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Old 05-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
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was only trying to help . sorry
Hey! I knew you were only trying to help! thanks.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:18 PM   #12
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...Is the cake done is 2 layers?
it's a personal call depending on the ratio of whipped cream & cherries to cake that you want. my own personal preferance is 2 layers, to cut down the amount of whipped cream, but i only make this when cherries are in season and i load the top of the cake with cherries too, using the shaved chocolate around the side and a narrow border on the top edge. i'm also fairly liberal with the kirsch.

on the other hand, doing 3 layers will make the cake moister without as much kirsch. even another way to get a moister cake by "cheating" is to reduce the amount of sugar in the cake somewhat (or not) and then use a very light syrup (2 parts sugar:1 part water, brought to a boil and cooled) to moisten the cake.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:28 PM   #13
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Ok I have heard of Kirsch before, but havnt used it- is it just to keep the cake moist?

I dont think I can buy any in this area- Is using your "cheating" method just as good??? :)
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:31 PM   #14
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Ok I have heard of Kirsch before, but havnt used it- is it just to keep the cake moist?

I dont think I can buy any in this area- Is using your "cheating" method just as good??? :)
Kirschwasser is a clear cherry flavored liqueur. It should be available in most liquor stores.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:37 PM   #15
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I am not able to get to a store until October :( *sad*
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:34 PM   #16
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it's usually built as a regular layer cake, there's no reason you couldn't put it together any way you want. baking it off in a sheet pan and making a roll cake might make a nice presentation, also.
I know nothing about this cake, and I'm a pitiful baker. You mentioned you only wanted a small cake, so I think this was a very good hint from Philso. I hope you'll take pictures for us when it's done? Good luck.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:38 PM   #17
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I agree with him too, and I will definalty take pictures! :D
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #18
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I am not able to get to a store until October :( *sad*
Gosh, I just can't imagine. I know this is off topic, but I'm in a small town (although in California, a town of 39,000) I'd go crazy without getting to a store until October!! Are you comfortable sharing any more information?
Just reaching out a hand over the internet.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:56 AM   #19
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It is a life I am used to for sure! We do our shopping trips in the fall, and we buy enough for a year. Some stuff we can order online of course! Gotta love Ebay.... but most we buy at big wholesale stores and stock up! Sometimes it can be a pain, if you are missing ONE thing. Sometimes I get my parents to send someone if its small in the mail, or send a list with someone if they are going south also- so you have to be organized... :) Sometimes I go crazy, but its that much better after driving the 12+ hours to the city!
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Ok I have heard of Kirsch before, but havnt used it- is it just to keep the cake moist?

I dont think I can buy any in this area- Is using your "cheating" method just as good??? :)
An authentic kirschwasser is not sweet. Hiram Walker brand is not bad.
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