Jun Bake-Off Theme
Posted: 26 May 2010 05:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Now that May’s almost over. What’ll be the Jun bake-off theme? Are we doing buttercream, as previously discussed? I’m totally for buttercream, but also open to other ideas. The sky’s the limit grin.

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Posted: 26 May 2010 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hmmm, I would vote for buttercream, too, or maybe a sponge-type cake- chiffon, genoise, angel food, biscuit, etc.  (I’ve been thinking of my project, it will likely use both). 

And for July, how about a project featuring seasonal fruit? Other suggestions are most welcome.

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Posted: 27 May 2010 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Buttercream….. yummmm….. I’ll have a house warming cake to make, a great excuse to make a buttercream cake.

Seasonal fruit for July sounds great as well.

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Posted: 27 May 2010 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Julie, seasonal fruit is a great idea for July.
This is not limited to cake only right? Right now I’m thinking fruit pies tongue wink.

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Posted: 27 May 2010 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No, not limited to cake, it can be any RLB recipe (including pastry, bread, cake, pie, etc.) from any of her sources.  That’s the fun of it, seeing what people come up with.  smile

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Posted: 27 May 2010 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Silke, is it a housewarming or kitchen warming?
Are you all settled in the new kitchen?

Julie, YAY! With all the wonderful recipes that Rose has provided, the possibilities are endless grin.

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Posted: 27 May 2010 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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A friend of mine bought a place in San Francisco, so it’s her housewarming. The kitchenwarming will have to wait a little, we’re 98% there, but I want to be ready to show everything off! It’s so nice to bake now, I went for flour drawers, little divisions in two of the drawers that hold transparent plastic “aquariums” that have flour and sugar etc in it. Rather than getting all the flours and stuff out of the cupboards I just open the drawer, lift the lid, get the stuff I need - and am done! Magic! When it’s all done I’ll also take pics and post them on my blog.

I’m already plotting for the seasonal fruit bake-off!

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Posted: 27 May 2010 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Silke - 27 May 2010 08:51 PM

It’s so nice to bake now, I went for flour drawers, little divisions in two of the drawers that hold transparent plastic “aquariums” that have flour and sugar etc in it. Rather than getting all the flours and stuff out of the cupboards I just open the drawer, lift the lid, get the stuff I need - and am done! Magic! When it’s all done I’ll also take pics and post them on my blog.

How nice! I had the same feeling as you when I got a hanging pot rack for my birthday. It’s so nice to just reach up for pots and pans instead of rummaging through the cupboard. Of course now I’m rummaging through said cupboard for the lids of those pots of pans. Haven’t figured out how to properly store the lids yet!

I look forward to the pics of your new digs, ehm.. kitchen, Silke smile.

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Posted: 03 June 2010 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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So are we all set for the June bake-off with buttercream? Is it just Julie, Jenn and me? Or are there others lurking?

I’m sure Bill will contribute a few, after all he’s the master of the buttercreamly beautifully decorated cakes! And Matthew?

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Posted: 03 June 2010 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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It sounds like buttercream is what we’re doing!

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Posted: 04 June 2010 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yes buttercream! I hope Bill and Matthew will post, the more the merrier. I’m already plotting. It might happen this weekend smile.

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Posted: 04 June 2010 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I’ve never made “real” buttercream, and have been wanting to try. I hope to do it when I return to the States near the end of June. Of course I may have to make something to go along with the buttercream, LOL. would you all suggest neoclassic for someone who has never made buttercream before?

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Posted: 04 June 2010 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Beth, neoclassic is a good choice. It’s simpler than the mousseline or smbc. You can also make the chocolate egg-white buttercream (p.302 of RHC). That one is really yummy and easy - though it limits your option of what to pair it with.

I look forward to see your creation.
Buttercream.. buttercream.. buttercream…
LOL…

Sorry, it’s Friday and I’m excited that it’s Friday.
Have a good weekend, everyone!

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