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  •  I just made a cake to take (4+ / 0-)
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    Jeff Y, Eric Nelson, grover, Wildthumb

    to my kiddos daycare for the Halloween party tomorrow.  When I make a cake just for us, it turns out great; make one to take and, it never fails, a layer splits.  

    Looking forward to my 4 yo enjoying the festivities.  Could hardly get him to bed tonight!

    •  I've been making lots of fun recipes for (3+ / 0-)
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      my local OFA office volunteers. It turns out that even  doesn't turn out perfect looking, the food doesn't last long enough for anyone to notice.

      I have a feeling that the kiddos at daycare won't notice either.

      :)

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 09:31:30 PM PDT

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    •  The trick is to try to make the cake (2+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson, Wildthumb

      well in advance. Then after it's cooled put it in the freezer overnight. The night before frost it. Sometimes I like to use whipped cream. Then put it back in the refrigerator.
         Chocolate cakes I find have more of a tendency to crack. They have a tendency to be more delicate. You have to treat chocolate cakes with kit gloves.

      "Is that your vegetarian leather jacket?" George Harrison

      by nellgwen on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 10:09:12 PM PDT

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    •  That's what I like to see every year: how excited (0+ / 0-)

      the kids get. I can still get into Halloween, and did last year playing a zombie mutant farmer in our "Haunted Garden" at our school last year, but it's watching the kids and how seriously they take their dressing up that delights me.

      If I ever get out of here /Thought of giving it all away /To a registered charity/ All I need is a pint a day /If I ever get out of here- Paul McCartney, "Band on the Run"

      by Wildthumb on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 08:41:46 AM PDT

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