What’s your favorite cake?
Posted: 27 June 2011 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey everbody!

I was asked to make a cake for this Friday and I’d like your feedback on the cakes you’ve made from Rose’s books.  I haven’t had the opportunity to make every single one of them, and I’d really appreciate your input!

  What are your absolute favorite cakes?  Preferably the ones that make your eyes roll into the back of your skull!

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Posted: 27 June 2011 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Douxhouse, it depends on whether you prefer butter cakes vs. genoise or whether chocolate is preferred or other flavor. We prefer genoise type cakes so they make the top 2.

Here are my favorites:
Apple Caramel Charlotte
Saint Honore Trifle
Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake
Marionberry Shortcakes
Baby Lemon Cheesecakes

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Posted: 27 June 2011 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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DouxHouse,
My favorite one that made my eyes roll into the back of my skull were the Chocolate Bulls Eyes Cakes. They have many steps to perfection!  But at the end of the day, those are the ones that I think of most fondly.
http://cakesbydar.blogspot.com/2010/10/roses-heavenly-cakes-chocolate-bulls.html

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Posted: 27 June 2011 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hmmmn….I love the Triple Chocolate Cake from TCB (it’s my avatar).  Also, the German Chocolate Cake (base—also used for deep choco passion wedding cake, baby grands, and ice cream sandwiches) is highly versatile, moist, and flavourful—could create something awesome with it.  And I love the Tweed Angel Cake with white chocolate whipped cream—one of my new faves.

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Posted: 28 June 2011 07:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Wow, that’s tough. 

I think lemon chiffon might be my first choice if good berries are available: http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/3208/#29795

Second place goes to almond coffee-caramel genoise:  http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/1875/

Third place is bittersweet cocoa-almond genoise with dark mocha ganache:  http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/3474/

Three-way tie for fourth amongst three strawberry cakes (and they’re in season now):  Savarin, St Honore Trifle, shortcake using golden butter cream cake, whipped cream, fresh strawberries and strawberry puree.

Report back and tell us what you pick! smile

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Posted: 28 June 2011 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I LOVE the all american chocolate butter cake, frosted with mousseline ( I add 8 ounces of semi sweet chocolate - melted and cooled- and 60 grams of cocoa powder to the mousseline “Bill’s Buttercream”)

I also LOVE the Genoise classique with Lemoncello in the syrup, filled with fresh lemon curd and frosted with lemon mouseline! 

these are my favorites (all from the cake bible)

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Posted: 28 June 2011 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I haven’t made a cake I didn’t really like. I haven’t baked any of the more involved recipes yet so my choice would be the Country Buttermilk cake because it has a good flavor and is very versatile. I am very partial to the refrigerator banana cake and the lemon almond bundt cake is totally outrageous.

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Posted: 28 June 2011 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I love the white velvet butter cake from TCB.  Every time I make it I get tons of compliments.

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Posted: 28 June 2011 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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woody’s lemon luxury cake. time consuming, but well worth it!

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Posted: 29 June 2011 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Something simple and something medium-challenging:
the apple sour cream coffee cake for simple and perfect every time
and the chocolate feather bed

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Posted: 29 June 2011 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I vote for Apple Caramel Charlotte!

mmmmm

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Posted: 30 June 2011 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Wow!  I had no idea there would be such a mixed consensus!  I mean, I know everyone has their own taste preferences but sheesh!


Well, I suppose this just means I’ll have to bake all of these suggestions and see for myself. 

I appreciate all of your input!

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