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Posted: 28 May 2009 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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thought the picture came out cute. i’m learning how to use the macro setting

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Posted: 28 May 2009 11:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very cute Jen. How did you make the monkey faces?

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Posted: 29 May 2009 05:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Nice pictures Jen. (and cute cupcakes!)  I like the macro setting.  Did you use natural lighting?

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Posted: 29 May 2009 06:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Those are lovely! 

Are they All-American Chocolate and Downy Yellow with mousseline?  Frosting flavors?

How did you pipe the pink ones?

And I don’t mean to be so tech-challenged, but is the “macro” a camera setting for close-ups?  Kinda like a telephoto lens?

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Posted: 29 May 2009 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Really cute cupcakes Jen!

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Posted: 29 May 2009 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Beautiful! What flavours did you choose?

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Posted: 29 May 2009 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Adorable.  I’ve been seeing a lot of monkeys in the food world lately.  Cake and camera details please.

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Posted: 29 May 2009 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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adorable! Whats with the small pictures? I can barely see them!

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Posted: 29 May 2009 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Great cupcakes, Jen.  Details please.  Did you have any problems with the cake coming away from the paper cases? 

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Posted: 29 May 2009 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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They look great.  Annie…separating cup cake papers are my biggest nightmare…but I’m making headway.  Details to follow!

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Posted: 29 May 2009 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Bill,  Not to take over Jen’s thread but I posted the Banana cake cupcakes success I had with no separation - here’s the link:
http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/1051/

Looking forward to your findings.

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Posted: 29 May 2009 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Bill - 29 May 2009 06:04 PM

They look great.  Annie…separating cup cake papers are my biggest nightmare…but I’m making headway.  Details to follow!

Please do post your progress.  I just made a CB recipe into cupcakes and yep…all my cupcakes had bare bottoms by the time they had cooled.  smile

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Posted: 30 May 2009 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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i’m not gonna lie~ i used boxed mix for the chocolate. everytime i make one of rose’s cakes i have problems. the chocolate butter cake is delish but too dry and the last time i made a yellow it was too bitter, from the the leavening, i guess, but i have no idea what i did wrong. i used whimsical bakehouse recipe for the vanilla.

the frosting is the old standby, IMBC.

i saw a chef on utube make the flowers for the pink and used that technique. if i can find the link i’ll post it.

i used natural lighting, bit it’s a bit too dark, and the macro setting which is the little flower picture on you camera. it allows the camera to focus for a very close close up.

the pics are small because that was the largest size it would take. i guess my files are big, but if you click on the thumbnail you get a bigger version.

the monkeys are fondant. they are made from circles i cut with my pastry tips and assembled with vodka.

the only time i have had trouble with cake separating from the muffin cups was when i tried to make chiffon cupcakes per alton brown’s recipe. they were horrible.


thanks, everyone for the comments!

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Posted: 31 May 2009 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Jen, thanks for the tip about AB’s chiffon cupcakes, I almost made them a while back.  I have sucessfully made Rose’s orange chiffon into cupcakes, the trick for me is to bake them only to about 188-190F, rather than the 205-210 that Alton’s recipe call for, the lower temp helps minimize shrinking.

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Posted: 31 May 2009 01:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Cute cupcakes! It’s nice to dress them up now and then.

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