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Nov. 26th, 2003

Hee hee...well, my office knows I can cook now, and the cake requests are already starting up :) Spent the morning making a chocolate cake for my ex-boss, who's done so many nice things for me (Fighting for my job every six or eight weeks for a year, helping me through my breakup and the after-effects, even offering me a loan if things got really bad). Everyone liked the cake (except me, but there's no pleasing some people...).

Oof. I'm seeing about five pumpkin pies in the next three days. One for Badger, one for Butterfly, two for my house (pumpkin and pumpkin-tofu), two for Nasco...yay, squash!

Complaint for the day--most icing recipes call for powdered sugar, but powdered sugar is the quickest way for something to taste nasty and store-bought. Ah, well--one of the cakes next week is going to be another Bailey's cream cake, which has just whipping cream, sugar and irish cream in the icing.

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spottylogic
Nov. 26th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)
Argh. Can't find the bailey's recipe I used! I hope hope hope I was clever enough to save it and put it in my recipe binder--all the recipes available on the WWW call for yellow cake mix. Whines understands, Whines makes things as complicated as possible. Simplicity is for the weak!
knghtsky
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
A good food processor can turn good sugar into nearly powdered sugar. It's unusual texture marks it as obviously not store bought.
spottylogic
Nov. 26th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yah--but powdered sugar is a mix of cornstarch, a bit of flour, a few other things, and fine, fine sugar, and that is essential to the frosting--I think. I haven't experimented much. Maybe I'll make my own powdered sugar. Hee.
baktre
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC)
Whimper. You're secretly an agent of the archangel of tastiness, aren't you? It's okay, I won't tell, as long as I can lick the mixer blades!
spottylogic
Nov. 26th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC)
Wait! Stop! They're still running!

Sigh...my Labrador had that problem...

JVW

the_october
Nov. 27th, 2003 02:25 am (UTC)
Sure. Claim it was the dog who had that problem. :D
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