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    Cake walk

    What is your most spectacular, oh-my-gosh! recipe to take for a cake walk? I'm not willing to do a wonderful decorated fondue icing, but will consider anything else.

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    What is a Cake Walk?
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    You might want to try this recipe, from one of our own quilters--it's fabulous!!
    CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE RECIPE

    I've made it several times and have always gotten raves on it.
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    If decorating is not your thing, try this. Make any good chocolate cake (even just a mix), top it with a simple peanut butter frosting and decorate as in the picture. I'm terrible with frosting, so the last one I did I just put chopped peanut butter cups even on the sides. It has wow factor and covers up frosting that doesn't smooth out well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    What is a Cake Walk?

    A cake walk is a popular, old fashioned way to raise money at fairs and carnivals- usually church or school events. A pathway is laid out made up of numbered squares. Tickets are sold equal to the number of squares on the path. You buy a ticket. When the cake walk starts, everyone walks while music plays. When the music stops, a number is called. If you are standing on the block equal to that number you win the cake that corresponds to that number. Ideally there is a cake for each number. Obviously there will be an unstated competition between bakers for the best looking and best tasting cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    A cake walk is a popular, old fashioned way to raise money at fairs and carnivals- usually church or school events. A pathway is laid out made up of numbered squares. Tickets are sold equal to the number of squares on the path. You buy a ticket. When the cake walk starts, everyone walks while music plays. When the music stops, a number is called. If you are standing on the block equal to that number you win the cake that corresponds to that number. Ideally there is a cake for each number. Obviously there will be an unstated competition between bakers for the best looking and best tasting cake.
    Thanks for sharing what this is all about .... something I've never heard about before.
    Sounds like total FUN!
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    I just went to a fellow qb bouse yesterday and made the angelfood cake with a can of applepie filling, nothing else, bake as directed then iced it with confectioners sugar, innamon and a dash of milk for the glaze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    A cake walk is a popular, old fashioned way to raise money at fairs and carnivals- usually church or school events. A pathway is laid out made up of numbered squares. Tickets are sold equal to the number of squares on the path. You buy a ticket. When the cake walk starts, everyone walks while music plays. When the music stops, a number is called. If you are standing on the block equal to that number you win the cake that corresponds to that number. Ideally there is a cake for each number. Obviously there will be an unstated competition between bakers for the best looking and best tasting cake.
    Never heard of that before now.
    Sounds like a fun fundraiser.
    Could you explain a bit more about the tickets?
    I seem to be having brain freeze. (happens a lot these days!)
    Is there a limit to the # of tickets you can buy or do you just get one ticket?
    I'm thinking you get just one ticket...am I right?
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    I haven't ever participated except to provide a cake myself. I doubt if you would buy more tickets than you would want to have cakes. The idea is to have the exact number of cakes as the number of blocks. I think this would be run according to the wishes of whomever was in charge, how big the event was, how many cakes were provided, how big the interest was. It could get like a bingo game - lots of tickets sold, not so many winners.

    The church we used to belong to had raffles for homemade cakes. You could tell by the prices offered who the really good cooks were. The money went to foreign missions.

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    Never heard of a cakewalk (except as an old music hall dance); it sounds like fun. Does it have to be a "cake"? Do you get your dish back? Reason I'm asking, my most requested dessert, called Barbara Dessert in our family, is a kind of trifle. Bake brownies from a mix (or use white or chocolate cake mix), cut into chunks, put a layer in a trifle dish or other glass dish with deep sides. Add a layer of pudding (I use sugar free, fat free instant), a layer of Cool Whip, then chocolate candy ground up (for me, it's Reese's pb cups). Repeat layers ending up with the crushed candy on top. Super easy and looks like you really worked hard. Saying "my most requested dessert" sounds like I think I'm some great cook/baker. I'm not, just okay, but I do have a few dessert recipes that are excellent.

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