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Reged: 12/09/02
Posts: 7677
Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: For Heather Special 21st Birthday cake
      02/20/03 03:23 PM

Well, my standard party cake is always the Peppermint Fudge Cake. I wait till it cools, dust it with powdered sugar, then sprinkle red rose petals over the cake and serving platter. Looks beautiful, takes 10 seconds.

I'm guessing there are some glitches in the recipe for you because you're in Australia. The measuring cups/spoons are slightly different than those in the US, so the quantities aren't exactly the same. In baking this can make a significant difference. If you can tell me how things are coming out wrong I might have some ideas for fixing this. How stiff or thin is the batter? Does it pour or do you have to spread it? Is it not baking up high enough or is the texture off? Is your baking soda fresh? Do you have cornstarch available?

I also love love love the chocolate pecan fallen souffle cake. This is a totally different type of recipe than the peppermint fudge so you might not have problems here. It's very dense, fudgy, and rich - tastes like one of those "death by chocolate" cakes. You can do the same red rose petal trick and it be lovely.

If you're going to be serving the cake to a crowd, you can try this: Take an angel food cake and when it's cool, very carefully (use a serrated knife) slice it in half or even into thirds horizontally. Take a big bowl of fresh strawberries (it's summertime for you, right?) and chop them up and lightly mash with a fork, sprinkle with a little white sugar, and a little orange liqueur or rum. Taste to see if it's sweet enough/rummy enough. Let the fruit sit about an hour - a lot of juice will be released. Then use the berry mixture as a filling between the cake layers and on top. You have to serve the cake right away or things will get mushy, but it's really beautiful and delicious and looks very festive too. You can even make the angel food cake chocolate by adding cocoa powder to the recipe or the boxed cake mix. Found a recipe for this at

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* For Heather Special 21st Birthday cake Trish 02/20/03 03:06 PM
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