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post #1 of 92
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My cake flavor list is forever a work in progress, and currently I'm trying to develop a 'top shelf' list (ie cakes with liquor). I try to offer very different, unusual flavors, as I seem to have a lot of customers who really appreciate being able to choose something out of the norm.

So, I have a few ideas already. Some I've tried, some I haven't. I'll list those here, but if anyone has any suggestions of something you've made, had, or would like to try - PLEASE share! I know everyone here is very creative!

Here's what I've come up with so far (remember, I'm going for the unexpected here!):

Orange Galliano cake (aka The Harvey Wallbanger)
-made with vodka, orange juice and Galliano liqueur

Baileys Buttershots cake
-made with Irish Cream and Butterscotch schnapps

Campari cocktail cake
-made with grapefruit and blood orange juices and Campari

Pink Champagne cake
-made with, of course, pink champagne

Green Fairy cake
-made with Pernod (an anise-flavored decendant of absinthe)

Grasshopper cake
-made with Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao

Margarita cake
-made with Tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice

Any suggestions for other flavors are more than welcome!
Steph

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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Steph

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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post #2 of 92
How about Peach Schnappes with peach schnappes and a little orange juice.
post #3 of 92
Something with amaretto!! Love that stuff!!
post #4 of 92
I'll take a Grasshopper and a Margarita cake!

Strawberry Darquri?

anything w/ Khaluah!!! (black & White russians? -- mudslide?)

Rum & Coke -- some type of spice cake?

Whiskey Sour (lemon cake)

7 & 7 (lemon/lime and...)
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post #5 of 92
Pina colada. Rum, coconut and pineapple.

Cindy
post #6 of 92
ameretto and 7 (up) pound cake
post #7 of 92
Thought you might like this one kiddo:
Pina Colada Cake
White Cake Mix - 2 layer size
Instant Vanilla Pudding Powder - the 4 serving size
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup White or light rum
1/2 cup Crisco Oil
4 Large Eggs
1 tsp. coconut flavouring, optional
1/2 cup long thread coconut, toasted in 350 degree F oven, stirring often, 5-8 minutes

Pineapple Icing
1/2 cup icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)
8 ounces of canned crushed pineapple with the juice
1 Instant Vanilla Pudding Powder, 4 serving size
1 tsp. of light or white rum
1 Envelope of dessert topping mix (not prepared) (Dream Whip or similar)
1/3 cup milk
2 tbsp. long thread coconut, toasted in 350 F oven, stirring often for 5-8 minutes - for garnish
For the Cake: Combine first 7 ingredients in medium bowl. Beat on low until moistened. Beat on medium until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in coconut. Turn into a greased and floured 9x13 pan and bake in 350F pre-heated oven for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Or use two 8 or 9 inch layer pans, about 25-35 minutes at 350F. Cool.
For the Icing: Mix first 4 ingredients in small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. In separate bowl, beat dessert topping with milk until stiff. Fold into pineapple mixture. Ice cake and sprinkle with coconut. Cut into 18 pieces.
post #8 of 92
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody! See? I KNEW I could count on y'all for some more ideas!

I love the idea of Pina Colada (thank you, Squirrley for the recipe!), White Russian and Strawberry Daiquiri cakes! How does Disaronno Chocolate cake sound?

You guys are GREAT!
Steph

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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Steph

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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post #9 of 92
You are welcome kiddo! They all sound great to me, as I drool on the keyboard!
Good luck!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #10 of 92
Steph,

Your cakes sound wonderful. Are you using a basic cake base to start and then adding additional ingredients from there? Are these cakes dense enough for carving and decorating?

Cindy
Laughter is the best medicine, chocolate is a close second!!
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post #11 of 92
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Originally Posted by edencakes

How does Disaronno Chocolate cake sound?



and what's the address???????? road Trip time!

or at least PLEASE share the recipe when you have if perfected.
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post #12 of 92
I agree...especially the margarita cake.....Would love to make a strawberry margarita cake...Yum!!
Laughter is the best medicine, chocolate is a close second!!
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post #13 of 92
icon_biggrin.gif Hi edencakes! I live in Olive Branch, MS and work in Cordova.........- can I come and be a taste tester? PLEASE! They all sound awesome! I only make cakes for family and friends- yours are AWESOME!!! icon_lol.gif
post #14 of 92
Lime Daiquiri Cake
This cake is a deliciou excuse to make Lime Cream,

Serves 12 to 16

Cake:
1 package (18.25 oz /515 g white cake mix
3 eggs
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup rum
1/3 cup veg. oil
1 tbsp. grated lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1 to 3 drops of green food coloring

Glaze:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup rum

Lime cream:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp grated lime zest
3 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp butter softened
1 cup whipped cream.

Preheat oven 350 degrees you will need a 10 inch bundt pan or 10 inch tube pan greeased and floured.
Cake:
In a large mixing bowl combine cake, eggs, water, rum ,oil and lime zest and lime juice. Beat 2 min stir in colouring. Spread batter in pan evenly Bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.

Glaze: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine sugar, limejuice and rum. Cook stirring till sugar dissolves. Poke holes in warm cake with fork or toothpick. Brush the glaze over the cake, letting it soak in. Cool completely. Serve with Lime Cream or just plain whipped cream.

Lime Cream: Combine sugar, egg, lime zest, and lime juice in small saucepan. Cook stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened. Add butter stir till melted. Cool thouroughly in a mixing bowl on high speed beat cream to stiff peaks. Fold into the lime mixture serve on the top of the cake.

This is yummy

Kathy R.
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post #15 of 92
Steph, can you submit those recipies to this site......we would all like to try these yummy sounding "adult" cakes!

deb
mom to Christine, John, Michele, Joseph & Peter......grandma to Zachary and Colette
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mom to Christine, John, Michele, Joseph & Peter......grandma to Zachary and Colette
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