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Posted: 05 August 2009 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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I am also game to do something, I didn’t do the pastry bake-off so I feel a bit guilty!!  I have just made a huge fruit cake today, ready for a Golden Wedding celebration, not mine, my DIL’s parents.  It will need to be iced and decorated but not for a few weeks so I should be able to fit something in,  I shall have to look for ideas in Rose’s books.

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Posted: 05 August 2009 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Oooh, Jeannette, keep feeding it the brandy!  Are you going to make your own marzipan?  I use Delia’s recipe and it never fails.

I’m up for the bake-off too - the only weekend I’m not available is 29/30th.

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Posted: 08 August 2009 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Hi all, I’m just back in town, and nothing would make me happier to be home again than baking… well, after I get caught up on laundry, groceries, etc.

Perhaps we could have a particularly loose time frame this month, to accommodate schedules?

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Posted: 08 August 2009 11:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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Julie - 09 August 2009 01:17 AM

Perhaps we could have a particularly loose time frame this month, to accommodate schedules?

Great idea Julie. Maybe we could do the bake-off throughout the whole month of August with no particular date, week or weekend. I hope I am making sense.  question

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Posted: 10 August 2009 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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Rozanne, that sounds perfect!  Count me in.

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Posted: 10 August 2009 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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I was just on Amazon, and noticed that they have now listed three recipes from Heavenly Cakes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471781738/ref=ox_ya_oh_product  They. are the red velvet, lemon cheesecakes and whipped cream bundt cake.

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Posted: 10 August 2009 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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Thanks for the link Julie. I am dying to try the Red Velvet cake, just b/c I have never made one.

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Posted: 23 August 2009 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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Do we have a theme for September, yet?  If not, I was thinking maybe chocolate, or else favorite ways to use up extra egg whites.  If chocolate, it might be fun to do a theme of chocolate decorations (like bands, leaves, curls, etc.).  What do you all think?

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Posted: 23 August 2009 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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Hmmmm chocolate…..twist my rubber arm.  LOL  I’m game for chocolate anytime, anyday. Let’s see what the others have to say.

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Posted: 24 August 2009 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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Is it chocolate for September? Twist my arm, too!!! I love working with the stuff. And don’t they say it’s one of the major food groups? Also have a ton of egg whites left over from the lemon luxury wedding cake project, so a “uses for egg white” bake-off would be fun and helpful.

I have been reading your bake-off posts since it started, and so enjoying them. Wanted to join in but working weekends made it seem impossible. There must be a way.  hmmm hmmm

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Posted: 24 August 2009 01:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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Carol, you could bake at your convenience. You don’t necessarily have to bake it the day of the bake-off. It’s all about having fun and not having rules.  smile  Hope you’ll join the bake-off team this time.

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Posted: 24 August 2009 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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Thanks, Rozanne! I read more of the bake-off schedule and the father’s day threads and “got it” that things had shifted to accommodate people who couldn’t bake on a specific weekend. Also, that all along it was about fun, learning, sharing and no hard-and-fast rules! Great.

I’ll certainly be able to join in on that basis. Maybe bake when it’s feasible, but report in when the bake-off is scheduled? Or in the case of chocolate decorations, play (rather than bake) whenever I have time. Sounds like a plan to me!

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Posted: 26 August 2009 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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Sept bake-off update:

Julie, Carol, Jeannette, Annie and myself

Theme: Chocolate / chocolate decorations (any other suggestions, anyone??????)

Date: TBA

Please cast your vote.  LOL

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Posted: 26 August 2009 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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Chocolate suits me fine, my favourite flavour for a cake, I also like lemon! tongue rolleye

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Posted: 26 August 2009 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Chocolate? Or chocolate decorations? The latter was my interest, responding to Julie’s post on Sunday (bands, leaves, curls, etc.) Maybe save chocolate cake for another month? Just a suggestion.

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