I'm organizing a bake sale that will take place in a record store; we'll be selling baked goods while a couple different bands perform. It's a benefit for an all-ages nonprofit performance space, so the crowd is going to be more "denim vests and cheap beer" than "PTA fundraiser cake walk." I'd like suggestions for recipes that don't require me to buy an ingredient that I'm only going to use a small portion of, are fairly simple to make, and easy to make into sturdy single servings that don't require plates or forks. Bonus questions: vegan suggestions, jello shots, and savory items. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on May 27, 2014 -
I have a Duncan Hines Angel Food cake mix that is several years old and a non-working oven. Can I make cake or something like it? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman
on Jan 31, 2014 -
You've got a City Market near you, and you've ordered (or eaten) their cake. How was the customer service, and, more importantly, the cake?
posted by luciddream928
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Is there something like Gilt Taste
that is based in Australia? I'm especially keen on their artisanal sweets and chocolates and cakes.
posted by divabat
on Dec 18, 2011 -
I want to create new family food traditions for the holidays. What are some of your favorite recipes that only get made around this time of year? Due to a new Celiac diagnosis this year, I need to expand my repertoire (and we're bored). [more inside]
posted by kinetic
on Dec 6, 2011 -
I am in the US and want to try Jaffa Cakes
. The local Aldi has something that purports to be jaffa cakes under the "Cafe Bistro" brand for $1.99. Is this an acceptable substitute for the the real McVities Jaffa Cakes, or should I just find someplace to order them on the Intarwebs?
posted by Dr. Zira
on Aug 7, 2011 -
Are there any good online tools which give instructions on how to mix basic food colors to get more elaborate ones? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline
on Jul 13, 2011 -
I'm looking for some good recipes for gluten-free and sugar-free cakes or similar desserts to make and bring to my university department's weekly cake devouring event. I'm an American in the UK, if that's at all relevant.
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 20, 2011 -
When I lived in France, I used to make a super easy, delicious cake for the kids that involved using a container of yogurt and then measuring all the other ingredients using that container of yogurt. I've totally forgotten how to make this now. Anyone know what I'm talking about or where to find a recipe?
posted by logic vs love
on Oct 20, 2010 -
In a normal cake mix recipe (mix+oil+water+eggs) is there anything I can successfully substitute with peanut butter? [more inside]
posted by abitha!
on Sep 4, 2010 -
I want to make something special for my mother's upcoming birthday. I've been looking around and I got inspired to make a cake with rad decorations on it. I've got a few questions tough, namely regarding icing, and I'd love some pointers. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil
on Aug 15, 2010 -
Please help me duplicate The Cheesecake Factory's "Craig's Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake" at home. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Jan 22, 2010 -
My lovely castle cake pan is sadly suffering from disuse. Help me out with your favorite bundt cake recipes and glazes. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Sep 28, 2009 -
What's the difference between good buttercream icing and old fashioned birthday cake icing? [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Sep 10, 2009 -
I'm looking for fat-free (or super low-fat, like under a gram per reasonably-sized serving) recipes for baked goods that you've personally made and enjoyed. Cookies, cakes, quick breads, etc. are all fair game. Bonus points for chocolate stuff. [more inside]
posted by vytae
on Jul 9, 2009 -
Where can I purchase the best fake cake (and fake food in general) for a fake feast fit for queens and kings? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae
on Jan 28, 2009 -
I'm looking for a place in Seattle or nearby that makes wacky and creative custom cakes similar to those featured on the Food TV program "Ace of Cakes". [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Aug 6, 2007 -
I'm baking a cake on short notice. How should I substitute vanilla essence for vanilla extract? More importantly, the cake pan is a different size than is called for in the recipe, so how long and hot should I cook it? [more inside]
posted by Drop Daedalus
on Mar 29, 2007 -
What are the finest mail-order food goods available at reasonable prices? I'm talking best bread, brownies, cakes, fruits, frozen pizzas, cookies -- any recommendations for extraordinary food at not-exhorbitant rates.
posted by shivohum
on Feb 6, 2007 -
I believe that Bajan Black Cake is a traditional holiday treat. I sampled some last year and was immediately hooked.
I considered making my own (http://www.visitbarbados.org/explore/black.aspx) this year, but am beginning to think I don't have the time.
Where can I find an authentic version in NYC?
posted by NYCinephile
on Nov 12, 2006 -
So, it's Pesach, and time for me and other jews to engage in a culinary tango dictated by what can often seem like an ever shifting sheaf of talmudic law. I've recently started playing around with almond flour
- specifically a wonderful lemon pound cake
(I use sugar - I'm a natural man!), and was pondering making it this week. But then it occurred to me - is using almond flour in this way - or almond flour at all - kosher for Pesach? And does anyone know of a good one-stop list of the rules and, to my mind more importantly, the reasons behind each?
posted by jearbear
on Apr 5, 2004 -