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Friday Night Cake Club 8/3/12

post #1 of 21
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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Who's up? Whatcha' workin' on?

Cat
post #2 of 21
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Hi there! Just working on figures this week for upcoming cakes. I'm doing a tutorial for my blog but that's really it. I DID stumble upon a homemade smores recipe to share tonight.

Break up graham crackers into two pieces per bar. Set those on a sprayed cookie sheet till it's full. Then sprinkle with mini marshmallows till covered. Sprinkle half a bag of chocolate chips on top. Finally take 5 crackers and make them into fine crumbs, sprinkle these over top of the chips. Roast at 375 for 5 mins (do NOT go longer or the crackers will burn). Marshmallows will be puffed and brown. Let cool 15 mins. Since you already broke the crackers up into serving size these are easy to serve. Nice, gooey, chocolatey and toasted marshmallow goodness!

love,
Cat
post #3 of 21
No cakes this weekend for the first time since April! Making 28 lbs of fondant and sugar flowers for cake dummies I'll make next week. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 21
Finished and delivered an unusual grooms cake. His nickname is FAX so the bride had me make a FAX machine processing a marriage license. Thought my brain was going to explode but it came out great. Tomorrow is their wedding and I'm embarassed to admit I had more fun with the grooms cake.
post #5 of 21
Birthday cake for a turning 50 year old and a first birthday cake and smash cake finished and ready for pickup. I have four dozen cookies to do tomorrow that will be picked up Monday morning. Had nine dozen croissants and five loaves of bread for an event on Sunday. Hopefully, I will get some pool time tomorrow!
Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

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Making life sweet!

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post #6 of 21
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Tammy! That is a LOT of fondant!

Denise, too funny...LOVE the Fax machine idea!

LKing, that is one truck load of croissants!

Suddenly glad I have a sort of a week off!<G>

Cat
post #7 of 21
Yeah, it's a lot but I'll use all of it, and maybe have to make more. It's easier to make several batches at once, then it's just ready.

LOVE the fax machine idea! I bet that was fun to make. Sometimes the grooms cakes are just more fun because they are less serious icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 21
Cakes from work today:
bird reveal cake
martini cake
olive boarder
proposal cake

Cake and desserts from last weekend:
whole setup
closeup
cake
desserts
post #9 of 21
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Meg, ok, so which was it inside the cake? Pink or blue???

And I simply LOVE the way the citrus cake turned out!!! It's just GORGEOUS!

Cat
post #10 of 21
Good Evening all, finishing up with the Finding Nemo cake for my grandaughters baby shower. I've made all the favors and chocolate lollipops, Not to mention the shopping with my daughter. I'm sure glad I didn't have any real big sugar projects this week. Was able to enjoy the planning and shopping with my kids.

A returning customer came to order a 3 tierred cake a quinceanera for August 19th and I've had my share of other cakers coming in to have us make their frosting sheets and fondant. Some are freaking when they hear the price. I can't help it, everything is going up fast, Gas and Food alike.

I made the bubbles from the tutorial and I'm rather pleased. Going to give a class to my caker students.
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post #11 of 21
I just finished my daughter's birthday cake and we're about to cut into it. I made hydrangea petals and a fantasy flower for the first time and they look goooood! lol

I have a question for those who use crusting buttercream. Lately mine has been crusting before I'm done smoothing. Yes, I'm taking a ton of time smoothing because of this and that going wrong (those 8" Wiltons are about to go out the door, folks!). Once it crusts, is there anything other than misting water on it you can do? Even the water mist isn't cutting it lately.

Lesson learned today: no matter what the internet peeps say, do NOT use canned pie filling for cake filling. I double dammed it and still ended up disassembling, removing, scraping off frosting, and starting over. Grrr!
post #12 of 21
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Ginn, what were the party favors? I'm part of a party planning team so I'm always interested<G>
post #13 of 21
I'm loving that citrus cake as well! Gorgeous! What a fun set up!
post #14 of 21
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Oh no...canned filling? Oh no... (((HUGS))) been there, tried that, cried those tears. UGH.

As for the crusting...nope..Only thing that helps is to scrape down to the crumbcoat and mix in more milk to loosen it up a bit and give it a little more fat back to offset the sugar. I use IndyDebi's recipe and when I'm using it for the final coat I always use about a cup less sugar when I make it so that it's more fluffy and crusts slower. Spraying the water never really worked for me. But..here's an idea...what about a warm spatula? Melt the fat a bit to see if it spreads easier. Just an idea,not a tested theory.

I love making hydrangeas! One of my favorite flowers!

Cat
post #15 of 21
I use the same recipe. This time I cut down on the Dream Whip by half. I swear something's up with one of the ingredients. Perhaps the powdered sugar has changed? It's crusting quite a bit faster than it used to and that's really, really odd since it's summer.

I considered trying a hot knife. I was afraid it would mess it up more and I'd end up scraping it down again. I was in no mood for that and the cake was staying in house so I let it be. I have a client cake next week so I'll start earlier than usual and try the hot knife.

Why oh why do people type things on the internet that aren't true? It's not just the pie filling. I've made lots of recipes and tried a lot of things that don't work. It can't all be user error. Sorry, it's one of those things in life that bugs me.

The cake tasted great. Ditto the ice cream. I set the opened can of filling on the table along with a spoon and told them to have at it if they wanted cherry filling. icon_smile.gif
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