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post #2071 of 2873

Perfect!

Would make an excellent wedding cake topper!

 

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Originally Posted by shanter View Post
 

The white chocolate ganache:

 

 

 

I have to stop.

post #2072 of 2873

I'd like to order a cake partly covered in buttercream

 

 

And partly in fondant ruffles

 

 

 

Stop encouraging me!!!

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #2073 of 2873

OK, buttercream is adorable!

post #2074 of 2873
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

Stop encouraging me!!!

Good idea: you're already incorrigible enough.

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

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James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

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post #2075 of 2873
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post
 

lol!!
Is it weird that I find him oddly cute? In a demon possessed sort of way, lol.

ROFL  That's so ugly, it's cute!

post #2076 of 2873
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post
 

The white chocolate ganache:

 

 

 

I have to stop.

 

OMG....ROFL  That's even better than the "chocolate" one!!  LOL

post #2077 of 2873
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post
 

These are choice! Don't stop, but I truly don't see how you can top these two.

 

Jan

LOL  I totally agree!!!

post #2078 of 2873
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post
 

I'd like to order a cake partly covered in buttercream

 

 

And partly in fondant ruffles

 

 

 

Stop encouraging me!!!

 

Go shanter...go shanter...!!!

post #2079 of 2873

Oh this one is priceless!

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People need to remember you get what you pay for, even in the decorated cake industry.  I've had to choke down a few of those "cheap", dry as the Saraha desert cakes and often when they see the guests as their function leaving half-eaten pieces of cake on their plates they learn this hard lesson.  There are many customers that SHOULD have gone that extra mile and had a respectable baker do the cake. I'll never forget the first time I had to find a cake baker after the person my family had used for almost 40 years. I chose a person based on a recommendation of the mother-to-be's family member and I SHOULD have known better. This family member was notoriously known for finding the CHEAPEST person alive to do a job and couldn't have cared less about the quality. This was the mother of my brother's wife and I guess I didn't want to offend her (she offended very easily). Those two kids had the worst wedding pictures in the history of weddings due to this woman's "cheap deals". My brother no longer has that wife nor that mother-in-law. But anyway, the cake looked decent enough but when I tasted it I was horribly embarrased. MY family had never served something so miserable in our history.  I learned my lesson that day and never asked for suggestions again, I found my own person.

 

The woman our family had to make everything for as long as anyone could remember had spoiled us.  Anything less than perfection just didn't seem good enough. Virginia was her name and when she retired from cake decorating and any other baking it was a sad day indeed for the bakingn world. She was also just an incredible woman and did a HUGE amount of work to help the community in our area. She was just a wonderful woman in so many ways. She's been sorely missed not only as a cake baker but as a wonderful woman.  She had made everything our family ever did from my parent's wedding cake to my college graduation cake when I received my undergraduate degree when I was was in my 20s. She then came out of "retirement" to do a cake for me when I received my Master's actually from the same private women's college where she had earned her degree in Home Economics.

 

I think over the years after that every so often we talked her into doing these WONDERFUL mints she made around Christmas that I have yet to find any other place. I graduated high school with one of her sons and she was now in her 90s, sadly both basically blind and deaf, and I believe also suffering deeply with dementia so it was impossible to ask her about much.  Her son was able to find what he "said" was a recipe for these mints but when he gave it to me it made NO sense at all even with all the knowledge I have of baking now.  The saddest thing is when I ran into her one day at a festival after she had sold her home here in town and had moved in with her son she said if she had known that I now  loved baking she would have GIVEN me all her cake decorating supplies.  I could have died on the spot.  I often feel the same regret about her that I have with most of my older relatives. SO many questions I have for them now that I'm older and so  many things I would love to ask them and they're gone, I'll never know these things. If I had ONLY thought to ask her about some recipes and different things so much earlier.  Oh well.....as they say...all good things must come to an end and I guess many of her recipes are one of them.

post #2081 of 2873

Basketpam, have you tried the cream cheese "mints" that are made in molds?  I wonder if that is what she made.

post #2082 of 2873

Shanter, I think you are mean.  That poor old fish has to put up with the title of being the ugliest creature on the planet and now you are making fun of him again.  How's a poor blob going to hold his head high in this world with that sort of bullying!

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Lovely story Basketpam, my aunty the acknowledged baker in our family through my childhood and into my teens, passed away unexpectedly and sadly took her recipes with her.  We often talk of her and wish somebody had thought to ask her to write her recipes down.  She was an old school country baker - a little of this, a little of that and before you know it delicious smells coming out of the kitchen.

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Originally Posted by shanter View Post
 

The chocolate ganache:

 

Laughing so hard my husband is looking across the room at me, but I'm laughing so much I can't catch my breath to tell him why I'm laughing.

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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post
 

I gave up several "best friends". One in particular I laid her hardwood floors, installed her outdoor lighting, took her to doc appts, stayed with her when she recovered from surgery, took care of her 18 special needs son while she went to Cancun AND set up for her Superbowl party since she wasn't getting back until the night before. This is just a minor list...but whenever I had the smallest request she was busy or something else. Funny thing is the final straw is when she didn't show up to a party I was having...lol.

This made me think of the song, not sure what it's called "Put another log on the fire, and come and tell me why you're leaving me" lol

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