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Baked a Duolingo cake this weekend...

It was World Baking Day yesterday, so a few friends and I attempted to turn Duo into cake. Four hours later and voila! :)

May 19, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soolrak

It looks so good! But I don't know if I would eat the Owl, he looks so...... adorable! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBryce

Could I buy one with some lingots?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankySka
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Eeeek! Poor Duo lost a foot already! Looks delicious though! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ker

Wow! Does it taste as good as it looks? ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TinyKitties

I think it would be nice to see a duo owl cookie cutter for sale in the shop!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TinyKitties

Spreading Duolingo by word of mouth?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ricaloca

Bravo! Well done.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

Lol! Have a lingot for that joke! :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

De nada! ;-D Happy learning! -Spaceowl42


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesum_Domo

Great idea! I would totally buy it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darren_Mart

J'adore le gâteau, envoyez-m'en un!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALoUSyUseRnaME

OMG! SO adorable! I want one for my Birthday! I'd buy one for 500 lingots...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raans
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That looks so delicious! Where were the invitations? ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbraxunsIllusion

Anyone who gets all of the trees done on Duolingo gets a cake sent to them xD.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Here's the cake recipe :) You might need to change measurements depending on what you're used to. Duo and all the details are made out of food coloring, marzipan and lots of trial and error. I dare someone else to make a Duo cake!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PopTartTastic

We should make cakes for when the new language courses are made. When Dutch comes out, we could have a Netherlands flag print thingy on the front with Duo, and it would be Dutch chocolate. :) I'm making myself hungry, so I should shut up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Audrey5775

that would be fun


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

Awesome! :-D Now your making me hungry! Happy learning! -Spaceowl42


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

Challange accepted!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Yay! Can't wait to see Moreligirl_Spide! Who else? :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/volleyballDVM16

I accept! Could I possibly get extra lingots for making it with all organic ingredients? Lol;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

That's pushing it volleyballgirl14 ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ygpdxwlr

I want to give the recipe a shot, but I'm not sure I understand the "alternate flour with baking powder and milk slowly" part :-/ Sorry for my idiocy! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ricaloca

It just means alternate adding these ingredients into the batter. First, Add about 1/2 cup of the flour, then 1/2 t. of the baking powder, then add about 1/4 cup milk, then add another 1/2 cup of the flour, 1/2 tsp. of baking powder, then 1/4 cup milk, etc., until all of these ingredients are in the batter. It keeps you from making a stiff, floury mess and ensures that the milk is well-incorporated everywhere in the batter. Hope this is clear.

Also, I'm pretty sure that the butter should be in a softened state before starting. Add the sugar and beat with mixer or by hand until it turns pale yellow - this is "creaming" the butter and sugar. Then add the vanilla & incorporate. Then the eggs, one at a time, mix well. THEN the flour/baking powder/milk combo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

The butter does need to be soft! (Not melted)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margolf

the cake is adorable-- and the recipe looks delicious!.

what size cake pan is the recipe for? (apologies if I missed it :) )

thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ygpdxwlr

¡Muchas gracias por la aclaración! Ahora entiendo muy bien :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Audrey5775

I would gladly try the recipe!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katsushii

Hi, quel joli gâteau ! How do you make the Duo owl and his homeland ? :) Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

Really!?! I am going to work twice as hard to finish my tree! ;-D Happy learning! -Spaceowl42


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Om nom nom nom! :D~

Thank you for sharing your cake with us Kristine! xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StrapsOption

Looks delicious, but did you not feel bad eating for Duo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dovmiester

This cake caused quite a hoot in the Discussion lately


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

Lol! Happy learning! -Spaceowl42


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raans
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Shall we put this into the Household-Skill — Lesson 7: Kristine's Owl Cake: recipe's ingredients? In the Lingots store for 20 bucks.

And yet, I missed the invite on the public stream... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SnoozingOwl

Awesome, that looks so delicious! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laneswaw

Would the taste like of an owl?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PopTartTastic

Es la más bonita cosa aún vi! Torta!!! (I apologize to Spanish speakers for making you cringe at my grammar. I probably did something wrong.) :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IrnQuinter

Hello!... Correction: ¡Es la cosa (or torta) más bonita que he visto!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/subhadipgh

send it to us mam


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

All gone already :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maddyis7

But, having seen the last piccy, I think what all DLers would want to know is...."Did the owl survive" ? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/subhadipgh

actually this is my first day in duolingo so i am eager for the cake


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cececc

looks yummy!!! ><


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acchan88

Wow, it's so nice. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ron_fr

Très bien! What flavor is it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ferrobattuto

I can imagine the new reality show...Cake boss meets duolingo. Seriously though, we will be baking one of these for the next birthday in the family...mine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaneEmily

This cake looks awesome. I know a woman locally, where I live, who is a self taught cake baker. She has her own business and I bet if she got her hands on this design, she'd have an insane amount of fun. She mainly does cakes without marzipan, but with butter cream instead - as many of her customers, and herself, are not fond on marzipan :)

Does look delicious though. I reckon it should be the main "meal" for the next Duo meetup! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julie_B

That is so cool!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edenludgate

So amazing, I couldn't make anything better


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimbaAchimo

Se vé delicioso


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

It is so cute, I've never seen a green cake before but I would totally eat it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/itastudent

Did you keep a slice for me? :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/udersh.mah

Animo! Well done


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natasha_al_

Yumm! feel hungry now. The green cake looks great, want some


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/horsesnponies

Wow, you really piled up the up votes and lingots (including one from me!)! I LOVE YOUR CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I accept the challenge although maybe in a couple months, because I do not know how to convince my mom to buy me marzipan. Do you think it would work with plain frosting? AND DID YOU EAT UP DUO, YOU CANNIBAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-) great job


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

horsesnponies marzipan is definitely not required! Be creative and try with frosting! There are many ways to bake and create cakes :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaneEmily

You can try butter cream filling instead of marzipan. It tastes far nicer and it's also lighter on the stomach in my opinion ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

mmm... that sounds yum and I don't even know what butter cream filling is xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AurosHarman

It's basically confectioner's sugar, butter, and heavy cream, all beaten together.

http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/03/buttercream-frosting/

I would not call it "light" by any stretch of the imagination. But it's my second-favorite frosting. (First fav is cream-cheese based frosting, which is traditional for carrot cake, red velvet cake, and a number of other dense, moist styles.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaneEmily

The woman who makes my family's birthday cakes makes the butter cream taste so light even though it's not considered light. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachvx

num num you make me hungry!!! Buttercream frosting is really good, but I do like cream-cheese frosting - on carrot cake.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IrnQuinter

¡Buen trabajo @kristinemc! Se ve delicioso!. Congrast!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/underwood.jones

Very cute!! Happy World Baking Day to you! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nasair

I'm impressed both with the cake and your creativity.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katyaavila1

I love it! It looks so very cute <3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katyaavila1

mi piace tua torta


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaleigh-Lin

You are some great artists to make him come to life like that!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcbrita

Awesome! I want to eat it now :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jbarbie

That is soo cute. Was it hard to make?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_-C1-_

That looks awesome! So cool ^^ Good job!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

Awesome cake! (Muy bien pastel de Duo!) ;-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

That is really cool! I'm going to try to make that as my birthday cake!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeshamAbdallah

I like the idea, yummy! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesum_Domo

Look's good! awh i wish I could have tried it :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The.Betta.Fish

Yum! What a great idea...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

that is super cute!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MardiMonkey

Oh my gosh! IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!! :D___-

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