Cake concoction

@Humbug25 (12551)
March 18, 2009 4:49pm CST
Chocolate sponge on top, vanilla on the bottom, red butter icing in the middle, solid chocolate covering, cherries on top and four candles. Yes it sure is a messy looking cake but that is what the young master ordered. I should have known better than to ask my, soon to be, four year old son what cake he would like for his birthday tomorrow! LOL Have you ever had any strange food requests to prepare for anyone? Food cravings from your wife? Strange sandwich from your son?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Mar 09
glad u fixed him what he wanted. my grandson wanted a scrambled egg other day w/a hot dog. thought that was a strange combination. guess it was good. i had to scramble him another egg & he ate all his hot dog. four year olds, they are great!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ANTIQUELADY He did actually say he wanted pancakes on top of it too but I said that he could have them on the side instead as pancakes in the uk are different to those in the US!! They seem to know what they want at the age of 4 or might be just the start of experimenting! LOL Thanks for your response ANTIQUE
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Mar 09
lol, pancakes huh? he has definitely got a mind of his own. i love my grandson being 4, he's a hoot.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
18 Mar 09
My dad likes, and is an expert cook of, the kipper omelette! YUK!
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
18 Mar 09
Happy birthday to the birthday boy too.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Mar 09
Hi ya pikef1sh Eww that certainly doesn't float my boat!! Thanks for the birthday wishes I will pass them on!! Cheers p1kef1sh
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@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Mar 09
I am the only person in my family who has "strange" food likes. If anything the kids complain about the food if I make "real food". My husband will eat pretty much anything I make. Cake sounds pretty good though. Too bad I can't eat it!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Mar 09
Hi dawny Yeah it is a shame you can't eat it - sorry did I make your mouth water? LOL Cheers dawny
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
18 Mar 09
That is funny! I was starting to wonder why you would make a cake like that, but then I read the part about it being your 4 year olds idea. Now it makes sense. I bet it will taste good anyway. Happy Birthday to your son.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Mar 09
Hi there lilybug Yes it's not exactly what I had in mind but it was what he wanted and that was the important thing. I don't think I will be having too much of it though LOL Thanks for your response
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 09
Ewww that sounds positively, er how can Wolfie put this... but then it's for a four year old, bless and what a wonderful imagination he has to dream up that concoction, good luck to you! I would say save me a piece but I'll take a rain check on that! So I take it you'll be busy with your arms covered in flour and such. I haven't had many birthday cakes in my life, but before you get the violin out, it's through choice, I am not a big cake lover to be honest. I am a fussy eater so therefore I am not the easiest person to cook for albeit I have never asked for any strange requests, young or old. Happy baking my dear friend ;0)
@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Mar 09
Hi ya wolfie34 Yep it is going to be sickly sweet me thinks!! I think he got the idea of the cherries on top from a song he sings at school, I don't think he has really eaten too many cherries so I haven't put many on and can be esily picked off! I think I am a bit caked out alreay as I made one for my mums 60th birthday and that took me several attempts before I got it right, the kids soon cleared it up out the way though!! Cheers wolfie
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
HAHA yes it does sound like an interesting type of cake concoction LOL , but hey if he wants it he gets it LOL i personally have never made any crazy concoctions like that but i have heard of people eating Ketchup Sandwiches...now thats SUPER ODD!! and kinda sounds gross to me LOL
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Mar 09
Hi cndn420 I used to eat ketchup sandwiches when I was a kid but I think it was only because I couldn't be bothered to make a proper sandwich!! LOL Thanks for your response
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
19 Mar 09
My husband asked me to make a recipe once that he found in a newspaper. I thought some of the ingredients sounded gross, but it actually tasted great. tomato soup, cream of celery soup. browned beef (brown with brown sugar) cheddar cheese, wide egg noodles. I hope your son enjoys his birthday cake. Happy Birthday to you Son.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi there MaryLynn321 I must say that, that does sound rather gross but I am glad that it worked out ok, think I will give it a miss at trying it out though thanks all the same! LOL Will pass on your birthday greeting to my son Thanks Mary
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• United States
19 Mar 09
Hi Humbug, yes it turned out great, infact it is one of our favorite casseroles. It makes such a huge batch so we don't make it as often as others. It sure helps stretch the budget and groceries. LOL.
@littleowl (7157)
18 Mar 09
Hi humbug, fortunatley I haven't had any weird food requests..but wow what a cake!! I wish you luck in making it! lol hugs littleowl
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hey there littleowl No it was a nightmare if you must know!! LOL Thanks littleowl PS did you get my pm?
@littleowl (7157)
19 Mar 09
Hi Humbug, well I hope your sons birthday went well...yes I did get your pm will be intouch...hugs littleowl
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
21 Mar 09
My son always comes up with the strangest requests. Right now he is into lemons. So he wants lemon ice cream, lemon milkshake.....
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Mar 09
Hi ya ronaldinu I guess it could be worse, it could be chocolate everything, chocolate soup, chocolate gravy ... yuck!! LOL Thanks for your response
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
19 Mar 09
That sure is an interesting sounding cake! LOL! I think it's great that you went out of your way to ask your soon to be 4 year old son what kind of cake he wanted and actually going out of your way to make it for him. I'm sure he really appreciates it. To me that's what makes a good parent! I hope he had a great birthday and that he really enjoyed the cake too! Mmmmmmmmmm! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ya kellyjeanne Aww thank you for you kind comments!! Thanks for your response too
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
nice topic
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Thanks again jayzero1ne
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
nice topic
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ya jayzero1ne Thank you!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
19 Mar 09
This soundsa just like what a four year old would order. When the twins are 3 in June I am not going to ask them what kind of cake they want but I will put 3 candles on each side of the cake so that they can blow out their own candles! They both love sponge bob or dora so this is what it will be. You are a terrfic Mum and I hope that he has a fantastic birthday. Blessings
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ya cynthiann I don't know what made me ask him what cake he would like, a moment of weakness or craziness I think! LOL Thanks for your kind comments and for your response
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
19 Mar 09
hongshaorou - It is a typical Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisines are much more complicate! So, it is not just something that was threw together! Hongshaoron, for example, is typically made with pork belly meat, a cut commonly used for making bacon. It is layered with fat and results in a very tender and flavorful pork dish. One can argue that this is rather unhealthy, but I simply cannot justify using any other cut because it is just so wrong otherwise!It is served regularly at home as daily meal and yet can also be served at celebratory occasions. It is quite common to serve this dish with small steamed buns. The buns are often made from round dough folded into half circle resembling a clam shell. One holds a piece of Hong Shao Rou in the steamed bun like hot dog in a bun. These buns can be also purchased from Chinese grocery stores.So without further ado, here is my version of Hong Shau Rou.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi hiddenwing Wow there is a lot more to Chinese cuisine that I thought. I like your picture and the food looks yummy. Thanks for your response
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
19 Mar 09
lol, very interesting. Yes, the little ones can come up with some concoctions. I'm sure I've heard many such request I just can't remember any secific things right off hand. Thanks for the giggle.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi moondancer The little one's sure do and my son is such a little charcter it didn't surprise he's come up with such a cake but I don't think it has been totally from his imagination rather than from a cake I did recently for my mum's 60th with a song he sings at school thrown in!! Thanks moondancer
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
19 Mar 09
Actually that cake sounds fun and exciting! I've had lots of people requesting some of my favorite things I make but nothing really odd except now. Last week I had a craving for butter mints and went to the store for some but they didn't have any so I thought I'd try to make some. Well I mixed lots of powdered sugar with lots of butter, added a few drops of green mint oil and it tasted wonderful! Much better then the butter mints in the store, so using my (washed and sterilized) hands, I rolled out dozens of small mints but they wouldn't harden, no matter what I did! So I scooped them all up and made a big ball of the stuff and put it in a sealed clean butter tub and put it in the refrigerator for when I want the flavor of butter mints, and that worked out just fine! Well a few days ago my neighbor came over to visit and we had lunch and pinched off chunks of that butter mint stuff for dessert, it was a big hit, she loved it and now people from all over the neighborhood are asking me to make them tubs of my butter mint stuff! Some have even paid me for it! I made $11.50 so far! They don't want to make it into small mints, they just want it like I first made it, just a big ball in a butter tub! Ha ha ha!!
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ya xbrendax How cool is that? Something you think is a disaster as turned out for the best, somethings certainly do and I am so glad it has for you. Do you post overseas? LOL Thanks for your response
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
it might have tasted good.i get some stupid cravings once in a while.i wanted cardomom powder with my rice and tthe next day i had a stomach upset.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ya riyasam I think that if we crave something then our diet is lacking something. I am not sure you were lacking but maybe you shouldn't have mixed the two and it was two seperate cravings!! LOL Hope you weren't feeling ill for too long Thanks riyasam
• India
19 Mar 09
Hi, Humbug25. Happy birthday to birthday boy.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Thanks anees_aks143 and welcome to myLot - enjoy
• United States
19 Mar 09
Yes, my kids are always having me make the weirdest things. Like, a wheat bread sandwich with mayo on one slice of the bread, cheese, turkey or ham, grape jelly on the other piece of bread. Yes, you did read that right! Grape jelly in a turkey or ham sandwich. And, they also like a spoon of peanut-butter in their cereal. I tell you just because I did not have weird cravings when I was PG. They are making up for it! LOL **Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life**
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Mar 09
Hi ya Carpathian Yeah right I guess that is what my son is doing too! Thanks for your response
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I take it that you made this cake already? Hope you post a photo! Sounds very interesting! My son loves Mountain Dew soda and had heard about a Mountain Dew Cake before his birthday last year. That was his request and I had to do a computer search to find a recipe. Turned out really good. Very buttery, actually! A bit too sweet for me, but he loved it! Ah..... the things we do for those we love!.....
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Mar 09
Hey there rocketj1 Yes I have made it but I would be too embarrassed to post a picture of it!! It will probably be consumed before I get a chance to get the camera out too! LOL My friend gave me a recipe for some coke cola chocolate muffins though I have not tried it yet and she says they are delicious! Yep, the things we do for those we love indeed LOL Thanks rocket
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