Welcome to Exquisite Cakes!

Biography

My name is Brenda Lim and I am a first-year student studying Commerce with a specialization in Accounting at the University of Ottawa. I enjoy reading Science Fiction, Paranormal, and Fantasy books. A few of my favourite novel series include "The Mortal Instruments", "The Hunger Games", and of course, "Harry Potter". I also enjoy editing/creating graphics in Photoshop. I play the piano and the flute. I'm currently teaching myself how to play the acoustic guitar and the ukulele. I would love to take up the violin at some point as well! A couple of my favourite T.V. shows are "Cake Boss" and "Project Runway".



Theme

I chose to go with a theme based on cakes. The show "Cake Boss" inspired me to stick with such a theme. Although I don't do a lot of baking myself, I love the artistic aspect of decorated cakes. At Carlos Bakery, the cakes they bake for their clients are unbelievably creative and original. For this Wikispace, I would like to share with you a number of talented bakers and the T.V. shows they have been on. I would also like to share with you how they go about creating these elaborate cakes and some of their tips and tricks.

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Image retrieved from: http://riya-weddingdress.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html
Above is a sample of Buddy's work.

Below is a sneak peak of "Cake Boss" featured on TLC.










Video retrieved from:
http://youtu.be/sWyKvVbim00

Brief History

Cakes have existed for a very long time, dating all the way back to the ancient times. It is said that Egyptians were the first ones to start baking. Over the years, the way cakes are made has changed significantly. Cakes, in their earliest form, were made from sweetened bread, and this process was very time-consuming. Now, with the existence of baking soda, baking powder, and a number of cake mixes, cakes have a much sweeter taste to them and are easier to make. A few versions of cakes include butter cakes, sponge cakes, and cheesecakes.

Butter cakes, as the name reveals, contain butter to maintain the moisture of its dough. Other ingredients within these cakes include sugar, eggs, and flour. Examples of butter cakes are pound cakes and chocolate cakes.


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Retrieved from: http://www.joyofbaking.com/CreamCheesePoundCake.html

Sponge cakes contain eggs and do not contain baking powder, baking soda, or butter. The eggs give the cake volume. This type of cake is commonly used in layer cakes and a couple of examples would be genoise and chiffon cakes.

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Retrieved from: http://www.joyofbaking.com/ChocolateGenoise.html

Cheesecakes, my all-time favourite, are made with cream cheese. This type of cake originated from the Greeks. Other ingredients in these cakes include sugar, eggs, cream, and sour cream. There are many other variations around the world.

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Retrieved from: http://gliving.com/insane-blueberry-cardamom-cheesecake/

Did you know that the word "cake" was first placed in the dictionary in the 13th century?

List of Cakes and Their Origin:

Name
Origin
Angel Food Cake
United States of America
Coffee Cake
Germany
Mooncake
China
Pound Cake
United Kingdom
Panettone
Italy
Red Velvet Cake
United States of America
Suncake
Taiwan
Bebinca
India
Dacquoise
France
Retrieved from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cakes


Flavours

Flavours of Cake:
- Vanilla
- Chocolate
- Lemon
- Coconut
- Chocolate Hazelnut
- Apple Spice
- Banana
- Carrot
- Red Velvet
- Marble

Retrieved from:
http://fortheloveofcake.ca/custom-cakes/cake-flavours/


Fillings

Fillings available in cakes:
- Marble
- Chocolate, raspberry, lemon, mocha, triple citrus, strawberry or chocolate/raspberry buttercream
- Chocolate or chocolate/hazelnut ganache
- Vanilla or banana custard

Retrieved from:
http://fortheloveofcake.ca/custom-cakes/cake-flavours/


Cake Forum (RSS FEED)



    RSS Feed retrieved from:
    http://www.topix.com/forum/food/cake

    Pages

    CakedCarlos BakeryHott CakezJust CakeFavourites

    Contributions


    Clicking the names will lead to their wikispaces.
    There are three different links under each name.
    The 1st link will lead you to the page that I have contributed to.
    The 2nd link will lead you to see the edits I made to the page(s).
    The 3rd link will lead you to the history log. If it is not visible on that page, it is because the member has made more edits to their page, pushing all logged events to the next page. Click the next page if my edit(s) are not at the link that was provided.
    The 4th link simply lists ALL contributions that were made to others' wikispaces.

    Wikispaces I Have Contributed To:

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    • Made contributions to the home page on February 4th.
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    1. Timmy-Guo
    Embedded two YouTube videos to the "Carlos Bakery" page.
    2. Doug Maheux
    Edited the home page for spelling and grammar, formatted some text as well.
    3. Hannah Behzadi
    Added link to "Cake Boss" and "Project Runway".
    4. George Khalife
    Added a video to the page 'just cakes'
    5. Lara Salem
    Edited the font and the colors on the 'Caked' page
    6. Wei Gao
    Embedded a youtube video on lemon meringue pie to the "Favourites" page.
    7. Dhiren Sondagar
    Embedded a youtube video on a pizza cake by Epic Meal Time to the "Favourites" page.
    8. Nadine-Elchamaa
    Centred all pictures and added a title and photo of chocolate chip cookies.
    Added recipe link to chocolate chip cookie photo.
    9. Connor Flack
    Embedded a youtube video on Chocolate Chip Cookies to the "Favourites" page.

    Discussion Area

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    Sources Used:

    For Brief History:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter_cake
    http://bakerhaley.hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of-Cake

    For the photos used in the header:
    http://bridal-inspirations.tumblr.com/post/4300955607/thepurplerosediaries-purple-wedding-cake-with
    http://www.theknot.com/contests/my-real-wedding/photo/157984/a-modern-chicago-wedding-hotel-71
    http://purpleworm.i.ph/blogs/purpleworm/2008/12/04/happy-purple-birthday-to-me/

    All videos retrieved from YouTube.


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