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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

I've already made a chocolate cake with orange icing and my work colleagues loved it. I thought it was good but a little bland. Should have used devil's food or bumped up the chocolate somehow.

 

I usually add 1-2 teasp. expresso powder. Quicks up the chocolate flavor quite a bit!

post #1862 of 2746

Thank you all! I think the thing that got my sister off track was that Madeleine said she wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. My sister didn't hear the subsequent conversation where I asked Madeleine to draw me a picture of what she had in mind. All my sister envisioned was a full flowery cake with lots of gumpaste flowers... really realistically done. It made me appreciate good consultations with prospective clients.

 

Jan

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post #1863 of 2746

I always add a little instant coffee when making chocolate cakes. You don't taste the coffee, but it certainly enhances the chocolate flavor.

 

Jan

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post #1864 of 2746
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Thank you all! I think the thing that got my sister off track was that Madeleine said she wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. My sister didn't hear the subsequent conversation where I asked Madeleine to draw me a picture of what she had in mind. All my sister envisioned was a full flowery cake with lots of gumpaste flowers... really realistically done. It made me appreciate good consultations with prospective clients.

Jan
I teared up the first time I read about this cake in another thread, and the second time too! I love it I can't wait til my daughyer starts drawing lol. Have you vever heard of the website that makes stuffed animals out of the drawings? Its amazing.
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post #1865 of 2746

Kayla, I haven't heard of that website. It sounds like they'd have a winner, though. I'm afraid I might have hi-jacked this thread and that certainly wasn't my intention. I know you will love it when your daughter starts drawing. There is a lot of love to be seen in children's drawings. (It's just darn hard to draw like a child, though. Especially when I've sketched and painted for so many years.) Thank you for your kind comments. I was really happy with the way it turned out and particularly happy to see my sister enjoy a helping of crow!

 

Jan

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post #1866 of 2746

I'll un-hijack for you milkmaid.  So things NOT to say to your baker:  "Hi, I put that wedding cake you made me on e-bay"  

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-***/bride-lists-appalling-wedding-cake-on-ebay--publicly-shames-cake-maker-180206231.html

 

Oh yes she did!  

post #1867 of 2746

Well, I think I can understand the bride's disappointment with how the cake turned out.

 

What I can't understand is her taste.

Then again, it's quite rare when my own cakes don't fall somewhat short of the cake I see in my head. Though (as was the case with my own 51st birthday cake, and the 3rd-rate edible printing for which I had to settle) that's not always entirely my fault.

 

Incidentally, the auto-censor got the link. Replace the 3 asterisks with a 3-letter word that can mean "biological gender," and that, when prefixed with "Es," "Wes," "Sus," and "Middle" yields the names of 4 British places originally founded by the Saxons.

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post #1868 of 2746
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl View Post

Well, I think I can understand the bride's disappointment with how the cake turned out.

 

What I can't understand is her taste.

 

Then again, it's quite rare when my own cakes don't fall somewhat short of the cake I see in my head. Though (as was the case with my own 51st birthday cake, and the 3rd-rate edible printing for which I had to settle) that's not always entirely my fault.

Hahahaha I so know what you mean.  It's my favorite thing when I can say, "Oh it looks like it's supposed to!!"

post #1869 of 2746
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Originally Posted by Sparklekat6 View Post

I'll un-hijack for you milkmaid.  So things NOT to say to your baker:  "Hi, I put that wedding cake you made me on e-bay"  

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-***/bride-lists-appalling-wedding-cake-on-ebay--publicly-shames-cake-maker-180206231.html

 

Oh yes she did!  

Someone has to tell Cakewrecks about this one!

post #1870 of 2746
Did you see Cake Wrecks today?
http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/8/14/wheelin-dealin.html
post #1871 of 2746
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Originally Posted by Sparklekat6 View Post

I'll un-hijack for you milkmaid.  So things NOT to say to your baker:  "Hi, I put that wedding cake you made me on e-bay"  

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-***/bride-lists-appalling-wedding-cake-on-ebay--publicly-shames-cake-maker-180206231.html

 

Oh yes she did!  

Is that the tire cake? If so it made the news

post #1872 of 2746
Xi
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Originally Posted by Dayti View Post

Someone has to tell Cakewrecks about this one!
I submitted it yesterday as I'm sure many others did as well
post #1873 of 2746
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

Xi
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Originally Posted by Dayti View Post

Someone has to tell Cakewrecks about this one!
I submitted it yesterday

Now I'm very curious to hear from Sparklekat6

post #1874 of 2746

Oh yeah I went there after I posted here.  It is on cakewrecks.  I just saw it on yahoo news.  

post #1875 of 2746
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Originally Posted by Lucky6 View Post

Now I'm very curious to hear from Sparklekat6

Sorry maybe there was a miscommunication but I am not the baker.  I was just saying, if you were the baker it would be horrible if someone said that to you. 

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