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I would love to see this completed cake and what techniques you used
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post #62 of 156
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I can see it being a 2 day project - but 2 weeks?!?

Maybe I'm dreaming - or maybe I'm just too cocky. LOL! Either way, I guess I'll find out. Project MB Replica Cake starts WEDNESDAY! Can she (I) do it?!? We'll see...

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.




I will cross my fingeres for how your dummy-cake will come out. Good luck, cant wait to see it. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #63 of 156
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Sounds like you are going to make the cake . . . I'd love to read a daily blog about creating it!



Me too!! Take LOTS of pictures for us please!! icon_wink.gif I would love to see a step by step on how you pull this together...
post #64 of 156
I don't know if anyone is still checking this thread....or if you are needing any advice at all, but I just found emmascakes amazing creation called "African Queen" It looks simalar to the one you are doing and is totally cool!! (In case you need someone to talk to...) Anyway, here is the link:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-54379.html
post #65 of 156
Wow, good luck on the cake, I am sure you can do it. : ) Hope you charged enough to make it worth your time though. Looking foward to pictures! : )
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

I can see it being a 2 day project - but 2 weeks?!?

Maybe I'm dreaming - or maybe I'm just too cocky. LOL! Either way, I guess I'll find out. Project MB Replica Cake starts WEDNESDAY! Can she (I) do it?!? We'll see...

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.



I spent about 8 - 9 hours (over 2 days) on a 6-7 tier cake with a lot of the same elements as MB. The photo is my gallery. I think it appears more daunting than it actually is. A little pre-planning and organization goes a long way. (there are also some progress and step by step photos in my MySpace blog)
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post #67 of 156
Before any other comments - very well done and you are FAST girl! But I do agree with you, I'm looking at each element and none of them are very difficult in themselves. I have VERY little artistic talent and I could probably do each of those elements - would take me a LOOOOOONG time, but I could do it. The cake carving however, I don't even want to venture there, but if I were to, it would be something like this where it's just geometric shapes, not animal shapes! EEK! If you ever see a sculpture in my photos, you'll know that DH did that for me! LOL

Another question - did you make these with dummy cakes? That would speed things up tremendously - no need to support the weight and such and carving is easier too.

And I have to comment. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that I see your messy kitchen. That is EXACTLY how mine looks when I decorate too! LOL Gotta love the vodka bottle on the side! icon_biggrin.gif

But it can be SURELY said, you are very talented and if you can work that fast, that's more REAL profit for you (can do more cakes in less time)... Gooooooood job! I might actually try something like this one day because now you've showed me it's POSSIBLE and I've recently discovered fondant is easy to work with on a cake. I guess all those pie crusts and European cookies I've rolled out and had to drape have given me practice.

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post #68 of 156
Your cake is beautifu!!
post #69 of 156
I could not even come close to duplicating that ~ how much fun to try though!!!
post #70 of 156
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I can see it being a 2 day project - but 2 weeks?!?


I spent about 8 - 9 hours (over 2 days) on a 6-7 tier cake with a lot of the same elements as MB. The photo is my gallery. I think it appears more daunting than it actually is. A little pre-planning and organization goes a long way. (there are also some progress and step by step photos in my MySpace blog)



Hi Brandibaked, would love to see the step by step photos, is there any easy link to your blog? thank you
post #71 of 156
Hey, can you make the Empress Theadora one for me? icon_lol.gif
post #72 of 156
Wowsie! I hope you get alot of sweet $$$ for that one! Boy, I'm slow anyways with detail, I can't even imagine how much time it would take....now...if she calls you and asks you for some ridiculous request for cake flavor and filling like some out of season fruit with liquor all different for each tier...just hang up the phone and run! LOL!!!
Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.
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Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.
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post #73 of 156
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Hi Brandibaked, would love to see the step by step photos, is there any easy link to your blog? thank you



www.myspace.com/brandibakes

The photos are in my gallery, and I wrote about it in my blog. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #74 of 156
Forgot to answer the other questions:

Yes, they are dummy cakes. However, I don't think there is a much a time saving difference - as I spent about an hour cleaning up the little styrofoam shavings after the carving. I think they become electrically charged and don't like to be wiped up. I ended up using my vacuum to clean my counters off after each tier was carved.

I think it all evens out and I'd have spent the same amount of time on a real cake.

I have no idea how many servings this would be (didn't figure it out yet) but I'd charge $8 per serving for a cake like this - mostly because of all the gold luster dust used (I used the cheaper stuff since it was just a dummy - but on a paid cake, I'd use the good/expensive stuff). Now, if only I could get someone to order one from me, I could go to DisneyWorld! LOL!
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post #75 of 156
maybe i missed it but did SweetArt ever say what she quoted that bride for a price?
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