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post #1966 of 2962
Love grade B maple!
post #1967 of 2962
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Answer: Because I don't have a hotel room on-site, for those who insist on while-you-wait service.

 

And as to brown, well, there's also molasses, dark corn syrup, caramel, grade B maple, various spices, and so forth.

Yes I'm aware of all this now, but at the time I was really young and very new to cake decorating so I refering to my own dumb comment back to a dumb question.  As in I made the dumb comment.   sorry that wasnt clear. 

 

edited to add:   Just after the movie The Help came out,  I made a chocolate cake with chocolate filling for my daughter's dance studio.  A gentleman there asked me if it was made with all food grade ingredients as he had seen this movie and didnt trust anything chocolate anymore.

post #1968 of 2962
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Here is an inquiry from my website.  I underlined the part I found funny.  Wedding cake flavor?  I get that one a lot.  My usual response goes something like "Wedding cake is not A flavor, it is any cake, in any flavor, found at a wedding."  

 

Name =  

Phone =
Email = 
Event Date = 07/30/13
Event Type = Birthday For Leona 
Event Count = 6" round should be sufficient
Event Theme = Lot of pastel flowers
Additional Information = Leona loves wedding cake, can you make a white cake that tastes like wedding cake? My email didn't seem to work when you tried to respond to me so I left my phone number.  Thank you! Angie

 

Actually, a number of places are selling a cake flavor called "wedding cake." Duff Goldman has a "wedding cake" flavored ice cream, Walmart sells a "cake flavored" vodka, and Sprinkles Cupcakes makes a "wedding cake" flavored cupcake, one of their best sellers.

post #1969 of 2962

are they white almond flavored? That is what I think of as traditional wedding cake....

post #1970 of 2962
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are they white almond flavored? That is what I think of as traditional wedding cake....



Thats what I think of too.


In a different thread I was referring to some cakes as being grocery store ``birthday cakes``...you know bland chocolate, or dry vanilla with super sweet grocery store frosting that coats your mouth.  Yuck, makes me feel like i need to wash my mouth out just thinking about it.

post #1971 of 2962
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Love grade B maple!

Hmm. For table use, I prefer a 50/50 mix of Fancy and A-Medium. But I've heard of people who actually prefer Vermont C -- the stuff that few have heard of, that normally goes into stuff like livestock feed and maple-flavored tobacco, because the flavor (I'm told) has some notes that most people find unpleasant. (I've only even heard of grade-C while visiting Morse Farm, just outside of Montpelier, and I've never seen, smelled, or tasted it.)

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post #1972 of 2962
I'm pretty sure I've never had any of these. Lol. Just "maple flavored" things.
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post #1973 of 2962

Re wedding cake flavor. I think the light almond flavor is what they are aiming for. Duff's ice cream smells like it, but the taste is kind of medicinal. The vodka smells good at first, but after awhile it's a little much. I have not tasted Sprinkles' cupcake.

 

Sometimes consumers are ahead of us. I got a request for a "chai tea" flavored cake. I had never heard of it, but, sure enough, Sprinkles has one. Incidentally, I tested a few recipes, and my version of "chai tea" cake tastes wonderful. The customer thinks so, too. I love a challenge.

post #1974 of 2962
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I had a customer ask for a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing covered with fondant and sculpted figure. I knew she wouldn't be able to afford much and she was a friend of my husband so I quoted her $90, should have charged $180 with my normal pricing. Good deal right? Her response that's still a lot of money to pay for a cake. What would it cost if I baked and iced the cake and you decorate it? icon_confused.gif I told her the only way you could get this cake cheaper is to make it yourself. To teach her a lesson I offered to come to her house and teach her how to make the cake for $50 but she would have to bake the cake, buy the materials and have all the supplies and to plan to take about 7-8 hours to decorate. She spent $45 on materials plus $50 for me so she spent $95 on the cake and when we finished the cake at 1am she said I should have just paid you to make it. icon_twisted.gif I win :D She will never get a discounted price from me again.

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post #1975 of 2962

Okay here's my favorite...

 

Getting a text, email, or picture handed to me from family/friend clamoring in excitement "wouldn't this be fun if we did this for ____??".  And by we they mean I do all the work but somehow delegate them bits of work within their capability that doesn't compromise my final cake.  And by fun they mean free.  Like somehow them forcing a cake job on me is a gift because we can "do it together".  Considering I do almost all my cakes for absolutely free this is becoming my LEAST favorite thing to hear.  My big problem (of course after me not saying no) is that its always from very close friends and immediate family.

 

Unless you are a child don't ask to come play in my kitchen :twisted:

post #1976 of 2962
I was making chai tea cupcakes fifteen years ago!
post #1977 of 2962
Here's a chai factoid for you. The term "chai tea" is a mistranslation and is redundant, since "chai" is the Hindi word for "tea." The karha spice mixture is what gives it the flavor, and the correct term is "masala chai". I was lectured about this by someone from India who said that whenever anyone says "chai tea" they laugh silently to themselves. But now it's commonly used, so I'm conflicted whenever I order one because I know I'm saying the wrong thing.
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Here's a chai factoid for you. The term "chai tea" is a mistranslation and is redundant, since "chai" is the Hindi word for "tea." The karha spice mixture is what gives it the flavor, and the correct term is "masala chai". I was lectured about this by someone from India who said that whenever anyone says "chai tea" they laugh silently to themselves. But now it's commonly used, so I'm conflicted whenever I order one because I know I'm saying the wrong thing.
Chai factoid. This is just one of the reasons you are so well loved around here. That's awesome.
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post #1979 of 2962
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Thats what I think of too.


In a different thread I was referring to some cakes as being grocery store ``birthday cakes``...you know bland chocolate, or dry vanilla with super sweet grocery store frosting that coats your mouth.  Yuck, makes me feel like i need to wash my mouth out just thinking about it.

 

Here in the UK "wedding cake" is fruit cake, similar to what you would make at Christmas. Can't stand it myself, so when I was getting married we specified no wedding cake in the wedding cake! 

post #1980 of 2962
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are they white almond flavored? That is what I think of as traditional wedding cake....

There is a wedding bouquet flavor and also creme bouquet

 

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