[Bake Off 2008] Competition Thread

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  1. cyanidebubbles

    cyanidebubbles Member

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    WELCOME TO OCAU 2008 BAKE OFF


    Please post all entries of your Bake Off in this thread. All information about the Bake-Off can be found HERE

    RULES

    1.Cakes must be made by you and only you. No helping from any other person.

    2. Cake must be prepared, cooked and served before 10pm tonight, 26th July 2008.

    3. In order to prove that you are cooking the cake, you must take photo's of the baking process. Make sure you include your entry number in each photo.

    There must be a photo of;
    • Ingredients
    • Mixing bowl
    • Cake in the oven
    • cake out of the oven and
    • the final cake.

    4. Cakes Cannot be packet made cakes. The cake must use ingredients used from scratch.

    5. Prizes will be allocated to first, second and third place only. The judges decisions are final.

    Good Luck Everyone!
     
  2. Appius1

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  3. bleckers

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    Just some teasers:

    I needs some gredients, so off to the shops I go:

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    MMMMM tempted to enter premade caek into competition because hangover makes blecky feel like not baking.

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    Maybe I could try sneaking in packet cake?

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    NO YOU CANNOT!!! Here are selected ingredients:

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    Still too early for this crap, reminder, do not drink lots the night before bake off:

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    Layed out for your enjoyment:

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  4. glasnt

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  5. 192.168.0.1337

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    looks like vomit.







    but im sure it will be delicious.
     
  6. Cypher

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    Damnit! had planned on getting up earlier and starting on my cake but stupid alarms and such are didn't work as planned!

    Oh well, off I go...pics to come soon (when I'm finished)
     
  7. glasnt

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    Righto. Cake is completed.

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    The Ingredients.




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    Whisking the sugar/oil/eggs.

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    Batter.



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    In the baking dish.

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    Out of the oven.





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    Its Carrot Cake!



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    DIE CARROT CAKE DIE



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    Carved cake.



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    Iced, and lollied cake.



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    Final cake. FoodShip Nine.



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    As in this guy from Tyrian.


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    More images and such here: http://picasaweb.google.com/glasnt/OCAUBakeoff2008CAEK


    Enjoy.

    *om nom nom*
     
  8. bleckers

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    Looks like a strawberry :p
     
  9. nEBUz

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    Well, the morning started well. After a quick trip to the local, friendly supermarket I was all ready to go!

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    Mixing was needed for the grand project! And so mix I did. (WHY didn't I invest in that electric mixer?!!)

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    More and more mixing. So much mixing that the whole lot turned pink! (nothing to do with the red food dye.. honest :lol:)

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    I mixed SO hard trying to make a new, chocolatey colour that I in fact broke the damn spoon!

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    .. now I really wish I had that damn mixer.. anyhow, I soldiered on. One was done, one was almost there :thumbup:

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    Hahaaa! Both were done and heading for the oven, all ready to become _suspense goes here_

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    Nipple Cakes!

    You can see them baking and all!

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    Unfortunately things degraded from here - the end result being as follows.

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    My nipple cakes had expanded a little vigorously and exploded a little. Leaking in the process.. (final farewell shot below)

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    And this is why you shouldn't fly with implants :rolleyes:

    It wasn't all bad however, the cakes' accident had spawned a new and entirely excellent cake - some say that there is no known recipe to make it, and that it tastes delicious (it did :D); all I know is that it looks like this! I present to you my submission as number 0814 (oh I'm so mature).

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    ^-- The result of exploding cakes =\​
     
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  10. bleckers

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    I had a good morning, except for the fact that I was hungover to tits.

    I decided to do a variation on the gingerbread house and make a gingerbread BBQ, complete with fire.

    Continuing from the ingredients from the previous post we have....

    Ingredients:

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    Cracking an egg does not mean smushing it onto the counter:

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    All mixed:

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    Cut to size:


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    Baking:

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    While it was baking I made up a small "fire" circuit (code source and circuit available on request):

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    All cooked:

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    Making the cake:

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    All finished:

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    With FIRE:

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    Final pose :D (that IS gingerbread Agg at the back eying off BBQness).

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    Here is a video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpf5sT_bZ8g

    And here is some more pics:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/blairbeckers/OCAUBakeOff
     
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  11. Mindy

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    Recipie - Caffinated Chocolate, Pear and Pistachio Cake​


    Ingredients

    One and a half pre-softened Pears
    Half a cup to three quaters of a cup of Pistachio Nuts
    200g of Dark Cooking Chocolate
    150g of Plain Flour
    Pinch of Baking Soda
    Three Eggs
    150g of unsalted Butter
    9 roughly chopped Penguin Caffine mints (Cinnamon flavoured)
    150g of Caster Sugar
    Two Tablespoons of Orange Juice


    Serving Suggestion:

    Serve with Cream or cream-substitute. (Betty Crocker cream-substitute was used for this cake, straight from the tub)


    Method:

    Preheat Oven to 180*C
    Chop chocolate buttons up roughly, shell the Pistachio nuts by chopping them. Chop the softened pears up into approximately 1cm chunks.
    Mix the flour, Caffine Mints, baking soda, caster sugar, butter, orange juice and 3 eggs into to a large bowl. Mix for approximately one minute in a Food-processor or mixer. Add the Pistachio Nuts, Pear Chunks and Chocolate to the Batter then mix well. Do not tap mixer on the side of the bowl as this will settle the mix.

    Cook for approximately 1 hour depending on the oven being used. Serve when cooled.


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    Mixing Bowl..... doing this with an old egg beater was pretty annoying....
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    Into The Oven We Go!!!
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    Caution: Hot.....
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    The finished product after being covered by cream......
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  12. Draco

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    Honey, Yoghurt and Chocolate Cake

    *sings*

    My cake it has a flavour; it's nom nom nom nom nom...

    Honey, Yoghurt and Chocolate Cake

    Ingredients: That's 141g of honey and Sunset, don't ask about the butter :)
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    Eggs, Sugar, Yoghurt and Honey
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    Eggs, Sugar, Yoghurt, Honey and Flour
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    Eggs, Sugar, Yoghurt, Honey, Flour and Chocolate
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    Eggs, Sugar, Yoghurt, Honey, Flour and Chocolate Mixed
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    In a pan and sprinkled lovingly with a sliced vanilla pod
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    Cooking
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    Done
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    Plated
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    Nom Nom Nom
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    Mon g√Ęteau c'est fini
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    cyanidebubbles

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  14. Cypher

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    I present to you

    Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake
    Yes, thats right, alcoholic cake!

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    Ingredients:
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    Making the base:

    Tim-tams
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    Process tim-tams...
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    Then we melt some butter...
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    And add to the processed tim-tams
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    Once mixed, press into spring-form pan and allow to cool
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    Making the filling:
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    We add some castor sugar to the cream cheese and...
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    Mix well, then add the eggs and sour cream
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    And once again mix well, then add in the white chocolate
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    And finally the important stuff, the Baileys
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    Adding filling to base:
    This ones a no-brainer, take filling & base...
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    And then pour filling into base...
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    Keep pouring, we want it all...
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    I decied to fancy it up a bit with a small amount of Baileys
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    Baking:
    Carefully place into oven
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    It decided to rise for some reason...*shrug*
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    Cooling:
    Needs at least 4 hours to cool, or even overnight
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    Me being impatient, I put it in the fridge for a few hours and then *carefully* removed outer bit of the pan. It still wasnt 100% cooled...thankfully it didn't collapse
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    And the final step:
    Enjoy
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    And enjoy I did, this tastes simply awesome, and it is supprising easy to make...now to wait for it to set fully so I can have some more!
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  16. nyah8

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    May I just say, some lovely cakes thus far. But Bleckers - I can't eat your cake. It's got a circuit board in it! Thumbs up for ingenuity :thumbup:.

    My original idea was ruined today. My partner insisted on a trip to the other side of town, hence stealing all my baking time. I intended to submit a Pub Threads Medley, but instead was forced to cull my ideas, and simply make one cake. :(

    So here I present to thee, oh great judges, your winning cake :D Photography sucks ass though. Sorry.

    Recipe:

    Four cups SR flour
    Pinch salt
    4 eggs, seperated
    250g butter
    2 cups sugar
    2 tsp vanilla
    1 1/2 cup milk
    Brandy for the baker

    Ingredients:
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    Methods:

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    WIN at separating eggs, and not smashing them on the bench :tongue:

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    Test consistency of egg whites on "OMGWTFBBQ THERES GONNA BE CAKE" kitchen groupies.

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    Stir.

    At this stage I hadn't given up hope of creating a lemon, octapus, exploding toilet, kraken cake.
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    Nicely in the oven :)

    Oh shit. Self raising flour. That torte is going to get much bigger!
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    Oh dear. It leaked out the middle. Oh wells, feed it the extra bit to the groupies.

    Out of the oven:
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    The first part of my medley is ready. Lemon cake :D NOTE: THIS CAKE IS NOT MY ENTRY!! One-entry policy means that this is simply a happy extra. It had the side benefit of being enough inspiration to convince the kitchen groupies to clean up after me and make dinner :)
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    Now. What should i fill this hole with?
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    Oh! I know!
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    Carve up the cake to desired shape. One kilo of icing sugar later: voila.
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    Tennis balls are green.

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to ice a sphere? This stage took me two hours.

    Good luck to everybody, and have fun eating you're cakes! Now i have to work out how to slice a tennis ball...
     
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  17. Leopard

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    The process:

    This is what I had to work with:
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    Ingredients:
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    1st cake poured:
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    And done!
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    Second cake ready to pour, white & dark ganache warming in back:
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    Food colouring the white ganache for buttons:
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    2nd cake done, bit of cracking there :(
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    Cutting template:
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    Shaping done:
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    EDIT:
    I had to get the entry in by 10pm; here is what it looks like now, after a bit more shaping/cleaning and a night chilling in the fridge:
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  19. Amfibius

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    Here's mine.

    Amfibius Black Forest Cake, Cherry Zabaglione, Chocolate Granache

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    Ingredients

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    Making the chocolate cake mix. Melting chocolate and butter over a double boiler.

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    Flour added.

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    Egg whites beaten to stiff peak and folded into cake mixture.

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    Cake tin in the oven.

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    Cooking the cherries with the cherry liqueur.

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    Start of the cherry zabaglione. 6 egg yolks. To follow: caster sugar, cherry liqueur.

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    Cherry filling finished.

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    Chocolate cake out of the oven.

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    Cherry zabaglione being made on double boiler.

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    Cake cut in half ready to receive filling. More cherry liqueur sprinkled on chocolate cake.

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    Cherry zabaglione goes on cake.

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    Cherry mixture goes on cake.

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    Chocolate granache under construction :) Melt dark chocolate and mix cream in.

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    Finished chocolate granache.

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    Finished cake.
     
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  20. kthnx

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    Reading this thread has made me hungry!

    Stellar work all, they look some pretty delicious cakes :)
     

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