Huge Strawberries and Cream Cake
Posted: 24 March 2008 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A huge 11x15x4, 2-layer All-Occasion Downy Yellow Butter Cake filled w/vanilla mousseline and chopped macerated strawberries (drained), frosted with vanilla mousseline, and topped with glazed jumbo strawberries…. was asked to make it “not so fancy” (meaning not so $$$).  Tasted out of this world!

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Posted: 24 March 2008 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I can’t pipe beads that neatly to save my life…

Beautiful as always…

Do you use heating cores (or is it you that uses the flower nails?) on the sheet cakes, too?

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Posted: 24 March 2008 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Gosh… I was thinking the beads were horrible - I mean they were all about the same size, but they weren’t lined up very well (as the photos make painfully evident).  I didn’t have enough BC to do the nice swirly border that I wanted, and I didn’t have time to make more bc, so this was what I ended up with.  Oh well, it was a free-bee cake so I didn’t feel pressured to make it perfect.

Yes, I’m the one who prefers to use a flower nail instead of the heating core, but I didn’t use either for this cake (totally forgot actually), but the cake turned out perfectly.  I just baked one recipe of Rose’s all-occasion downy yellow butter cake in an 11x15x2 cake pan.  it was done baking in exactly 25 minutes, with no adjustments to the recipe.

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Posted: 24 March 2008 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oh, it looks so delicious!  What was the occasion?

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Posted: 24 March 2008 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks Matthew - it was for our pastor’s 10th Anniversary at our church.  The person who asked me to make it approached me just a week ago, and said the budget was basically ziltch.  Also, the cake was to be served after the Easter Breakfast, so I wanted something a little on the lighter side.  Anyway, there was hardly any cake left over, so it was a hit.

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Posted: 24 March 2008 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Patrincia, the cakes looks awesome, and beautifully simple and elegant.  If anyone asks me for a strawberry vanilla cake, I would do exactly as you did, including the beads and the mountain of strawberries.  What else do we need!

Needless to say, your sheet cake is geometrically perfect, meaning even!  good job!

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Posted: 26 March 2008 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Patrincia, very beautiful. Somtimes we are our worst critics.You did a beautiful job and not looks good but sounds very delicious. Can that yellow butter cake work for a 14” round with out adjustments?

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Posted: 26 March 2008 12:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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(* forgot to mention that I used insulated baking strips around my 11x15 pan)

CT - I haven’t tried the recipe in a 14” round pan.  If you decide to give it a try, let us know how it turns out.  (I’d use baking strips and either a heating core or the flower nail trick to ensure the center bakes well).

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