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Old 06-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #451
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #452
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I'm still baking cake to find the perfect recipe for our wedding cake. I think that I've nailed the vanilla cake, nice and soft and tender, and slices nicely. Now to develop a chocolate cake with the same qualities. I have some great chocolate cake recipes like the hershey's but I want a lighter texture and a cleaner slice.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #453
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Today we are making a thin based pizza, a salami and mozzarella cheese one
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Today we are making a thin based pizza, a salami and mozzarella cheese one
Mmmmmmm!
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:23 PM   #456
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I'm still baking cake to find the perfect recipe for our wedding cake. I think that I've nailed the vanilla cake, nice and soft and tender, and slices nicely. Now to develop a chocolate cake with the same qualities. I have some great chocolate cake recipes like the hershey's but I want a lighter texture and a cleaner slice.
Have you looked at any other Hershey recipe? They have several. Also look at any of the makers of chocolate. They all have test kitchens and a recipe file for you to peruse through. Ghiradelli, Bakers, etc. I am sure you are aware of others. You right about the Hershey one we all rave about. It certainly has a strong chocolate flavor, but it is not light. Very moist though.

Don't forget, we want a picture of the final result. We also want pics of the wedding. I feel so excited for you and your partner.
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Have you looked at any other Hershey recipe? They have several. Also look at any of the makers of chocolate. They all have test kitchens and a recipe file for you to peruse through. Ghiradelli, Bakers, etc. I am sure you are aware of others. You right about the Hershey one we all rave about. It certainly has a strong chocolate flavor, but it is not light. Very moist though.

Don't forget, we want a picture of the final result. We also want pics of the wedding. I feel so excited for you and your partner.
I've been very interested in the question of wedding cakes as there has been a series of programmes on television about wedding cake companies all over America. The cakes ranged from the beautiful to the downright weird. One couple wanted a cake which was a life-sized, technically accurate copy of the bridegroom's DJ deck with battery-operated turntables!!

Over here the traditional wedding cake is a rich fruit one. Have American wedding cakes always been sponge cake or is this a recent fashion? Mind you, there are still brides here who want to get away from the traditional. I offered to do the cake for my cousin's daughter's wedding.... until I learned that she wanted a tower of 200 very elaborately decorated cupcakes on a stand! She threw a real bridezilla tantrum when I politely said I couldn't possible do it and threatened to forbid me entrance to the wedding reception! Her mother eventually calmed her down but it was a really spectacular paddy while it lasted.
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It'll be bread in the morning. I've run out. Thought I still had a loaf from the last batch in the freezer but no and god-daughter who is home from London for the weekend is coming for tea.
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Here is the pizza we made today

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