Chocolate Cake Bake-Off Winner!
Posted: 28 August 2008 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here is the blue ribbon cake from the chocolate cake bake-off! Thanks for all of the input you all gave me regarding recipes etc.  This is the Chocolate Fudge Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache frosting.  I also added Mocha Tequila in place of the cognac in the frosting and it was sensational.  The violets were a last minute addition that I really enjoyed.  One of these days I’ll get a perfectly smooth frosting layer, but until then this will do! Thanks Rose!

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Posted: 28 August 2008 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Congratulations!!!! Your cake looks amazing and of course we all know it tasted better than it looks. Frosting doesn’t always have to be smooth…....... Love your colour combination, the violets were a great idea.

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Posted: 28 August 2008 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Very nice!  You woke up the choc-a-holic in me… That looks absolutely delicious!

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Posted: 28 August 2008 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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How wonderful!  I love the violets!  I’m making 2 chocolate fudge cakes for friends this weekend - glad to know it won the your bake-off.

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Posted: 28 August 2008 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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What a beautiful cake!  Congratulations!  The fudge cake, in my view, is the best of the best and your flowers on top are the ‘icing on the cake’!

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Posted: 28 August 2008 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Matty,

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, and what a beautiful cake.  The flowers are great, and I think the frosting is fine- very appropriate for a chocolate cake.  Are there any leftovers?

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Posted: 28 August 2008 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks you guys! I couldn’t wait to share my photos with you all.  Sadly, there wasn’t even a crumb of cake left.  On Sunday I found myself with a big craving for more chocolate cake so I went ahead and made the All-American Chocolate Torte.  My word that is a delicious cake too.  Soooooo chocolatey.  No need for frosting on that one.  Now I just wanna bake more cakes!! smile

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Posted: 28 August 2008 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Matty, you HAVE to try the chocolate Domingo cake next. That’s if you are not already on chocolate over-load….....

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Posted: 29 August 2008 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Matthy, the cake is PERFECT, the frosting is great, and didn’t need to be smooth, it is even though!

violets great, and edible.  Really really great cake.

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Posted: 29 August 2008 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yay!  Congratulations!  That is one good looking chocolate cake.  no wonder there was none left.

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Posted: 29 August 2008 07:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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this looks so yummy. being a unrepentant chocoholic i am now in terrible pain.
and it looks very elegant too. congrats!

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Posted: 29 August 2008 10:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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It looks beautiful, Matty, I love the violets on top. 

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Posted: 31 August 2008 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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so proud of you! and perfect icing looks plastic—far less luscious and edible!

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Posted: 03 October 2008 04:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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hi..coud you share the recipe it looks so yummy…thanks

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Posted: 03 October 2008 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Greetings margz - you can find the recipes in The Cake Bible.

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