Opening up another session of the FNCC! Who's up? Whatcha working on? This place is for anyone who wants to talk about their week, share photos of their work, ask for help or try to help.
So this week has been insane. 3 stacked cakes, 5 cupcake orders, and a single tier birthday cake kept me insanely busy this week! Here is one of the cakes:
But now the week is over and I actually get a few days off of this job. Have to work my clerical part time job but at least that doesn't deal with a hot oven! It's supposed to be 103 here tomorrow! UGH!
Hope everything is going great for everyone here and I get to see some fun photos tonight!
Hi Cat and everyone else who comes along and joins in. I finally got my photos uploaded from the last 3 weeks so I am showing them all to you tonight.
The hitchikers guide to the galaxy green man I did for my Dad's 81st birthday with a "Yikes 81, Don't Panic sign. It's somewhere in transit in the mail system at the moment.
The Flying North for the Winter Cake was to take on holidays. My clouds were a bit wonky as I am fairly new to the airbush (and it is a really cheap one and sprays everywhere) but I really enjoy trying to use it. The bird was done with my cricut machine. I cut out a couple of layers in different sizes to try and give it a bit of dimension. We are off for 6 weeks on Thursday so I will not be around for a while. It is getting too cold here so we are heading North to warmer climes. We are actually off camping in the middle of nowhere in the good old Aussie bush. It's about 4 hours from the nearest small town and I am really looking forward to sitting under a gum tree, reading my book, all day.
The shoe cake was for my son's partner's birthday. She is a tiny thing and wears the highest heels.
My first attempt was a disaster and broke into 3 pieces when I put the heel on. I used the Jessica ? wax paper method (from a craftsy class) to put the stripes on the side. It would have worked wonderfully if I had put enough moisture on the stripes for them to stick to the cake. The edges of my box were very wonky as I ran out of buttercream and could not be bothered making up another batch. I learn things the hard way. I really hated the look of them so I put the flowers on to distract the eye. It worked really well and overall I was reasonably pleased with it. Kate loved it and couldn't stop laughing whenever she looked at the shoe.
Love your cake Cat, especially the hibiscus! :) And all of your work is amazing cazza1 -- those shoes are fantastic!
I'm trying to get a head start on cupcake toppers for an order next Sat. I'm helping to run the VBS all week at our church so I won't have much time to work on them, so I want to get as much finished now. ;)
Modeling chocolate strawberries and fondant blueberries.
I have a question if someone wouldn't mind chiming in. The strawberries are modeling chocolate and the stems are fondant. I've never attached fondant to modeling chocolate, would royal frosting work or would there be something better? Thanks! :)
Cazza, love all the cakes but the first one just cracks me up...seriously, every time I would go back to look at it I laughed! What is your secret to mailing cakes? Everything I have ever tried to mail has arrived in crumbs!
Enjoy your holiday!!! Sounds like a whole lotta wonderful to me too. We are just hitting our hot weather (103 here today) in the USA so going to cooler climes sounds wonderful to me! LOL!
Sixinarow: I've never used modeling chocolate before so I can't help but will be looking for the answer to pop up here tonight.
Tonight I'm actually trying to figure out what I'm doing for Father's Day. I baked the cake already and still am not sure what the heck I'm doing with it. LOL!
Cat! Maybe there is something in the air. This week has/is nuts for me and I swear I turned away at least 7 people. I am at my limit that's for sure.
Cazza! Omgosh that first cake made me chuckle! I have no idea what it is but it is darn cute! Makes me giggle everytime I look at it!
So this is one of the busiest weekends of the year for me. I have already sent out a Target going away cake for 40, Silly Monkey for 20 and Dora for 20 and 8 dozen cupcakes. On the table now is a 2 tier ruffle wedding cake which I LOVE!! And 280 cupcakes to go along with it and a Red Rosette cake with 250 mini cupcakes to go along. Oye not sure what I was thinking.
Nikilee..love your blog...I SO need to get a photo taken for mine. SIGH.
Brettley...what the heck were we thinking this week? Oh yeah, money and not wanting to let down a family friend. We live in an apartment complex where there are townhomes...we live in an up and down townhome and one with an extra room all on the ground level is being renovated...yup, we decided to move. Again, what ARE we thinking? Moving...ugh. Oh well, it will be better in the long run but cost us about $800 in the shortrun. So, yes, taking the extra biz is necessary but man, am I tired!
Love your sweet little monkey faces. And I keep saying I'm going to try the ruffling and never have...is it hard?
Good evening Cat and all, I love everyones cakes, Great job Cat on your cake. Cazza's your's are so cute, The green guy, the bird, the shoe beats my first attempt.
Brettley cute monkey, Gorgeous ruffle cake.
I'm working on Father's Day orders, Birthday cakes are simple, Baby Shower cake a little more work but not much. I am making another pair of shoes tonight. But for the baby shower cake, lol. My friend is getting married so I got to do her wedding cake. I've been doing cakes for her for years already, so she is not a repeat customer.
Where I live will be a cool upper 70's but the wedding is further inland and will be warm, too warm for a cake I'm afraid. Its going to be chilled tho and the venue will be a/c'd
Cat: Oh my goodness no, they are not hard at all. And honestly not even that time consuming and the end result is SOO worth it! If I could do every cake a ruffle cake I would! Love them.
I think we are all a bunch of suckers for punishment! I was renting a kitchen outgrowing that, now we are in the middle of putting a licensed kitchen in our house/basement and honestly I don't think I will be in it for more than 2 years. There is a bakery/cake decorating shop in my city that reached out to me recently. She is 62 and wants out very soon and wants someone like me to take it over in 2 years. Timing couldn't be more perfect... now to get the money... likely have a few more weeks like this:)
Norasmom: I have no idea what that is either! I just googled it and they remind me of Lego Men... haha.
I am pretty lucky where I am temperature wise. It's only going to be +20, and we rarely ever get over +32.
LoveBug: CUTE!!!! I bet the kids just loved that!!!
I get to do my first teacher cake this year and I am soo excited! And my daughter specifically requested that there be enough for all of the staff and cupcakes for her class too! She also said she wants the pencils with the kids names, a chalk board, addition, stapler, rulers and apple and a coat rack...! Haha. I asked her to draw to something for me to follow so we shall see what she comes up with!
Norasmom...I have a 12 year old boy...I "live" Ninjago...LOL. I was amazed when he said he didn't want that theme for his birthday...then he said Minecraft and it all made sense..of course at that point I was back to wishing it was Ninjago! LOL!
Ginn, your week sounds kinda crazy too. Share photos when you have them!
Lovebug! Wow! And, yes, with the heat and humidity I bet you were crossing your fingers it would all hold up till the event was done! That is a wonderful cake!
Great cakes Ladies
Cakes are just hobby for me, and that is my latest cake for friend of mine one year old son.
And here are some cookies I made few days ago
I have one question, is it safe if I put ready and fully decorate cake in fridge for few 5-7 hours?!?