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post #46 of 85
This was interesting, I don't have the book but will now look for it. Please people keep updating this thread.
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Happy Decorating....
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Making GREAT MEMORIES that is what it is all about !!!
Happy Decorating....
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post #47 of 85
In the regular cake mix doctor book I made the carrot cake recipe, it is much different then people may be used to as it has a white or yellow cake mix as it's base, and you use orange juice in it icon_confused.gificon_eek.gif but it makes the cake nice and fluffy and not soo heavy tasting. A fellow carrot cake lover gave it 2 thumbs up- definetely needs cream cheese frosting on it.
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post #48 of 85
I made the Holy Cow cake upon recommendation. It has chocolate cake then you put holes in it and put caramel over it while it's still hot. You top it with a cream cheese/whipped cream mixture and then put crushed candy bars on top. She suggests Butterfinger or Heath I think. I used the caramel chocolate chip swirls by Nestle as my family doesn't all like one of those two. I think the cake was a little too sweet. Next time, I'm making it with German chocolate cake mix. The caramel didn't get all the way through either. I don't know if I didn't do enough holes or what. I poked them with a straw and didn't want too many holes! (Although it is called HOLY cow cake!) It's not a cake to decorate, but it does go over well for potlucks or family gatherings with sweet freaks like me!

Kelly
post #49 of 85
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Hey Folks,

Back Again. No I didn't give up the quest but its been an interesting last few months. My sitter quit at the last minute, no notice. I could not at 4pm on the Friday before school started Monday, get a sitter or day care. My 3 year old boys have 1/2 day title I pre school, need to be dropped off/picked up, and my 8 yo son goes to Christian School across town, also drop off & pick up. So I quit my "night job". I love being a nurse and working the floor but my needs are for my family right now. I figured for what I was paying the nanny a month, that would pay my portion of our bills and I could stay at home, (we have the luxury of a subsidy from the state for adopting our boys from DFS, that is what has paid for childcare & schooling) which had been on my mind alot any how.

In addition to that, my grandparents moved here from AZ, they paid me to take care of them in their duplex so that I could at least afford health insurance at $600 month (I am so high risk no one will touch me) my grandmother got worse and I lost both my grandmas in the last 2 weeks,
needless to say, as much as I love to cook and bake, it has been on the "back burner". The funeral is Monday and I will be hosting the family at my home this weekend, my DH is currently taking my grandpa out to breakfast so I can get the house cleaned. (my 3 boys tearing it up faster than I can clean it icon_rolleyes.gif )

All this aside, I hope to get back "in the game" in a few weeks, I am actually busier as a SAHM than I ever was working full time night shift.

I love to cook (I joined a freezer cooking coop) and bake, it is what relaxes me, even with the interruptions. Thanx for keeping me in mind Frosting Friends. Will fire the oven back up soon.

Heather
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post #50 of 85
So sorry to hear about your Grandmas!! What a blow to lose both of them so close together! My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. I hope your Grandfather finds comfort in being close to you now. Sounds like you have a very busy life. Take care and enjoy your baking when you can.
post #51 of 85
gilpnh,
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmothers. You have had quite a few changes in your life very quickly. I hope all settles for you soon.


On a lighter note, (Well, it depends on how you look at it.) I made the turtle cake tonight for my fathers b-day. YUMMMMMY I highly recommend this cake. It is for the true sweet tooth only though. Devils food cake, carmel, pecans, and chocolate -- it is moist and VERY rich. The family loved it!
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post #52 of 85
I am very sorry to hear your about your loses. I'm sure everything will start looking up very soon!

On my CMD note, I tried the Chocolate marbel gooey butter cake yesterday. Very tasty. I used chocolate cream cheese instead of regular, and didn't get as much of a marbled effect. End pieces are the best as it gets all chewy, caramely. Mine however,did not stay jiggly in the centre, but was on the sides. On baked for maybe 30 minutes, but my over heats too hot, even with me monitoring with an oven thermometer. Anyway, very yummy.

I tried earlier in the year one of the biscotti recipes. Those who ate them loved them, I thought they were too cakey. I have also tried a cookie recipe in the CMD and again too cakey for me, but kids loved them. Hold up well to use cookie cutters with.
post #53 of 85
Im waiting for my book to come in and I can't wait to try it out. Have you tried anymore new recipe's?
post #54 of 85
I use the "staple" recipes in the bake, nothing fancy just things like youghurt white cake, sour cream white cake, buttermilk chocolate cake. They are all pretty great recipes.

Oh at Christmas I tried the yule log cake and it was great as well.
post #55 of 85
SYMPATHY FOR YOUR FAMILY!
GALD TO HEAR YOU COULD STAY HOME WITH YOUR BOYS.
I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED FOLLOWING THIS THREAD, JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU! AND KEEP YOUR CHIN UP!
post #56 of 85
You have a most enormously generous heart! Thank you for your example of service to your family and others!

I just heard about this thread recently, and it's convinced me to pick up a copy of CMD as soon as humanly possible! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bekah Marshall
post #57 of 85
My favorite chocolate cake is from the original CMD- Devishly Good Chocolate Cake...instead of using semi-sweet chocolate I use Milk Chocolate baking chocolate....way better!!!!
Here are two good combos
Devishly Good chocolate, filled with butterscotch pudding, frosted with chocolate cream cheese frosting
Devishly Good chocolate, filed with a raspberry non-dairy cream, frosted with chocolate cream cheese frosting.
You can bake the Devishly Good Chocolate cake in regular cake pans.
Yummy! Yummy!
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post #58 of 85
Hi,

I just wanted to bump this up to the top again. I had a chocolate cake taste off last week with my DH. I was looking for the cake I will use for a wedding in September. Of course, the book is at home, but it was one of the cakes out of the first CMD book. I put two of the CMD chocolate cakes up against the Devil's Food scratch cake from the Cook's Illustrated new cookbook. I made them all according to the directions--no freelancing--and the CI cake came in a distant third. Now it was REALLY sharply chocolate, but not what we wanted to eat. I made cupcakes and we tried them all plain. I know which was which, but DH did not. I will post the two CMD cake names tomorrow...just to keep you in suspence and the fact that I can't remember which won. detective.gifbirthday.gif
post #59 of 85
I have yet to make anything from the CMD but I did make 2 recipes from the Cupcakes CMD book so i thought Id would share..

The Key Lime Pie cupcakes they were so yummy!! I had lots of positives reiviews on these. I will definitely be making these again. Sorry, no pics (they got eaten too fast!!)

The Cookies and Cream Cupcakes IMO I thought they were just ok. Pretty much the cup cake is an Oreo cookie on the bottom, white cake mix with crushed Oreo cookie in the middle and butter cream icing on top. I used their BC icing recipe and it tasted just like the Oreo cookie filling to me. The on top is sprinkled crushed Oreo. My husband thought they were good but I thought the Oreo on the bottom tasted a little burnt, plus I'm not much of an Oreo cookie eater. I guess if you like the cookies and cream taste you would like these, it just wasn't for me.
LL
post #60 of 85
I'm wondering if the other books, the Cupcake and the Chocolate books are worth it.
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