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Kinguy
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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2005 21:29      Profile for Kinguy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 20, 2005 22:03      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Step one: Call Eva's or Magpies
Step two: Order a chocolate cake.

Granted, this doesn't work as well if you're not in east Tennessee [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2005 07:33      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Step 1: Open box.

Step 2: Add eggs, oil or butter, and water as indicated.

Step 3: Mix well.

Step 4: Bake according to directions on box.

I am such a gourmet chef. [crazy]

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magefile
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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2005 08:07      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is pumpkin pie, not chocolate cake, but you could modify the recipe slightly to achieve the desired effect.

1.) Head off to uni.
2.) Mention how bad the dorm caf is when you call home.
3.) Wait for Thanksgiving.

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Kinguy
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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2005 19:10      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Probably still not quite what you're looking for, but I have a friend who is quite the chocolate addict and I fixed a birthday cake for her a while back. It turned out quite good, although far richer than I would typically eat.

Purchase a box of Pillsbury Butter Recipe Chocolate cake mix and two containers of Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Creamy Supreme (who makes up these names) frosting.

Make two 9" round cake layers and let them cool completely.

Cut one in half so you have one full height 9" cake round and two half height 9" cake rounds.

Put the whole cake down first and frost. Top with a half cake and frost again. Cut a rectangle out of the center of the second half cake about 2" by 5" and set the rectangle aside. Place the half cake with the hole on top of the other two layers and frost again, making sure to frost the sides of the pit in the top layer as well.

Carve the edges off the uppper part of the rectangle so it begins looking like a mound. Place this next to the open pit in the top of the cake.

Use green decorating sugar to cover the top of the cake leaving only the pit and the mound showing as dark brown icing.

You can line the pit with crushed oreo (remove all the white stuff) cookie crumbs if it's not dark enough.

Decorate appropriately. Hopefully you'll have more than two minutes to throw any lettering on as an afterthought and won't make the letters so big that line two and three become a very long line two that wraps halfway around the cake.

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The friend in question was born two days before Halloween and loves horror movies, so this was actually appropriate for her.

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David Rogers
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Icon 1 posted November 22, 2005 12:21      Profile for David Rogers     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sorry, I won't be experimenting with cakes until January/February, better known as birthday season in my family. If you want to make it from scratch I recommend getting a cookbook with cake recipes, though google will come up with some recipes in a pinch.

I found Pastry Wiz in less than 30 seconds and it seems to have quite a selection of cake recipes to try.

As to all of you guys who suggest ordering a cake from some place, what kind of geeks are you? You should want to try making it from scratch at least once to say that you can do it, then skip to the shortcuts to save time. I'm experimenting with pies for the holidays and moving on to cakes for birthday season, and I'm making all of them from scratch.

Of course I have a safety net of frozen Mrs. Smiths pies in case of algorithm implementation failure. [Smile]

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