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post #121 of 11576
now i wanna bake cupcakes! and i don't have any eggs left! argh!
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Everytime a cake falls, a baker loses his/her mind.
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post #122 of 11576
What a great topic. Thanks for all the amazing tips!! But can someone tell me what a bismark tip is?
post #123 of 11576
i love cupcakes, would love to see more pictures on designs though. lots of new cupcake books coming out also.
post #124 of 11576
Honey Cakes---a bismark tip is a long skinny tip with a round opening that you can use to fill cupcakes,eclairs,ect...It is wilton!Hope that helps
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post #125 of 11576
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CarolAnn
That is what I have been doing with my cakes and cookies. Taking them to different places in town where they are really appreciated. The churches have quilters groups, the hospital has a hospice house, a Ronald McDonald house, and certain shelters for women and children. Someone on CC suggested asking the churches, hospitals and chamber of commerce if there was a need for this and it gives me a chance to do what I love. I get feedback from some of the places but not all, but it allows me to "practice." The hospice house is especially nice because people are staying there because a loved one is in the hospital. They might have a birthday and a cake helps cheer them up. Some places won't allow outside food, but they will tell you.
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post #126 of 11576
[quote="Melvira"]
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

You know, I used to use malt powder but it tended to give the icing a grainy feel unless you dissolved it in liquid first, so I was walking through WallyWorld and that bottle caught my eye. If you've looked through my gallery pix, you know I love me some Whoppers... so it just seemed to make sense. One of those things where it just *clicks*, ya know?



So, do you still use the malt powder for the ganache? My dad LOVES chocolate malt, and is with you on the Whoppers, I think this would make a good cake for him. Please do share. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #127 of 11576
Actually, yes. I am not sure how the liquid chocolate would affect the ganache, so I still use the powdered version. (Carnation brand is best in my opinion.) What I like to do it dissolve the powder in the whipping cream before adding the chocolate... that prevents the grainy feeling. It is SO good. I cannot express how much I LOVE the malt flavor! It just SO adds that special something. Of course, I'm the type that thinks a 'shake' is a waste of good ice cream... if you don't have a malt, don't waste my time! Heheheh. I guess we know why I like the Whoppers, eh?
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

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post #128 of 11576
Melvira How funny! Im the only one in my family that orders a malt! They all laugh at me ! they all get shakes or big ole sundaes! Malts all the way ! Now get back in that kitchen !
post #129 of 11576
I'm so glad that this thread was started! I love making cupcakes & need all the tips that I can get. I didn't think to turn the oven temp. up to achieve a domed cc.
When Martha had her cc week, she showed taking a small round cookie cutter & cutting a round out of the top of the cc. Then the filling was put in & the round placed back in the cc. I haven't filled any cc yet, but can't wait to start. I also can't wait to try the peanut butter cc recipe.
I also make a motion that we have a separate cc forum!
post #130 of 11576
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Melvira How funny! Im the only one in my family that orders a malt! They all laugh at me ! they all get shakes or big ole sundaes! Malts all the way ! Now get back in that kitchen !



SLAVE DRIVER!!!

I told ya, the cake is cooling!! And I have to feed my boys or I'll get a beating! It's lunchtime! icon_wink.gif
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #131 of 11576
Thread Starter 
Melvira
About how much powdered malt flavor do you add to a recipe of ganache? Can I add the malt syrup you referred to, to a regular BC?

Lily
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post #132 of 11576
Lily, I would be afraid that the syrup would thin down your icing too much. But I say, try a small batch and see!! It really depends on how much of the malt flavor you want. I like so much that it would make mine soupy! For a recipe of ganache I usually use a couple tablespoons, 2 or 3, to taste. Again, dissolve it in the cream first to make sure it's not grainy!
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #133 of 11576
Oh yes, finally! I'm late to this party but it's obvious we really need a cupcake forum!

I've been doing quite a number of cupcakes lately and learn something each time. So thanks for some of these tips! I can't remember the last time I did an actual cake.

Here's a site that has some very interesting recipes...scroll down and look for the "Cupcake Menu" on the right (I think this was posted earlier):

http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/

Some sound scary but some look tasty. I've yet to try one one but will soon. (probably the vanilla bean/black cherry ones)

I'm not sure if someone's posted Zalita's link yet, I can stare at these all day. I have. She is AMAZING.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65668398@N00/

Confectionary House is good for liners, so is Beryls. I recently purchased some chocolate brown(very dark, almost black) and pastel (a darker pastel) ones from the UK. They didn't come out "greasy" after baking. I hate that.

eta: when I post the Beryl's link, it shows up as G lobal Sugar Arts. Weird. Just go to b e r y l s.com
post #134 of 11576
I used to live about an hour and a half east of the Bay and we'd try to make a stop every so often at this darling little place in the city

http://karascupcakes.com/flavors.html

Some yummy cupcakes lemme tell ya. I do believe that she was a big inspiration for my cake business.
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post #135 of 11576
I am SO happy to see this thread! And here's hoping they give us a whole cupcake forum.

I just delivered 10 dozen to a church father/daughter date night event yesterday.

Off to vote for having the forum.

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