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post #1 of 108
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I made cake boss vanilla cake recipe out of his new book i got for Christmas, i sooo wanted this to be awesome! IT WAS NOT. It had ok texture but he flavor was like a walmart cake, not impressed...

I also have tasted one slice of his cake from his store brought to me by a friend that ordered his cake for christmas, again i was not impressed, it was half vanilla and half chocolate with ganach in the middle (ganach was to die for though)..
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post #2 of 108
I LOOOVEEE his chocolate ganach!!! Yummm yumm!
post #3 of 108
I think his specialty is more about desserts like cannolis , and the looks and decor of the cakes vs how the cake tastes.. Thanks for sharing! Good to know!

Jenifer
post #4 of 108
I also received the book for Christmas and made the vanilla cake for New Years. [I did not add the optional custard.] I thought it was great, and loved the texture and taste. It was a bit sweet but nobody minded. I'm not usually a vanilla fan (prefer chocolate). Maybe add a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of almond extract or some other flavoring if that's more what you want a vanilla cake to taste like.
I want to try some of the fillings next.
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post #5 of 108
He mentioned in one episode that he would never give out his recipes he uses in the bakery since they are family recipes. I would imagine the recipes in his book are not the same as he uses in the bakery.
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post #6 of 108
I made the vanilla cake in his book and added the custard. I thought it was wonderful, and the people that ate it told me how wonderful it was. Maybe the custard makes a difference in the taste?
post #7 of 108
Good to know..I receieved his book also but haven't had a chance to try anything..I so want his sponge cake recipe but I know he will never give it out.

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post #8 of 108
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hmmm i will have to add the custard.. then. i mean no one at my house would even eat it, not even my child! was more like a muffin taste with vanilla
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post #9 of 108
I was thinking of trying the chocolate cake recipe this weekend.

Was the vanilla cake sturdy enough for stacking and carving?
post #10 of 108
I made the custard cream tonight and plan on making the vanilla cake (with the custard) tomorrow. I'll post my report on it as well. I'm hoping I did the custard creme right... I was expecting it to be thicker, I guess, but even with whipping it as long as he said, it just looked like I put air bubbles into it, and it was still liquidy. Maybe it "sets" overnight since it has to refrigerate for at least 6 hours? Because when I got done making it, my thought was "there is NO way I could use this as a filling..."
Thoughts?
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post #11 of 108
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O YES its very sturdy! no problems with it except the taste... hope other post there resultsicon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 108
Ganache is ganache, recipes for it don't vary much and all taste the same...YUMMY. You would have to be pretty bad to mess up the taste of ganache.
post #13 of 108
I don't care for his cakes or frosting....but I am used to box cake mix...maybe thats why...but his canolli are OMG
post #14 of 108
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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

Ganache is ganache, recipes for it don't vary much and all taste the same...YUMMY. You would have to be pretty bad to mess up the taste of ganache.



Oh honey... you don't know some of the cooks I know! Hahaha! But I agree... ganache is thankfully easy to master.

And if he has publicly said he wouldn't give away his recipes, why would he make a book with recipes in it? That's like if you asked me how to make lasagna and I googled it and posted some generic recipe. You didn't need ME for that. icon_confused.gif

And yes, I would LOVE to try his cannolis. Num num num!
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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

Ganache is ganache, recipes for it don't vary much and all taste the same...YUMMY. You would have to be pretty bad to mess up the taste of ganache.



Same thing I was thinking... He didn't invent ganache. Recipes are essentially the same. I've heard his cakes are not so good tasting. I work for a magazine and they have huge events. Cakes look good, but are dry and bland, according to a few people.
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