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Mar 4, 2009 01:56 PM

Do you prefer to bake or buy dessert?

I frequently buy ice cream, but when it comes to cakes or pies I really prefer my own versions. Although buying a cake sure can save time!

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  1. Most of the time I just end up buying dessert (single slices of cake or pie) because baking a whole cake or pie will generally go to waste in my household of two.

    1. Yes, it's just the two of us, too. Make cakes or pies for gatherings, usually make our favorite, creme brulee, just for us. Faves for company are German Chocolate Cake, pecan pie, and lemon meringue pie. Yum...

      1. I love the challenge of constructing sweets of all varieties, but I don't do it often because it is too easy to gain weight. My co-workers and my daughter love the times that I do make something because they are the recipients of my handiwork.

        1. If I'm entertaining I make dessert. Otherwise, to protect the waistline and reduce temptation, we get single portions out for dinner or at the bakery.

          1. I'm not much for sweets. I enjoy making something that is sweet but not overly off the top.

            I hate cakes and pies but just me. I still bake them for parties. Creme brule, fresh fruits over pound cake I enjoy or just fresh grilled fruits are a favorite. I hate icing and cake. I do like a nice chewy brownie with some fresh ice cream and a good sauce like caramel. One of the few sweets I like.

            I won a contest for my gorgonzola stuffed figs baked but they also had a ground pecan filling and then a glaze of raspberry and cream for a base and then the fig was put on the plate and topped with a spicy honey glaze and then topped with a sugar glazed raspberry and a few crumbs of gorgonzola and pecans. I really liked that.