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post #1 of 21
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Heres my latest cake. I made this for a casual wedding for a friend of my mothers. The bachlor wanted a Red Fish cake. I had no internet access so the bride brought over a big statue thingie of a Red fish that I could copy. Now I thought I would be doing a 9x7 cake seeing is how that is the largest cake Ive ever made and the largest pan I own but the bride insisted that would not be big enough. So I made 3 9x7's and cut one in half longwise. I also torted these cakes and filled it with 2 tubs of chocolate store bought icing. The cake was chocolate too. The bride bought 3 boxes of pudding, two cake mixes, two bags of powered sugar and the "filling". It was all last minute. She came over the night before with the fish statue and the supplies. I told her that I needed a picture of the fish and explained how a fbct was made and she said ok I got the perfect thing for you to use and still brought the statue.....uhhh. So I had to draw a picture of a Red fish and I CANNOT draw to save my life!!! Well she then says how much should I pay you? I told her it was really up to her (big mistake) and she said ok I will call you later about it.
Well the next night, and 3 broken fbct later when I finally had a presentable cake I took it to her house. Her husband was just tickled pink! He loved the cake!
After the wedding my mom came by my house and said everyone loved the cake how it was so moist and how the groom wouldnt let anyone cut the fish. lol
Long story short? I never got paid anything,(I figured at least 20bucks) but everyone loved the cake. I guess I did a good deed. Got my name out there(everyone wanted to know who made the cake and asked for my phone number). And my first "sheet cake was a success! Yeah!
icon_biggrin.gif I will never forget what a Red fish looks like and I have the urge to catch one and eat it!


Does this make me a real baker now? Hahaha! icon_lol.gif

Pictures are blurry and this is my recreation of the statue so please be kind. What am I saying I know you will!
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post #2 of 21
I think you did really good.. I like it too!!!!
post #3 of 21
That is a great groom's cake!!!! I can see why everyone liked it so much.
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post #4 of 21
Good job! I hope you can invest in larger pans one day..... save a little time and effort.

Debbi
Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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post #5 of 21
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Thanks! Yeah one day I will get brave enough to use a sheet cake pan. Heck, im still pushin for a Kitchenaide mixer! Im using a hand held mixer.
My Birthday is comming up though!
post #6 of 21
What a great job!!! It looks fantastic!! Oh, goodie.. I get to wish someone a Happy Bday soon!!
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #7 of 21
wow! your cake looks great! well, maybe she'll remember to pay you later when things calm down. if not, maybe the people that asked for your phone number will call and order a cake. i would call the bride and ask if everything went well, how did they like the cake, how was honey moon.....maybe she will remember to pay you!!! and if she does ask you what you charge, tell her a price this time!!!!!!
great cake
was doing a btc that big difficult?
melody
post #8 of 21
I think it's cute, especially the lips and eyes. Sometimes it's best to work under pressure so as not to think too much!

Even if she doesn't pay you for your time, it was a learning experience and that's always a good thing.
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post #9 of 21
Your FBT came out great! I'm not very good at giving a price for cakes either. I've only done one for money so far in the last two years though. They are usually for family or friends or because I just want to try a new technique and the guys at my husbands office have to eat it (they don't mind one bit either! LOL).
post #10 of 21
That is a big BCT...really well done!
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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post #11 of 21
Looks great! Nice job!

Debbie
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Hope your day is a piece of cake!
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post #12 of 21
great job!
post #13 of 21
Very well done!! It looks so nice and smooth too .. great job!!
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #14 of 21
It looks great! Wonderful!!!


Amy
post #15 of 21
That looks great!!! I wish people around here would do more groom's cakes.
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