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Well, if I can't scrape together the ingredients for an 8x8 batch of my "Innsbruck Dream Bars," I've got 2/3 of a DH white cake mix in the cupboard. Never was big on pie.

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post #2297 of 3007
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Originally Posted by MimiFix View Post
 

Cake talk: Anyone having cake instead of pie on this very lovely Thanksgiving Day?

 

i make one apple pie a year and the time is now-- yes!

 

we never have cake for thanksgiving or christmas-- 

 

we only have cake for birthdays, graduations and weddings--and a birthday cake could be anything from a 'this is your life' topsy turvy rock your world cake to a 9x13 in the glass pan with a tapered candle hovered over while we sing -- ha!

 

one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
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 9x13 in the glass pan with a tapered candle hovered over while we sing -- ha!

 

What? You mean you don't just shove it in the cake like Sandra Lee taught the world to do? 8O:D 

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What? You mean you don't just shove it in the cake like Sandra Lee taught the world to do? 8O:D

 

 

i'm not that classy--i was afraid it would drip and i was already in trouble for the 9x13  :lol:

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post #2300 of 3007
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i was afraid it would drip and i was already in trouble for the 9x13  icon_lol.gif
Which is why I utterly cannot begin to understand why the once-common plastic "flower" birthday candle holders are now virtually impossible to find.

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post #2301 of 3007
I had an order for caramel cupcakes but then the customer contacted me to cancel because she talked to her in laws and they were not "into" cupcakes. They wanted a pumpkin pie from Costco. I told her I'd be upset too if there were no pie at Thanksgiving!
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Cake talk: Anyone having cake instead of pie on this very lovely Thanksgiving Day?

I didn't make one and was SHOCKED at how disappointed my daughter was. Won't make that mistake again! :ouch:

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Which is why I utterly cannot begin to understand why the once-common plastic "flower" birthday candle holders are now virtually impossible to find.

James:  that brings back memories, yes, where DID they go to and why are they hiding from us?

maybe a few too many tykes swallowed them & stuck them up their little runny noses.:?

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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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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

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

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https://www.etsy.com/search?q=cake%20candle%20holders&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

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 #2306 of 3007
Actually, I've seen them online, too. They're just "damn near impossible to find" locally.

And "MBalaska," didn't Cheech & Chong have a bit about a kid shoving things up his nose? Never heard Cheech & Chong do it themselves (but I see there are several versions online), but I knew a kid in about 7th or 8th grade who did Cheech & Chong impressions (yes, BOTH of them at the same time).

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post #2307 of 3007
Too late to edit:
Based on the ones I've seen online (carded with a bunch of regular-size birthday candles, for a fraction of what's being asked at Etsy or eBay), either somebody's got a huge cache of NOS in a warehouse, or somebody bought the tooling to make them.

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post #2308 of 3007
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Oh Crud!  I just saw the photo of the Eye of Sauron cake!  (Couldn't make the link work earlier.)    It's WAAAAAY funnier now that I've seen the cake! 

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2418022/lord-of-the-rings

 

That cake was so impressive I did some research online.  It was made by Jason Reaves of Market Salamander in Virginia.  Their wedding cakes start at $6 a serving, so how much do you think that huge, artistic & architecturally sound Eye of Sauron cake masterpiece cost? 

 

sbrehill~~I'm fascinated that you actually quoted a price for that cake.  I would've collapsed on the floor in fits of hysterical giggles.  Welcome to the forum!  [LOVED your alligator "bride" groom's cake!]

Bwa hahahaha - I agree!!! The cheek of it!!

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Saturday afternoon about 1pm.

Customer phones: I would like to order a cake for tomorrow

Staff: I'm sorry we are closed tomorrow but will be here until 4.30 this afternoon.

Customer: I want to buy a cake that is less than 3 hours old, I like my cakes fresh.

Staff: We do have a range of cakes available for you to buy today which will be fine for tomorrow as long as you keep them refrigerated.

Customer: We'll what can you do for me?

Staff: Would you like me to tell you what's available or would you like to come in and choose something from the cabinet?

Customer: I don't want one that's already there, what can you bake fresh for this afternoon?

Staff: I'm sorry our baking staff have gone home for the day and won't be back until Monday because we are closed tomorrow, I can tell you what we have available for this afternoon.

Customer: So you can't help me then. Customer hangs up.

Staff: If you want a cake that is so damn fresh and less than 3 hours old BAKE IT YOURSELF.

 

The customers responses are verbatim what she said.

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Todays PITA .....

 

I get a call about 2PM today from a customer that had called for a quote 3 weeks ago. She wants a fondant covered cake with zebra stripes and fondant baby booties plus 24 cupcakes. I tell her no problem and work up a new quote since I threw out the other one after not hearing from her after 2 weeks. As I am working up the order I ask her when is it needed? SATURDAY... This is Wednesday afternoon. Normally I would just grin and bear it except that 1. we are due to have a huge ice storm starting tomorrow and 2. I know I told her I needed at least a weeks notice for planning

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