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Living In: Holbrook, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Dessert
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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Special Buttercream Frosting
This is great! I gave it 4 stars because I did have to make modifications, so in it's original form I think it wouldn't have been as great. I did half butter and half shortening and about 7-71/2 cups of confectioners sugar. It's a little on the sweeter side so I could even go with less sugar. Using half the butter really gives it that nice buttercream taste so I do think it's necessary to make that adjustment. I tasted it before adding the heavy cream and it was really good, but still added the cream. I think it's great as is but I think I liked it better before adding the cream so next time I might try it without that.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2012
Too Much Chocolate Cake
This taste is amazing. If you are craving chocolate and really want that chocolatey taste, you need to try this cake. I lowered it by one star because it was very dense and almost too chocolatey if that's possible. I like a more light and fluffy cake, but that's personal preference. Everyone I made it for loved it.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2012
Four Egg Yellow Cake
I'm so confused by this cake. I'm not an inexperienced baker, I read a ton of reviews so I knew what "tricks" to do to make it better and I still don't understand what happened. I used half butter, half shortening. I beat the heck out of it. I added one egg at a time and beat it after each egg. I alternated the flour and milk beginning and ending with flour. The batter was beautiful, creamy and whipped perfectly. I thought any negative reviews were of those that just didn't know how to make a cake from scratch. I baked it, it crowned although people said it wouldn't. But THEN, it cooled. It fell flat (which is fine, easier for decorating), but it tasted like cornbread! I couldn't understand why people were saying that. It wasn't the consistency of corn bread, but the flavor was that. After multiple times tasting it, I came to the conclusion that I think it's the shortening that gives it that flavor. If you can get past that then you taste the vanilla and it tastes pretty good. It also didn't have a very buttery taste, which I wanted so I think to solve this problem next time I'l try all butter and hopefully get rid of the cornbread flavor. I think it's at least worth the try, but if it doesn't work better next time I won't be making it again. Good luck!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2012

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