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Old 06-13-2017, 04:42 PM   #41
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I don't like cannoli, too dry for me. But I googled cannoli cream cake and that does look good.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:48 PM   #42
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Give me pie and you can have my cake. Pie is better than cake any day.


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Old 06-14-2017, 05:51 AM   #43
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Last summer on my b'day I met a couple of friends at a bar/grill. The restaurant has a chocolate fudge layered cake on the menu and I was all puckered up for a piece and had thought about it earlier in the day. They always have the cake but dammit.......they were out that night. Had a piece of bananas foster instead. Pretty good but just wasn't the same. This year I plan to order a choc cake from a local bakery and bury my face in it until I can't stomach anymore.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:57 AM   #44
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+1 for me. Yum. WITH champagne. I ADORE champagne and break it out for every occasion I can think of, and sometimes even for no reason at all- so that's what shows up at our milestone celebrations. Its a good two hours to the nearest good doberge cake, though there is a bakery in town that makes a fantastic pound cake.

My kids have this video game called Portal that promises cake all though the game. They finally got through it and there is no cake at the end. I personally would have been annoyed, but its become a joke around the house...
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:25 AM   #45
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btw, I'm a pie person ...either raspberry or blackberry.

We do reward ourselves or is it deny ourselves until we meet our goals? usually mine is travel. $.5M was Costa Rica, $1M in investments is Europe, $1.5M will be Austraila, $2M will be partial world cruise.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #46
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Chocolate molten lava cake....


We sold our cabin last month....sort of a financial milestone. So I'm going to do what I've wanted to do for years - re-do my master bathroom!
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:26 AM   #47
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Not really a cake eater here, so my favorite little reward is to make a couple racks of baby back ribs.
More my style too. Cake too sweet for me.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:05 AM   #48
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This thread reminded me of watching Arthur with my kids, and this "Mr. Ratburn" character, hehe!

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Old 06-14-2017, 12:19 PM   #49
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Or keep the raisins sober and soak your innards instead! Either way works.

Yeah, carrot cake is wonderful - even though it has a dubious name, IMO. YMMV
I am surprised your favorite cake isn't a Gava Chiffon cake from any bakery in Hawaii.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:14 PM   #50
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CARROT!! (homemade with extra raisins soaked in rum)
This! Plus I add shredded coconut.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #51
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Rewards - yes, Cake - no.

Wagyu, caviar, first class airfare and truffles.

Just upgraded Directv to UHD, next up a 4K OLED 55 inch display.

According to my broker statement I made 86 grand last month. Whenever I get a big boost like that I like to "blow that dough"
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:27 PM   #52
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Rewards - yes, Cake - no.

Wagyu, caviar, first class airfare and truffles.

Just upgraded Directv to UHD, next up a 4K OLED 55 inch display.

According to my broker statement I made 86 grand last month. Whenever I get a big boost like that I like to "blow that dough"
I would too if I don't have any heirs. I did when I was single.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:42 PM   #53
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Rewards - yes, Cake - no.

Wagyu, caviar, first class airfare and truffles.

Just upgraded Directv to UHD, next up a 4K OLED 55 inch display.

According to my broker statement I made 86 grand last month. Whenever I get a big boost like that I like to "blow that dough"
+1 I like your style
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:47 PM   #54
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Gugelhupf, mit Rum.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:08 PM   #55
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Rewards - yes, Cake - no.

Just upgraded Directv to UHD, next up a 4K OLED 55 inch display.
I too am intrigued by this. Whenever I work extra hours or weekends, I like to reward myself. Thinking of upgrading my Blu-ray to 4K UHD player, a 4K UHD display, but also learned a 4k ready audio receiver is recommended for the full experience. Starts adding up to some significant dough.

Oh yes, and one of my favorite cakes is the Red Velvet chocolate cheesecake with real whipped cream at The Cheesecake Factory.
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Rewards - yes, Cake - no.

Wagyu, caviar, first class airfare and truffles.

Just upgraded Directv to UHD, next up a 4K OLED 55 inch display.

According to my broker statement I made 86 grand last month. Whenever I get a big boost like that I like to "blow that dough"
I think you could make a little extra (but not $86k a month) by giving classes in "mindful spending."
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Maybe. What kind of pie?


DW's grandfather used to say, "If you have to ask what kind, you don't want pie." Not sure whether he was being profound, but he's the one who taught her about the miracle of compound interest back when she was knee-high to a grasshopper, so it's likely.
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:24 PM   #58
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DW's grandfather used to say, "If you have to ask what kind, you don't want pie."


My mom told me when she was a young girl in the 1920's her family went to visit her aunt and uncle who lived way out in the boonies. She went into the kitchen and saw a pie sitting on the windowsill to cool. She told her aunt "That looks like a good raisin pie!"

Her aunt said, "Oh, that's not raisin, it's mincemeat." Looking closer she realized the raisins were moving (flies).

That story taught me I always wanted to know what kind of pie.
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I am surprised your favorite cake isn't a Gava Chiffon cake from any bakery in Hawaii.
I gotta be honest here, and it breaks my heart too. Most baked goods in the Islands leave me disappointed. I was surprised because I like almost all other Island stuff I would have never tried on the mainland (Kim Chee, sushi, sashimi, "fish", for instance) but baked goods here all taste sort of "box mix" to me. Locals rave about this pastry or that and I'm always "ho hum" about it. I'd rather have a day old doughnut from a mainland bakery than most fresh stuff from Napoleon or Leonards or Liliha. (I'm writing this on the mainland - and looking over my shoulder to be sure no locals are watching...)

Same with pizza. Haven't found a single source of pizza that's as good as mainland pizza. Acceptable pizza is available at Costco's window. Oh, and I gorge on breaded tenderloins when I'm back on the mainland. Much as Island folks love pork, I can't believe there's no place to get a tenderloin (big as your head, over the bun, thin-as-paper-pounded-pork-loin-breaded-with-white-flour, salt and pepper and deep fried in grease!) Yum. But I digress.
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More cake please?
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More cake please?

Every time I see the "cake" thread on the Forums page, just like a layered devil's food with fudge icing, I find myself coming back for more.

How about a la mode? Garnished with dark chocolate shavings?
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