Liane Profile - (10139053)

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Living In: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
About this Cook
I have had an interest in cooking, or more appropriatly, baking, since I was a kid. I decided to take that interest and make a career out of it.
My favorite things to cook
Anything dessert, but mostly hand held things such as cookies and brownies. When a special occasion arrives, I like to go a little fancier with a mousse cake or a trifle. A personal favorite is a trifle with dark chocolate mousse, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries and fresh whipped cream. Always a hit.
My cooking triumphs
Making a friend's wedding cake from start to finish in my home. I thought it was going to kill me, but, with my husband's help, I pulled through and got it baked, filled, decorated and delivered and still had enough energy to be a bridesmaid.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Lemon Chiffon Cake
Amazing recipe. I only subbed all lemon juice instead of water and changed the method, whipping the yolks, sugar and zest until thick and then adding the other liquid and finally the dry. I filled it with lemon buttercream made from homemade curd and my own buttercream recipe and it was fantastic. The cake is light and not overpowering in sweetness, which is nice since I like a sweeter filling on a cake, not in the cake itself. I did fold the batter together with a whisk the second time I made this and it worked much better. Will make this cake again and again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2012
Marshmallow Fondant
Better tasting and much cheaper alternative to store bought fondant. It really does take some work to get it smooth and workable, but it's worth it. I used non-stick spray on my hands when kneading, reapplying as needed, and it turned out fine. Make sure it comes to room temp before trying to work with it or it will crack. The sugars need to be warm and soft or you will get a lumpy and hard to work with mess. Also, I would bypass the stand mixer for this one unless you really do want to burn out your machine. The dough is way too thick to knead all the way in the mixer.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2011
Simple White Cake
Very good. The cake can dry out a bit if you are not serving right away. I have added an extra 1/4 c milk and that seems to keep the moisture in. I also filled the cupcakes with lemon curd and topped with meringue to make Lemon Meringue Cupcakes. I've never gotten the cornbread problem others have written about. The texture has been soft and fluffy especially with the added milk.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2011

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