Cakes: the painful truth
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(07-04-2009, 09:16 AM)Katherine of Aragon Wrote: Ok, here it is.

I don't really like cake.

There are a few exceptions (carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and yogurt-spice cake), but that is all.  Cake is just all right.  It's edible; it's fine.  It's just nothing special.

I have made cakes for years.  Marble-swirl, chocolate, yellow, double-chocolate snack cake, the better-than-most-but-still-just-a-cake red velvet cake, white cake, etc. But they're nothing I really want.

It's just that, whenever I get ready to bake something (which is several times a week), cake is not really on the radar.  Carrot cake is what I make for my husband's birthday, and for me, German chocolate cake entails making from-scratch caramel coconut icing--meaning I make the caramel from scratch, too.  ::)  It's a pain.  I sometimes make yogurt-spice cake, which is more a snack-cake.  It is not iced, and it is not that sweet.  It goes well with coffee.

I bake cookies, bars, and pies.  I make cheesecake.  I make fudge (rocky road fudge, actually).  I just . . . try to avoid making cakes anymore.

Is this normal?  Is there help for me?   ;) Or should I simply give up on cake and accept that the memories I have of cakes in childhood (which I made myself then, too) are rose-colored?

Madame, I disagree with what you say but will defend you to the death for your right to say it. ;)
Maybe you are experiencing cake baking burn-out. Fudge is always good therapy. Or perhaps more savory items.
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Cakes: the painful truth - by Katherine of Aragon - 07-04-2009, 09:16 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-04-2009, 10:41 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mafalda - 07-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by SmileBugMK - 07-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by SCG - 07-04-2009, 11:44 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by ErinIsNice - 07-04-2009, 12:17 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by SCG - 07-04-2009, 12:39 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by goggleeyes - 07-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by OKinyobe - 07-04-2009, 02:34 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by alaric - 07-04-2009, 03:10 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mafalda - 07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 07:43 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mafalda - 07-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 07:52 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 07:55 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 08:18 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mafalda - 07-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Historian - 07-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Historian - 07-04-2009, 10:32 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-04-2009, 10:48 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Underdog - 07-05-2009, 01:48 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-05-2009, 02:00 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Underdog - 07-05-2009, 02:38 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by SCG - 07-06-2009, 01:31 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 01:46 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Historian - 07-06-2009, 02:04 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mafalda - 07-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by ronyu02 - 07-06-2009, 02:17 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Historian - 07-06-2009, 03:13 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by nicollette - 07-06-2009, 05:04 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 07:04 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Joamy - 07-06-2009, 07:37 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 07:41 PM
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Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Joamy - 07-06-2009, 07:49 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 07:51 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 07:54 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 07:58 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 08:15 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by elizabee - 07-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 08:20 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 08:27 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by cgraye - 07-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mrs_Spock - 07-06-2009, 09:42 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:00 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-06-2009, 10:01 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 10:06 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-06-2009, 10:07 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 10:08 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:09 PM
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Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:18 PM
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Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-06-2009, 10:21 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:23 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 10:28 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:32 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-06-2009, 10:33 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mafalda - 07-06-2009, 10:43 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Dust - 07-06-2009, 11:06 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by cgraye - 07-07-2009, 12:19 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by epalinurus - 07-07-2009, 09:02 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Spooky - 07-07-2009, 09:47 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by epalinurus - 07-07-2009, 09:54 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by elizabee - 07-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-07-2009, 02:42 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Joamy - 07-07-2009, 07:12 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-07-2009, 07:20 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-07-2009, 07:25 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by libby - 07-07-2009, 07:31 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Anthem - 07-13-2009, 11:34 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Texican - 07-15-2009, 10:16 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-16-2009, 07:32 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Joamy - 07-16-2009, 08:30 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Texican - 07-17-2009, 12:54 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-17-2009, 07:38 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-17-2009, 01:17 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-17-2009, 07:39 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Texican - 07-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mrs_Spock - 07-17-2009, 10:41 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Texican - 07-17-2009, 11:19 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Spooky - 07-18-2009, 02:49 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Mrs_Spock - 07-18-2009, 03:40 AM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by DrBombay - 07-18-2009, 02:05 PM
Re: Cakes: the painful truth - by Satori - 07-18-2009, 03:59 PM
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