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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Aug 22, 2009 08:06

Sylvie wrote:I was browsing through my mum's old Cadbury books last night and reminiscing about the birthday cakes she used to make for me and my brother. Then I came across an old photo of me on my 6th birthday, complete with my doll cake!

I came in here to post a picture caterpillar cake I found- it's a bit odd that there's one above! I need an excuse to make this.
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by Sylvie » Sat Aug 22, 2009 09:05

a layer of chips wrote:Sarah - will you too be putting a toy cow on a flake? Please say you will.
Of course*. How else would the cow survive were it to fall in a river of chocolate or something?

*I was wondering if anyone else had noticed the random cow on a flake!
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Aug 24, 2009 09:04

I thought that was a dog! and for some reason that didn't strike me as being odd at all :-/
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:10

i really want to bake some bagels..

http://www.melindalee.com/recipearchive ... tem_id=423

has anyone done anything similar before? that recipe doesnt look too bad i reckon.. think im going to try this weekend!
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 14:34

i made them bagels at the weekend from the above recipe and they were bloody lovely! fairly easy to follow to bake and they turned out really well, altho the recipe says to make 10 bagels, but i made 8 and they were still a big small. the dough tasted fine when they were cooked but i might make 6 next time from the same amount of mixture.

now ive made plain bagels i also want to start playing around with flavourings.. ooh its endless! i only put poppy/sesame seeds on top of the first batch, i think theyd be better baked in, and maybe with onion, or tomato!

oh my god.. TOMATO BAGELS! i might be in heaven..
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by secret place » Thu Nov 12, 2009 16:46

caramarydaisy wrote: has anyone done anything similar before? that recipe doesnt look too bad i reckon.. think im going to try this weekend!
back in september I got the notion that I should try to make bagels! I was worried it would be too ambitious of an undertaking because I'm a bit of a kitchen novice, but it turned out to be surprisingly easy. I was so proud of myself I documented the process! these are just plain whole-wheat ones, next time I'll try something more exotic..
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 16:47

heheh i took a photo too, ill upload it later!

did you use a slightly different technique to do yrs? making a rope and twisting it round?
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by secret place » Thu Nov 12, 2009 16:56

I did! right before boiling them, I rolled each proto bagel ball into a snake, then wrapped it around my hand and pinched the ends. this is the recipe I used http://hubpages.com/hub/Homemade_bagel_ ... f_of_bread (first result on google for "bagel recipe" because I'm lazy!)

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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Nov 13, 2009 07:29

and the recipe you used is parev/vegan. win!
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by secret place » Fri Nov 13, 2009 16:08

roundbitsofplastic wrote:and the recipe you used is parev/vegan. win!
awesome! I'd send you one from my next batch, but I think it'd go stale in the post.

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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Nov 13, 2009 16:21

roundbitsofplastic wrote:and the recipe you used is parev/vegan. win!
so was mine! i didnt bother with the egg white wash nonsense!
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by Levey » Wed Nov 25, 2009 13:15

I just made coffee cupcakes, they were all right.. you could hardly taste the coffee though so I have to try that again. Anyone got an amazing receipe for coffee cupakes by any chance?

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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by sideponytail » Mon Dec 14, 2009 13:43

One of my co-workers came in with a big gingerbread cake type thing -- I'm eating a huge chunk of it now and it makes me want to go ahead & do some holiday-type baking. It also makes me wish I had some sort of warm beverage -- maybe hot chocolate?

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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:21

I've had a hankerin' for carrot cake for about a week now, so obviously I have a chocolate cake in t'oven as I type. I looked at a recipe but didn't follow it because I have something pathologically wrong with me.
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:22

roundbitsofplastic wrote: I have a chocolate cake in t'oven as I type
Too much information.

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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:28

a layer of chips wrote:
roundbitsofplastic wrote: I have a chocolate cake in t'oven as I type
Too much information.
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by mimpkin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 20:32

I just made one of these
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1462 ... emon-icing
Unfortunately I have to wait till tomorrow to try it, as it's for a work colleague's big birthday. Bah!
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by mimpkin » Mon Apr 19, 2010 21:53

That cake recipe was very very yummy! I'm going to have to make another.
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by Karenbee » Sat Jul 31, 2010 19:40

I made these for my office charity bake sale. They are just normal vanilla cupcakes with food colouring and lots of sprinkles. I was quite pleased with them
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Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

Post by stolenwine » Wed Oct 20, 2010 23:11

can anyone recommend any good bakeware? i need a square baking tin for cakes/brownies. do you guys think i should get another type of baking tin as well? like one of those round springform ones? i'm only a novice baker so i don't want to get loads of baking stuff that i might never use (just yet anyway)

i have some cupcake tins already but nothing else to bake proper cakes/brownies in.

edit: also, what's better: silicone bakeware or normal non-stick stuff?

edit again: i forgot to ask about kitchen scales! will i regret getting this cheapo one? i try to convert everything into cups but it gets tedious looking it all up.

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