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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!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/recipes...e-t162585.html

    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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    They just called them Cake Sales in California when my 65 year old "kids" went to elementary school and later when I was a teacher. Your kid never told you the cake was due next morning until ten thirty at night as they went to bed. Ugh!

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    Hummingbird Cake
    Ingredients
    ∑ 1 package yellow cake mix with pudding (2 layer size)
    ∑ (If you canít find pudding cake, add 1 small pkg. vanilla pudding mix)*
    ∑ 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice (undrained)
    ∑ 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 medium sized)
    ∑ 1/2 cup water
    ∑ 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    ∑ 3 large eggs
    ∑ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    ∑ 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ∑ 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted and divided
    Cream Cheese frosting
    ∑ 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temp
    ∑ 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temp
    ∑ 3 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
    ∑ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2 (If you havenít toasted the pecans, now is the perfect time to do it while the oven is preheating. Just spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-6 minutes or until you can smell them toasting.) Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan or 9 x 13 pan.
    3 I n a large mixing bowl, mix on low speed for 1 minute the cake mix, pineapple and juice, bananas, water, oil, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. (and pudding mix if used)
    4 Stop mixer and scrape down, then mix at medium speed for 2 minutes more.
    5 Stir in by hand the 1/2 cup nuts.
    6 Batter will be thick and fruit well blended.
    7 Pour into prepared pan.
    8 Bake on middle rack for 50-60 minutes.
    9 Cake will be golden and spring back when touched.
    10 Cool in pan for 20 minutes then cool completely.

    11 Make the cream cheese frosting.
    12 Mix the cream cheese and butter on low 30 seconds.
    13 Add the powdered sugar, slowly still at low speed until well blended.
    14 Add vanilla, increase to medium and beat 1 minute.
    15 Frost cooled cake and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
    16 Store in the refrigerator up to one week.

    NOTE: If you canít find a cake with pudding mix in it, just add 1 small pkg. instant Banana or Vanilla pudding mix to cake mix
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    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.
    I never heard of getting a dish back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme CA View Post
    They just called them Cake Sales in California when my 65 year old "kids" went to elementary school and later when I was a teacher. Your kid never told you the cake was due next morning until ten thirty at night as they went to bed. Ugh!
    I think part of the fun of the Cake Walk is that the adults buy the tickets and the kids do the walking. If there aren't enough cakes, then of course it is like a raffle and every ticket is not a winner - another difference between a Cake Walk and a cake sale.

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    Traditionally they have cake walks at school fall festivals or summer outdoor church dinners. At my school, we always had a cake walk during the fall festival. They played music and you walked around and around in the large circle. Then when the music stopped, each person stops on a numbered square taped to the floor. They then drew a number from a bag that corresponded to the square someone was standing on. That person wins the cake. Tickets are sold for you to be able to participate in the cake walk. At school, it was 50 cents for each opportunity or turn to play. It's used as a fund-raiser.

    In my community, all the Catholic churches take turns from Memorial Day through Labor Day having big outdoor barbecues. The men work from very early morning hours until early afternoon cooking pork, chicken or whatever other meat they sell, over large wooden fire pits. Another team will make Burgoo, which is a soup made of various meats, vegetables, etc. in a tomato based thick broth. (Delicious)

    The women of the church get together earlier in the week and make literally hundreds of pounds of potato salad. They have a big dinner stand where you can eat a BBQ dinner, sell barbecue sandwiches or cups of Burgoo. You can also buy the products to take home.

    They'll often have a quilt raffle, a coke stand, Bingo games, other carnival type games of chance for the kiddos; both big and small. It's great fun, but sure is a lot of work. For the churches, it's one of their biggest money raising ventures of the year and takes a year to plan.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Different areas, different customs. TanyaL replied to my response by saying she never heard of getting a dish back. I was talking about church dinners or potlucks where you bring something, or bringing a dessert to someone's house, you put your name on the bottom of your dish so you get the right one back. As I had said, never knew about a cake walk and have no idea how they're done.

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    If you want something that is all for show try this. Any person would want to take it home! It's all about presentation!
    http://makinglifedelicious.com/2012/...-easy-to-make/
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    At our school carnival they get tons of cakes, cupcakes, cookies and they sell tickets , everybody walks the path, when the music stops and the number is called whoever is standing on the number gets to choose what they want. The more garish or sweeter it is seems to go first. Everyone has lots of fun and even the adults join in.

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    Last fall for our school's carnival we had a couple of parents that did a "cake kit" for the cake walk. It was a disposable pan, name brand cake mix and a container of frosting. They were some of the first ones picked. Good luck with your cake walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    Different areas, different customs. TanyaL replied to my response by saying she never heard of getting a dish back. I was talking about church dinners or potlucks where you bring something, or bringing a dessert to someone's house, you put your name on the bottom of your dish so you get the right one back. As I had said, never knew about a cake walk and have no idea how they're done.
    We have those also and you always get your dish back or you put your food in a disposable dish. A cake walk is different.

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    Oh Tanyal,Boy do i remember going to those i was so thrilled when i so your post"Cake Walk" i love going and baking cakes for them as well Thanks for a walk down memory lane haven't done or been to one in eons Thanks Sweetie(

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    Lisa-Wanna-b- Quilter,Your cake is just beautiful i sure would like to win that one and have a cold glass of milk with it a slice OH Boy

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    They used to do this at my kids' school carnival.
    I remember one year we were really "lucky"-3 of the kids each won a cake.

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    I heard that the chocolate cake is very interesting and superb therefore it is needful here somebody mention for its recipe how we prepare the chocolate cake with good ingredients because children like such flavor very much.It is nutritious for the children's body.

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    There is a restraurant in St Paul MN that makes a fantastic chocolate cake. It is rich but not hard to do. The frosting is poured on so it is not hard. You can find the recipe here.

    http://www.cafelatte.com/turtle_cake.pdf
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