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Friday Night Cake Club 2/24/12

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Opening up another version of the FNCC! Who's up, whatcha working on?

Cat
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Today I spent most of my day at the kitchen with a birthday cake and Oscar popcorn cupcakes. Both turned out really well but I've only uploaded a photo of the cake. The cupcakes will have collars that will be added when I get to the event site which is 2 hours away so I needed them to travel in a case without the collars on them. So I'll post them next week. They did turn out SO cute!

What does everyone else have this weekend?

Cat
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I am making a castle cake for my daughter's 5th birthday party. Lots of steps to this one!
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Are you using a "Castle Kit" with the turrents and everything or did you make your own turrents? I did this a couple of years ago and made my own turrents. Not easy but worth it!

Cat
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I am making my own turrets, with ice cream cones. I didn't want to buy the castle kit...I'm too cheap!
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I bought the castle kit and then used it for templates. I don't want to scare you, as this is a reflection of how slow I am; but the castle cake was my first (and hopefully last) all-nighter.

Once again, I'm working on nothing. I've got a few things perking, but nothing to bake or decorate for another week.

I saw someone using a seashell for a veiner on Lovely Tutorials today. Genius!
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I am testing a new recipe...Blue Moon cupcakes, similar to the Guinness choc cake but with white cake and blue moon beer. If they're a success I'll post the recipe.
Another experiment tonight was to finally try the Whipped cream buttercream recipe I've been eyeing for a while. All I can say is OMG! It's awesome. I actually don't like frosting and this is just off the charts yummy! It's kind of a mix of a meringue bc and an American buttercream. I'm not sure how it will smooth but I'm definately willing to work a little harder for this taste icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/whipped-cream-buttercream-frosting
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post #8 of 40
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I love the idea of using a shell as a veiner...I have a few that I'm going to give this a try with! Thanx for the tip!

As for my castle...nothing so involved as it could have been...basically a square cake with turrents in front..but the turrents were cake which was a challenge. I heard later tho' that the birthday girl was completely overjoyed that the turrent was like her own personal piece of the cake! So totally worth the extra work to make these real rather than using a plastic kit.

Cat
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I just bought ingredients for my boyfriend's 22nd birthday cake and I'm working on figuring out some support structures and final design ideas! I start making fondant, RKT, ganache, etc tomorrow or sunday!!! icon_lol.gif

http://images.wikia.com/firefly/images/1/11/Firefly_class_ship.jpg

Super excited! It's going to be Serenity from the show Firefly!
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WOW! I do hope you pull it off! I would love to see that!
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Just finished making macarons! I'm also prepping for a bridal show on Sunday.

Any idea on how many samples should I make? They have about 200 brides registered and then there will be people accompanying the brides too...

I plan to box the samples in 2 oz cups so they are easy to carry....
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I will post pictures! It's probably over zealous, but he's been so supportive with my cake decorating so it's got be something awesome! thumbs_up.gif
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I would make about 500 of the macaroons...sure there will be brides who come alone but most come with their mom's and some with the MOB and some with both! Better to have too much than not enough.
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Originally Posted by cheatize

I bought the castle kit and then used it for templates. I don't want to scare you, as this is a reflection of how slow I am; but the castle cake was my first (and hopefully last) all-nighter.

Once again, I'm working on nothing. I've got a few things perking, but nothing to bake or decorate for another week.

I saw someone using a seashell for a veiner on Lovely Tutorials today. Genius!



Can you please share the link for the seashell veining idea? Tried to search on the lovelytutorials website but didn't find anything. Thnx!
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Originally Posted by catlharper

I would make about 500 of the macaroons...sure there will be brides who come alone but most come with their mom's and some with the MOB and some with both! Better to have too much than not enough.



Thanks Cat!! I actually meant how many of the cake samples icon_smile.gif The macarons were for a separate order!

I am thinking of doing vanilla cake with chocolate frosting... baking a sheet cake and cutting it up, place in 2 oz cup and top with frosting. Does that sound good?
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