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Old 05-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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ISO help making cakes in large quantity

So if you didn't already know I am a cook in the Army. I'm stationed at Fort Carson, CO. I'm currently assigned to night baking. I am good at "hooking up "box cake mix. I want to become good at cake from scratch. I've grown fond of allrecipes but searching is all over the place. A recipe that's good for a double layer 9 inch round cake may not be so great on a mass scale. So I'm looking for advice or a point in the right direction from anyone that's used a recipe for an amount of 150 or more.
Oh yeah I currently have no scale because it was broken at the culinary competition in VA and my accessory fund is dead right now from getting measuring cups and a new Zester.
Thanks for input.

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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What flavor cake???

I have a professional baker's cookbook right here...
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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Could we start with a basic vanilla cake?
What's the name of the book?
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Could we start with a basic vanilla cake?
What's the name of the book?
Professional Baking by Wayne Gisslen copyright 1985. It is a textbook.

The recipe would make about 15 8-inch layers.

I can PM you the formula for it if you like. The book has everything.

I hope you don't need it in a hurry, I have to head to bed for work in the morning.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #5
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A PM would be awesome. Thanks. If we have all the ingredients I'll be making this Tuesday night.
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A PM would be awesome. Thanks. If we have all the ingredients I'll be making this Tuesday night.
I will get it typed up tomorrow night or Sunday. Do you want pounds, grams or percentages?
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #7
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Grams please. Now I need a new scale.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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Grams please. Now I need a new scale.
Okies, I'll get it typed up this weekend.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #10
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What about doing some TX sheet cakes? I have a cookbook (in one of my boxes) from my parents' restaurant re: volume cooking. The question is, which box is it in? uI can't dig it out this weekend, but by the middle of June I should have all the cookbooks on shelves. I know this has recipes for baked goods, as well as other things, geared for restaurants.
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