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Know of a good cake recipe that isn't overly sweet. My sons first birthday is coming up and I have no clue what to make. I don't want to give him a sugar rush. Also, any advice on decorating? I have n
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Re: Does anyone...

posted at 2/20/2011 2:22 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Does anyone... : Thanks Nikki!  You have the correct spelling.  I guess its a senior moment or something!  LOL  You bring back many memories of when I owned my bakery.
Posted by Elsa M


I can't even begin to imagine working or owning a bakery.  To be able to create some of the wonderful things that I see in bakeries.  But the hard work and long hours that goes into it.
Now maybe you can tell me what is the big deal with cupcakes now.  I just don't get it.  Sure they are easy and inexpensive little treats compared to a cake but the taste of a cupcake just isn't there compared to a "real" cake.  I hope this is a "trend" that will soon be over.  Then again I can't wait to see what is next on the horizon for trendy "fashionable" goodies.

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posted at 2/20/2011 4:46 PM EST
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Know of a good cake recipe that isn't overly sweet. My sons first birthday is coming up and I have no clue what to make. I don't want to give him a sugar rush. Also, any advice on decorating? I have never tried to before so I suck with writing and such so any little pointers are very welcome! And if I posted this in the wrong area I am sorry.
Posted by Tara H


 If he likes pineapple you can make a angel food cake  all you have to do is get a box mix  do not follow instructions  pour mix in bowl add a large can of crushed pineapple mix then bake at temp. that it callas for on box

Re: Does anyone...

posted at 2/20/2011 7:21 PM EST
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! And if I posted this in the wrong area I am sorry.
Posted by Tara H[/QUOTE]

Don't worry you can never post in the wrong area. We will answer all we can wherever it is at.

Re: Does anyone...

posted at 2/20/2011 7:25 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Does anyone... : I can't even begin to imagine working or owning a bakery.  To be able to create some of the wonderful things that I see in bakeries.  But the hard work and long hours that goes into it. Now maybe you can tell me what is the big deal with cupcakes now.  I just don't get it.  Sure they are easy and inexpensive little treats compared to a cake but the taste of a cupcake just isn't there compared to a "real" cake.  I hope this is a "trend" that will soon be over.  Then again I can't wait to see what is next on the horizon for trendy "fashionable" goodies.
Posted by nikki p

I worked in a commercial bakery for 7 years and had a ball. Testing new and improved recipes can be a challenge especially when the mixers turn out 7 1/2 MILLION vanilla wafers a day. No cakes though.

Re: Does anyone...

posted at 2/20/2011 9:38 PM EST
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I've made a recipe called Old Fashioned 1-2-3-4 cake for years and it is not sweet. My mother always made it.  Even though it has 2 cups of sugar, it does not taste sweet.  It can also be made in cupcakes.

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar\
3 cups flour
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
l/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and  flour 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.  Mix ingredients in a large bowl with hand mixer.  (I always mix by hand with a wooden spoon.)  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until done.

Cupcakes:  Line muffin pans with paper muffin cups and fill 2/3 full.  Bake in 375 degree oven for almost 20 minutes or until they test done with toothpick. 

Re: Does anyone...

posted at 2/20/2011 11:37 PM EST
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Angel food cake is kind of hard for a one year old to eat, they can get it stuck in their throat, with a yellow cake, a little milk will wash it down. You have to remember that they do not have many, if any teeth.

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posted at 2/21/2011 6:04 PM EST
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If you're going to use canned frosting, whip it up with a spatula at least before spreading on the cake.  This makes it fluffier and makes it go a little further.  You can use a mixer to whip it up a little better, but a spatula does make it a little better than just straight out of the can.

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posted at 2/21/2011 7:45 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Does anyone... : I worked in a commercial bakery for 7 years and had a ball. Testing new and improved recipes can be a challenge especially when the mixers turn out 7 1/2 MILLION vanilla wafers a day. No cakes though.
Posted by JOHN H


John, and how many of the 7 1/2 million 'Nilla wafers did you eat a day?
I love Vanilla Wafers great alone or as an ingredient.  I have a recipe for a "Vanilla Tea Cake" that uses no flour but it does use a box of Vanilla Wafers ground to a fine powder.  (The cake is always missing at least 3 wafers, quality control ya know!)
(And to please Nancy the cake calls for ground pecans and coconut.) Just may have to post it!  I checked, I have it posted already.  Go to recipes and search Vanilla Tea Cake.
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