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Hi TheLoveofSugar, BakerBee and Rommy,

 

Just checking back in to share the giant cupcake rose bouquet I made for Mother's Day. I had to make the chocolate "cupcake liner" 4 times before I was completely happy with it (and even then, wasn't completely happy with it).

 

The plan was to have a blue liner but candy melts aren't that easily available where I am and are rather pricey, so I coloured some melted white chocolate instead. Saw it done this way in another tutorial. It worked fine the first 2 times I re-melted the base, but it just wouldn't melt enough the third time. It stayed thick and goopy, so I ditched the whole thing and used milk chocolate instead.

 

I had to shave the base down, but only very slightly. Just the ridges, like Rommy said.

 

So here it is.. I know my roses are atrocious icon_sad.gif I really wanted to scrape them all off and start again, but my Mom was due home at any time, so it had to do. Do share the ones you made, TheLoveofSugar and BakerBee! icon_smile.gif

 

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post #32 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #33 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #34 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #35 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #36 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #37 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #38 of 47
That's cute. You and I are the same in that. I haven't been completely happy with my work either. Candy melts are readily available to me at this time although I haven't needed to buy any so I'm not sure how much they cost anymore. As far as coloring my own I'll need to find a natural food color to my liking
post #39 of 47
Sorry don't know why it showed up so many times
post #40 of 47

Baker Bee, made me lol that it happened in the Cake Disaster Forum, it's like your computer knew what forum you were in.

post #41 of 47
I love it, it's cute. I ran short on time due to a last minute cake order so I never got around to making the candy liner. I'm hoping to have time to try that this week just for fun though. I'll post a pic of mine but begrudgingly because its not my best work. I tried out Edna De La Cruz's buttercream recipe, and while it was delicious it's not the best to pipe with, so my basket looks a little rough! Lol also, It didn't make enough icing and I ran out of red for my roses.

Then disaster struck when I cut into the cake later at my moms house and the middle wasn't all the way cooked. Stupid cupcake mold! I made two first one burnt and the second one (which I put in a water bath) was raw! Figures. I have the rubber mold...which one do y'all use? I didn't go with the metal pan because I kept reading that the sides had to be baked a different times and that seemed like more work than necessary!
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Oops, the picture didn't upload the first time! How do y'all get it to be an actual picture and not a link?
post #43 of 47
Umm. Oh just kidding! I looked like it was just the link as I was typing.

Carry on... Don't mind me over here! Lol
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by TheLoveOfSugar View Post

Umm. Oh just kidding! I looked like it was just the link as I was typing.

Carry on... Don't mind me over here! Lol

Haha, you're funny! I like your cake.. I wouldn't have thought of doing a basket weave on it (assuming, of course, that i know how to, haha). And oh, that lovely red rose that's front and centre!

I have the silicone one, and had trouble baking my cake in it as well! I made a buttermilk pound cake (used the same recipe numerous times before), and for some strange reason after about an hour the top half was still liquid in the middle, while the bottom half was baked through. I don't quite understand why, as the top half should've taken less time. It was my first time using the mold, so am curious to see what happens with a different recipe.

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Then disaster struck when I cut into the cake later at my moms house and the middle wasn't all the way cooked. Stupid cupcake mold! I made two first one burnt and the second one (which I put in a water bath) was raw! Figures. I have the rubber mold...which one do y'all use? I didn't go with the metal pan because I kept reading that the sides had to be baked a different times and that seemed like more work than necessary!

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