Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2014 06:51 am
I was looking for a place to plop a video on how to properly cut cake when I noticed we didn't have a proper cake love/cake porn thread. That needs to be rectified now!

So? What is your favorite type of cake? What is your favorite type of frosting? Is there such a thing as too much frosting on a cake? ((Personally, my favorite part of the cake is the frosting.))

Do you consider gluten free cake or sugar free cake or gluten free/sugar free cake the most evilest of Satan's plans that have taken root in the mortal realm? ((Hint: Not the worst/most evilest thing but it's damn near close)).


Oh... and here's that video that inspired this thread:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/richardhjames/youve-been-cutting-cake-the-wrong-way-your-whole-life
 
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2014 07:31 am
My mother brought a lovely cream and jam sponge cake home from the supermarket one morning, but later when I got it out of the fridge to cut a slice that evening, I found she'd already removed it from its box and cellophane wrapper, placed it on a plate, sliced it up and put it back in the fridge.
As a result the air had got to it and it'd gone hard and stale and lost all its taste and had to be thrown away.
"Why on earth did you cut it up like that?" I asked her, and she said "A woman in the shop said it'd stay fresh longer if I did that"
Duh...
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2014 09:57 am
Costco Victoria Sponge.



Sorry, I've just had a trouser crisis.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2014 10:14 am
Favorite ever was a delicious piece of cake a friend and I split (being good) offered for not too long at a good cafe here in Albuquerque, the Flying Star. It was a marjolaine..

I'm sure they discontinued it because it's quite the complicated cake to bake.

Some samples by photos - but not that exact Flying Star Marjolaine -

Wolfgang Puck's:
http://www.marieclaire.com/cm/marieclaire/images/jg/wolkfgang-puck-1-medium-new.jpg

http://www.emilymoultrie.com/blog/marj.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2lcgWTqPwR8/TtKvU_x5OxI/AAAAAAAAAdA/98CaQYFBDqQ/s1600/DSC03868.jpg

http://0height.com/wp-content/uploads/creative-cake-ideas-16.jpg


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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2014 12:19 pm
I love cake. It's my favorite treat.

My very favorite was a depression era cake my grandma used to make. It was very dense and molasses-y, had kind of a spice cake flavor. I've tried a few recipes that sound similar but nothing is like hers.

I'm a sucker for carrot cake too.

And lemon chiffon. It's really hard to find lemon chiffon cake.

My friend owns a restaurant that serves these tiny little toffee cakes that are to die for but he won't give me the recipe. What a brat.

Frosting is my least favorite part of any cake and I'll happily skip it all together unless it's German chocolate cake frosting.
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firefly
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jun, 2014 10:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
I have a definite weakness when it comes to Sacher Torte. It's my idea of cake porn. Smile

http://www.venere.com/img/blog/sacher-torte.jpg
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jun, 2014 05:24 am
http://thebrokenbrownegg.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/The_Cake_is_a_Lie_by_Raptor03.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jun, 2014 05:27 am


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firefly
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jun, 2014 01:13 pm
No need to worry about the calories in cake--just burn them off doing the Cakewalk dance.



Quote:
That was a “Piece of Cake”

Referring to something as a "piece of cake" is often used to describe a situation that was easy, or required little effort. How did the term cake come to mean easy?
The idea of cake being “easy” originated in the 1870’s when cakes were given out as prizes for winning competitions. In particular, there was a tradition in the US slavery states where slaves would circle around a cake at a gathering. The most “graceful” pair would win the cake the in middle. From this the term “cake walk” and “piece of cake” came into being, both meaning that something was easy to accomplish.
The term was first used in print in 1936 by Ogden Nash who wrote, “Her picture’s in the papers now, and life’s a piece of cake.” Today the term is commonly used to describe tests at school, or friendly competitions.

Information from: BusinessBalls.com and The Phrase Finder
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~zk32/clicheorigin.html
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jun, 2014 05:20 pm
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-nqRvZ8z2Sj7bolEHWUuqukJrLql6ZKM1CR1KeKVF6SFpwn8L:img4-1.realsimple.timeinc.net/images/1004/chocolate-cake_300.jpg
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anna-defensesoap
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 04:48 am
@tsarstepan,
This is really a fabulous scientific video. I would love to eat cream and chocolate cake.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Apr, 2015 10:04 am
http://i60.tinypic.com/2ealzfc.png
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jun, 2017 01:10 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2017 10:38 am
@tsarstepan,
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