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Old 08-16-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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Just made my first cake!

I just made my first cake, and I'm stoked about how it turned out.

I'll take a photo of it before the I put dark milk chocolate frosting to it.

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Old 08-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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....and a photo after too please!
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #3
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....and a photo after too please!
I should warn you though it's a cake mix you can buy from the store.

Soon I will attempt the whole thing and use gonosh as my chocolate frosting.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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I'll be posting photo's of it as soon as it uploads.

By the way when do I want to frost it?
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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Chile, everyone has to start somewhere. I always used mixes when I first made cakes and they turned out or they didn't. I made a scratch cake today and wished I had had a mix because it was a specialty pan (two half spheres to make a "ball style" cake) and a mix might have been more forgiving.

I would actually suggest chocolate buttercream over ganache as a frosting and save the ganache for fillings. A chocolate buttercream (I can give you an easy recipe) looks nicer and tastes just as fudgy.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:46 PM   #6
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Chile, everyone has to start somewhere. I always used mixes when I first made cakes and they turned out or they didn't. I made a scratch cake today and wished I had had a mix because it was a specialty pan (two half spheres to make a "ball style" cake) and a mix might have been more forgiving.

I would actually suggest chocolate buttercream over ganache as a frosting and save the ganache for fillings. A chocolate buttercream (I can give you an easy recipe) looks nicer and tastes just as fudgy.
Thank you LPB, that would be very kind of you.

Here's my cake before pictures, it turned out Ok though.



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Your cake looks great!

Here is my personal recipe for Chocolate frosting. I have adapted it from some of my other recipes and it works the best. You can use 1/2 butter, 1/2 crisco but I find for chocolate it is better to use straight butter. Make sure the chocolate is cooled a bit before you add it to the softened butter.

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1 cup butter not margarine, softened
3 oz unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
3 tablespoons milk


Cream butter and melted chocolate with electric mixer. Add vanilla, then gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, scraping bowl often. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is smooth and fluffy.








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Old 08-17-2009, 01:05 AM   #8
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Your cake looks great!

Here is my personal recipe for Chocolate frosting. I have adapted it from some of my other recipes and it works the best. You can use 1/2 butter, 1/2 crisco but I find for chocolate it is better to use straight butter. Make sure the chocolate is cooled a bit before you add it to the softened butter.

Chocolate Buttercream
1 cup butter not margarine, softened
3 oz unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
3 tablespoons milk


Cream butter and melted chocolate with electric mixer. Add vanilla, then gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, scraping bowl often. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is smooth and fluffy.








Thank you LPB, I will give your recipe a go when I make my next cake, By the way I forgot grease the bottom and the sides of the glass dish and it broke into pieces when I tired to pull it out of the dish.
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You can still eat it up! Or mix up a little pudding or jello and mix it with the cake chunks, serve by the scoop with a little whipped cream. :)
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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You can still eat it up! Or mix up a little pudding or jello and mix it with the cake chunks, serve by the scoop with a little whipped cream. :)
Yuppers, I've been doing that and it's still tastes pretty good!
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