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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2008, 11:01 
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and not enough sense...

For years, cake decorators (amateur or professional) have had extra cake bits and frosting to get rid of. One common way to do this is too rich for me, personally, but it is often done, is to collect your cake bits and pieces, mix them with your frosting bits and pieces, chill, form into balls and freeze, then top with more frosting, chocolate, peanuts, coconut--- let your imagination go wild.

Sounds easy and frugal, right?

Leave it to Neiman Marcus )the upscale department store) to find a way to profit on this.

You guessed it--- they are selling them. Yep. $75 for 3 dozen, plus $14.05 shipping and handling.

Now, if you want to make them yourself, from 'scratch' without the wait of accumulating the cake bits and the frosting bits, the American Cake Decorators have this recipie on line.

Personally, I'll just mainline my fdrosting stright from the can (or mixer) and skip the pretense of cake.

Wow.

(recipe follows)

1 18.25-ounce boxed cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box.
1 16-ounce can frosting.
48-ounce bag of confectioners' coating wafers

Bake the cake according to the package instructions. Crumble the warm cake into a bowl, using a hand mixer to create a fine texture. Mix in the frosting to make a paste (3/4 to full can). Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours. Form the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls, place on waxed paper and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Melt the coating in a microwave oven set on high for 45 seconds. Stir the coating, then heat in 10-second bursts, stirring between each until smooth. Working in small batches, remove the balls from the freezer, dip them into melted coating using toothpicks or a dipping fork. Place each on a sheet of waxed paper to harden.

Makes 30 balls.

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PostPosted: 16 Oct 2008, 01:48 
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:eek: I guess I better be careful about where I post my Big Butt Caramel Popcorn recipe or NM will be marketing it as Big Bucks Caramel Popcorn. :laughing1:

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PostPosted: 16 Oct 2008, 08:13 
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this isn't viewable to people who aren't registered... ;)

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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2008, 12:56 
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Oh, you should check out Bakerlla's blog. She's done some cute things with this recipe!

Halloween cake pops:
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/10/t ... reats.html

Cartoon cupcake bites:
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/10/t ... reats.html

Cupcake pops:
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/01/c ... ipops.html


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PostPosted: 13 Nov 2008, 13:16 
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Hi Isolde!

Welcome and thanks for the links!

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Cupcake lollipops make my teeth ache. Those look amazing.

I don't do much cake decorating, but I think that's a really amusing way to rid of "scrap" frosting.

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PostPosted: 20 Aug 2010, 13:36 
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ok, and the too much money, too little sense crowd strikes again.

not about food this time.

buy this $199 dollar air purifier, add a plant, and purify your air naturally!

Wait a minute... Add a plant? Purify naturally? Did I just see an add for a $199 planter?

Yes, yes I did.

http://www.andreaair.com/
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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2010, 07:32 
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jess wrote:
Add a plant? Purify naturally? Did I just see an add for a $199 planter?


Too much money, too little sense indeed...


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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2010, 21:41 
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ok, this is a bit of a joke (as in, the humor is not lost on him, a professional cartoonist) but he will gladly take your money...

to sharpen your pencil.
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http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com/index.html
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IS THIS A JOKE?

If you start a pencil-sharpening business, you can expect to hear this question a lot. The short answer? No, this is not a joke. You pay David Rees money and he sharpens your pencils. It actually happens.

If you think it's a joke, why don't you poke yourself with your newly sharpened pencil? Or better yet, don't -- because it'll really hurt. In fact, every pencil David Rees sharpens is shipped with a signed and dated certificate authenticating that it is now a dangerous object.


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