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post #1 of 59
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Just being funny... play off the cupcake discussion!

So what does everyone do with there cake scraps????

This summer I had a ton of scraps left over and did not want to make cake balls so instead I put together a trifle.... it was great!

I woulds like to hear what you do!

Cheers,
ally
post #2 of 59
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post #3 of 59
my kids usually eat all my leftover scraps. other than that, I just throw them away. I have made cake balls a few times. maybe I can pick up another way to use them from this post icon_rolleyes.gificon_wink.gificon_smile.gif
post #4 of 59
I'm not quite into making cakes (I made a handful but I'm very poor at it), but my mom is an awesome baker & made the coolest cakes!

What she would do with her scraps was give them to us when we were kids, a handful of icing tips, the leftover icing, and let us decorate! It was SO much fun!

If you have kids, I'm sure they would love this too!
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post #5 of 59
I make trifle out of them when I have enought-- including the use of cupcakes that I freeze and do not end up using! I get rave reviews on my trifles--when all I did was clean out the freezer!
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post #6 of 59
They go straight in the trash.
post #7 of 59
I love to make "cake sandwhiches" out of them with a buttercream middle.....but will now be starting the First Place program, so all cake scraps will sadly be thrown the the trash icon_sad.gif
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post #8 of 59
Other than cake balls, I also use that mixture in molds to make small cakes and cover with fondant.

I also make parfeits with fruit and cream by layering in disposable cups (160z of larger) layer first with scraps, then fruit, then my cream mixture and so on to the top. I top with whipped pastry pride and then add any topping such as nuts, granola, sprinkles, cherries, etc.

The cream mixture I use is the same as "tres leches"
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post #9 of 59
urk gleggh.

Throw 'em away.
post #10 of 59
I have a pot belly pig - yes really. He gets all the cake scraps.

They are not really supposed to have chocolate or all that sugar but he was only supposed to live 12-15 years and he is 17 and happily eating cake scraps. He now smells the cake cooking and just waits by his plate.

He is within his ideal weight!! He fell 7 years ago and broke a couple of teeth and have to have dental surgery and now we have to cook all food for him, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies etc so the cake is just perfect for him.

My old wilton instructor was all about the cake balls but Brantly Lenard Thomas (BLT for short) would to totally disappointed.
post #11 of 59
Oh....I need to try some of the ideas out there.......because like someone else said I to make little cake sandwiches, but it seems I'm the one who eats most of them icon_redface.gif And then if I happen to be at the same event as my cake .....someone always asks why don't you want any cake? To embarassed to say I just ate all the scraps.....couldn't take another bite until the next one. tapedshut.gif
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post #12 of 59
I usually cut the scraps into small bits and pieces, then in a large bowl I mix the scraps with left over filling or I make pudding (using usually vanilla or chocolate pudding mix), stir the scraps well in the pudding until every bit of scrap is moist and covered in pudding or filling. Then I cover a deep pan (the one for lasagna or casserole e.g.) with aluminum foil leaving some foil hanging over the edges, then I pour in the scrap mixture, press it in with my hands, cover with aluminum foil and leave in the fridge over night till it stiffens. You can also put some fresh fruit (bananas, cherries e.g.) on the bottom of the pan before filling it with scrap mixture. Next day, turn the pan over on a serving plate (if you added some fruit it will be on top now), remove the aluminum foil and decorate with whipped cream. In the end you get a whole new cake which my family usually likes better than the original cake I started with icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 59
I usually toss them unless I have lots of time on my hands - then I make cake balls. I just bought the Wilton mini pumpkin silicone mold (24 mini pumpkins). I plan on coating each mold with melted, orange-tinted white chocolate, then adding spice cake scraps with vanilla coffee creamer, then topping them off with more melted chocolate. I'm freezing them so I'll have them for the Halloween goodie baskets that I make for coworker's kids.
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post #14 of 59
I saved and froze them at first because I wanted to make cake balls. I didn't like the cake balls I made and thought they were too labor intensive anyway.

So now I just put my scraps in a large ziplock bag and my family (and I) snack on them for a couple of days.

However, I do not advise this as I have gained 40 pounds since I started making cakes. Yes. I said 40, but it may well be 50.

Do as the experts say: put the scraps in the garbage and WALK AWAY!

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post #15 of 59
I got 3 guys around all the time to eat 'em...........the DH and my DSs.... LOL icon_lol.gif
Rest we just throw out!
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