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Okay, so who’s gotten their copy of Rose’s Heavenly Cakes?
Posted: 04 September 2009 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Hi Mona… long time no see.  Welcome back!! 
You should visit Bungalow Barbara’s blog.  She cuts down a lot of recipes to make 6” cakes for herself and her husband to enjoy.

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Posted: 04 September 2009 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Here’s a link:

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Posted: 04 September 2009 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Yes, Mona you can definitely cut recipes in half. Most of them work just fine. A typical 8 or 9” layer cake recipe will halve nicely for a 6” layer cake, depending on the batter thickness and rise. I do it all the time - I think a 6” layer cake is the perfect size for a small birthday celebration. Rose adjusts the baking powder in recipes for the pan size (look for the Rose factor chart at the end of the Cake Bible) but many other bakers don’t bother. I have had success both ways.
Wow, I cannot wait to get my book!

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Posted: 05 September 2009 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I pre-ordered from Amazon and it was in my mailbox today! At first they said the arrival date would be Sept. 10 or so, then they sent an email saying Sept. 4 +, and here it was on the 5th. A very beautiful book. All that hard, careful work really shows.

Like Mona, we’re only two, so I’ll be checking out the baby cakes. Sometimes I do half cake recipes and then make a quarter of the icing recipe and make only one layer in an eight or 9 inch square pan.

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Posted: 05 September 2009 11:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Hi everyone! I received mine yesterday and have spent all of today going through it - so gorgeous couldn’t put it down! The photography of these luscious cakes is awesome. I pre-ordered in about April from Amazon. The book is worth waiting for, even more glorious than we could have believed it would be   red face  p.s. -Rose gives a loving kudo to Hector in Acknowledgments.

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Posted: 06 September 2009 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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For the past 2 days I haven’t been able to access my amazon account to check on the shipping status of my order…. so frustrating!!!!!!

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Posted: 06 September 2009 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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JOAN:
  Well a good Sunday morning to you. Bu now you should be back from Sunday services from which I am certain you attended.
Since you returned from your holiday in La Jolla, Calif. I think I saw your 1 or 2 postings in all this time. It is required that we here hear from you at least 2 or 3 times per week my friend. Sooo, I must put your name on report with the “HOME OFFICE”. shut eye
  Try to enjoy the rest of the day… so there!!!

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Posted: 06 September 2009 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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wink  Aha, my dear learned friend, Cass, so good to hear your voice! Indeed, I am returned from California, and what to my wondrous eyes should appear but this glorious Heavenly Cakes. I can’t put it down. And am having trouble figuring out how I shall keep it out of the chocolate spots, etc. I have determined to xerox the recipe I am using and leave the book safely on dining room table! I am plotting the course for the first recipe to attack, for which I will undoubtedly call upon you and our other friends to make it through. Finally I got the genoise au chocolat, which I thought would wear us us out. Happy day too you. JOan

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Posted: 06 September 2009 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Joan, congratulations on the gen au chocolat!  And also on your receipt of Heavenly Cakes (sigh, I’m still waiting for mine to arrive).  I’m just curious, what finally made the genoise work?

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Posted: 07 September 2009 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Joan - 06 September 2009 05:03 PM

And am having trouble figuring out how I shall keep it out of the chocolate spots, etc. I have determined to xerox the recipe I am using and leave the book safely on dining room table!

I agree the book is too good to be stained. I usually write the ingredients and a summarized version of the prep method on recipe cards. I know it’s extra work but it keeps my books stain-free.

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Posted: 07 September 2009 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Joan, I’m glad you figured out the genoise au chocolate. Isn’t it a fabulous cake? As Julie mentioned, what made it work in the end?

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Posted: 08 September 2009 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Not fair, I say, not fair!  Amazon UK estimated ship date is Sept 29th.  However, I’m so happy that everyone is enjoying the book and commenting so glowingly about it - makes it all the more worth waiting for.

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Posted: 10 September 2009 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Great news - I just got my copy in the mail.  How wonderfully surprised I was to see Rose mention Hector in the acknowledgments section of the book (page “x”).  Well deserved I might add!!!!  A HUGE Congratulations to you my baking buddy!!!!

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Posted: 11 September 2009 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Just received my copy today… RACED to the gate as the mailman tooted.  My bedtime reading tonight.  I did read through the acknowledgments and think it’s fabulous that Hector has been immortalised in Rose’s new book.  How appropriate.  It was also great to be able to put a face to Woody, Rose’s oft-mentioned assistant.

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Posted: 11 September 2009 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I’m so jealous of your guys i should have ordered one a long time ago before i agreed to not spend any un-neccessary money!

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