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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Confectioners sugar = powdered sugar.

    This simple conversion helps SOOO much when you are trying to make your dad a home-made cake for Father's Day. I did not realize the difference in sugars...and used cane sugar for it instead.

    (It makes a SHEET of sugary nastiness that you have to scrape off if you use the pure cane sugar. So...just don't do it!)
     
  2. Mrs. Glassman

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    Good to know! It was probably still yummy.
     
  3. Holly O

    Holly O Songster

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    Live and learn.

    I've made brownies with out flour Accidental.
    A cake without sugar ...lol Again Accidentally.
    Doubled some ingredients and not others .. VERY DRY COOKIES!
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Awww, you get an A for effort though!

    Once for my Dad's birthday, our babysitter was helping my sister and I make a cake for him. She asked us what our Dad's favorite flavor was and we were both convinced he loved coconut. We made a coconut cake with white icing and covered the whole thing in coconut. Turns out that not only does my Dad not like coconut, he loaths it. Oops!
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    Oh thats not as bad as mixing up sugar and salt in peanut butter cookies. I put like 2 cups of salt and a tsp of sugar, they came out SO horrible, I almost got sick.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Mrs. Glassman :

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    Good to know! It was probably still yummy.

    That's the sad part...you'd think all the sugar would be AWESOME.

    No...not on ANY level! It was all "grainy" and gross...tasted like eating ridiculously sweet sandpaper....

    thanks for the "A"! I gave myself an "E" for "Epic Failure!" [​IMG]
     
  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    My mom also writes it down as 10x sugar, so watch for that, too [​IMG]

    Once my mom wanted to do something special for my twin brothers' 10th birthday because they were having a lot of little friends over. She made a chocolate cake with a caramel filling, but to make it special, she upgraded to real caramels instead of that fake filling stuff. Well, after baking, the caramels in the middle hardened into...well, candy. [​IMG] So imagine her surprise trying to cut a cake where the knife only went 1/2 way through! After much effort, they were able to serve each boy some cake, but it was nearly impossible to chew! A lot of these kids lived in the neighborhood so she got reminded of that cake for years! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your cake [​IMG]
     
  8. Robin L

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    once (ok many times) I mixed up shortening and butter, now in recipes that say one or the other but ones from my mom say oleo. I can tell you there is a difference [​IMG]
     
  9. wishin4chicken

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    Once while making gravy, I grabbed the vanilla bottle instead of Kitchen Bouquet. [​IMG]

    Michele
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Quote:...tasted like eating ridiculously sweet sandpaper....

    That made me LAUGH! [​IMG]

    Thanks I needed that.
     

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