For fun: baking edition

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Post # 61
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had to come here and post a photo of what I made today. Its a total shameless  #showoff!! I impressed myself as I’ve never iced a cake using marzipan or made roses.

It’s a swedish princess cake. Layers of sponge cake, vanilla diplomat cream and raspberry jam. All covered in marzipan. I made two and dropped the larger one off to family for their birthday. 😊

 

 

 

Post # 62
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Blushing bee

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cmsgirl :  Ahhhh, there is nothing I love more in the world than a princess cake!  My sweet husband tried to get me one for my birthday last year and instead I got a regular cake with a crown on it!  Poor bakery must not have had a clue what he wanted!

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee

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cmsgirl :  Wow, those aren’t easy and it looks amazing! Now I want to try! πŸ™‚

I’ve been perfecting my recipes. I now have the perfect chocolate chip cookies and perfect chocolate cake and frosting. I’m working on sourdough – it’s my first time baking breads. I’ve managed some delicious crackers but my sourdough bread was a major fail. Just awful! I’ll be working on that next week. 

I really want to find a great lemon cake recipe. Every lemon cake I’ve tried has been so bland and all the flavor is in the frosting. I made a lemon cake for an event once and after researching and attempting 3 different cakes which I ended up throwing away as they were so bland, I went with my tried and true doctored up bake mix. It’s got great flavor and is delicious, everyone loves it, but I want a fully scratch lemon cake dammit! 

Post # 64
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Bee Keeper

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cmsgirl :  So gorgeous. It totally looks SPRING-Y! (Although it’s likely fall over there)

Post # 65
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

I held off as long as I could without baking. A couple of weeks ago was our anniversary and our baker that made our wedding cake makes us an anniversary cake each year. Of course they were closed so I made one myself. The cake started a chain of bakin events including chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cupcakes and I have banana bread in the oven right now.

Post # 66
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Helper bee

My small town did a virtual bake off and I made a lemon drizzle layer cake. I baked the cake and my dad and I made the photo look a bit ‘arty’ and I won! (I’ve just crossed out the name of where I live) 

Post # 67
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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kia2019 :  I made lemon drizzle cakes this morning!!!

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’ve made two cakes since our stay home order started. I don’t have pictures of them πŸ™

The first one was a yellow cake with a homemade coffee flavored buttercream icing, it was absolutely delicious and I plan to make it again soon.

The second cake was an attempt at a lemon meringue poke cake for my  husband’s birthday, except I failed spectacularly at the meringue part so it ended up just being a vanilla cake topped with lemon filling.

Post # 69
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Sugar bee

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cmsgirl :  About the Swedish Princess cake: be my neighbor. Pleaselaughing!

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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ke_murphy :  bahaha… That had me totally chuckling! A cake with a crown! At least you got a great ‘remember that time…’ story out of it! πŸ˜‚

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strawberrysakura : I totally hear you on the lemon cake. The trick to a good lemon cake is to avoid putting lemon juice into the batter and just use lots of finely grated fresh lemon rind. The juice somehow nullifies the lemon flavour you get from all the oils in the lemon skin that you put in the batter. I heard that from a professional pastry chef and I tried it out as a test and it’s true. That’s why lots of lemon cake recipes get you to poke holes in them after baking and pour a lemon flavoured sugar syrup onto them which is fine but if you just want a regular lemon sponge, use only the lemon rind and add heaps and heaps of it.

I also add a few tablespoons of limoncello liqueur to my lemon cake batter. My parents make it with their lemons from their garden but you can buy it easily from a liquor store. It’s worth having a bottle if you love baked goods with lemon flavour. I use it in my baking all the time. It’s awesome in custard too. 

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claroquesi :  lol… Please do become my neighbour! I’ll bake you cakes all the time as long as it saves me from hearing my current neighbours with the constantly barking dog on the one side and the screaming kid on the other side that yells ‘mean mummy’ everytime mummy says no! πŸ™„ We totally didn’t realise how bad it was until isolating at home!

PLEASE come be MY Neighbour πŸ™

Post # 71
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Sugar bee

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cmsgirl :  In gratitude, I would prepare the best sangría and caipirinhas ever!

Post # 72
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve been making a sourdough starter. It wastes so much flour to get it going but there are good recipes online to use up the discard. So tonight, pizza and cinnamon rolls. Yesterday the first biscuits I’ve ever made from scratch.  It’s almost tasting sour now (last time I tried was a total failure)


everyone’s cakes and things are so pretty. 

Post # 73
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Buzzing bee

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cmsgirl :  OMG you are my hero. Thank you so much for passing that on – I adore lemon baked goods and it’s really been so upsetting that I couldn’t find a decent lemon cake recipe! 

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