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    what do you do with your tom bihn boxes?

    my son had his birthday party today, and i needed something on which to place the cake. so i cut out the lid from a tom bihn box and wrapped it in aluminum foil and put the cake on that. worked out very nicely!
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    #2
    here's the cake before it got decorated...
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      #3
      and here's the cake all decorated...
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        #4
        That's an awesome use of a TOM BIHN box! I really want cake now.
        Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

        Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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          #5
          Originally posted by maverick View Post
          and here's the cake all decorated...
          maverick, that is just such a great dinosaur cake.

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            #6
            it's a chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. it's a very easy recipe, and works well for cupcakes, a double layer cake, or one big cake (which is what we had here). what takes time (at least for me) is frosting a design like this.

            darcy, the recipe is on page 99 of the green way cookbook.

            if anyone else would like the recipe, i'm happy to share it.

            maybe i can make these as cupcakes for the next tom bihn fest? they're not vegan - they contain dairy (but no eggs). and we can leave out the food coloring for the frosting.

            otherwise, i also have a recipe for a very yummy vegan carrot cake.

            by the way, last year, we did a lightning mcqueen cake from the movie cars, and the year before that we did a train engine cake. what takes time with these cakes is decorating them. each year, after it's all over, i tell myself that next year, we're going to do a rectangular or round cake that doesn't take 3 hours to decorate. and each year, i find myself decorating another cake like this. i'm running out of room in my kitchen with all of these cake pans piling up. so we're building a new home that has a bigger kitchen so that we can store all the cake pans we've accumulated and the ones that we'll get in years to come!
            -m

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              #7
              All I have to say is Yum and Awww!

              I think this cake main ingredients are love and care, the frosting is really beautiful!

              Happy Birthday to Tom Bihn littlest model!

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                #8
                Originally posted by backpack View Post
                All I have to say is Yum and Awww!

                I think this cake main ingredients are love and care, the frosting is really beautiful!

                Happy Birthday to Tom Bihn littlest model!
                aww, thanks backpack!
                -m

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                  #9
                  Thanks for pointing me to the recipe, maverick -- I'll have to try it. I mostly stay away from baking cakes after going through a phase where I baked a new cake every week. That... wasn't such a good idea.
                  Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

                  Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                    #10
                    I reuse the boxes multiple times!

                    First, they become a favorite perch for my roommate's cat. She loves, loves, loves sitting on the boxes & rubbing her whiskers on the corners.

                    Then, I store random things in them -- all the objects which accumulate on tables & counters & can't really go away in the basement but need to get out of sight for a few days.

                    Finally, I either use them as boxes for mailing out presents and/or care packages, or turn them into permanent storage boxes (I have all my holiday cards in one -- I just keep buying more cards every January -- they never expire).

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