1. Join Chef Success Today!
    Get support for your PC business today! Increase your sales right now! Download 1000s of files and images, view thousands of support threads! Totally Free!
    Dismiss Notice

Pampered Chef: Prep Bowls

Tags:
  1. MSmith

    MSmith Member

    232
    1
    * In my newspaper today, there was an article on "mise en place" which is a French cooking term that means "everything in its place". quoting: 'Its practical application means to read through a recipe you are going to use, then measure and prepare all ingredients and equipment for the recipe ahead of time...and set them before you in order of their use. This is especially useful when stir-frying or sauteing b/c the cooking time is very short' - book: Brilliant Food Tips & Cooking Tricks by David Joachim. Anyway, I totally thought of the prep bowls and how this would be a great educational tip to pass on at a show (also, especially b/c I set up my show with this concept in mind).

    * I have used them as a votive candle holder centerpieces at a PC Bingo game.

    * I love to use it for single serving baby cereal when we are out & about b/c of the lid and its compact size (just add water).

    * I also use them for single serving baby food that I make...and feed out of.

    * I made a Rubber Ducky cake from a recipe I found online w/ the batter bowl and the prep bowls (for the head, tail & wings).
     
    May 4, 2005
    #1
  2. dawn424383

    dawn424383 Member

    186
    0
    Rubber Ducky Cake

    I'm hosting a baby shower in June and would love the recipe for the Rubber Ducky cake, if you don't mind passing it along. It sounds really cute. :p

    Thanks,
    Dawn - Indiana
     
    May 4, 2005
    #2
  3. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    13,053
    39
    Yes please post it!

    Please post that rubber ducky recipe - you will get a ton of requests if you don't!! :eek:
     
    May 4, 2005
    #3
  4. MSmith

    MSmith Member

    232
    1
    May 5, 2005
    #4
  5. pchefdonna

    pchefdonna Member

    61
    0
    You can also make a "caterpillar cake" with the prep bowls, or small cakes made in the prep bowls as "piles of dirt" on top of a sheet cake. Decorate with a matchbox size dumptruck, etc. for cute birthday themes.
     
    May 5, 2005
    #5
  6. paydaymom

    paydaymom Member

    61
    0
    Blue paw print

    I know I read about making blue's paw print and would love to know how it is done but I can not seem to find any directions. does anyone know?
     
    May 5, 2005
    #6
  7. chefmel

    chefmel Member

    51
    0
    Blue's Paw print

    I would luv to have Blue's paw print too! My sister will by hosting a kid's kitchen show and that would be perfect!

    Please email to me at MelsEZcookin@hotmail.com

    THANKS!! :D
     
    May 5, 2005
    #7
  8. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

    941
    1
    I copied the ducky recipe from that website and decided to post it for you all:

    Prep Time: 1 Hour (Ready in 2 hours, 40 minutes)

    Makes 12 Servings




    CAKE:

    1 (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Yellow Cake Mix

    1 1/4 cups water

    1/3 cup oil

    2 eggs

    FROSTING:

    1 (16-oz.) can Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Frosting

    Yellow gel or paste food color

    Red gel or paste food color

    Blue gel or paste food color

    DECORATIONS:

    Toothpicks

    1 (6-inch) bamboo skewer

    2 blue candy-coated chocolate pieces

    Black decorating icing

    2 wedge-shaped grapefruit jelly candies or large yellow gumdrops

    Directions


    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 1 1/2 quart ovenproof bowl, two 10 oz. custard cups and one 6 oz. custard cup. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour 1/2 cup batter into each greased and floured 10 oz. custard cup and 1/3 cup batter into 6 oz. cup; pour remaining batter into greased and floured bowl. Place bowl in oven first, then custard cups.

    Bake at 350°F. Bake cakes in custard cups for 20 to 25 minutes; bake cake in bowl for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in cups and bowl for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from cups and bowl; place on wire rack. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.

    Reserve 1/2 cup white frosting for water; reserve about 1 teaspoon white frosting for eyes. Place remaining frosting in medium bowl. Add yellow food color; blend well. Reserve 3 tablespoons yellow frosting for beak.

    Trim tops of all cup cakes so that top is flat. Cut about 1 inch off flat side of bowl cake; reserve for later use. Place bowl cake, flat side down, on platter or foil covered cardboard for body of duck. Cut 6oz. cup cake in half crosswise to form 2 wing pieces. With toothpicks, attach wing pieces to side of rounded cake.

    Spread small amount of yellow frosting on flat side of one 10oz. cup cake; place second cup cake, flat side against frosting, to form head. With bamboo skewer, attach "head" to "body." From reserved 1 inch thick piece, cut two 1 inch triangles for tail piece. Place small amount of yellow frosting on 1 triangle. Place triangles together; attach to "body."

    Frost cake with yellow frosting. Spread 1/2 teaspoon white frosting on each side of head for eye; place blue candy in center. Outline "eye" with black decorating icing.

    Add red food color to reserved 3 tablespoons yellow frosting; blend well to make orange frosting. To make beak, use wedge shaped jelly candies. Or, flatten large gumdrops and cut into two 1 1/2 inch triangles; insert toothpick into short side of each triangle. Frost candies or triangles with orange frosting. Position on cake for beak.

    Add blue food color to reserved 1/2 cup white frosting; blend well. Frost platter around "duck" with blue frosting to resemble water.

    HIGH ALTITUDE (ABOVE 3500 FEET): Add 1/4 cup flour to dry cake mix; increase water to 1 1/3 cups. Bake as directed above.
     
    May 5, 2005
    #8
  9. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

    941
    1
    sorry, I didn't realize how big that reply was :p
     
    May 5, 2005
    #9
  10. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

    941
    1
    blue clues cake

    Is the blues clues cake you are talking about the one that is shaped like a paw? With that cake I think its made by making a normal round cake and ice it blue. (maybe in our round stone) Then I guess you can make the rest of the paw (his toes) with the prep bowls. I've seen the toes made with cupcakes but you could probably substitute the prep bowls instead of using cupcakes. You just ice the 4 toes and put them at the top of the round part of the paw. I hope I'm not confusing anyone. I can see the picture of it in my head but don't have one to attach to this reply.
     
    May 5, 2005
    #10
  11. MSmith

    MSmith Member

    232
    1
    a picture is worth a thousand words...

    thanks for posting that recipe for the rubber ducky cake! I would also encourage those interested in the cake to check out the website, too b/c the picture of the cake helped me when making it.
     
    May 5, 2005
    #11
  12. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

    941
    1
    picture of ducky

    I thought of that too after I had posted the recipe. So I hope this picture comes out- never tried attaching a picture on this website before. :)
     

    Attached Files:

    May 5, 2005
    #12
  13. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    3,040
    405
    Soooo Cute~
     
    May 5, 2005
    #13
  14. paydaymom

    paydaymom Member

    61
    0
    It could be made with a round pan, but I believe it said it was made in a batter bowl. Maybe that way they would all stick up some? I am not sure. My little boy will turn one in 2 wks.
     
    May 5, 2005
    #14
  15. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

    941
    1
    picture of blues clues cake

    I found a picture of a blues clues cake that is similar to what I was talking about:
     

    Attached Files:

    May 6, 2005
    #15
Have something to add?

Draft saved Draft deleted