weng1025 Posted 13 May 2013 , 2:06pm
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Hi Guys,

 

I am new to Cake Central and I am very new to cake making. I have a full time job and I am only doing this as a hobby. My goal is to make my kids' birthday cakes in July. Their birthdays are 2 weeks apart and we will be having 2 separate small celebrations for them. In the past, I have always bought cakes for their birthdays but now the prices of these cakes, especially those with very nice decorations, are getting higher and higher. So this time I decided to do it myself. I think I have some talent for decorating, but my problem is that I don't have a good cake recipe. I've baked mocha cake and chocolate mousse cake in the past and people always loved them, but I don't have anything else aside from these two. If anyone out there is kind enough, please share a good recipe that kids and adults will both like. Looking forward to your replies. Thanks.

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jennicake Posted 13 May 2013 , 3:29pm
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AThere is a fantastic chocolate mud cake recipe on this site, posted by Pam (I can't recall her username). I'm drooling just thinking about it now! And this cake has a great shelf life so you can bake a few days in advance if needed

Debcent Posted 13 May 2013 , 4:02pm
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Im not sure what the ages of your children are, but I baked my Grandson's 1st birthday cake.  It was for a really large party mostly adults.  The flavor I used was banana.  It was such a hit.  People are still talking about it.  Even people that dont like cake very much loved it! Here is the recipe I used. I chose this flavor because bananas are my grandson's favorite food and I thought it would be a bit more healthy for him to have his first cake.( Is cake ever healthy??icon_confused.gificon_biggrin.gif )  I hope this recipe helps you.  I baked it at 350 not the low temp they suggest and it turned out great and moist.  Also make sure you line your pans with parchement too.

 

http://dessert.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256

kazita Posted 13 May 2013 , 4:04pm
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AHere's that mud cake recipe.....its said that mud cakes are better after sitting for a few days

cakecentral.com/t/726071/august-scratch-off-mud-cake

weng1025 Posted 15 May 2013 , 9:18pm
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AThanks guys. I'll try out your suggestions. My kids are turning 5 and 7 by the way.

cherrycakes Posted 16 May 2013 , 3:33am
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My kids (ages 7 & 9) usually ask for the following flavours:

 

  • white confetti cake (I use sprinkles that co-ordinate with the party theme)
  • tuxedo cake (white/chocolate layers alternating) with oreo filling 
  • caramel cake with caramel filling
  • chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling or oreo filling
  • red velvet cake with cream cheese filling
  • rainbow cake (multiple layers of coloured batter) with buttercream filling

 

Hope that gives you some ideas! I find that most kids prefer simple flavours for cake. 

leajiana Posted 17 May 2013 , 12:12am
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AI am look for a pound cake recipe for cake I have three kids b-day coming up on wed 22 may need help 14 in cakes are very costly for 3 kids HELP PLZ

Miss Cameo Posted 17 May 2013 , 10:03pm
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ASo I was looking for a good yellow cake / angel food cake combo and ran across this recipie. I made a blackberry compote filled three laye cake with chocolate hazelnut frosting ( that doesn't melt ) and he loved it as well as the kids I have also used this basic cake recipie for orange creamsicle cake ( added orange juice and orange peel ) also it's a very good all around cake frozen or not!! Does not get stale it's perfect for anything you want to make!!! Delish and very very flavorable!! YOU MUST USE PARCHMENT PAPER ON BOTTOM OF PAN OR IT WILL STICK!!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/45372/finally-that-perfect-homemade-yellow-cake

ny20005 Posted 18 May 2013 , 8:20am
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ALove the sound of Oreo filling ! Is it just crushed Oreos mixed into buttercream ?

yortma Posted 18 May 2013 , 12:53pm

You can mix chopped oreos into a number of things.  There are many recipes online for an oreo filling made with whipped cream.  I have not tried them, because this filling would require refrigeration.  I have tried mixing oreos into several different buttercreams.  SMBC was very good,  ABC was way too sweet IMHO,    The best was fluffy american buttercream, which is a really good buttercream. It is light, smooth, and less sweet than ABC.  It is very similar to mixing SMBC with ABC to get the best of both.   SMBC is still my standard, but I use FAB for kids cakes or for sweeter frostings.   It works perfectly with oreos, because it is the same nice white color as the filling, and mirrors the taste of the filling without being too sweet.  It holds up very well, and even after sitting in the refrigerator for a few days, the cookies were not soggy,  although I would mix them in at the last possible minute to be sure they are still crunchy when served.  HTH

 

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/fluffy-american-buttercream

iCookiBake Posted 18 May 2013 , 1:27pm
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes 

My kids (ages 7 & 9) usually ask for the following flavours:

 

  • white confetti cake (I use sprinkles that co-ordinate with the party theme)
  • tuxedo cake (white/chocolate layers alternating) with oreo filling 
  • caramel cake with caramel filling
  • chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling or oreo filling
  • red velvet cake with cream cheese filling
  • rainbow cake (multiple layers of coloured batter) with buttercream filling

 

Hope that gives you some ideas! I find that most kids prefer simple flavours for cake. 

My kids are also 7 and 9 ! And their birthdays are 4 days apart... sorry I didn't mean to take the OP's thread in another direction.

Just wanted to say, my kids also love the rainbow cakes and cupcakes. The ones where you use white cake mix and separate the batter into different colors and then layer it in one pan. Never thought of baking individual colors into different layers then stacking, cool idea.

If you wanted to make life simple, you could always just use a box cake mix. Most kids (or adults for that matter) don't know the difference anyway. That way you get a guaranteed good result with no stress to you, and you can focus on the decorating part of it.

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