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post #31 of 57
WOW icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif --you truly are talented. I looked at you gallery, absolutely georgous, I think I'm jealous. icon_biggrin.gif Good job on that cake thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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post #32 of 57
Absolutely spectacular!!!! icon_eek.gif I can harldy believe my eyes!!
post #33 of 57
That is an amazing cake!!! She'll probably put aside her differences and make you her official baker after that! Wow!
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post #34 of 57
Wow!! Your cake looks spectacular!! I'm sure everyone will love it including the ex-mother. Great job!!
post #35 of 57
Good God Emma!!!!!!!!!!! I just looked at your gallerey and went to your web site. You are proof that my theory is right. I wants posted the question, "have you guys noticed that the most beautiful cakes seem to come from the UK?" WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #36 of 57
Our patience was rewarded - if it tastes as good as it looks, she will absolutely have nothing bad to say! Needless to say, I am impressed and you are truly a very talented decorator who has found her style and it is certainly pleasing to the eye!

It really is beautiful - good job Emma - wish you were around to teach me a thing or three! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #37 of 57
I'm so impressed!!! I'm just starting out and I wish I had someone like you I could learn from. If she doesn't like this cake I would be surprised! thumbs_up.gif
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post #38 of 57
Turned out fabulous! I bet she has never had a cake as nice as that one!
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post #39 of 57
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I'm blushing now guys - thank you so much for your nice comments. It's pretty isolating here in the UK as I find the decorating styles to be fairly old fashioned. It's really good to have all of you to learn from and share ideas with icon_smile.gif

I'm seriously worried she'll cut into it and find it a bit raw in the middle - I'll let you know!
post #40 of 57
Oh my Gosh! Your cake is beautiful! I would just love to see the look on her face! Great job!
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post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by emmascakes

I've been asked by my ex boyfriend (first love of five years standing, now married to a stick insect) to bake his Mum's 60th birthday cake. She never liked me and was pleased when we broke up at the tender age of 23, I'm 30 now. So I'm thinking 'I'll show her!' and planned to make the best cake in the world.

I'm making a fruit cake as they want a cake that will keep for some time. Anyway, we bought a new oven a few days ago and I haven't used it much (can you see the disaster looming yet?!) I put the fruit cakes (it's three tiers) in this morning and four hours later the cakes just don't seem to be cooking - they're burning on top and gooey at the bottom still. So I put tin sheets on top to try and stop the tops cooking. One hour one and still same state. So I took the cakes out of the tin, flipped them and tried cooking the bottom of the cakes....

So now the top and bottom of the cake seem to be cooked but the middles are still gooey and it's 5 hours on. By this time I am swearing and cursing the new oven and wondering if I'll never be able to bake a cake again.

It was at this point that I noticed the switch on the front of the oven which I'd never seen before. It was switched to grill....

Not sure if I can save these cakes now!! Thought I'd share this to raise a smile. I'll post the pictures if the cake gets made...



First of all, that cake is AMAZING! THat's not a cake, that's a piece of art icon_eek.gif - great job!

Secondly, sorry that oven thing happened to you! that's brutal! (Happened to me too, very first Christmas Turkey dinner I cooked for the whole family- I wanted everyone to be impressed icon_lol.gif Usually when we have all 15 or so of us together we do potluck, but I love 'catering' so I said no, I'm doing this all myself. Got tips for how long to cook turkey from a neighbour friend, put the turkey in at noon. All was well (well not really, that wasnt the only disaster that day LOL) - so I thought - around 3 my brother and his family showed up, and was all excited so we peeked in the oven and the turkey was half raw - on grill HAHAHA- seems when I had cranked up the temp I hit BROIL first icon_rolleyes.gif - oh well, we carved the top half off at dinner and ate it while the bottom half cooked icon_lol.gif

No worries, I'm sure everyone will be impressed, even the stick insect LOL
post #42 of 57
I'm wondering if the only reason we're not seeing Emma on any of the Food Network cake challenges might be the big pond in between us!!
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post #43 of 57
icon_eek.gif WOW!!! That cake is beyond beautiful!! I can't think of a good enough word for it. You did a superb job. thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #44 of 57
Wow!!!!! was that ever worth the wait!!!!!!! That is unbelievable!!! Words can not express how beautiful that is!!!
post #45 of 57
WOW Emma, your cakes are marvelous!! I can't imagine what anyone can find wrong with that edible piece of art!! (I would never have the nerve to cut into that..)
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