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post #16 of 33
Really awesome, great job! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 33
The shells and coral are amazing! I'd love to learn how to make those items as well. We are doing an Ariel theme for my dtr's bday next month and would love to have realistic shells on the cake as well.
post #18 of 33
WOW! Your cake is amazing. Great job!
post #19 of 33
Best wishes!!

What a beautiful cake! I love the details and the table set up. icon_smile.gif

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post #20 of 33
Thread Starter 
Ok everyone, here it comes!

The shells are white chocolate. As much as I would like to take the credit for the shells, I ordered them online at

http://www.creativecelebrations.org/WeddingCakes.html

You can email Brenda for a price list. When I received them, I saw how simple they must've been to make them so I made more of my own for decorations in the netting. So easy!

The coral is made from royal icing and simply piped onto wax paper or parchment. I let them dry for one day and they were ready! Just be careful; they are very fragile so make plenty of extras in all sizes! The cake was supposed to be set up at the same place I baked it (ourdoor), but due to a forcast of rain, I was forced to transport the cake 1/2 hr. away and set it up in a hall. While this was pretty stressful, it did take my worries off of the heat melting the frosting! thumbs_up.gif

The base cake was a 12" octagon made with one layer white and the other a citrus blend I created by using orange/pineapple juice in place of water, then marbling in a mixture of white batter mixed with peach and apricot jello. The next layer is 10" with one layer chocolate hazelnut and the other "hummingbird" cake. The top layer was 6" and all snickerdoodle flavor. I made a butter white cake and swirled in a cinnamon mixture I normally use for cinnamon rolls. Everyone loved that one!

We also made some white chocolate palm trees which added some green to the table. I also made some "real" looking coral by dipping grape stems in white chocolate that I think someone here suggested! The sand is graham cracker crumbs. We then added the netting, lights and candles and we were done! thumbs_up.gif

All in all, it was so simple and small! We only needed to serve 40 people. I was so happy and still am! Wish we could have a special place to post personal pics of we so choosed. We had some really great beach pictures. icon_razz.gif

I had to do a wedding cake for the very next weekend after we got back! ugh! too soon! That is the basketweave with blue roses in my pics. I have another to start this week. yikes.

Thanks for all of your comments and congrats! Cake decorators are wonderful people! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gificon_wink.gif
post #21 of 33
Thank you so much for sharing! Any ideas on colors for the dusts? I haven't used them much so I will be guessing on what colors to order! icon_smile.gif
Cake's a powerful food. Cake can actually bring people together. You know... "It's Bill's birthday" "Yeah, I hate that guy." "There's cake in the conference room." "Well, I should say hello."-Jim Gaffigan
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Cake's a powerful food. Cake can actually bring people together. You know... "It's Bill's birthday" "Yeah, I hate that guy." "There's cake in the conference room." "Well, I should say hello."-Jim Gaffigan
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post #22 of 33
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I used two kinds of gold, coral, antique, pearl, and opal. I think she used some darker colors that I didn't have - maybe some browns or coppers? You can also mix them to create a marbled effect. They come out very realistic looking! Good luck!
post #23 of 33
Thanks!!
dodi
Cake's a powerful food. Cake can actually bring people together. You know... "It's Bill's birthday" "Yeah, I hate that guy." "There's cake in the conference room." "Well, I should say hello."-Jim Gaffigan
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Cake's a powerful food. Cake can actually bring people together. You know... "It's Bill's birthday" "Yeah, I hate that guy." "There's cake in the conference room." "Well, I should say hello."-Jim Gaffigan
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post #24 of 33
Gorgeous cake! Congratulations on pulling it off and on your wedding. icon_biggrin.gif
post #25 of 33
Your cake is beautiful!!

Congratulations on your wedding!!

And I can not beleive all the flavors you had in that cake. I can't beleive you made your cake, and traveled for your wedding, you are brave for sure!!

Would you mind sharing your recipes for the Citrus Blend, Snickerdoodle (my dad would just love this one), and Hummingbird? (i have never heard of hummingbird cake)

Again congratulations! And thanks for all the info about the cake.

Leily
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post #26 of 33
Your cake is beautiful! I am amazed at you brides who take on the cake making on top of everything else. Great job and congratulations on your marriage. I hope you have many many happy years together.
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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post #27 of 33
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Sure - here you go:

HUMMINGBIRD CAKE
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3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups chopped bananas
8 oz small can crushed pineapple, undrained

Sift all dry ingredients. Set aside. Beat eggs, add oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat about 2 min. Add bananas, pineapple, nuts and fold in with a fork-don't beat. Bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

Spoon into 3 9 inch round cake pans or 2 large square cake pans. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

As for the snickerdoodle cake, I pretty much made it up. I used a white cake mix and used butter instead of oil. Then I swirled in the cinnamon filling that I purchase from
www.KingArthurFlour.com
It's called Baker's Cinnamon Filling and its "the bomb"! I use it for rolls, on top of banana bread, or anywhere you want a nice thick syrupy yummy cinnamon glaze or filling. You just add water! Anyhoo, that's my secret - don't tell anyone! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif I know your dad will love it!
post #28 of 33
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oops, forgot about the citrus one! I really didn't use a recipe - its pretty much what I've already said... juice instead of water, then put maybe 1/2 box each of peach and apricot jello in another batch and marble it in. Oh, I also added some orange emulsion that I bought at sugarcraft.com I think, but any orange flavoring would do. I just wanted the darker part to be really robust, and the lighter part to have a nice mild tropical flavor.

Good luck! Let us know how it all turns out!

I am going to have another reception for those who couldnt travel to Florida so I'm trying to decide whether or not to do a replica, or just whip out some cake and say "here you go". icon_lol.gif
post #29 of 33
Oh I believer I'd whip something up and say have at it. I'm sure whatever you just whip up will be beautiful and yummy. By the way, can you post your Hummingbird recipe in the recipes folder so we can save it?
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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post #30 of 33
Awsome cake! I love the table decorations too. Congrats!
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