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Thread: Why I quilt and don't bake

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    It was my son's birthday yesterday and he wanted a strawberry cake. Of course, I made him one. I decided to make it marbled and had left over chocolate mix. I made two small chocolate cakes. I made the mistake of getting sugar free frosting (what is the point of that) and that thing doesn't spread easy. The cake got stuck to the mold, broke into a few pieces, I tried to put it together with frosting and it broke even more. I should leave the baking to those who know how to do it.

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    I don't mean to laugh, but that birthday cake is funny. Although, I'm sure it taste good. Anything chocolate is good.

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    You're one courageous lady. I don't believe I'd have told this one on myself. Can you pick one up at Walmart and garnish it with fresh strawberries? LOL

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    when this happens in my family, we scoop it into small bowls, top it with ice cream and call it 'cake in a dish' - still tastes yummy!

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    Laugh all you want. Jorge took the pictures because he says it maybe shouldn't be shown in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    You're one courageous lady. I don't believe I'd have told this one on myself. Can you pick one up at Walmart and garnish it with fresh strawberries? LOL
    No Walmart in NYC, and too late to try to rescue it, but we had a good laugh. The strawberry one turned out OK. It was only the chocolate leftover that misbehaved.
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    I remember years ago when I baked a two layer cake (I love to bake and am pretty good at it) which came out great, I frosted it and set the plate aside. As I picked it up to bring to the table, it simply disolved into a pile of crumbs with frosting mixed in. My kids ate it in bowls with spoons...never waste anything you know.

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    Looks good to me...I would eat it!!

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    And this is how cake balls came to be... when you have a goof up, just dump the baked cake and frosting into a large bowl together. Mix well and roll into balls. Let cool or if you have time, freeze. Spear balls with toothpicks, dip into melted chocolate and let cool until chocolate hardens. Yum, Yum, can't eat just one. Works with all cakes and any type of icing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    And this is how cake balls came to be... when you have a goof up, just dump the baked cake and frosting into a large bowl together. Mix well and roll into balls. Let cool or if you have time, freeze. Spear balls with toothpicks, dip into melted chocolate and let cool until chocolate hardens. Yum, Yum, can't eat just one. Works with all cakes and any type of icing.
    That sounds good enough to do on purpose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    And this is how cake balls came to be... when you have a goof up, just dump the baked cake and frosting into a large bowl together. Mix well and roll into balls. Let cool or if you have time, freeze. Spear balls with toothpicks, dip into melted chocolate and let cool until chocolate hardens. Yum, Yum, can't eat just one. Works with all cakes and any type of icing.
    I am sure I will have an opportunity to try this.

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    I messed up a strawberry cake once. It was in all kinds of pieces and I tossed marshmallows into it, mixed it all back up into the sheet pan and served. Don't remember if I heated it up a little again or not.
    Everyone loved it so much they wanted me to make it again! I never could duplicate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    And this is how cake balls came to be... when you have a goof up, just dump the baked cake and frosting into a large bowl together. Mix well and roll into balls. Let cool or if you have time, freeze. Spear balls with toothpicks, dip into melted chocolate and let cool until chocolate hardens. Yum, Yum, can't eat just one. Works with all cakes and any type of icing.
    That sounds good enough to do on purpose!
    It sure does!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    when this happens in my family, we scoop it into small bowls, top it with ice cream and call it 'cake in a dish' - still tastes yummy!
    Now thats a good plan. No chocolate goes to waste. :thumbup:

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    I only make cakes in a 9x13" pan and ice it in the pan, cut and eat. Nothing sticks or falls apart. I've done this at least the last 40 years. Before that I tried the round cake pans, turned out okay, too much handling.

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    Homemade is the best no matter how it looks!

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    The thing with chocolate cake is - cut it into small squares, fold in whipped cream and add strawberries or go with caramel swirled in. could make it look scrumpdilitious.

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    Maria, you're so funny!!! Happy Birthday to your little guy, funny cake or not!! lol :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    And this is how cake balls came to be... when you have a goof up, just dump the baked cake and frosting into a large bowl together. Mix well and roll into balls. Let cool or if you have time, freeze. Spear balls with toothpicks, dip into melted chocolate and let cool until chocolate hardens. Yum, Yum, can't eat just one. Works with all cakes and any type of icing.
    That sounds good enough to do on purpose!
    It sure does!!!
    :thumbup: DITTO!!! :thumbup:

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    I would have just called it ART, Thanks for sharing the story

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    Looks good to me! lol Put some in a bowl and add ice cream on top. Yummy!

    A tip for any frosting to get it to spread easier: I leave the can of frosting on the stove top while the cake is baking and cooling. When you are ready to frost, just open it and stir it and it will be so smooth. Or, you can just warm it in the microwave for a few seconds at a time to thin it out a little. After you ice the cake, if you let it sit the frosting will harden up again.

    Also, to keep the cake from sticking in the pan, cut a circle of wax paper or parchment paper and put it in the bottom of your pan before adding the batter. Then when you take it out of the oven, cut around the edges and turn it upside down. The cake will drop out. Then peel the wax paper off. That's the way my grandma used to do it and how my mom still does it.

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    Were these pictures of the cake taken before or after the party?

    Thanks for the laugh. Better luck next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Were these pictures of the cake taken before or after the party?

    Thanks for the laugh. Better luck next time.
    Before...

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    LOL ......sorry :)

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    I'm sure it tasted good...and just think of the memory you created for him.... ;-)

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