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Old 06-01-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Mistake cake came out great

Thanks to everyone who replied to my previous post regarding the forgotten vanilla. I wound up using that cake. The second one, made with AP turned out terrible.

The cake was a smash hit!! The missing vanilla was not missed at all. I did take a tip from one of the posters in my other thread and added a little extra vanilla to the whipped cream. I think the meringue (sp?) carried a lot of the flavor that was missing. Certainly not beautiful by professional standards, but for a first time trying to actually decorate... Not too bad. I didn't realize until just now that I had strawberries going in both directions around the rim. Oh well, that's what happens when rushed. It still tasted great.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 06-01-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Looks fantastic Congrats!

BTW. Julia child says never admit to a mistake. It's not a mistake, you intended for to leave out the vanilla.
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Nice!
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I'll take a slice...with a glass of rosé instead of that Bud Light, please
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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Yeah, I have a hard time being in the kitchen without one of those... Could be why I forgot the vanilla?

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:41 PM   #6
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What's AP?
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:57 PM   #7
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What's AP?

The OP is referring to All Purpose (AP) flour he used in a second attempt of the recipe when he realized he had left the vanilla out of the first try.
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One dessert that I've made so many times I don't always use the recipe when I'm making it - turned out to be different. The recipe called for a cup of confectioner's sugar mixed with the cream cheese and whipped topping. I completely forgot the sugar and had so many requests for the recipe that I've been leaving it out on purpose. It cuts the carbs back and the other fillings are much more noticeable in contrast. Some mistakes are good ones.
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