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post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

It's very quiet here tonight.  Either everyone is working hard or out partying.

It's my first cake-free weekend in months! I'm away on a beach holiday, but just had to check in on CC to see what you lovely people are up to icon_smile.gif

Have a great weekend, everyone! icon_smile.gif

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post #17 of 44

allycrumbs I hope the weather is good beach weather for you.  We are heading into Winter here any day now, though I think Mother Nature is a bit confused.  Still 22C.  Too cold for the beach, which is right across the road.  Mind you, we get English tourists and they go swimming at 22C.  They think it is perfect beach weather. There is no accounting for craziness.  I suppose if I had to put up with their frigid weather I might think 22 was warm too, instead of coolish.

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Cazza I'm from England originally, 22C is like the height of summer for us!
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post #19 of 44

I am working on an Alice in Wonderland cake. I'm doing it for fun. Really my first time making fondant characters. Here's a sneak peak.. Pictures of the finished cake will be posted by Monday.

 

 

 

post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

allycrumbs I hope the weather is good beach weather for you.  We are heading into Winter here any day now, though I think Mother Nature is a bit confused.  Still 22C.  Too cold for the beach, which is right across the road.  Mind you, we get English tourists and they go swimming at 22C.  They think it is perfect beach weather. There is no accounting for craziness.  I suppose if I had to put up with their frigid weather I might think 22 was warm too, instead of coolish.

It has been crazily hot and humid in KL, about 35c. I'm in Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island) now, and we have tourists baking under the blazing afternoon sun for hours on end.. To borrow my favorite part of your post, there is no accounting for craziness! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

Hi everyone and welcome back cat.  Some of you will have seen my mother's day cake but I'll post it anyway.

Made this cake after watching Maggie Austin's Craftsy class on ombre frills and cabbage roses.

Thought I should put to use some of these Craftsy classes that I love to buy.  I was really pleased with how the cabbage roses turned out.  The looked hopeless when they were white, all out of shape, but once they were airbrushed they looked really good.  I'm not a frilly person and hence the black as I wanted to try but wanted something to look at for a couple of weeks.

This type of design is great for very poorly fondant covered cakes.  It was 2 fruitcakes stacked.  I made them in springform tins, which I never do, as I wanted to cook them both at the same time.  Well blow me down if when I tipped them out they weren't slighly slanted instead of straight sides.  I also used mixed fruit instead of chopping my own and forgot to drop the tins on the ground so there were all these big air bubbles that I couldn't be bothered filling.  Wacked some fondant round the middle where they joined to hide the big gap but the fondant went on really lumpy looking because of all the holes.  Frills disguised them all and black spray paint on the top helped hide those.

Very poor technique all up but I love the end result.  It was so glossy after I steamed it and it looks really elegant.

I am going to attempt this kinda cake next week!  I hope mine looks as good as your does.  This looks so elegant! =-)

post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by Baking Me Crazy View Post

I am working on an Alice in Wonderland cake. I'm doing it for fun. Really my first time making fondant characters. Here's a sneak peak.. Pictures of the finished cake will be posted by Monday.

 

 

 

Those are ADORABLE!! Love the catipillar!  =-)

post #23 of 44

Bakingmecrazy, just love your pieces for the AIW cake.  

 

I only have 1 pic of the cakes I made this weekend.  In all my rush I forgot to take a pic of each cake.  Lucky for me one person posted a pic of the cake.

 

 

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post #24 of 44
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Wow...you guys never fail to impress me with the cakes! I love all of the stuff posted this week but I'm truly weak for Alice in Wonderland...can NOT wait to see the finished product! Please do post one here too!

 

Cat

post #25 of 44
Hi everyone!
I'm new here, but have loved reading your posts and seeing your cakes--so inspiring!
I am a restaurant pastry chef who has been doing cakes on the side for the past 3 years.
This is a 4 year old girl's birthday party cake.
It was coconut cake with smooth buttercream and all fondant decorations/figurine. I am horrible at piping and tappit and need to find a better way to write--obviously this is not it either icon_wink.gif

post #26 of 44
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cakeddc! Welcome to the group! I adore your cake! The butter cream is SO smooth I would have sworn it was fondant! I hate my piping too but have gotten SOOO much better over the past two years. I use to avoid it like the plague but once I got over that and made myself start to practice it then it got better and better. Now I'm not so freaked out. So stick with it!

 

Cat

post #27 of 44
Cake number 2 for this weekend. Star Wars theme for a 9 year old (girl!)
Thankfully she did not want her name, happy birthday written on the cake.
This cake was also dairy free and my very first time using a shortening based frosting which did not crust very well and was actually harder for me to work with than my usual standard real butter buttercream, although I have heard different from so many professional cake decorators.
Chocolate cake with smooth "buttercream", fondant figure/decorations.
Also was going for a more midnight or navy blue which obviously did not work out icon_sad.gif


post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by catlharper View Post

cakeddc! Welcome to the group! I adore your cake! The butter cream is SO smooth I would have sworn it was fondant! I hate my piping too but have gotten SOOO much better over the past two years. I use to avoid it like the plague but once I got over that and made myself start to practice it then it got better and better. Now I'm not so freaked out. So stick with it!

Cat
Thank you! I am really horrible with piping-seriously my 9, 4 and 1 year old children could do better. But I do need to practice, you are right (now when to find the time with three kids, a job and a semi cake business icon_smile.gif

I actually love smoothing buttercream--weird I know but I find it incredibly fun! I also love making fondant figures but try and avoid covering cakes in fondant as much as possible although I do sometimes. Most of my clients seem happy to avoid fondant, do you all find that to be true?
(I personally love the combo of a bite with cake, buttercream and the chewy texture of fondant)
post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by Cakemommy2012 View Post

Those are ADORABLE!! Love the catipillar!  =-)
I love these! The catapillar (sp?)
kills me! So cute!
post #30 of 44

did these two cakes for the weekend the gray one is a breaker box for graduation

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electrical breaker box

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