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Thread: what do you do with your tom bihn boxes?

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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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    here's the cake before it got decorated...
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    and here's the cake all decorated...
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    That's an awesome use of a TOM BIHN box! I really want cake now.
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    Quote 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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    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!
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    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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    Quote 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!
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    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.
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    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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