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post #16 of 30
BakingIrene, I have looked into freeze dried fruits to use in macarons and they seem rather expensive, even for my higher prices. Do you have a suggestion for a supplier? I have to get these items on the internet.
post #17 of 30
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My prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Thank you so much Susan! I will make a test run this week some time with your changes as suggested. I greatly appreciate it!!
post #18 of 30
Carol, I hope you enjoy it. The extra puree with a little sugar really makes a big difference.

By the way wedding cake bakers... this cake bakes perfectly and is sturdy in a larger pan. I even did the puree on a wedding cake, wondering if the cake would slide. It didn't.
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by scp1127

BakingIrene, I have looked into freeze dried fruits to use in macarons and they seem rather expensive, even for my higher prices. Do you have a suggestion for a supplier? I have to get these items on the internet.



Sorry I buy from a bulk food chain in Canada.They have coupons and 20% off sales which is when I stock up on those $$$ fruits. No mail order.
post #20 of 30
Thanks BakingIrene. I have a few sources bookmarked, but the cost will have to be a premium on the flavors I choose when I do the macarons. And at an already high price, I'm wondering about the freeze dried prices in a market that has not even been intruduced to macarons yet. I think I found them on Amazon and My Spice Sage and a few others.
post #21 of 30
Phew! Thank God I came back to check this thread before buying anything. I went to Target today and saw regular dried strawberries and freeze dried and I could not for the life of me remember which one was recommended. icon_lol.gif

I tried a slight modification of the Scratch WASC Strawberry cake. I wasn't too crazy about the crumb and the strawberry flavor was pretty mild without extract.

Well off to Target again lol.
post #22 of 30
If Target has them, I'm going today. I can't imagine them there. The ones I see are about $20 without shipping. I'm going to try it. But maybe vgcea is in a normal city, not WV, home of the mighty Dollar Store, and ours won't have it. Luckily civilization is just up the road in MD which is more likely to have it.
post #23 of 30
I have found them at Wal Mart in pouches and they are ungodly expensive for how much you get. Online is probably still a better deal.
post #24 of 30
H-Town in the hizzle! icon_lol.gif Yeah they're definitely expensive 1oz freeze dried was $3.99 I believe and the regular dried was 4oz at $3.69? Can't remember exact numbers. They were Archer Farms.

I figured they would be okay to use to test out a couple variations of the recipe before shelling out the money for buying in bulk online.

Speaking of variations scp1127 I'm going to pm you for the mods to the recipe posted here. Would like to compare it with the WASC version.

P.S. I might as well start paying rent in your inbox considering I've got a question almost every week LOL!
post #25 of 30
If it says ingredients: strawberries, unless they are inferior strawberries, they should be good.
post #26 of 30
I buy organic raw strawberry powder from nuts . com. They also sell powdered acai, pomegranate, and a lot of other fruits. It seems a bit expensive but it is already in the powdered form (thus saving time), is organic, and you don't really need to use so much.


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I am a scratch baker working towards becoming a decorator, too Man, I hope practice really makes perfect
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post #27 of 30
I have looked there tigachu. But still, mine are for macarons. It's not the one flavor, it's five or six flavors. That gets expensive. The powders will blend in correctly.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by scp1127

I have looked there tigachu. But still, mine are for macarons. It's not the one flavor, it's five or six flavors. That gets expensive. The powders will blend in correctly.



I can see your point. That would definitely get expensive fairly quickly.
I am a scratch baker working towards becoming a decorator, too Man, I hope practice really makes perfect
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I am a scratch baker working towards becoming a decorator, too Man, I hope practice really makes perfect
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post #29 of 30
Just looked at nuts . com and for smaller quantities, the prices are comparable to Target's. So for people wanting to get small amounts, the local stores should still be okay.
post #30 of 30
OP, I know you've probably already made your cake, but just in case...

This is the recipe I use. I too wanted a scratch strawberry cake that didn't use jello mix. This fit the biill and gets rave reviews.
http://cakecentral.com/recipe/summers-scratch-strawberry-cake
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