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1 Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:08 pm

1DomesticGoddess

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Our daughter Jenny is the cake baker in our family, and often she shares her cakes with us. Here's one of her creations she decided to share with her father and I? Isn't this a gorgeous looking cake! It's a lemon cake with a raspberry filling, and it's topped with a cream cheese frosting, fresh raspberries from her garden, plus it's drizzled with a raspberry glaze. Can't wait to dig into this cake!





This is what the cake looks like inside.

2 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:30 pm

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That cake is absolutely stunning, DG! Almost too pretty to cut into, too! I adore anything with raspberries and think the filling must taste really great in a lemon cake -- the cream cheese frosting is, forgive the pun, icing on the cake!

My late sister gave me a huge cake decorating set of things many years ago. I tried using some of them and I was really terrible at it. I should dig them out now that I'm retired and give them another try. I can just see Brian watching over me as I try -- heck, maybe he'd be better at it than I was.

I've been trying to get into baking more lately and hope to buy one of those Kitchen Aid mixers closer to Christmas if I see a good sale. I also have to check out the price at the PX as Brian has privileges there. Sometimes I see a recipe I'd like to make but it almost "requires" one of those mixers to really make it easier to make. Do you and your daughter have one of those, DG?

3 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:39 pm

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OK, DomesticGoddess....you owe me $79.95.

That's what it cost me to professionally remove the tongue marks from my computer screen because you posted that pic! Pay up!

LOL

That cake looks Delicious! Would your daughter, by any chance, share her recipe (especially for the filling)? It looks like it is firm enough to hold up the cake.....mine usually just ooze out the edges from the weight of the top layer.

Please tell your daughter she is more than welcome to share her food pics with us here ~ we love to see beautiful foods no matter what anyone makes.

4 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:11 pm

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Crybaby wrote:That cake is absolutely stunning, DG! Almost too pretty to cut into, too!

I agree, it is a stunning cake, too pretty to cut, but it sure tastes good! 


Crybaby wrote:I adore anything with raspberries and think the filling must taste really great in a lemon cake -- the cream cheese frosting is, forgive the pun, icing on the cake!  

My late sister gave me a huge cake decorating set of things many years ago.  I tried using some of them and I was really terrible at it.  I should dig them out now that I'm retired and give them another try.  I can just see Brian watching over me as I try -- heck, maybe he'd be better at it than I was.  

I've been trying to get into baking more lately and hope to buy one of those Kitchen Aid mixers closer to Christmas if I see a good sale.  I also have to check out the price at the PX as Brian has privileges there.  Sometimes I see a recipe I'd like to make but it almost "requires" one of those mixers to really make it easier to make.


Crybaby wrote:Do you and your daughter have one of those, DG?

Yes, both my daughter and I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer, but my daughter certainly gets more use out of hers than I do mine.  Jenny bakes a lot of cakes.  A few years back, she and 2 other friends took cake decorating classes, but between her and those others girls, Jenny definitely makes more cakes.  One girl after she had children, sold all her baking ware, and asked Jen to make her kids' birthday cakes.  Michelle, I'm kind'a embarrassed to say, that while the Kitchen Aid Mixer was a gift from my daughters, I much prefer to use my good ol' electric handheld mixer, as that's what I am a custom too.  But... I have found, that the Kitchen Aid Mixer is great in mixing up a batch of braunschweiger spread.

5 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:55 pm

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bethk wrote:OK, DomesticGoddess....you owe me $79.95.

That's what it cost me to professionally remove the tongue marks from my computer screen because you posted that pic!  Pay up!

LOL

That cake looks Delicious!  Would your daughter, by any chance, share her recipe (especially for the filling)?  It looks like it is firm enough to hold up the cake.....mine usually just ooze out the edges from the weight of the top layer.

Please tell your daughter she is more than welcome to share her food pics with us here ~ we love to see beautiful foods no matter what anyone makes.

Beth, being a member of this forum, I see is gonna be a bit pricy! affraid   

Beth, after I read what you posted, I almost spit my beverage all over my screen and key board.


Also, I'll be sure to ask my daughter about the filling, and if you'd like, I will post pics of the cakes she has baked in the past.  I don't think she will mind.

6 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:26 pm

bethk

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Hey, what is your daughter going to do if you post pics of her cakes??? She will most likely be pleased as punch that you want to brag about her talents!

And like I said, we LOVE to see what others are making. Of course, we steal any great ideas and claim them as our own.....but isn't that what the internet is for? (I'm thinking of the fun stuff I see on sites like Pinterest ~ crazy - creative people posting some of the neatest stuff)

7 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:19 pm

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I have a KA and have had it since the 80's. Couldn't do without one. I see lots of sales on the mixer. What do you consider a good price? I can let you know when I see a sale in that range. Of course, Black Friday will be here before you know it and you might see a good price then.

8 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:44 am

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bethk wrote:Hey, what is your daughter going to do if you post pics of her cakes???  She will most likely be pleased as punch that you want to brag about her talents!

And like I said, we LOVE to see what others are making.  Of course, we steal any great ideas and claim them as our own.....but isn't that what the internet is for?  (I'm thinking of the fun stuff I see on sites like Pinterest ~ crazy - creative people posting some of the neatest stuff)

Trust me, she's not going to mind one bit, as she knows I've done that already. (Posted pictures of her cakes, and bragged about them and her too!) She'll definitely be pleased as punch! Beth, you do know I'm just posting pictures of the final product, and not including a recipe. But knowing Jenny, if I asked her how she made it or what kind of cake mix and frosting did she use, she would tell me.

Beth, I should tell you... if you see any cakes made with a dark chocolate frosting, Jen only uses the "Rich & Creamy" Chocolate Frosting, which she purchases at Aldi's. It indeed is "the best" chocolate frosting! Oh, and as far as "stealing any great ideas", where do you think she came up with some of those ideas for her cakes?  But she has also come up with some on her own as well.  Jen is one creative person.

9 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:08 am

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Bugster2 wrote:I have a KA and have had it since the 80's. Couldn't do without one. I see lots of sales on the mixer. What do you consider a good price? I can let you know when I see a sale in that range. Of course, Black Friday will be here before you know it and you might see a good price then.

Thanks, Bug. On QVC, believe it or not, they have "sales" where tons of the different accessories are included, the bowl cover, maybe an extra bowl, the whisk attachment, that attachment that scrapes the sides of the bowl and 4 or 5 of the other ones, too. The price is usually a good bit off the MSRP (price depends on the wattage really) but with all those different tools included, plus usually free shipping (those suckers are really heavy!), I consider that a deal. I can't really say an amount but, like the Supreme Court said about porn, I'll know it when I see it!!!

DG, sometimes when something needs to be beaten for 5 minutes or longer, it sure would be nice to get it going in that mixer while I complete another requirement for whatever it is I'm making. There's usually several tasks to complete I find when baking and if it's something complicated I want to make (isn't it always?), the KA is almost a necessity.

10 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:16 am

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I have a recipe where you need to beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes. If I had to use my hand mixer, I would not be able to make the recipe. I have a very nice Cuisinart mixer that was given to me but I don't like the bowl so I don't use it.
My mixer has a glass bowl which I hate because I am afraid I will break it so I bought a metal one. I use the glass bowl only as a display with the mixer. I have many of the attachments but some are not so good. The juicer works great when you have a large quantity of fruit to juice. I use it after a raid on my BIL's lemon tree and I freeze the juice. I don't like the slicer/grater. I prefer my salad shooter. The meat grinder is good. I wouldn't buy the pasta rollers again. Not that they didn't make great pasta but the rollers were ceramic and cracked after a year. I didn't notice until after the warranty was up. I know they no longer have ceramic rollers but from what I have read, the quality is iffy. I grabbed the spiralizer/apple peeler one day when it was marked incorrectly. It really works well. I had 5 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and sliced in less than 5 minutes.

11 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:47 pm

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Bugster2 wrote:I have a recipe where you need to beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes. If I had to use my hand mixer, I would not be able to make the recipe. I have a very nice Cuisinart mixer that was given to me but I don't like the bowl so I don't use it.
My mixer has a glass bowl which I hate because I am afraid I will break it so I bought a metal one. I use the glass bowl only as a display with the mixer. I have many of the attachments but some are not so good. The juicer works great when you have a large quantity of fruit to juice. I use it after a raid on my BIL's lemon tree and I freeze the juice. I don't like the slicer/grater. I prefer my salad shooter. The meat grinder is good. I wouldn't buy the pasta rollers again. Not that they didn't make great pasta but the rollers were ceramic and cracked after a year. I didn't notice until after the warranty was up. I know they no longer have ceramic rollers but from what I have read, the quality is iffy. I grabbed the spiralizer/apple peeler one day when it was marked incorrectly. It really works well. I had 5 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and sliced in less than 5 minutes.

That 5-minute mix is like what I was speaking of. While the KA was doing that, I could be proceeding with the recipe. And since I no longer stand for a long time without a lot of pain, it's become even more important.

I guess "attachments" was the wrong word for me to use, Bug. I meant things like a coated dough hook, coated flat beater, wire whisk, Flex Edge beater, etc., and maybe an extra bowl or a bowl cover. I don't really need or want most of the available attachments for the KA, as I want primarily to use it as a mixer. I still use my old hand mixer (I forget the brand) which has lasted forever. It might be a Hamilton beach. Today, even the hand mixers are made a lot stronger than the one I have.

I have a feeling I'll decide on a KA mixer this holiday season even if I have to pay more than I want. I just want one so darn bad. And I've gotten Brian wanting one too now, and he's always telling me to "just buy it."

12 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:49 pm

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DG, post any and all pics of your creative daughter's creations. We all love seeing what others do. You should see some of the things Beth makes -- her apple roses are too cute for words!

13 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:53 pm

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Well, for crying out loud....LISTEN TO BRIAN!

Find one with free shipping and go for it. Heck, just think of all the stuff you coulda made by now if you had just 'bit the bullet' when you first decided you wanted one.

Personally, I couldn't live without mine. Of course, I do regret selling/leaving my old cracked hand mixer in Ohio. And I'm too cheap to just go out and buy a new one. (maybe if I find one at a garage sale for a couple bucks I'll change my mind.....)

14 Re: Wanna see a delicious looking cake! on Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:55 pm

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Crybaby wrote:DG, post any and all pics of your creative daughter's creations.  We all love seeing what others do.  You should see some of the things Beth makes -- her apple roses are too cute for words!

No, Michelle.....TORI'S apple roses are too cute for words!

Mine are just 'ordinary'.

Hahahahaha!

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