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Promise Acre baking

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by promiseacres, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Dec 3, 2017
    Baymule

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    Gorgeous! You are an artist in frosting!
     
  2. Dec 3, 2017
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    Thanks everyone
     
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    What is your next baking project? :)
     
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    promiseacres

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    I have a couple more pies to make today. Then I told a friend I would make him a German chocolate cake and then my Kinzey turns 3 on the 17th so she gets a monkey cake.

    Was disappointed my poinsettia cake really dried out... so more work.
     
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    Love German Chocolate!

    I like cake but most icings are too sweet for me... hard finding icing recipes that aren't like eating straight sugar. UGH
    I do love pie! Your pie looks great!

    Have you ever tried Blueberry / Pear Pie? It is out of this world, crazy good!

    We had a crappy oven for 6 years so I couldn't bake... nothing came out good. I use to (old house) bake every weekend, I would employ our neighbors family to taste test along with my own and judge how things came out. It was so much fun!
    Great for me too because that way I didn't have a housefull of kids wanting more and on a sugar high.... it would be gone between the two families. :D

    I'm still a believer of the best ingredient is LOVE. When love goes into the baking/cooking you can just always tell the difference.
     
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  6. Dec 10, 2017 at 7:13 PM
    promiseacres

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    Here's what I baked this week.
    Apple pie, sugar cream pie, sky high chocolate mousse pie, pecan pie, and sugar cookies with buttercream mostly for a family get together we had today. NCM_3799.JPG 20171209_231157.jpg 20171209_221029.jpg 20171209_221017.jpg 20171209_221013.jpg 20171209_221004.jpg
     
  7. Dec 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    I used to make a chocolate mocha frosting with instant coffee dissolved in a table spoon of water, cocoa, confectioners sugar and a stick of butter. It was delicious over a chocolate cake.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2017 at 9:17 PM
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    I have to get my order for you for Christmas. One of each will be fine. Not sure your going rate, but I am sure it is quite fair. I will meet you up in Lafayette.
    Down in Lafayette for you.
     
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    What tips do you like best? Brand?
    I really want to make cookies with my press this year. Haven't done that inn a long time.

    It is fun to see all your goodies!
    The chocolate mousse pie needs to be in my tummy! :drool
     
  10. Dec 11, 2017 at 6:26 AM
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    @Southern by choice
    I have been using wilton's tips. 2D for my roses, still playing around otherwise. Want to get my cookie buttercream thinner, more glazelike next time. Pecan pie was for DH, he really liked it. It was made with fresh, homegrown pecans I buy from a friend. Wish I had a pecan tree, they are super yummy just plan.

    @Pastor Dave been getting $15 for the pumpkin and apple pies.... but ingredients in the chocolate and pecan are quite a bit more. Need to look at that. I am trying to keep things reasonable. Usually set prices about 2 to 3 times above costs but depending on time factor.... then it's still not much of an income.but am getting quicker the more I bake. And I have to watch what I sell.... Indiana really doesn't want you to sell much that needs refrigeration, even pumpkin is technically not allowed...I would like to learn to make pumpkin rolls though. So far just selling to go friends and family. But I enjoy it and it is something that's very doable while homeschooling.