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Old 06-27-2021, 11:19 AM
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Here is a recipe that sounds about right, everyone wants it for their birthday.

Southern Caramel Cake Recipe - Add a Pinch
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Old 06-27-2021, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
Here is a recipe that sounds about right, everyone wants it for their birthday.

Southern Caramel Cake Recipe - Add a Pinch
Thanks! That one looks yummy! (Not to mention, full of flavor.) It would be great for a seasonal, fall cake, maybe garnished with some nuts and molded, maple leaf decorations.
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Old 06-27-2021, 11:31 AM
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I challenge all of you QB bakers out there to enter a cake in your own, county fair. We're not competing with each other and it would be fun to share tips and ideas. Our fair is in September, as I think that most county fairs are, so there's plenty of time. Go for it!
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Old 06-27-2021, 12:32 PM
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I just found a very interesting cake recipe on the Food Network's site: Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting, https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...osting-5580236
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Old 06-27-2021, 07:22 PM
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Thanks, Onebyone. Hummm...those are expensive, gourmet ingredients. Do ya think that they are worth the cost? I'll have to consider those options.

I find vanilla paste at Tuesday Mornings, Khols, Home Goods, etc. for a reasonable price. i would definitely say the Saigon cinnamon is wonderful and worth the cost. One sniff and you are in a bakery. McCormick has a good Saigon cinnamon. It's getting hard to find though. When a store has it I buy four or five jars. I'm on my last jar so have been looking. I make snickerdoodles, cinnamon bread, cinnamon toast, and cinnamon buns so I use a lot of the cinnamon. I tried the Cylon cinnamon but like Saigon the best. And the organic cinnamon does not have the best flavor.
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Old 06-29-2021, 01:28 PM
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Minnesota Chocolate cake is delish!! Recipe can be googled.
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You can get something called bakery emulsion that is supposed to be a flavor enhancer. Made by Lorann. I've haven't used it but see in stores. Not super expensive so it might be worth a try.
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Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
You can get something called bakery emulsion that is supposed to be a flavor enhancer. Made by Lorann. I've haven't used it but see in stores. Not super expensive so it might be worth a try.
Hummm...interesting. I'll have to hunt for that and read up on it. I'll bet that they have it at King Arthur, or Wilton's. Thanks.

A couple of years ago, I wanted to enter a Strawberry cake in the fair, so I found a recipe that called for freeze dried strawberry powder that would enhance the flavor. I tried it, but frankly, I thought it tasted awful! It gave the cake a very artificial taste, even though it was just dried strawberries.

I am going to try the vanilla paste and Saigon Cinnamon though. Once, I find the kind of cake that I want to bake, I'll make some trial, miniature cakes, using my smaller, 6" pans. I can make some with special additives and some without and see how they taste. This is going to be a fattening summer.

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Old 06-30-2021, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Jo Anne B. View Post
Minnesota Chocolate cake is delish!! Recipe can be googled.
Oooh...that sounds interesting. My ancestors were from Minn.
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Old 06-30-2021, 07:18 AM
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Here's some cool tips about making a better cake:

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collecti...-from-grandma/

and

https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitc...e-better-cakes
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