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patticakesnc Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 3:46am
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Ok here is a cake I did for my stepdads bday. It is Chocolate cake with twinkie filling. Topped with cumbled oreo cookies and the balls are actually crumbled oreos with marshmallow rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate.

First basketweave cake. I think it needs something. Any ideas?

I feel like it looks unfinished.
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redpanda Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 3:53am
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What I think it needs most is a fork and plate!

It looks delicious! Personally, I don't think it looks like it is unfinished.

The only thing I could think of that might make it look more "finished" would be to so something with the bottom border to bring in the color of white chocolate drizzle.

RP

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JaneK Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 3:54am
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First let me say it looks delicious!!!! I don't think it needs much but I couldn't tell from the pic whether it had a bottom border...perhaps the rope border would be good and pretty easy..
You did a really nice cake!!! I am sure he will love it!

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daisyz Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 4:02am
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Yum! I am smacking my lips! Looks delicious and the basketweave is perfect! I agree with JaneK, maybe a rope or reverse shell border would finish it off! =)

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joanmary Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 4:12am
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Looks PDG to me!

How exactly do you make those balls? They look so good.

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cake2decorate Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 4:15am
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I agree, just add a border. Great cake, sounds yummy!

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patticakesnc Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 4:22am
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Thanks all. I did a small boarder at bottom but I think it just fades away so I am going to spruce that up some.

The oreo balls were a last minute idea.

I took the double stuff oreos put them in my food processor and ground them up fine.

Pour them in a bowl and add melted marshmallow ( probably can do cream but I used melted) This will not mix well so you have to put your hands in it and really knead it all together.

Roll them into balls (they will be dry but that is ok)

Dip them in melted candy melts and drizzle with melted white chocolate.

I haven't eaten one dipped yet but did try the undipped and it tasted like an oreo. I do think the marshmallow fluff would work better though since you have a little more time before it dries up.

Thanks all!

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JanH Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 4:50am
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I'm with redpanda, all it really needs is a fork and plate!

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joanmary Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 5:18am
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Thanks patti, sounds good.

Jan, love your avatar - Cathy is a favorite of mine.

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springlakecake Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 12:27pm
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I think it looks excellent! Your basketweave is really great. The only thing missing is a nice photo! If you took a nice photo without all of the background stuff in nice natural light, it would look very professional! To me that is all it needs icon_biggrin.gif

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Jasra Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 1:00pm
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I think it looks great and I would love a taste, it looks so yummy! icon_biggrin.gif

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praetorian2000 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 1:54pm
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If you ask me...just a fork and my mouth. Forget the plate. icon_biggrin.gif

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joanmary Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 1:56pm
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Meant to mention how great your basketweave looks!

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jen1977 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 2:07pm
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I think it looks and sounds delicious! Your frosting looks delicious...good chocolate icing is hard to find! How did you make it?

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KODYSMOM Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 2:14pm
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Looks wonderful! The cake balls are a nice touch to the cake with the white drizzle!

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jtb94 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 2:16pm
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I think it looks great.

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MISSYCOMPOC Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 2:30pm
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Originally Posted by redpanda

What I think it needs most is a fork and plate!

RP





icon_lol.gif Amen!

I do want to know about that chocolate icing too. It looks delish!!

Mel

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MissRobin Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 4:28pm
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Your cake looks delicious. Just a little note about your oreo balls, great idea! There is a recipe for Truffles made with oreos. One package of oreos processed in food processor add 8 oz of softened cream cheese, mix well in processor. Roll into balls and dip in almond bark or chocolate, DELICIOUS!!!!!!

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patticakesnc Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:09pm
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Thanks all

I will try the oreo truffle idea!

Missycompoc:

The icing is also the recipe off the back of the hersheys cocoa can. I have been using this recipe for years and everyone loves it.

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denise4 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:12pm
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the cake looks wonderful an tasty....but please excuse my ignorance...but what are OREO'S...Denise (UK)

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megankennedy Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:17pm
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oreo cookies are a chocolate and cream sandwich cookie. the cookie part is a wafer-like dark chocolate with a cream (similar to bc) filling. really good, alot of people like to take the cookie apart and lick the icing off before eating the cookies... icon_biggrin.gif

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frog80 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:20pm
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You are KILLING my diet!!! icon_lol.gif

Your cake looks soooo YUMMY!!! Did you get the recipe for the twinkie filling from this site? i've been wanting to try a cake like that.

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denise4 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:20pm
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they sound lovely....wonder if we can get them here in UK....maybe under a different name...wonder if there's any other UK CC members that may know !!!!!

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patticakesnc Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:28pm
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Frog80

Sorry about the diet. I think I gain weight just looking at this site!!! LOL

Here is the twinkie filling recipe I used. I added more sugar to it. Once I was done it was not quite what I wanted so I just added a little at a time until it was the sweetness I was looking for. Oh added more vanilla as well.

Mock Twinkie® Filling
1 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Crisco® (white)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter

Mix flour with milk; boil until thick, then cool. After mixture has cooled, beat until fluffy (10 to 15 minutes). Add remaining ingredients, beating well as you add them individually, one at a time. Spread the filling between layers of cake.

NOTE: The longer the milk and flour mixture is beaten, the fluffier the filling will be.

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BakeQueen Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 6:57pm
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I think it looks great. All I need is a plate, fork and glass of milk!

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MrsAB Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 7:05pm
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Great job! It looks great!

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madicakes Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 7:19pm
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That looks absolutely divine! I've really been wanting chocolate today too icon_smile.gif Great basketweave job. Looks perfect!

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kdhoffert Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 7:35pm
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Originally Posted by denise4

the cake looks wonderful an tasty....but please excuse my ignorance...but what are OREO'S...Denise (UK)




http://nabisco.com/Brands/brandlist.aspx?SiteId=1&CatalogType=1&BrandKey=oreo&BrandLink=/oreo/memories/&BrandId=78&PageNo=1

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Princess3 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 9:33pm
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As my signature reads.....

GET IN MY BELLY..

That looks wonderful. Good Idea.

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Cakelady232 Posted 9 Oct 2006 , 9:44pm
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I think it looks good enough to eat.

A few suggestions. Once you master the basketweave concept, use different tips to accomplish a more refined look. Try a #7 writing tip and make a tight weave. It will look more professional.

I do think your cake would benefit from a top border in lieu of the truffles on top. The scale is a little off. Truffles too big relative to the cake. Use a large tip to make a rosette or rope border. If you wanted more height, add chocolate covered strawberries or your truffles within the perimeter of the border.

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