Baking A Cake

@Opal26 (17686)
United States
July 26, 2008 5:00pm CST
Well it finally cooled off a bit and we have been talking about baking the last few days and I decided it's time! So as I'm typing this I have one in the oven. I'n baking a swirl cake. It smells yummy. I made a 2 layer cake and will frost it with creamy chocolate frosting. Come on all you bakers-join me. Anyone in the mood to bake too? What would you like to bake?
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21 responses
@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Jul 08
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin - A homemade Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin yum!
Hey Opal, That cake sounds good! Post a picture if you can. I have been in the mood to bake lately. I baked some Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins a few days back and some biscuits (like KFC type) yesterday. Today I made a chicken pie and I have been in the mood to bake some Half and Half cookies but I don't want to bake them till I finish off my oat and raisin cookies (which are much better than I expected!) But yeah, I am in a baking mood for sure.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Well Roxanne, you're a real busy little baker! I'd like one of those Chocolate Chip Muffins please! I've never made Half & Half cookies. Would like one of those too!
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
27 Jul 08
Yum - I can almost smell your delicious cake from here! I bought the ingredients to make a gingerbread cake last week - but I haven't got around to doing it yet because we went away for the weekend. Maybe tomorrow!
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Ok guy, how about we trade! I'd like a piece of gingerbread for a piece of my swirlcake!
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
27 Jul 08
Count me in - we can have a myLot cakeswap!
@ellie333 (21018)
27 Jul 08
Hi Opal, I am sure your cake will be delicious, we will be baking one later today, but it will be pink sponge as my son will be helping LOL (4) and will taste wonderful but won't look too godd as I let him do everything except the hot, hot, hot oven bit. He will then decorate with whatever we have avaiable and will often fill with chopped friut, his speciality bless. It is fun though. Ellie :D
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Sounds like so much fun! Pink sponge, I think I might like that recipe lol!
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@ellie333 (21018)
28 Jul 08
pink cake decorated with all sorts LOL............ - Pink cake decorated with all sorts LOL
Hi Opal, thank you so much for best responses, Have uploaded a pic of his pink cake decoratd with allsorts LOL. Ellie :D Yum
27 Jul 08
I have never made a cake, however I am making a berry crumble today!
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Well that berry crumble sounds yummy!
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Hello Opal Your cake sounds so yummy , can I have some ? hehe hee !!I onced tried to bake my dad a cake , but it was burnt on the outside , and the inside was still too warm , and gooey . Not even my pug dog would eat it I have mastered just reg cooking , and still getting the hand of baking . This year with lots of hard work I did make my dad a chocolate chip cheesecake , and it was awesome . I should make some chocolate chip cookies today , be a nice treat for the boys when they get home
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Well my dear, if you can make a cheesecake you cake bake! i never dared try that! I would love that recipe! I love cheesecake and with choclate chips no less!!!
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Yumm, that sounds delicious. I made an apple blackberry crisp last night. It was yummy.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Wow, now that sounds adventurous!
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Jul 08
LOL--I love to cook and bake but yikes...my oven stays off from around May to maybe October as it would make my apartment too gosh darn hot. Once it does get cooler though, I'm hankering to maybe bake some of my homemade breads like I used to...I really don't bake too many cakes or pies anymore as its' just me now...it was different when both my grandmother and mother were alive. The only time I do any real pastry baking is on the holidays, like my sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving and my Cranberry Walnut bread for Christmas
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Ok pye, so you're a bread maker. Well I'm a bread fanatic! I have never made bread. I'm kind of afraid of yeast. If you could give me some helpful tips I would appreciate it. I have made sweet potato pie. That is one of my favorites. Your Cranberry Walnut bread sounds good to!
26 Jul 08
Hi Opal26, What a good idea but unfortunatly its 11.p.m. in the evening here in the U.K and its a bit late for me to be bakeing a cake, but i wouldn't a piece when your cutting it plase he he. Tamara
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Of course tamara, I made enough for all my friends at mylot. I will save you a piece. It's cooling now and I still have to frost it.
@myklj999 (33023)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul 08
*snatches baked goods and speeds off into the night*
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• United States
27 Jul 08
Not in the mood to bake because it is so hot here and the oven heats the house up so I dare not turn it on. The cake sounds good thou
@Elixiress (3887)
27 Jul 08
I am glad to hear that it is turning out well. The last thing that I baked were meatballs. I used bake cakes frequently, but since I am on a diet it is not a wise idea as I will eat them all.
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
26 Jul 08
baking is very rare for me, i do it sometimes not regularly bake but i use my oven for grilling purpose. i use to grill chicken make some sorts of chicken dishes which we like the most it becomes so easy if we try cooking chicken in a oven n also tasty, which also reduces using fat content n also its a good way to cook with any oil, if u r weight concious
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I enjoy cooking some chicken recipes in the oven too. I don't do alot of cooking in the oven in the summer. It just happens to not be as hot today so I decide to bake a cake cause that is kind of quick. Other cooking will wait until the fall.
• India
27 Jul 08
yes its also easy to cook in oven it reduces our job n also healthy what just matter is to wait for a while n eat healthy n tasty
@inkyuboz (1365)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
23 Mar 09
I sure wish I can bake a cake! I am an aspiring chef and I have tried baking, but it's just not for me. I can whip up a nice pasta dish or something meaty, but I really have a hard time with baking. There are just too many darned calculations and preparations and maybe I'm just not born with the "baking gene" But anyway, I'm happy that you have succeeded with your baking thingie. Good for you!
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
24 Mar 09
Hi inkyuboz! Wow! You are studying to be a chef! That is so cool! I love to cook and experiment! I bake from cake mixes in a box! I don't do too well from scatch either! So you could do just as well as me by reading the box and mixing the ingredients too! I did get pretty good with frosting and making nice swirls though! lol
• United States
27 Jul 08
You remind me of a cake that my brother made around 8 years ago ... it was a chocolate cake and I loved that .... Have I told you that I don't know how to bake lolz ... I am serious!
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
You should, baking is fun!
@bunnybon7 (43287)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 09
yep i found one i can respond. myself when i cooked i seldome made cakes. i loved baking peanut butter cookies and lemon chiffon pies. wish i still felt up to it.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I'm planning to look up a recipe for pineapple upside down cake which I love. I've never made it though but I don't think it's too terribly hard to do. Wish me luck. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I feel like baking too. I want to bake a caramel cake. With dulce de leche frosting or filling. My teeth is starting to hurt just by thinking about how sweet it's going to be but sometimes it's the only way to go. Enjoy your swirl cake!
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Hello Opal. It's so funny that I'm reading some of your older discussions and came across this one. I had been wanting to bake a white cake with fluffy white frosting lately. And I just baked it yesterday! Two of my sisters came over for Stitch 'n B-tch last night (we get together once a month to do crafts), so I decided I'd bake it for our dessert (we always have just dessert). That way, my husband and I would have the rest but we wouldn't have the whole cake just between the 2 of us. Your swirl cake sounds pretty and delicious! Hope you enjoyed it. I love to bake cakes but almost never do because of the fats and calories. Take care.
• United States
5 Aug 08
Gosh that sounds good. I am the worst baker. I think I'm a decent cook, but I just can't bake. It's boxed mixes for me. I did make soem awesome homemde buttercream icing last week, though.
@shelly43 (1197)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
hi hun, well what your baking sure sounds yummy so we will pop in and have a piece of your one lol.. really i love to bake and i always make my hubby chocolate,cream and strawberry cake..so i will make one this weekend.. hugssssss and enjoy your cake