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post #31 of 53
Thanks Berta!

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post #32 of 53
Hi Berta,
I made the coconut vaiation for a snowman cake and it was delicious. I iced with meringue buttercream and covered with coconut. I can't wait to try the eggnog version.
Thanks for posting the link.
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post #33 of 53
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Mary-Ann,

I am so glad you enjoyed it! I like my coconut cakes iced with meringue buttercream...I had never covered it with coconut too. What a great idea! I am making the egg nog cakes again this weekend too! Let me know how you like them!

Berta
post #34 of 53
Hi Berta,
I ran into yet another snag (ugh, baking here sometimes is a real 'adventure')

So, I can't buy eggnog here. That means I have to make my own. I know that most store-bought eggnog is pasturized but almost all of the recipes I've found with good ratings contain raw eggs. Do you think this will affect the cake or that I need to adjust any other ingredients to compensate? (will it be like adding too many eggs to the cake, or will the eggs in the eggnog cook and change the taste?)

Any ideas?

Thanks for your advice. Come hell or highwater I'm making one of your cakes for Christmas, lol.
post #35 of 53
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Hi Cande!

I think that the cake should be fine. Store bought egg nog has egg yolk but they are pastuerized like you mentioned. So the homemade stuff will work the same, and the lack pf pastuerization will not matter because any bacteria will be cooked out. Just be sure your egg nog is well mixed and creamy, and that it tastes yummy!! Homemade stuff is usually better than store bought so your cake may be even yummier!! I would do it as is....let me know how it works out!

TIP: Be sure to follow the mixing times on the recipe as well as having room temperature butter. This will help to assure it comes out nicely. If you are using a handheld mixer add a few minutes to the creaming time.....the butter and sugar should be really thick and fluffy before you add the eggs in.

I am making one today or tomorrow and I think I will try to take a picture of how it looks inside after baking to post. This might help people get a good idea of the texture and crumb. What do you think?

Hopefully you will get this made soon!! I am anxious to get your opinions on it! I love the egg nog cake! Post your results Pretty PLZ!!

Berta
post #36 of 53
Hi Berta!
That would be great if you could post a pic! I have to admit, I was already a little intimidated with these recipes, and after having such a rough time pulling everything together to even start it, I've been getting even more intimidated! But, worst case, it flops, then I'll just have to try again, right? I'll definitely let you know how it turns out. Tomorrow starts the big bake-off so between tomorrow and Friday all 15 baked goods have to be done. I'm in the finishing planning stages now, and tomorrow morning is the last-minute ingredients run and then I'm off! lol. I'll keep you posted!

Thanks for all of your help!
post #37 of 53
Thanks I'm making one today.
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post #38 of 53
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Hi,

You will see that once you make it you will feel far less intimidated by it. It is important to follow the mixing times like I mentioned and to be sure the butter is at room temp. You will know you mixed enough when your butter and sugar are light colored and really fluffy. Be sure to beat in each egg well also. Once you do it you'll think wow that wasn't bad at all!! I will definitely post a pic as soon as I get mine done for you guys. I will also take a pic of the batter......that's another thing if you don't mind tasting batter, taste the batter it should taste really good also icon_smile.gif Also I bake mine at 325 especially since I use 3 inch deep pans.

I'll be on the look out for your results! GOOD LUCK!

Cakelady52 let us know how yours turn out.

Berta
post #39 of 53
I made the original cake recipe from baking911 and I thought the cake turned out sorta dry. However I have made Colette Peters cake recipe from her book and I felt like it came out too heavy, too moist (after baking it extra time) and so I am going to work on mixing the recipes up and seeing if I can get it 'just right'
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post #40 of 53
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Hi TickledPink,

I have made the original recipe and have never had a problem with it being dry. Sorry it did not work out for you. Oh yeah I bake mine at 325 in light colored aluminum pans.

CakeLady and Cande....did you get yours made?

Berta
post #41 of 53
I made the 911 cake for my sons christmas party he works for Universal studios it came out delicious I added simple syrup with almond had no problem making it. I try to add the pic. here but i don't know how so look at it in the photo galleries. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #42 of 53
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Hi Cakelady!

I am glad it worked for you!! I just love that cake!

Which cake is it in your photos...Your work is awesome BTW!!

Berta
post #43 of 53
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Never mind I found it! Cool Cake! Love the shark!

Berta
post #44 of 53
Thank you Berta u are very sweet.
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post #45 of 53
Berta,

I have bad news to report. I tried making the eggnog cake, but it didn't turn out right. I'm not sure what I did incorrectly, but I'm assuming it was my mixing(?). The cake turned out really crumbly and kind of reminded me of the consistency of dense cornbread. It tasted nice, but there was a 'bite' of dryness to it (since it was so brittle).

Any ideas what I did wrong?

I will definitely try again...I want to try all of your flavors, they look amazing, so I can't give up icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
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