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I Like to Bake

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    Embarrassing Story: First Attempt At Baking Cake -_-

    At the risk of embarrassment over the intranetz, I will post this story here. The first time I baked a cake, or tried, I just did it because I was feeling a little bit experimental, and I was in over my head. I mixed everything alright-(ish), but I didn't know that you had to...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Today I'm Trying An Experiment

    I'm making peanut butter chocolate brownies with a banana filling and a chocolate bacon glaze wishme luck
    stumblingfool stumblingfool 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    yes i do love to bake,

    not just a pretty face, theses are the families favorites swedish christmas cookies but they dont last long:/
    1sammylicious 1sammylicious 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I Need An Excuse

    I absolutely LOVE to bake, but I live alone now. I rarely have a reason. Sometimes I'll bake something anyway, but then it takes a while to get rid of it because not many people visit me. Which also sucks.
    PervertedAngel PervertedAngel 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    Cookies and Cakes and Pies!

    I think that the worst part about a diet is that I cut down on the baking! But a good thing for my friends is that they get lots of goodies!!  If I make a cake we end up taking half of it to our nieghbors! But my real weakness is sugar cookies! I will make dozens just so...
    PaperRoses PaperRoses 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2007

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    Panettone

    Today, I baked a panettone.  A simple one.  Chocolate in the centre.panettone /panetˈtone/ m. gastr. = typical Christmas cake from Milan made from flour, butter, eggs and sugar, with candied citron and sultanas.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Nov 11, 2011

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    Brownies

    I love to bake also... really like making brownies...Also found a receipe for making a cake in a cup in the microwave. Quick, easy and GOOD!
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M May 4, 2012

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    Slightly Embarassing Baking Blunder

    I love to bake, especially using new recipes I've never tried before. I've been living in the UK for the past 7 years, so coming back to the States, I had to get used all the different baking products out there as well as the American system of measurements, etc. (Okay, listen...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F Oct 7, 2011

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    Chocolate Chip (Toll House) Cookies

    Every year for Christmas I take a day and spend it mixing up and baking around 12 dozen cookies for gifts for my kids and grandkids. I have modified the recipe to put in peanut butter chips or butterscotch. I send a couple dozen each to the kids and spread more around to the...
    PhuzEBare PhuzEBare 51-55, M 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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    Better Nutters

    I just picked up a Bouchon Bakery book and made the Better Nutters. Pretty Damn good. I think the filling is incredible; basically meringue infused with buttercream if that makes sense. I think the peanut butter sandwich cookies from the 'Witchcraft book are better but still...
    ngdi ngdi 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I Finally Figured Out How To Make The Perfect Cheesecake

        Its Rich, Creamy and Delicious...and for me it was rather difficult to perfect.    I love to bake. I have been baking breads, rolls, cakes and so on since I was about ten years old. I have made decent cheesecakes in the past, but I never seemed to be able to perfect the...
    hannah24 hannah24 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20, 2011

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    I Love To Bake Cakes

    I am a self Taught baker. I have 4 kids and 4 Grandkids I save us a boat load of money by baking there birthday cakes. I love to here what other people bake and love great ideas.
    RachelLeeT RachelLeeT 41-45, F Jan 23, 2013

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    Pride In Baking

    I take much pride in baking owning my own Bakery has been one of the highlights of my life,through the years I have learned to be able to taste bakery and know what goes in it and can then bake it myself.Beside it tasting so wonderful, I like it looking like it came out of a show...
    trails trails 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    A Passion For Baking

    I have no one to "blaim" for my love for baking. Ever since I was younge, I have be able to bake, starting from box recipes to moving up to more difficult cakes, pies and cookies from scratch. And I love every second of it. I'm not very good at making things LOOK good. I can't...
    mandycat992 mandycat992 18-21, F Apr 2, 2012

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    Definitely

    I love it! I can't wait until I move into my house in the fall and I'll have my own kitchen. My roommate is convinced she'll gain so much weight living with me because I'll make it but won't eat it and she can't resist sweets. lol! I've never tried cooking actual food so that'll...
    ConfusedInCollege ConfusedInCollege 22-25, F Jul 1, 2012

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    Syrup Cake

    I love to bake too! I suppose I cheat I use a bread maker and this makes a yummy syrup cake! Trouble is I then eat it! Not so much good for the waist line! Making curry is my next fav.
    Boppard Boppard 56-60, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Pumpkin Cake

    I love this time of year when there is a chill to the air.  It is the perfect time to bake.  Today I am making a pumpkin roll cake for my Dad's 83rd birthday.  It is a fairly basic cake recipe using either fresh pumpkin or canned.  Spread the batter on a...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 20 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    Cookie Baking

    I love to bake, especially when it comes to homemade cookies.  I think baking is a lost art, you know?  When I make cookies, i mess the whole kitchen up.  Flour is floating in the air, butter is melting softening in the microwave and egg shells litter the counter...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    I Bake Crepes

    I like to bake dessert. I have made crepes and spritzers. And I have made crepes a few times. I was told that they area hard to make. But they really are not. Well, the first one is really easy to make. But then the second one cooks faster and then you may not want to flip it as...
    NutcaseCrazy NutcaseCrazy 18-21 Jan 5, 2012

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    High Tea's Are My Fav Thing To Bake

    I am addicted to afternoon tea - the kind with finger sandwiches, scones and little desserts.  I live in a city that has a few tea rooms but most of them are pretty expensive - anywhere from $20 to $50 per person so I decided to learn how to make my own. My house has a shabby...
    seaglassgirl seaglassgirl 56-60 3 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Cheers Me Up

    I like to bake, it always cheers me up some.  My favorite things to bake are cake and bread.  I do make cookies pretty often though.  I often think about what it would be like to be a pastry chef.  I've collected more recipes than I can ever possibly make...
    deadant7 deadant7 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    My Favorite Cookery

    It's just so much fun!  And I love the science of it.  As a scientist myself, I enjoy kitchen science books, and idolize Alton Brown. Sure, I like making pot roast, or pit roasting a pig, or a simple meal of some steamed mussels, some steamed veggies, and Sancerre...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    Orange And Poppy Seed Cupcakes

    I was feeling a little gloomy yesterday, and the two oranges in the fridge won't be enough for fresh OJ. So I decided to bake cupcakes to pass the time and keep my mind off being lonely. 1/3 cup olive oil (would use butter to make it creamy) 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg orange zest (I...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Baking

    I like to bake and baking is something I don't do quite often.  Today, I'm planning doing some italian orange cookies.  Yum, I can't wait! 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    The Smell..

    I guess I could bake only for the smell of it.. Of course the taste is great too but I just love walking in to a house were something was baked.. it smells sooo good :) yummy... that makes me hungry :P I love making cookies but also cakes and so... But I love to do bread and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2007

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    Don't Even Need A Recipe

    My father grew up during the depression and a lot of times growing up we were very poor, so I learned at a young age not to be wasteful. When stuff is going to go bad, I make something out of it. Usually when it is veggies, it's frozen to make stock for a later date. When it's...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Building up a menu for my future bakery!

    :) currently have fun-fetti gooey bars in the oven. Yum.
    LaykeyyD LaykeyyD 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Cbs Casting Home Bakers

    CBS is NOW CASTING AMATEUR BAKERS for a fun new BAKING COMPETITION SERIES! Are you a passionate amateur baker? Can you whip up an impressive cake, tart or loaf of bread? You may be the perfect candidate for an exciting new competition baking series on CBS!! Amateur skilled...
    arie2000 arie2000 22-25 Nov 8, 2012

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    Bakers Joy

    I have my Granny to thank for my love of baking. I think it is so challenging to bake and the rewards are so sweet. My Granny baked everything from scratch without any measuring most of the time something that always fascinated me as a kid. So I was never far away when the oven...
    Baelee Baelee 36-40, F Mar 14, 2012

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    Hmmmm

    No story. I just really love to bake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    Pumpkin Muffin Recipe- So Delicious!

    For me, baking is a stress reliever. It relaxes me. I have a huge sweet tooth, but at the same time I like to keep myself healthy. Because of this, I enjoy baking tasty things because it allows me to eat things that I usually wouldn't. I think baking is magical. The aroma of...
    MalibuBarbie10 MalibuBarbie10 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Grandma's Kitchen

    My Grandmother was a big bosom, no nonsense kind of woman.  Her name was Bertha.  She worked hard all her life and looked it.  Her hands and fingers were gnarled and spotty.  She was never without an apron, except for church.  On Saturdays she would...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 30 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Therapy!

    I love to bake. I am a bit of a fanatic. I got into it quite recently and have been non-stop since, I bake things for other people mostly- I like seeing people's reactions to something that I have made. So today, I just spent an hour in the kitchen making a cake for a close...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Stress Reliever

    I love to bake as a stress reliever. If no one has ever tried that it makes your mind focus on task at hand so you won't be so stressed and upset. It usual clears my mind. If haven't tried it you should. Worst case senario you bake something fabulous and get to eat it.
    tryingtoforgive tryingtoforgive 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2007

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    My Hobby

    I love baking. Some people dont like the patience and precision but that's what I DO like. Putting effort into it and getting beautiful AND delicious results is very satisfying. I bake anything and everything, I love trying something new, but my favorite is making really...
    ngdi ngdi 36-40, M 7 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Cheese Scones

    I also like to bake. Here is a recipe passed down through generations in my family, one of my favourite things to bake ^_^ give it a go : Cheese Scones 200g self-raising flour 1 & 1/2 level tsp baking powder 50g butter (cubed) 50g grated cheese salt & pepper...
    cheryl2012 cheryl2012 21-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2007

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    Pastry Chef/evil Genius

    THAT LOVES METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B/C WORKING WITH SUGAR MAKES YOU CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MoriartyWolf MoriartyWolf 31-35, M Oct 20, 2011

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    Red Velvet Cake- BEST EVER

    Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of salt 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1-2 oz. red food coloring 1 teaspoon of...
    MalibuBarbie10 MalibuBarbie10 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    Not A Very Good Baker

    I like to attribute this to my lack of good tools, but really I just get impatient. I do not have a solid marble or wood block to roll out dough. I need some biscuit cutters, canisters for ingredients, parchment, large baking sheets, and really high glass domes. Plus I want a...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F Apr 9, 2012

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    LaykeyyD LaykeyyD 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Great Hand Therapy !

    I always enjoyed cooking/baking ! So much joy out of it especially with that special someone.I like to try new recipes and enjoy the smells and eating of !As both my hands get better I am sure I will be cooking , baking and grilling !
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Typical For Valentine's Day

    I still love making chocolate covered strawberries for any day though. It really is a fun and sensual dessert. Anyone make anything fun for the occasion?
    fortysixandtwo fortysixandtwo 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Baking It Away!

    I love to bake. It makes me feel productive on my worst days, and it's a great treat to share! It's one of the only ways I can accept a compliment and not feel uncomfortable about it. Now if only there was a way to stop weight gain when it comes to eating your work! This fat-free...
    winkitaway winkitaway 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5, 2007

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    A Heart That Cannot Sing Is Like A Butterfly With A Broken Wing!

    As a child I would sing,no matter what was going on around me,I would make up the words and my own tune.Taking voice helped so much,singing is sure peace to all that lies inside me.I have written a few songs. I am blessed to have a heart that sings everyday.Trails
    trails trails 56-60, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Im better at cooking,

    but I love to bake simple things that run in my family. Apple and Sweet potato pie of course! :D
    Kittenfire Kittenfire 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Love It!

    I love baking! I didn't bake much when I lived with my parents well, I wasn't home longer enough first of all, but now that I am on my own I realized I love baking! I bake a cake or cookies at least once a week. Mainly because my boyfriend takes it to work with him for a snack...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    The feeling you get when you know you baked or cooked a good dish is unexplainable! I especially love baking red velvet cake; my son and I's favorite type of cake. My mom says that...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Today was a first in several ways for my bread making: first time I used my own sourdough starter; first time I did not just let the bread machine finish the job but rather used...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Yummie!!!!I love the warm n appetizing aroma of freshly baked muffins n cookies........oooh I had fun baking last nite:):D I am a great cook also...love to cook all Pakistani n...
    Mughee Mughee 22-25, F Mar 30

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    "cookie cutter *******" by snow tha product Yeah! Uhm Look! Pockets looking cakey like these bummy ******* make up It's room service *****, the game requested that it get waked...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M Mar 29

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    Zucchini Lasagna Replacing the lasagna noodles with thinly sliced zucchini is a great way to still have a cheesy, saucy lasagna while sticking to your low-carb diet. Ingredients...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I want to bake cake for my baby's first birthday. I want the cake to be big and nicely decorated. But it should not be too difficult to make. Can anyone give me an idea of what...
    Elisa111 Elisa111 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I love Freshly baked Bagels especially for Breakfast! my favorite are Onion Bagels followed by Poppy Seed Bagels! I love Bagels with Cream Cheese and with Smoked Salmon.Or i like...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Hehe dinner in bed it is! I'm having tomato/cilantro quinoa, with baked fish and salad with yogurt dressing. :)
    KylieKaat KylieKaat 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    The first time my father took me to his shop ...when I was around...5 or 6 years old. He showed me all those amazing cookies and pastries . It was really that moment I decided I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Possibly the greatest actor on the planet, he made Dr. Who a thing of joy and beauty forever. I grew up watching those episodes, and the first time the man ever smiled I fell in...
    justaghost justaghost 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2