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post #46 of 59
I don't usually have time to try & make something out of them, so I throw them all in a big bag. Instead of putting it in the trash though, I take it down to the local Salvation Army. They have a daily breakfast for the homeless & also serve dinner on certain nights of the week as well. They love getting them. I'm told that they usually put some pudding on top before it is served. If I don't have very many scraps on a particular day, I'll save them in the freezer until I have enough to take down there.

If you don't have a Salvation Army, you could also check for homeless shelters in your area as well. I'm sure they would appreciate it.
post #47 of 59
How thoughtful of you, AZCakeGirl. I don't have anything like that in my town, but if I did I would probably lose about 15 pounds.
post #48 of 59
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ok im new, what are cake balls and trifles? How do you make them.

Cake balls are where you take the cake scraps and mix them with a small amount of liquid -- either leftover buttercream or flavored coffee creamer or whatever and make a dough out of them. Scoop the dough into balls, freeze for 10 minutes and dip into melted chocolate. Like a cake truffle as it were.

Trifles are made in upright slender glasses or a large glass bowl with upright sides (not flared sides), and you layer the cake scraps with pudding and fruit all the way up to the top. Top with whipped cream and a few cake scrap crumbs and voila -- a dessert to die for! icon_biggrin.gif


Thank you for your answer . That sounds sooo good!
Thanks to you too bettinashoe ill do a search.
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post #49 of 59
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I use the scraps for cake balls, trifles and did you know that Julia Child has a recipe for a cake that calls for several cups of cake scraps?? Cool! icon_biggrin.gif




icon_eek.gif Nooooooooooo, I didn't know that. Would you point us to it??? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #50 of 59
For some reason I just don't see Julia Child as the type of person who would have saved her cake scraps. I bet her family never went to the freezer looking for little scraps of red velvet cake. She probably made a cake and crumbled it just for scraps. I do love her recipes, however, and am now going to search for the recipe. You've peeked my interest.
post #51 of 59
Julia Child's recipe is called "La Charlotte Africaine" and it's on page 493 of "Mastering the art of French Cooking, Volume 2". She uses "8 ounces pound cake, wedding cake, sponge cake, ladyfingers or other leftover white or yellow cake, about 2 1/2 Cups moderately pressed down." I'd post the recipe here but it is copyrighted and I'm not sure about the policies. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #52 of 59
I made a note of the book for the next time I have book buying dollars. Thank you for sharing.
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post #53 of 59
Wow, I'd love to get the recipes for the pie crust, the brownies and the Julia Child cake!

My cake scraps usually get eaten as is. We made cake balls once, but they are super-sweet and we all agreed they'd be better much smaller next time. Maybe a thinner layer of chocolate too.

At the moment I have a bag of scraps that are waiting a test drive of cupcake pops from Bakerella's blog.
post #54 of 59
I used to eat it, but I'm supposed to be losing weight. So now, if my kids or dh are home, they get it. otherwise, the garbage can gets it!!
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post #55 of 59
Into a gallon sized ziplock bag....then my teenager takes care of the rest thumbs_up.gif
post #56 of 59
if i have the top of a small round cake 8"or so, i spread on alittle icing and fold it in half for a cake taco snack!! if you have the tops from a sheet cake, spread a thin layer of buttercream or jam over the top then use a small cookie cutter and cut once then cut again, so you have 2 layers inside the cookie cutter, you can freeze these to use a small desserts served under ice cream, with a little fruit drizzle or cover in poured fondant or melted choc. for petit fours. if you have the sweet expression petit four molds you can use them in that too.
post #57 of 59
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At the moment I have a bag of scraps that are waiting a test drive of cupcake pops from Bakerella's blog.



They didn't survive long enough.... icon_redface.gif
post #58 of 59
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At the moment I have a bag of scraps that are waiting a test drive of cupcake pops from Bakerella's blog.



They didn't survive long enough.... icon_redface.gif



That's funny...
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post #59 of 59
Just made the Halloween cake balls for pumpkins and cake blobs for ghosts.

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