Zaheeda

Cake Decorating Supplies

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There is a shop called Awani. It is in the same building that the Co-op is on the corner of Muroor rd (4th street) and 31st street.

They have EVERYTHING that you will need.

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Thank you cake boss, will try to find it, don't really know my way round yet. Muroor road is a very long road, remember going along there for visa office.

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Thank you cake boss, will try to find it, don't really know my way round yet. Muroor road is a very long road, remember going along there for visa office.

Z

It's very near to the roundabout at Carrefour, ie at the very start of Muroor if you're coming from the KCA end it's on the right hand side.

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Does anyone know where I can find vanilla extract? I've nearly finished the bottle I had when moving here. Could I possibly replace it with a vanilla pod when baking?

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You can't get pure vanilla extract here as the flavour is extracted using alcohol. You can use vanilla pods but it's a very expensive product and doesn't mix that readily if you're baking.

You can make your own using 1 cup of spirit (vodka) to 2 vanilla pods split and added to the bottle or a clean sterilised jar. Keep agitating every few days and in a month you'll have glorious vanilla extract.

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Great idea, thanks. I have a few nice vanilla pods that KittyMom brought back from India.

How long can you store it? Otherwise I hoped they might stock it at the off license...

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It'll keep for ever ! I have never seen it at the liquor stores, but happy to be proved wrong if anyone else knows.

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There is a shop called Awani. It is in the same building that the Co-op is on the corner of Muroor rd (4th street) and 31st street.

They have EVERYTHING that you will need.

do they have "hardware" or "software"? I'm desperately looking for some ingredients - like the right kind of chocolate etc.

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Found few bits in Lakeland Mushriff mall, but they do not have fondant. Will try Awani if I can find it.

Do you need to adjust recipes here. Trying to make a sponge cake, doesn't turn out light enough. My chocolate cake recipe works fine, just can't seem to get the vanilla sponge cake right. Does anyone have any good recipes?

Also is it ok to allow cake covered with fondant to dry overnight in an air conditioned room, or should it be in the fridge?

Thanks

Z

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Don't fridge it once you've covered it. You need to refrigerate for 30-60 mins after you've put your buttercream or ganache on so that this sets but not once you've covered it. I tend to leave my ac on at around 23-24 in the room I leave the cake in .

Awani is easy enough to find and so much cheaper than Lakeland !

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Hi mum80, they sell vanilla bean paste in Spinneys in Khalidiya, maybe this would work if you cannot find vanilla extract, sorry not sure how much it was but I'll be buying some when my supply runs out!! Happy baking

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