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Old 06-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #471
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BakeChef! First how much chocolate cake are you planning? Second: sponge, genoise or chiffon texture. I have Shrek's old bakery book, the recipes make between 5 lb 12 oz to 6 lb 7 oz batches.
I am just doing a 9" tier with 3 layers about an inch thick each (going for 4" tier after filling). I prefer the creaming method sponge or something similar. I'm prepared to scale the recipe up or down if needed. And of course I use a scale for measuring.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #472
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Wedding cake prototype #1 came out really good.

3 thin layers of white cake with a bit of almond flavoring, each layer spread with a bit of Polaner seedless raspberry jam and topped with whipped white chocolate ganache and iced with swiss meringue buttercream. The only thing that I'll change is to use my recipe for whipped ganache, the one in America's test kitchen family baking book was good, but mine is not as soft and it is easy to work with as a filling.

I thought that the fruit spread gave just the right amount of raspberry flavor, and I don't have to go through the trouble of making raspberry filling myself!
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Strawberry Pie
This looks sooo good! Now I want strawberry pie....
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #474
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Yesterday we spend the afternoon in the kitchen making some lovely lemon tarts, made our our lemon filling and of course also made our own sweet shortcrust pastry!

They are delicious

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Can you share your recipe for the sweet shortcrust pastry? Thanks.
Yes I would love your recipe as well...please share
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #475
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I am just doing a 9" tier with 3 layers about an inch thick each (going for 4" tier after filling). I prefer the creaming method sponge or something similar. I'm prepared to scale the recipe up or down if needed. And of course I use a scale for measuring.

I will PM you the ingredients and weights for Chocolate Sponge.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:45 AM   #476
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Strawberry flan today , English strawbs are so sweet in season am gobbling them like sweeties .
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #477
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My Mother always made fruitcake for family weddings.

They were small pieces wrapped in tissue and tied with a satin ribbon. We always used to try and hide when it was time to wrap a couple hundred of those little suckers!

Single wedding guests were supposed to put them under their pillows and dream about the person they were going to marry.

I always ate mine!
I think fruit cake is supposed to be a symbol of fertility. The under-the-pillow-and-dream-of-future-husband thing used to be a tradition here as well but I think most people eat theirs.

You can buy special little boxes to send cake to absent friends but there is a growing trend for making the boxes yourself, along with favour boxes, invitations, orders of service and place and menu cards, thank you cards, etc. Don't these brides and their mothers have enough to do? I find the hand-made stationery a bit of an anomaly as it is generally considered very "cheap" to make your own dress.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:16 AM   #478
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I'll put them on the list. It's been years since I made wacky cake, I remember it being delicious.
Assuming that isn't "wacky" as in "wacky baccy" () can the recipe for wacky cake be posted please?

Always interested in new cake recipes.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #479
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Strawberry flan today , English strawbs are so sweet in season am gobbling them like sweeties .
Hi, GQ, there seems to be a glut of strawbs at the moment. The greengrocer in the village was selling 2 very big punnets for a pound last week. abaout a lb in each punnet. Sadly I didn't have time or I'd have bought a load for jam.
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I think fruit cake is supposed to be a symbol of fertility. The under-the-pillow-and-dream-of-future-husband thing used to be a tradition here as well but I think most people eat theirs.

You can buy special little boxes to send cake to absent friends but there is a growing trend for making the boxes yourself, along with favour boxes, invitations, orders of service and place and menu cards, thank you cards, etc. Don't these brides and their mothers have enough to do? I find the hand-made stationery a bit of an anomaly as it is generally considered very "cheap" to make your own dress.
"Oh it will have so much meaning for us if we do everything ourselves."

First off 'he' is not even going to notice or care. And don't even think of trying to sucker him into doing all this handmade stuff with you. He would rather work overtime so you can pay to have 'that' done. Young girls just don't know where to draw the line.

My youngest son had a very simple wedding. No fancy over the top decorations for the hall. Each table had a small center piece so you could talk over it to the person across the table. The head table did have more flowers in the color of the wedding. And the bride/grooms table had more roses. The cake was a plain three tier with a band around the middle tier.

That was it. They had a lot of guests along with a very large dance floor. That dance floor got more use than any other part of the wedding. The reception started at 5 p.m. At 2 a.m. the staff had to tell them it was time for everyone to go home. They were tired. It was one of the funnest weddings I have ever been to.
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