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Posted: 11 February 2010 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Well…I got an order for 3 dozen red velvet cupcakes.  The cake is not Rose’s recipe, but one that i’ve been using for years.  the Frosting, however, is the delicious Creamcheese frosting from the cake bible.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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And…here’s a close up.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh, Bill, they look absolutely perfect!  Was your other half forgiven?  I must say, all your effort and obsessing about cupcakes has paid off, these really do look perfect.  You must have great manual dexterity to do such lovely piping.  May I have one please?

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Posted: 11 February 2010 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m a dentist, and I play the piano…so the manual dexterity has been developed over the years…thanks for the compliment.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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They look as though they have come from a professional baker’s shop!  Beautiful!

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Posted: 11 February 2010 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks for the compliments.  I had just enough batter for 36…and all 36 came out just fine.  It was dumb luck…I’ve never had that kind of success before LOL

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Posted: 11 February 2010 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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They look great—how much of the frosting did you make for 36?

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Posted: 11 February 2010 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I made one recipe of the White Chocolate / Cream cheese buttercream in the cake bible.  Truth be told…I added a little powdered sugar because the people requesting the cup cakes like things sweet.  I kept the pastry tip fairly close to the top of the cupcake so the swirl wouldn’t be too thick. (I’ve had complaints that my cupcakes have too much frosting).  I had enough frosting…with just a little left over (Could have frosted another 3 or 4).

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Posted: 11 February 2010 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Bill, this is perfection. Thx for sharing and happy valentines and chinese new year, both are on the 14th and red!

I used rhc recipe with the beet juice option, and they turned pale pink!  Yay.  Frosting turned great, the almond essense adds a hint of goodness (I love it when Rose applies almond essense to heighten flavors of other ingredients). 

I’ve using my blender (800 rpm) to mix the frosting and it is awesome.  First microwave melt the chocolate with the butter.  Butters make white chocolate melt easier.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Beautiful cupcakes Bill!

I also add powdered sugar to the white chocolate cream cheese frosting to sweeten it a bit for those who like things on the sweeter side. It find it helps the frosting to hold up a little better also.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 03:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Fantastic as usual Bill - very professional and oh so yummy!  I’m telling you, the calls will be rolling in before long!

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Posted: 11 February 2010 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Beautiful cakes Bill! They are perfection.
Hector - Happy Chinese New Year to you! May the year of the Tiger bring lots of health, happiness, and succses (in baking and everything else grin )

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Posted: 11 February 2010 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thanks Bill—what size tip to you use to frost—do you know off hand?

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Posted: 11 February 2010 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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just made my take on red velvet, and turned out pink!  here is a picture, i will post it on my website starting 2/15/10.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Bill, I am still awed by your perfectly beautiful and consisten piping. 
Hector, the pink is so cute…. is that rose gum paste, or modeling chocolate? What is that rose?  It is so beautiful. 

I baked Rose’s Red Velvet in December.  The frosting is a swiss meringue cream cheese frosting.  I am still looking for the perfect cream cheese frosting.

I am still deciding what to do for February bake-off.

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Posted: 11 February 2010 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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what food coloring did you use?

the yellow rose is done with cake bible’s chocolate rose modeling paste, using white summer coating and powdered yellow food coloring.  this rose is older than 1 year old!

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