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Easy as pie? How about cake? Which is easier?

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Posted - June 20

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  • 16547
    It depends on which pie and which cake you are talking about.  Cheese between two flour tortillas and toasted is a "cheese pie" at my house.  It doesn't get easier than that. 
      June 20, 2022 2:54 PM MDT
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  • 8138
    Both are easy. Hence the expression,  "piece of cake ".
      June 20, 2022 3:25 PM MDT
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  • 42158
    Hence is a fun word.
      June 20, 2022 3:35 PM MDT
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  • 49414

     

      Henceforth, shall you be utilizing it more often in your communications to us?


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      June 20, 2022 6:32 PM MDT
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  • 42158
    That looks like weed.
      June 20, 2022 7:53 PM MDT
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  • 49414

     

      Neither one of them is a sandwich, so I do not know.


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      June 20, 2022 3:26 PM MDT
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  • 9973
    Pie.  That's because stores generally keep their ready made pies towards the front of the store and keep their cakes further back.

    But for the "self-doers" - 

    Pie =
    1. Open a Pillsbury pie shell and set on a plate.
    2. bake (5-10 min)
    3. dump in a can of pie filling
     - voila - pie.

    Cake =
    1. OPen a box of cake mix, add water (or oil).
    2. mix.
    3. pour into cake pans.
    4. bake (25-30 min).
    5. test for doneness
    6. When done, take out of oven and let cool.
    7. Remove from pans,
    8. When fully cool, open a can of frosting and dump it on.
    - finally, cake.


    Now if you're like me - 

    Pie =

    1. make a pie shell - combine flour, butter, splash of ice cold water; cut together. chill, gently roll out, make flakey, cut to fit pan).
    2. Bake (~10 min)
    3. Make filling (eg. cook down a pumpkin, core and slice fresh apples, pit fresh cherries)
    4. Fill pie shell then put on a top crust (full top for apples, lace for cherry, none for pumpkin, etc.).
    5. Bake
    6. Let cool and serve.

    Cake - 

    1. Sift together dry ingredients (cake flour (if not available, make your own), sugar, etc.
    2. Mix in liquids (eggs, milk, water, flavoring).
    3. Pour into pans and bake.
    4. Test for doneness.
    5. Let cool.
    6. Remove from pans and let cool completely.
    7. Make frosting/icing (cooked or not)
    8. Ice cake elegantly
    9. Chill briefly (to set icing)
    Of course there will be more steps for fancier cakes (angel food, chifon, baked alaska, etc.)


    Bottom line - pies are easier to make.
      June 20, 2022 3:50 PM MDT
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  • 15018
    Cake is easier from scratch. Now I'm itching to make one.
      June 21, 2022 5:58 PM MDT
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  • 2018
    Cake for sure.  Pie is difficult, making a good crust is a problem for me. 
      June 23, 2022 4:05 AM MDT
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