Baking for the Holidays

Christmas cake - Yummy and Beautiful Christmas Cake
@redkathy (3375)
United States
November 18, 2008 10:28pm CST
This is remarkable & just in time for the holiday baking season. I got this email list of cakes from the North Pole!! All you do is just click on the name of the cake and just like Christmas gifts under the tree, the recipe appears! While I love to cook and bake bread, I have to admit I stink at baking cakes. This list is really extensive and so amazing that it inspired me to try baking one. If you are like me or even if you have no particular interest, feel free to pass on to the bakers in your life. Here is the link http://asiteforwomen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=236&Itemid=159 Do you bake cakes for the Christmas Holidays? If not cakes, what do you bake for the Holidays?
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
20 Nov 08
Yeah i am not much of a baker of cakes either, but I can make a mean cheesecake but one of my aunts is the best at baking cakes and she is always on the net looking for new recipes and idea so will send the link to her...
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I want a cheesecake! *LOL* Man, I am soooooooooo hungry now! "MMMMMMmmmm....Cheeeeeeeeeeeesecake......." says Homer!
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
20 Nov 08
hello kathey how are you?i will bake a red velvet cake this year i love this sort of cake my favor it chocolate though.we will bake pound cakes and pecan pies for our christmas eve dinner.i will check this site out maybesomething there i will like.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I LOVE red velvet cake! I want one now! Yum! ;)
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
19 Nov 08
It has been such a long time since I baked anything. I would love to put on my apron and hone my baking skills again. But ever since I move to my new place, I have yet to find a suitable place to put my oven in the kitchen! I especially love the sweet, aroma of sugar and eggs as the cake or cookies are baking in the oven. I really miss those days where the fragrance of baking fills the whole house whenever the festive season is here! Thanks for recommending the site. I may keep some of those recipes till I get my own oven in the future!
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I think they're worth saving.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
20 Nov 08
I think they are all worth keeping too. Thanks again for the recommendation. So, you gonna try any of those recipes yourself? I am sure if you follow it to the dot, it should come out all right. It would be an adventure in itself for this festive season you know?
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I haven't decided which one but I'm gonna try.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Nov 08
i als bake pecan pies, chess squares.a dessert called chocolate majesty & first one thing & another.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Oh I love pecan pie... yummy
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
20 Nov 08
i'll share. come on down!!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Apr 09
thankks for my best response. haven't heard or seen u on mylot for awhile. hope all is well.
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
20 Nov 08
What an irony, redkathy! I'm decent at making cakes but SUCK at baking bread. I tend to make cookies and pies for holidays. This year me an' Mom'll be trying our hand of making pumpkin fudge! I'll also try lemon cookies and apple cobbler.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I alwys seem to bake cookies and cakes too long???? I don't know what it is with me, bread is great cookies are dry at best
• United States
20 Nov 08
Well, depending on the time of the year..where you live, and the season will have a hand in determining how your desserts turn out. Cookies are best if SLIGHTLY underdone, so I usually scale back the time on recipes by five or ten minutes. Cookies also don't mind how often you check on them. I always take 'em out as soon as I smell them as long as they're the color they're supposed to be when finito. Cakes are more tricky in this respect, because it's best to limit how often you check on them *lest they fall*. If there's a certain time on the recipe for how long you cook 'em, then I'd check 'em just a bit before that and check with a toothpick. If there's no goop on the pick, then I'd take 'em out early. A way to know if they're gonna fall or not after taking 'em out is if the cakes have slightly pulled away from the pan. Bread is more of a science and they turn out better the more you stick to the recipes (which is probably why I suck at it)..cakes and cookies are more intuitive. So...um..sorry if you knew most of this, *just trying to be helpful*
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I don't do any baking at all for the holidays. I hear of a lot of people doing it. I don't have much family or friends, our holiday dinner is just us, and perhaps his parents who shouldn't be eating sweets. His dad is diabetic and his mom has awful problems digesting food. You don't even want to hear what happened the time she ate my Reese's Pie... ewww.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
20 Nov 08
oh I can smell it from here... gross
• United States
21 Nov 08
You could smell it, hear it... everything but see it. And she only had a tiny bite. OMG! There will be no chocolate what so ever at my Thanksgiving dinner this year!
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
20 Nov 08
What a fun site. I usually bake a ton of cookies. For some reason I picked the Earthquake cake, it looks really good, you use cream cheese. That's unique to use in a cake, I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks!
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I really would like to know how it turns out!
• United States
19 Nov 08
i wish i were more of a baker, but i lack the talent that it takes..lol i do love to bake goodies during the holidays and wrap them up for gift for friends. its a more personal gift to me than just something i could buy at the store. plus, its fun to turn on holiday music and get messy in the kitchen. it just sorta gets me started. thanks for the website!
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I used to make candy for everyone so I know what you mean about getting started
@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Around the holidays I usually just bake cookies. I love to decorate cakes but really only do so for birthdays. I have to say though as far as holiday cakes...I love my mom's fruitcake. I know fruitcake gets a bad rap and is often just nasty tasting but hers is delicious. She doesn't use that yucky candied citron/fruit, just dried fruits and nuts...so yummy.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I loved dried fruits and would probably like that fruit cake too!
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Hi redkathy. That site looks very interesting. I love to bake and try new things. It looks like there are a lot of good cakes on there. Will be hard to decide which ones to try lol. Thanks for sharing.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I'm gonna give it a whirl myself.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I make very simple cakes if i make them at all, i have one that just adds pumpkin to a yellow cake mix. Then into a Bunt pan, dust with power sugar and serve. never fails.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I'm gonna try one this year, scary thought I tell you. Maybe I'll do a test cake on the boys first!
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
20 Nov 08
That is so cool! :) Thanks! :) No, I do not do baking. Well, sometimes I try. Sometimes I am even successful. ;) But, I need a really good and accurate recipe that I can follow simply. ;) So, thank you for this. :)