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I like hamburger helper

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I was raised on cakes grandma made with a handful of this and a pinch of that. So I know what scratch cakes taste like vs box. I haven't liked the taste of box mix unless I only want something sweet while we're watching TV or cupcakes for the kidlet--until I came here and discovered the WASC cake. The taste of the ultimate wedding/birthday cake. Love it!!! I generally am baking a Hummingbird, Carrot, Italian Cream cake and there is not a box cake for those (except the Carrot and it's nasty). -

Oh my goodness.  Humming Bird cake is one that I have not been able to get just right.  I have tried changing my recipe and I am still not satisfied.  That is the cake my daughter and I will be trying two weeks from now.  Italian Cream has also not been my favorite to make because this one too is not up to par as far as flavor goes ( if you notice in my previous post I mentioned coconut, Italian Cream Cake is on the menu for our next bake night ).  But we will keep trying until we get it right.  And I too found the WASC recipe here but I have only used it once ( I introduced my daughter to it and she loved it).  So I will be using the WASC recipe for her birthday cake.


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post #109 of 183
I like cake
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I love the sound of bake night lol and testing recipes. You have any rooms for rent? :p
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I like hamburger helper

I do too and on a personal note ..Thank You !! for your service to our country.

post #112 of 183

Just googled Italian Cream Cake because I've never heard of it, does anyone know why it's called that? It doesn't sound very Italian!

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Just googled Italian Cream Cake because I've never heard of it, does anyone know why it's called that? It doesn't sound very Italian!
http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcakes.html#italiancreamcake
post #114 of 183

I made an Italian Cream today and the Hummingbird is my MIL fav.   I don't know the history behind either cake but I love them both.

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Ah I see, so it's more about consistency than saving time. OK that makes sense, thank you (it was the 'not having a life' comment that threw me, I assumed they meant box mix took less time).

You're right, about 50% of my recipes are ones that have been passed down through the family, so I suppose I'm very lucky! The others are ones I've experimented with or invented myself. Testing and coming up with new recipes is part of the fun for me. I'm a bit of an oddball in that I love the science side as well as the artistic side. icon_smile.gif

Not really sure what they meant by that. Not odd at all though. I do the same thing. Have you ever heard of Daring Kitchen? I haven't had time to participate recently but it is a great site. Totally free. They give you challenges every month. There is a Daring Bakers and a Daring Cooks. I participate in it. You may want to look into it. I can send you a link if you want. Sometimes they give me things I haven't heard of and wouldn't have made on my own. 

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me and my bff do our own little daring bakers thing. it's been fun only a few recipes so far. we call it the hunger games, lol.

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post #117 of 183
I keep meaning to sign up for daring bakers, thanks for the reminder!
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Not really sure what they meant by that. Not odd at all though. I do the same thing. Have you ever heard of Daring Kitchen? I haven't had time to participate recently but it is a great site. Totally free. They give you challenges every month. There is a Daring Bakers and a Daring Cooks. I participate in it. You may want to look into it. I can send you a link if you want. Sometimes they give me things I haven't heard of and wouldn't have made on my own. 

No never heard of it, sounds like fun! I'll google it thank you icon_smile.gif
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I keep meaning to sign up for daring bakers, thanks for the reminder!

You should. It is a blast not only doing it but seeing what everyone else comes up with. I love it!

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I signed up this evening, can't wait until next month!
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