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post #16 of 29
Now that is what you call a cake for a shot gun wedding! LOL Given the time it takes to make it!
post #17 of 29
That's a disaster waiting to happen!
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post #18 of 29
I've just read where some of you say you "doctor" your boxed cake mixes to make them more firm.

What do you do to "doctor" them? I have no clue.

Wandootie
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post #19 of 29
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Here are some ideas. I'm not an expert on the doctored mixes though

http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe_cat_4-Cake-Mix-Cakes.html



Sandra Lee does have some adorable ideas, but I don't know what she's thinking with this cake!
post #20 of 29
Sour cream, pudding, I've also used the cake extender recipe from here .. which is an additional egg, flour, sugar and flavoring I believe... there's so many things you can add to cake mixes.... Misdawn uses a tub of icing in hers and says it makes it very moist ... some like the Cake Mix Doctor's book, others don't ... I like it because it gives you the measurements for all the extra ingredients needed to "doctor" the cake mix up w/o have to experiment to see if it will work icon_smile.gif
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post #21 of 29
I saw that, too! I was like "no support?, are you crazy?"
that thing was HUGE, too!

I did like the decorating idea, though - the small grapes in powdered sugar placed on the cake.
post #22 of 29
I was just wondering if anyone has ever used that champagne extract...it sounds good!

Jess
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Misska21

I was just wondering if anyone has ever used that champagne extract...it sounds good!

Jess



I'm going to try it. It's difficult to get a good champagne flavor using champagne. If you want I can let you know. Hopefully I can get to the store today or tomorrow.
post #24 of 29
I'd definitely like to know that, too. I liked that idea. icon_smile.gif
post #25 of 29
I haven't tried the champagne flavoring yet .. would love to know if it really tastes good.
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post #26 of 29
If you look at the picture it doesn't look level or the top layer centered-might be from no support and it is starting to sink. It is a cute cake however, but it's alot cheaper and soooooooooo much better tasting to make buttercream than that nasty canned stuff....gross...(but I don't like cake anyway-probably because of the icing stuff before I started doing cakes but I still can't get into eating them) I would be horrified if I were a bride-I am sure guests could definately tell the difference....
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post #27 of 29
Funny, I thought all the same things you guys did BUT remember her show is called "SEMI-homemade". All her ideas start with packaged stuff. That the whole basis of her show. I still love to watch her but think her ideas are more for people who either don't have time to do all from scratch or just don't like to be in the kitchen.

Rose
post #28 of 29
ok, I'd like to see a show on Food Network where they devote it solely to cake decorating. They should teach the essential techniques, not just the recipe. That's just basic responsibility.

Also, I've tried Champagne flavoring and it reminded me of cough syrup. *Yecht* But, I may used it improperly. It was candy flavoring and this was a while ago.
post #29 of 29
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Hi

I purchased the Lorainne Champagne flavor this weekend. I thought it tasted like vodka, and my boyfriend first response was, this tastes like Jack Daniels!

So don't buy this stuff expecting it to taste anything like champagne! icon_confused.gif
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