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    Cracking Cake :(

    I have a coffee cake recipe that I have been making for about 4 years.  Recently when I am making it the cake is breaking into thre pieces.  While it is baking , I see it cracking on the top.  So I have purchased new baking powder and soda, fresh butter and cake flour. My eggs are room temp...
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    Mold Inhibitor

    Does anyone know if mold inhibitors are good for cakes?  If it is does it change the taste of the cake? Dori
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    Renting Kitchens Poll

    Hi everyone, I was speaking with my business partner today and we came up with the idea of creating a kitchen specifically designed for renting.  We toyed with the idea for about an hour and decided we needed to know if there is a market for this. So,  I am taking an informal poll to see if ...
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    Homemade Brown Sugar

    I would like to make my own brown sugar, however, I wanted to know if anyone had thoughts as to whether homemade is better than store bought. Also, if I make my own brown sugar will it change the flavor of my cakes and pastries? Dori
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    Pastry flour & Cake flour

    Is there a real big difference between pastry and cake flour? If I use pastry flour for pie crust instead of all-purpose will it change the texture of the crust.
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    65th Birthday Menu

    Hi Everyone, My brother and I are throwing my mother a surprise birthday party. The theme is "Motown" but we are at a lost as far as the menu. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would go with the theme? Dori
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    Liquid Flavorings

    I have a friend who makes gourmet chocolates. She gave me 9 bottles of concentrated liquid flavorings. (Way too many that I could possible use) I would like to make a couple of test cakes and incorporate some of the flavors. If I make a 9" cake should I use only a teaspoon of flavor? I would...
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    Starter Confusion

    Ok..... I have made bread from scratch for a few years now and I still have an issue with making sourdough starter. I have read about every way to make starter and I still have the same issue, after a few days the starter begins to separate. I know in some instances that this is normal, however...
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    Good Morning Everyone

    Good Morning All, Believe it or not I found this site by accident. :chef: I am a mother of two who has been coooking since the age of 7. I love to bake and decided last year to start my own coffee cake business. Yes, starting this business was a bit imtimidating but I am determined to be the...
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