:40pm
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Madeofcream, are you asking for a review of everything on your website? Sorry, maybe I'm missing something. 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:42pm
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Spammy McSpammertons.

Annabakescakes Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:46pm
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Spammy Von Spammerpants

knlcox Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:47pm
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Spammy McSpammertons.

That's hilarious and my thoughts exactly! 

madeofcream Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:51pm
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A peer review for this eye-candy and if it whets your appetitite would be appreciated.

Annabakescakes Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 6:04pm
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Originally Posted by madeofcream 

A peer review for this eye-candy and if it whets your appetitite would be appreciated.

Oh, I especially love the pile-o-green lumpy wads, with little pink roses. 

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