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post #16 of 31
You know I just went and looked at the before cake, and I personally like it better with the flowers anyway. So again - good job.

Is Dora a buttercream transfer, or is that an edible image?
post #17 of 31
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Actually, come to think of it, I forgot to crumb coat. icon_eek.gif LOL. And it's a chocolate cake too!!! Can't be that in this case!



I just did a chocolate soccer field cake, didn't crumb coat before adding the "grass", used water to thin my icing and did not get white spots....so, I'm guessing it had nothing to do with those issues!

However.............your cake looks terrific!!!!!!!!!!
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post #18 of 31
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I think it looks great - I love the flowers. I have never had that problem before, and I use water all the time. The whole cake is adorable. What did you use for the path? Too cute



Bubbles: I used brown sugar for the path. I outlined it in brown bc to hold it in. Also, Dora is a Buttercream transfer

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Just some thoughts,

It really is a great cake and you should be proud of it. If someone is to notice a white spot you tell that that is the suns reflection on the grass, and its a very hard effect to achieve.



peg818: I love the way you think!! My Dad said it was some type of grass fungus! LOL icon_surprised.gif

And to everyone: Thanks so much for the support and nice words. You all are great!!
post #19 of 31
Persona;;y, IMOHO, I prefer the one with the flowers. It just adds to the cake.

Debbi
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post #20 of 31
I think it looks great too...
I don't know about the white spots..... but I'm interested to hear what may have caused it..
I love the outcome of this cake....It's adorable....
I bet your daughter loved it..
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post #21 of 31
I had to reply to this post. I am very new to cake decorating and I had the same problem with white spots. The last 2 cakes I made I sifted the flower and had no white spots.....I am guessing this may be your problem.Try sifting next time
Denise

Oh and yes that cake is so cute....you did a great Job thumbs_up.gif
post #22 of 31
Just had to say I liked this so much I had to add it to my favorite album...meaning the next time I have been asked to do a Dora cake I may have to do it like this..... one question though.....how does the brown sugar effect the taste/texture of the frosting....I love brown sugar just never would have thought of using ON TOP of a cake.... I can't wait to try...
post #23 of 31
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Actually, it wasn't too bad. LOL! I rather like the taste of it. It just sat on top of the buttercream. I guess you could use graham crackers, teddy grahams or anything else like t hat. Or even brown buttercream or candy melts.

I have the coloring page if you want it. I "think" I can scan it into a .jpg format if I can find a scanner with a big enough window.
post #24 of 31
I have never had that problem with the icing on the cake. I have however noticed white spots or streaks in my decorating bags when I have dark colors. Not sure what it is but the icing doesn't come out with white streaks.
The cake looks great though! You did a wonderful job on the bcts!
post #25 of 31
I think your cake looks great. Not sure what could have caused the problem.

One question how did you do the clouds( what tip?) icon_lol.gif
post #26 of 31
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michelleml: One question how did you do the clouds( what tip?)



I used Tip 12 for the clouds. I practiced on a paper plate before I put it on the cake. It's just basically 4 big "puddles" that I pulled to the right. I hope that makes sense! LOL icon_smile.gif
post #27 of 31
Your cake looks great!!! I live in the midwest where it gets very humid in the summer, anyway I usually don't sift my powdered sugar except when it is humid. It always killed my hand and arm, but then I would be ticked when I had sugar clumps in my icing. I hadn't sifted for years it seemed until this summer when I started to get clumps again. Someone told be that if there is even the tiniest hole in the bag you will get humidity in it and it will clump. I always buy the "fluffiest" bags I can find but that hasn't solved the problem this year. I ordered a battery operated sifter from Sweet Celebrations. I love it!! It was $16 and some change. I have been sifting all summer and it works great!! No more clumps! It has really saved me pain in the hand and arm!! I highly recommend it!!

~Luraleigh~
post #28 of 31
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Luraleigh,

Do you know if sweet celebrations has a website?

TIA
post #29 of 31
marknrox,

You can reach Sweet celebrations by phone 1-800-328-6722.

email- sweetcel@maidofscandinavia.com.

or at www.sweetc.com.

The sifter is on page 18 of their current catalog Spring-Summer 2005.
It is item "H" and called the Cordless Sifter. It runs on one AA battery and the item order # is 63371. It cost $16.79.

I was leery, because of it only using one AA battery, but it works great. The handle (where the battery is) can be removed for cleaning. It did slow down when I was using it the other day and when I took the handle off I found that there was a small place where the sugar had gotten into. I just cleaned it out and away I went. I'm really glad I got it. It does a great job at sifting with no pain!!

~luraleigh~
post #30 of 31
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Got it!! Thanks. I'll have to get me one of those. I hate sifting!! LOL icon_redface.gif
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