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Share cake achievements?
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>>7348082
Anyone?
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Maybe you should post some fast food to get some people in dis thread
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>>7348082
I managed to never make a cake in all of the thirty years I've been cooking my own food
I count this as one of my lesser achievements - on par to, and indeed causally linked with, not developing the beetus
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>>7348082
>>7348089
Nobody's impressed, nerd.
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I made my mom a birthday cake.
i think i did pretty good for someone without properly working hands, and she liked it.
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>>7349390
Cake: good
Fast food: bad
Okay, Mongo
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>>7350002
What's wrong with your hands?
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>>7350014
severe arthritis, carpal tunnel, nerve damage, etc
had the arthritis since i was a kid, and the nerve damage was a side effect of the arthritis.
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>>7348082
Can't even see the cake / 10.

Collar looks neat though.
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>>7350048
That sucks anon
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>>7349390
>OP gets mad because his thread moves slowly on a slow board

Just stop.
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>>7348082
"It's easy to bake a cake." Really it is. After a while, it's not even about the cake itself, it's mainly about fondant and buttercream and whatever decoration or design you can add to it rather than enhancing the flavor of the cake itself. A nice plain homemade cake is always nice. Moist, good flavor, some frosting or icing/glaze, maybe some fresh fruit and that's all you really need.
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>>7350391
OP here, I think the taste and texture gets lost these days because people put more effort into how it looks rather than how it tastes. I hardly use fondant on my cakes and if I do I only use it for a small decoration.

I mostly use buttercream, chocolate or fruit to decorate.
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>>7351368
Fresh strawberries don't go well with chocolate at all. Too moist, too sweet.
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>>7350391
I agree, I think these days people forget about the taste, they just want to put fondant on it and call it a day. I personally don't like fondant which is why I mostly use icing, chocolate, confectionary or fruit to decorate.
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>>7351368
>>7351381
Ugh... the app I am using didn't show they posted so I doubled up
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>>7348082
I've never made anything good like that. Gonna make something Biblical for people at Uni. They better appreciate it.
Also excuse to make it and not eat it all myself
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>>7351378
If I put strawberries on top of chocolate genache I usually put a thin layer of cocoa on top to stop that weird soggy thing it does to the genache. I find using dark chocolate also helps balance it out and doesn't make it sickly sweet.
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>>7351368
That looks delicious as fuck, coming from an avid cake lover.

Like I genuinely want that in my mouth as well as wanting to preserve and reproduce this beautiful creation. Tell me how you made it and what kind it is, please!
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>>7351389
What kind of cake/flavour were you thinking?
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>>7351381
Oh god fuck that also looks super delicious holy shit I am literally a chocolate addict and haven't had any in ages and I just want this to be in my mouth so badly.
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>>7351399
Cake - I made 2 batches of the below..
75g cocoa
250g plain flour
400g caster sugar
2 tsp bi carb soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup cold black coffee (instant is fine)
1 cup milk
100ml vegetable oil
2 tsp vinegarr

Sift and mix all dry ingredients, make a well in the middle, then put in all wet ingredients, mix well (hand mix) it will be a very thin batter.

Put into a preheated oven of 180°c (160°c fan forced) for about 50 mins, you know it's ready when the middle is touched lightly and springs back.
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>>7351471
Icing/buttercream:

5 egg whites
1 1/3 cups sugar
Pinch of salt
450g unsalted butter, room temp but still firm (cubed)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
230 milk chocolate
2 tbs cocoa powder mixed with 2 tbs water
1/3 cup of nutella

Whisk egg whites, sugar, and salt in bowl over simmering water until warm to the touch.

Take off heat, whisk and beat until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in butter, piece by piece. When all the butter has been added, mixture will seperate and look like scrambled eggs but keep going until it gets smooth (takes fucking forever) then beat in vanilla.

Devide in half, mix in nutella with one half (this became the filling on the inside)

Melt chocolate and then mix into the other half of the buttercream with the cocoa/water mix. (This was what was on the outside)

Then I put strawberries on it and piped some chocolate on a sheet of acetate
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>>7350002
What kind of cake was it?
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>>7348089

I like it.
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>>7350002

I respect this.
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>>7351471
The cooking time/temp is for putting them in two cake tins
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>>7351485
>>7351471
Mmm, delicious. I'm going to have to save this one and try it later (sorry, anon. I want to impress some friends and if I do so even half as much as you impressed me, they'll be extremely pleased.)

Is there any substitute for the coffee? That's the only ingredient that I'm not really a fan of. Could I just exclude it entirely or is there a necessary component that the cake needs to taste good in the coffee?
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>>7351532
You can't taste the coffee, when I make it I just put a teaspoon of instant in a cup of water (mix it first with a bit of boiling water and fill the rest up with cold) it just gives the chocolate taste more depth . If you are worried about the coffee taste, just put in half a teaspoon of instant in the same amount of water.

My bf hates coffee, but he has never been able to taste it when he eats this cake, so I wouldn't be too worried.
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