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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  kyubi09 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:44 am

I love the Great British Bake Off! Also, the Dals are adorable, but I love the Princess Bear and Elephant in these shots.

Also, I'm now in need of more cake! Had a family party; forgot to take photos. Brought home a slice of cake from a restaurant; forgot to get photos. confused My stomach is interrupting the signals from my brain or something. That or the cakes are just too good, and their nefarious charms are bewitching me.

This is also the time of year for the Moon Festival, so I may have to go pick up a Mooncake for the Dals to take a taste of.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:42 am

what's a mooncake?
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  CornflowerBlue on Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:50 am

I've heard of moon pies, but not moon cakes. Question

I burnt some mini brownies I made to use as cakes. I accidently turned on the broiler instead of setting the oven to bake. But I guess that's one way to keep the husband from eating them before I have a chance to take of photo with them. Laughing

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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  kyubi09 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:13 am

Mooncakes are a Chinese pastry made for the Lunar Equinox.  They are usually beautifully stamped, and filled with various types of filling, the most common of which is either a beanpaste (red, green, or mung are usual) or Lotus paste.  Some of them will also include a salted eggyolk in the center to represent the moon, which contrasts in flavor with the sweet beanpaste. Some also have candied fruits and nuts.  My favorite is filled with black sesame paste, and I just found a recipe for a steamed version with delicious custard filling.  I think I might have to try making that sometime, but I don't have a stamp yet.  As you can see, these cut very nicely, like a tiny cake, and are very good with a nice hot tea.  I will have to pick one up (if I can find a flavor I prefer) and take some photos with the Dals.  (The photo is found on Flicker, from CelestialDelish.

Mooncake by CelestialDelish, on Flickr
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  kyubi09 on Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:18 am

Here is the Snowskin (steamed rather than baked) Custard Mooncake recipe, for anyone who is interested. It's challenging, but it's both beautiful, and looks delicious. http://www.chinasichuanfood.com/snow-skin-mooncake-video-recipe-with-custard-filling/
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Alliecat on Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:45 am

Wow, that looks interesting! The pattern on the top is cool.
Offgenemi, what a cute little tea party Smile
I can't eat a whole cake, so am not likely to have one soon... am a bit shy to take the dolls to the grocery store for a photo on the cake shelf!! I bought a package of squares last week but I think they'll all be eaten before I get round to taking a photo...
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:12 pm

You could always draw a cake! And Alliecat, you are so good at "found" props - can you find something cake-like on the beach?
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Post  TrueFan on Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:15 pm

These are very old photos (2011). Wow, my photography skills have improved.


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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Offgenemi on Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:04 pm

i love moon cakes! i love the sweet bean filled ones as well. they are very pretty.
i was going to finish my cakes as well but trufan reminded on facebook, so the opportunity didnt slip. otherwise they would be gone in one sitting.
alliecat, i have a lot of little cakes and stuff, i will send you a couple but probably it wont make it till end of august.
truefan, your girls are sorted in terms of their dessert needs. i would love to shop with them Smile
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  CornflowerBlue on Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:47 am

Those moon cakes look like little pieces of art!

I have a number of Re-ment cakes, I just have to find the time to get them out and set up a scene.

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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Alliecat on Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:00 am

TrueFan wrote:You could always draw a cake! And Alliecat, you are so good at "found" props - can you find something cake-like on the beach?
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Hahaha!  I'm pretty sure you would not want to use it if it was cake-like!  Laughing
Unfortunately the cool useable found items are rare.  The piece of plastic down there right now, unfortunately will have to stay there because I'm not touching it -- it looks exactly like it should have a body part in it! Shocked
You guys have reminded me, I actually think I do have a little cake-rement thing somewhere in the dolly box.  Some stuff came with my Yummy Sweets mini.  I don't really have anywhere to put it or use it, so I think it's just in the box somewhere.  I'll have to look.
Cute photos, True!  What's "Stuffle"?
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:43 pm

Good eye, Alliecat! I guess the photos are actually from 2008. That's when the Dals attended STUFFLE - a stuffed animal convention. It must have predated this forum. I was inspired by planning the first PUDDLE to have the Dals throw a convention too.

I've reposted them here:
http://thedalhouse.forumactif.org/t3749-stuffle-part-1-marianne-plans-a-convention-old-photo-shoot

http://thedalhouse.forumactif.org/t3750-stuffle-part-2-the-dals-plan-on-stuffiestyle-com

http://thedalhouse.forumactif.org/t3751-stuffle-part-3-getting-ready-for-the-meet

http://thedalhouse.forumactif.org/t3752-stuffie-lovers-event-aka-stuffle-50-pics

Man, that was so much work. And apparently I never did the final shoot - where Dot tells CC that she is giving her the stuffed elephant.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Alliecat on Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:26 am

Cute! Very Happy   I would love a stuffed animal convention.

Cake...
...Found it!  So I actually took a new picture for this month's challenge.  Woo. Smile

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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:50 pm

Very cute! That is a very serious knife for cake cutting.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Alliecat on Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:14 am

Thank you! Indeed, we here are all very serious about our desserts! Drta LOL
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  CornflowerBlue on Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:48 am

I don't think I try to sneak a piece of cake from them! Very cute! Are those chairs the kind that are made from a can?

I need to take a cake photo or two and a Wonderland photo for DM this weekend. And it's supposed to be rainy, so we'll see if I can squeak them in.

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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Alliecat on Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:29 am

CornflowerBlue wrote:I don't think I try to sneak a piece of cake from them!  Very cute!  Are those chairs the kind that are made from a can?
They are! And I had no idea they were sold as pincushions until I found some on eBay that look very much the same.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  CornflowerBlue on Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:45 am

I've seen them in someone else's photos and I like them!  May have to do some shopping...

In the meantime, I put some chocolate icing on one my burnt mini brownies, dug out some suitable Re-ment to accompany it and got a photo for this contest. At least I have one entry. I'd still like to do something with some of the other Re-ment cakes in my collection.

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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Very cute. She is clearly an icing fan.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  Alliecat on Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:51 pm

Aw, that's adorable, CB. Which Dal is she?
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  KiraKira on Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:21 am

I believe that's a Puki in CornflowerBlue's photo, Alliecat.

I'm happy that there are more cake photos being posted! Smile Just about a week left...


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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  CornflowerBlue on Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:35 am

Thanks! And yes, she's a Puki in Byul Siri's stock outfit.

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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:30 pm

Last call for cake photos! Stamp and cake photos will be part of the next Dal of the Month banner contest.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  TrueFan on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:32 pm

Disclaimer: not a Dal or a cake.

Here is the Barbie tea party photo I mentioned when I posted the photo of Sunny in the cake at my doll club picnic.
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Re: August: Piece of Cake!

Post  kyubi09 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:10 am

I finally got to it!  I got some mooncakes before they went away.  This one is fig flavored, and really too sweet for me, but it tasted great in very small bites with a nice black tea.  I didn't get a chance to do the set up I wanted (Moonviewing with Mooncakes) but L. Alice and L. White Rabbit wanted to do a spooktacular party in the graveyard.  It's not a great photo, but I did what I could with random bits and bobs from The Haunted Mansion.

Graveside garden party with Mooncake for the Lunatics. by Kathryn Dodd, on Flickr

BTW LOVE the other photos. Also that is a serious knife for cake cutting.
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