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post #16 of 24
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Kiki, he's simply adorable!!! Yeah, I'd hate to cut that up too! LOL! I simply love him. SO cute!

 

I will put up my finished wedding cake tomorrow after the wedding.

 

Cat

post #17 of 24

Love Mr Bunny Wabbit icon_smile.gif, Kiki, I wouldn't have wanted to cut it. Then again that is why I am a cake decorator and not a cake eater.  

 

Love the poker table too Cazza , I wouldn't have thought it was buttercream at all, it is finished so nicely . I hate working with buttercream and refuse to do it . It is the cleaning up after it that I so object to. 

 

Ot , what a pretty cake ,

Dove , I like the Dahlia, Inserting wires into petals is one of the most valuable things you can learn.  I teach my students four different ways to do this and then challenge them to come up with a new way if they can. 

 

For those that are curious I broke my ribs putting away some sheets on the top shelf of the linen press a few weeks ago. I have bones like chalk so this is a bit of a regular occurence,  I am afraid. 

 

I finished the marine cake and along with the $50 dollars , I got a big bunch of pink and white roses and a huge Hug with the words ," You are Amazing." Sometimes it isn't about the money. 

 

Here is my Marine cake , 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #18 of 24

I'm not surprised.  He is fantastic.  I am going looking to put him in my favorites so I can copy him one day.

post #19 of 24

He is based on a cake I saw on Facebook from a place called Royal Bakery. She has a tutorial available for sale on there but I needed the cake before she made it available so I did it without the instructions. I feel like a bit of a fraud saying it wasn't my own original idea! 

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post #20 of 24
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Chelle, for me the money is a nice bonus...seeing someone's face when I walk in with the cake is my payment. One of the reasons I really don't like doing wedding cakes. Unless I'm attending the wedding I don't get to see if they loved their cake or not! I do love your under the sea cake. I made one last year and it was SO much fun to do! I bet the man of honor was thrilled with yours! (and again, OW with the ribs!)

 

Kiki...there really is nothing new under the sun. Someone will have always done what we think is original. The best we can do is put our own twist on it. I simply adore your little guy!

 

As I mentioned , I had a wedding this weekend. I dropped off the cake this morning at 8am. They had just arrived to dress the venue so I didn't get to see much and didn't take photos of the cake at the venue since it was just sitting on a white table cloth. I'm told they will put purple flowers and crystals around it and get me a photo later but I have to say that not once has a Bride followed through on this promise to me. Out of sight, out of mind. SIGH. Anyways, here is the photo I took:

 

 

 

It's a play on the "Rose Cake". I used a #32 tip so it would make swirls instead of roses. It was easy to do, if hard on the hands, and the coordinator loved it so I'm hoping the Bride does too.

 

See y'all next Friday!

 

Cat

post #21 of 24

kikiandkyle, what a beautiful easter rabbit cake.  I could understand why they wouldn't want to cut it.  You did a great job.

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post #22 of 24

I love the swirls!

 

We ended up cutting from the back, and making our way around, just the little portion with his face is left now!

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Wow, I go to bed and everyone shows up!! LOL! How wonderful to get up this morning and get to see the cakes and read about you all! So I'm going to take my replies one at a time:

 

Cazza: thank you...that is just what I'm going to do today. I am making cake and I know that Rylan loved that. I'll be thinking of him with each swirl I make.  I love your poker table cake. And, yes, I have done a cake like that, pool table, in buttercream and man-o-man is it hard getting that smooth! I used the hot water to heat the offset spatula thing and it worked for the most part. UGH. My kids are always thrilled with the cakes. I've been doing them since the middle child was 2 (she just turned 29) and so they all really look forward to them. I think it's totally cute he didn't want to cut it!

 

OT Cakes: I love your fan cake! It may look similar to one already posted but I think you gave it your own mark and I think it's beautiful! Welcome to FNCC...hope to see you here on Friday nights more often.

 

Tdovewings: I have to tell you that I've had very little success with wired petals. I do SO much better with flowers where I can glue the petals onto each other. So I'm impressed that you are trying and having some luck with it. Learning to use petal dusts is a challenge too that I've only semi-mastered. Sometimes it comes out brilliantly and others...well, the trash ends up seeing those or they get hidden behind other flowers on the cake<G>. And tools I rarely use? Yeah, my family is famous for giving me stuff I will use, maybe, once and then set aside. They mean well but I now have a whole tub of them! LOL!

 

Cakemommy2012: I have a minecraft cake coming up at the end of April for my own son. I got some practice with the squares on a wedding cake I had earlier in the year so I know what I go myself into. Fortunately it just needs to be one small square because this is a "small" birthday gathering this year for his 12th and not a two tier like you did! I'd love to see it if you have a photo to post?

 

Off to start my butter cream! Hope your days all go very well!

 

Cat

Here's my finish cake!  Hope Yours turns out catlharper!

Bottom layer is Chocolate Almond Cake with dark chocolate ganache, top layer Strawberry Swirl with strawberry buttercream. All figures made out of fondant. # 10 half fondant half tylose powder.

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post #24 of 24

Cat your swirls have such a lovely soft look to them that they almost look like velvet.

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