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Alexander Wolfe
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Ice cold
Alexander Wolfe   1/5/2012 9:06:57 AM
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Now I know why those ice cream cakes are so hard to cut. Minus 5, huh? This problem solution falls into the screwdriver and duct tape category; not really a serious issue. Cutting those cakes, OTOH, can cause serious damage. As they say on the car commercials, don't try this at home.

Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Ice cold
Jennifer Campbell   1/5/2012 9:44:39 AM
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An ice cream cake at a wedding? - But I digress - last year friends in the office got me an ice cream cake for my birthday and the only thing we had to cut it with was a plastic knife. That was quite interesting - it took me 10 minutes to shave off one piece.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Ice cold
Rob Spiegel   1/5/2012 9:52:04 AM
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I agree, Jenn, about the impracticality of an ice cream cake at a wedding. How can you time it so the cake is served before it melts? I went to a wedding where the cake was a pyramid of creampuff pastries stuck together with honey. The wedding was outside. The afternoon heat melted the honey. Not only did the pyramid collapse, but the honey attracted bees.


Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Ice cold
Jennifer Campbell   1/5/2012 9:57:17 AM
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Not to get off topic here, but the top of my traditional wedding cake ended up slightly lopsided because we had an unseasonably warm day. I rolled with it - looking back, it was pretty funny. I have to assume the caterer of the wedding with the ice cream did everything he/she could to ensure the cake didn't end up one big sticky puddle.

RAJK
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Re: Ice cold
RAJK   1/7/2012 1:36:09 AM
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Where there is will there is way. To keep icecream at temperature below -5 degree F they use Dry Ice. so when time for cutting cake is there, expose it and remove from dry ice.

I love Ice Cream cake, for that reason I even had Baskin Robbins for so many years on the side, although it was not a profit making venture, but looking that smile at the face of a child when s/he gets a scoop or on the face of an old man who shares his Banana Split was not enough to give satisfaction and keep business going. Try it and you will love it. Funny and too bad that Franchisors keep siphoning profits away while franchises suffer losses while having fun.

oldsalt
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Re: Ice cold
oldsalt   1/6/2012 2:07:24 PM
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Whenever I am confronted with this type of problem I utilize a bit of thermodynamic and mechanical engineering: I run hot water over the knife prior to attempting to cut and I apply more of my body weight to the knife if possible.  I have much experience at this because I love ice cream cake!  I have been known to celebrate it being any day of the week with ice cream cake.

hhunker
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3 Phase motor noise
hhunker   1/6/2012 3:35:14 PM
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Whenever I hear the sound of a three phase motor running poorly I automatically go to the fuses and work from there to the the wiring attached.  It has saved valuable troubleshooting time when confronted with a bad sounding motor.

On the knife situation when cutting an ice cream cake @v -5 degrees, why not use an electric knife?



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