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post #46 of 76
Oh you're so right, I just read my post and realized I said it was Hawkette's recipe. Sorry Jodief, please forgive me icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif !

My husband just got home from work, with an empty cake carrier. He said the people in his office LOVED the SCW cake with caramal filling!! One lady sent me an e-mail saying "that cake is very dangerous, to my figure" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Another guy said he wants to "sleep with that cake" icon_confused.gif I'm not sure what that means.....or if I want to know what that means icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

Anyway, RAVE reviews icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

P.S. Hawkette, that stinks that your oven is broken, if you lived near me I'd let you use mine.
post #47 of 76
Oh yeah, you can come use my oven for your next taste test weekend, that way I get to sample all of the cakes, right??! icon_lol.gif
post #48 of 76
Oh, I have to jump in here with my praises on that caramel by jodief.. It is really scrumptious... I used it as a filling and as an icing for some Pecan Spice cupcakes... they were a big hit... I mixed one part caramel to 2 parts buttercream.. It was really good.. I still have some of that caramel in the fridge (hidden) icon_biggrin.gif
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post #49 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by CakeMakar

txkat has a wonderful recipe for blender ganache. I absolutely love it. I make it and eat it out of the fridge. Oops, did I say that out loud?

6 oz UNSWEETENED chocolate
1 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar.

In blender, process milk and sugar together for about ten seconds. Add melted slightly cooled chocolate and blend on high speed until you hear your blender change pitch. This could be several minutes. pour into a bowl and let rest for at least two hours. Overnight is better. If it doesn't firm up while blending, add an extra oz of chocolate. Do not refrigerate unless you want it to set. (I frost the cake when it's runny & then put in the fridge, then cover in fondant.



Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif That is the best frosting in the world for vanilla cupcakes, especially if you fill them with pastry cream and make boston creme pie cupcakes.
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post #50 of 76
dkelly...don't be silly! There's nothing to forgive!
I'm glad you liked the caramel. I've even mixed it with SMBC. Yum, yum and more yum. I did a cake last week that I filled with caramel and chopped snickers.
But, it's pretty awesome with apples too! thumbs_up.gif

Jodie
post #51 of 76
Ok that caramel recipe sounds delish !
Does it stay on the soft side then ?
post #52 of 76
I just added a Turtle Cake to my specialty flavors list after trying that AMAZING caramel recipe.

Here is my description:
Rich vanilla bean cake filled with fudgy chocolate ganache, creamy caramel sauce, and toasted chopped pecans.

Ugh so good that your teeth will fall out.
post #53 of 76
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

Oh, I have to jump in here with my praises on that caramel by jodief.. It is really scrumptious... I used it as a filling and as an icing for some Pecan Spice cupcakes... they were a big hit... I mixed one part caramel to 2 parts buttercream.. It was really good.. I still have some of that caramel in the fridge (hidden) icon_biggrin.gif



OMG.....I have a bowl of the leftover caramel in my fridge too and for the first time since my kids left for college, I'm actually glad their not home to eat it icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

It's just me and hubby, and we all know that our DH's never open up sealed containers, so that baby's all mine icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif

See what you started Jodie.....by Friday we'll all be 5lbs heavier from all of your awesome caramel, but it'll be worth every ounce!
post #54 of 76
Thanks so much! This is awesome!
post #55 of 76
icon_biggrin.gif We can be the closet caramel club!
To answer the question, it does stay fairly soft, even when cold from the fridge. You cook it to the soft ball stage. You definitely need a candy thermometer. Don't skip the salt at the end! It gives it this sweet/salty flavor that's really delicious!
Try it with Granny Smith apples......ohmigosh!


Jodie
post #56 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by JodieF

icon_biggrin.gif Try it with Granny Smith apples......ohmigosh!
Jodie



Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah....... caramel covered apples............
it's Fall.. yaahoo icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
They will remember the quality long after they've forgotten the price..
..the philosophy of my beloved pastry professor..
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They will remember the quality long after they've forgotten the price..
..the philosophy of my beloved pastry professor..
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post #57 of 76
Thanks so much ! Will it work for a cupcake filling ? Can you fill with a larger round tip ?
post #58 of 76
Sure thing....I've filled cupcakes with it. icon_smile.gif

I always tell myself to make half a batch....just half...no leftovers...no sneaking to the fridge...no justifying eating it because I'm pouring it on APPLES and APPLES are FRUIT and they're GOOD FOR ME!!!!!!

I talk myself into a full batch cause what am I gonna do with 1/2 a can of sweetened condensed milk?????? Throw it away???? *gasp* NOOOOOOOOOO.....better make the FULL BATCH!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #59 of 76
Thanks so much ! Im ready to sit and eat a bowl full !
I might have to move this to the top of my list!
I just found the caramel apple hershey kisses. and they would be great to top a cupcake filled with your caramel filling !
post #60 of 76
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Thanks for offering your ovens. You all are very kind. (Or very hungry.) ;p I've ordered a part and it's supposed to arrive Friday (just in time!). I feel so empowered to be fixing my own oven, and faster than the service guy could have. icon_wink.gif
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