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post #226 of 2784

I hope all my BCFF* are spending this holiday season having

1000

* Best cake friends forever.

 

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #227 of 2784

I'm so embarrassed! My "fun" picture showed up on the home page in "new cakes"!  This site is going to drive me crazy and it's not a long trip. :-(

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #228 of 2784
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

I'm so embarrassed! My "fun" picture showed up on the home page in "new cakes"!  This site is going to drive me crazy and it's not a long trip. :-(

well. every time I see your screen name I think it says "Shatner" so I get a mental image of Star Trek, and that's driving me crazy, so we're equal on that front.

post #229 of 2784

Ahhhh the Captain Kirk forward roll! 

 

 

 

(most folks would call it a somersault)

post #230 of 2784

Actually, my nickname is a looooong story, but think [tam-o-] shanter.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #231 of 2784
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

I hope all my BCFF* are spending this holiday season having

1000

* Best cake friends forever.

 


I am having fun making 100 cupcakes for a wedding 12/18. Color scheme for bridesmaids, includes ribbons hanging off the lanterns they will be carrying, of dark teal, chocolate brown, light tan, silver and dark, dark grey.  Actually look good for a ribbon arrangement, but she wanted them incorporated in the topper, 8" cake (at the top of the cupcake stand for the traditional "cutting of the cake"), and cupcakes.  We agreed on a white fondant covered 8" cake, and talked her into a cute topper of mixed gelatin flowers/gumpaste flowers/isomalt jewel inserts of all but the grey color.  Also, originally she wanted the dark grey as the icing on the cupcakes.  Horrors!!  I finally got her to see how unappetizing that would look!  She went with the tan.  So I am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out as much as she does!  LOL

post #232 of 2784
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

well. every time I see your screen name I think it says "Shatner" so I get a mental image of Star Trek, and that's driving me crazy, so we're equal on that front.


ROFL....ME too!!!

post #233 of 2784
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

Actually, my nickname is a looooong story, but think [tam-o-] shanter.

In college my roommate's mother sent her a knitted tam-o-shanter and expected her to wear it around campus. We referred to it as her "jaunty cap."

post #234 of 2784

Here's one:

 

I was due to make a Christmas cake for someone for Christmas day, but she was going to pick it up Friday afternoon and go away to family. It's a mud cake, so that would be fine. However, she rings me Sunday (10 days before Christmas) and says, "I was just wondering if the cake was ready today, my mother is driving to [location] today, and I thought she might be able to take it."

 

Ummm, no, I don't have cakes finished and sitting around in my kitchen 6 days before they're due to be picked up.

post #235 of 2784
Why would people want cake to sit around that long? Umm Gross
post #236 of 2784
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I always hate when someone asks me how can i cut the cake? Umm, its cake! It has to be cut to be eaten, unless everyone is planning on crowding around it and gnawing off of it like jackals on a fresh kill... And i will be angry if i worked that hard to make it yummy and special, then it gets wasted. No, its not all about getting paid for it.

I know what you mean. Consider my parents' 55th anniversary cake. There's a thread about it somewhere here, and a picture of it on Flickr (my handle there is "tracker backer" because much of my account there is pictures of tracker-key-action organs) Chocolate cake (DH Swiss Chocolate, with canned chocolate frosting), with an edible image of a "Speed Limit 55" sign on it. Our neighbors were originally to have joined us for cake that evening; when they couldn't make it, I cut around the edible image, in case they made it the next day, or the day after.

 

They kept cutting around it. Even after the foil over the top of the (served in-pan) cake started touching, sticking to, and ripping up the edible image. By the time I left on my fall vacation, the edible image had been seriously defaced (WHY didn't I use the pan with the fitted plastic cover?), but it hadn't been cut. Ye vish!

James H. H. Lampert
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James H. H. Lampert
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Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

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post #237 of 2784
I had that happen with a young ladies graduation cake. It was a half sheet with an 8x10 of her on inequality side. There were about 60 guests there and spoiled twit had her mother cut the half with the writing into 60 pieces, and wouldn't let her cut the edible image.... Dummy...they ate around the face for a few days, Finally 3 days later, her younger sister just hacked right across it. Lol!
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Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #238 of 2784
Hi ppl new to the site, how about " we have a cousin who would do this for free" oh really now, go find em lol
post #239 of 2784

I've been the cousin who's done the wedding cake for free. However, I don't think my cousin who was married went and met with cake decorators and told them about it. Seems like a big waste of everyone's time.

post #240 of 2784

I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

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