Blasts from the Past
Posted: 06 July 2008 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I found some old photos of cakes I made when I had more free time to experiment.

Here is the Cordon Rose Banana Cake with probably the sour cream ganache.  It’s been close to ten years, I’m guessing.

There is also a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream (I don’t recall which buttercream.  Could be Classic, NeoClassic, or the recipe in the Kitchen-Aid manual.) and Strawberry Fruit Cloud Cream, topped with chocolate covered strawberries.  From the date on the photo (2/13/2000)  It must have been for Valentine’s Day.  It was really yummy.

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Posted: 06 July 2008 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yummolicious!

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Posted: 07 July 2008 04:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wow, those look great!

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Posted: 08 July 2008 02:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream is pretty - I love the contrast. It reminds me of the devil’s food cake pictured on the front of the Softasilk Cake Flour box. I have always wanted to make that cake but never have!
It’s a dark chocolate buttermilk cake, and I love cakes with buttermilk.

Also, the ganache is piped so beautifuly in the reverse shells. Your shells must be even more perfect now~:)
I usually pipe ganache in beads or ribbons (I like round shapes and dots) but this makes me want to use the star tip…

Great work.

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Posted: 11 July 2008 12:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mouth watering!

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Posted: 15 July 2008 12:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you, all.

I wish I could say I have been earnestly practicing my piping over the last 8 years.  But kids kind of put a dent in your spare time for baking.  I just wing it when I have to.  I would love to put in enough time to get really good at the decorating thing.  Maybe I need to whip up a batch of “practice” buttercream and pipe away.  That would be better for my hips than baking real cakes.

I like the star tip.  Lots of glitz with little effort.  Just a nice “S” shape works well and is very easy.  You can also dot a cake top with “stars” and it looks nice.  That’s what I did on the strawberry cake.

Thanks again.  I’ll have to bake up something new to post.

JennyBee

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