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post #16 of 33

Here's a cake I made last week for my friend's daughter's 1st birthday. It's chocolate cake with chocolate filling.

 

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post #17 of 33
Wow! I heart that Pokemon cake & Tinkerbell is so sweet. I want to pinch that Papa Smurf!

Gold Star, I'm convinced that Panama City is the most humid spot on the world. I live in Charleston & it gets humid, but not like there.

MissBakes, welcome. Yes, not only will you get better but it will get easier! I really like how the star looks nice & flush instead of just stuck up there.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #18 of 33
I had a fairly light week. I really struggle with this cake. Nothing particularly difficult, I think it was mental. I just didn't like the design.

I should have been more clean & precise. I wasn't. It's for a 2 year old birthday, & I'm sure they will like it, but I see all the flaws.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #19 of 33
Thread Starter 

Wow! How wonderful to come in this morning and see all the great cakes! 

 

I think the Smurf came out GREAT! Love Tink...but then she is my favorite Disney character since I was 4! And I do know what you mean about working on a precise cake and always thinking I should have been more clean and more precise but I have to tell you that your cake looks very clean and precise!!! The Pokemon cake this week is my favorite so far. I'm in awe of anyone who can get an airbrush to do anything. It turned out wonderfully and I can't wait to show my 12 year old later today...he will LOVE it!

 

The Lego cake is amazing in the fact that I can barely get fondant to do anything when the humidity is under 50%...I can NOT imagine trying to get it to do anything close to what you did in that humidity Gold Star! What a nice tribute to your son...not just the design but the desire and work that went into making it for him.

 

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post #20 of 33

@ Penny,  My condolences to you and your family.  Very nice cake in honor of him, I know a few people who would want me to make that for them.

 

Lovebug, great job, I think the new smurf movie is coming out soon or is already out.  1 of the 2 lol

 

OT, congratulations glad your back.  Awesome cake.  You did great airbrushing and the tink is so adorable.

 

DD, we always see our own flaws, lol  You know "We are our own worst critics"  Still very nice cake and the design is well done.

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post #21 of 33

Thanks New Friends~I should say the entire reason I make cakes, cookies, and treats is because I was looking for a way to deal with my grief.  I just give all the cakes away...People seem to love them, so it's a win-win. How did you all get started and when? I just began on St. Patrick's Day this year, a few months ago. I bought a cheesecake pan, but decided to bake a cake in it, lol, and it came out like this...

and I had never made fondant or buttercream, and I was immediately and gratefully hooked on something, cake decorating, that took over my thinking, and I was able to smile again for the first time in a while for long periods of time...

Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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post #22 of 33

I hope I'm that good soon!!!

Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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post #23 of 33
Hello again Girls,
It's a sttawberry season; )))).... This week I made few tasty cakes
First one is strawberry cake with mascrapone cheese, sour cream and withe chocolate filling...fresh strawberies, Amareto and cream
Second one is macaroon and hazelnhts ake with chocolate sourcream ganage and some hazelnuts liqueur..
http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3045061/a/3371208/anniversary/sort/display_order/
http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3045065/a/3371208/anniversary/sort/display_order/
post #24 of 33
I'm new to actually decorating cakes and my boyfriend's ten-year old daughter saw me looking at cakes for ideas to try and wants me to bake her birthday cake in August. She wants bright colors and zebra print... She has more faith in me than I do, looks like I'll be watching lots of tutorials especially since the last two layer cakes I made were shorter than what I had expected and she wants a two- tiered cake. Ideas or suggestions?
post #25 of 33

Gold Star Mom, your story is beautiful and encouraging. Cake decorating has been away for me to escape to. I started because I couldn't find a baker to make a cake that was dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and soy-free for my allergic children it is was a stress reliever for me, being home all day with 3 toddlers . It started as a hobby, but now it's a part-time business. 

 

DelicoiusDesserts, I don't know what you are talking about, that is a beautiful cake. I understand how you feel, though. Sometimes you are just not into a cake and it's hard to give your best or no matter what you do, you aren't going to like the cake.

 

OT, your cake is very sweet and cute.

 

So for this week, I had he biggest challenges yet. I did a dream cake for Icing Smiles that needed to be dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and low sugar. I experimented with recipes for three weeks on how to get a cake to have some volume without sugar or eggs. The only thing that worked was using pumpkin or banana to give it some structure and binding power and yeast to get it to rise. I was given permission to use fondant to cover it because it could be peeled off, but I couldn't use any frosting. So here it is, it's essentially banana bread covered in fondant to make it look like a cake. I hate that the fondant was smooth, because I wanted to deliver a flawless cake for the family, but I just couldn't figure out how to get all the lumps out of the bread without destroying it. I did shave it down with a knife some.  It still didn't rise as much as I wanted it to, so my design options were a bit limited on what I could put on such a short cake. 

 

 

 

Did I say I had no business accepting the cake for Icing Smiles because I had already booked my largest cake yet. But they couldn't find a baker and  just couldn't help but saying yes.  So I also did my first 4-tier wedding cake. I didn't do this alone, because I know my abilities and how long it takes me to do things I knew if I was going to pull off both cakes I'd need reinforcements because I only work on cakes after my kids go to bed. My dear sisters were kind enough come from North Carolina and watch the kids so I can work on the cakes during the day. I couldn't ask for better sisters. One of my sisters even watched a youtube video on doing drapes on a cake, because I never did that before and made the drapes for the cake. She doesn't do cake decorating at all. Now she is totally psyched about cake decorating and is signing up for Wilton classes where she lives. The best part of this weekend was making a new cake decorating convert!

 

 

Here's the picture of the cake http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3045327/a/3371386/my-first-4-tier-wedding-cake-thanks-to-leah-s-for-the-wonderful-sps-tutorial/sort/display_order/. It was so nice to be able to do sugar flowers for once. 

post #26 of 33

I did not think of white cake, but I did buy strawberry gelatin so I'm going with your inspiration! Thanks!

Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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post #27 of 33

That was for Boyka~The thing won't let me reply to each person?

Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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post #28 of 33

tdovewings ~ Thanks for the kind words. I think you are where I was twenty years ago. I was at home with my son and he and I needed to supplement my income, so we started a cookie business. I restarted it this year (after 14 years) because I retired from tv news, and then my son was killed in Afghanistan. I needed work again for a different reason...comfort. He and I used to make and bake, decorate, tie them up with ribbons and bows, and sell them together. He helped me deal with the problems of Life. I would give anything to have him back~ So I ended up here with all of you, and glad to be here~icon_smile.gif

 Your cake is reminding me of one I just made for my brother's 53rd bday. Here it is. The pitcher's mound didn't look like I wanted, I put the base down on it, and it looked more like well...it is a pitcher's mound! lol But the colors of the cakes are similar. His name is JOEY, so I put the letters as if they were running the bases. (Guess who didn't have time to make fondant figurines?)  The little dog and kid Superhero are great! Nice Sisters, too...lucky you!

 

Hi newbe86 ~ I'm new, too. Let's display our hot messes anyways  "). I learned from the Sweetwise videos. She has a great tutorial on zebra stripes! Good luck! We have faith in you, too!! (And take photos to show us)

Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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post #29 of 33

WOWee, OTcakes~that Pokemon Waterfall Cake is unbelievable!  How did you get the waves-the hair dryer? I am not working on anything this week due to a cracked sternum, so I'm just reading and posting pics, getting great advice, ad learning the site. Can we remove the date from the title, so others don't think this is a done deal? I love Friday Night Cake Club!  I look forward to it now! Well, gonna post more stuff. I could stay on here all day every day...lol

Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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Penny

VeryProudGoldStarMarineMom of LCpl Gabe Raney USMC 3/6 LIMA Co., KIA July 9, 2010   

VPMom of 14 yo Luke Riley, Songwriter-Nashville

VPGrandMa of Mario and Timothy Gabriel Garcia~

 

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post #30 of 33
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone! Looks like we kept this board going for a whole week! 

 

Boyka, those cakes look like they are, and sound like they are, simply delicious!! Makes me want to grab a fork and dive right in! YUM!

 

Gold Star...I have learned SO much from this place and from YouTube. Seriously...just keep working on it and you can only get better and better. Of course we have also tended to get broker and broker as we bought more tools I just had to have! LOL!

 

Tdove...I can't say no to Icing Smiles either. I think, even considering your restrictions, you did a simply fantastic job! I can't think of any way you could have possibly been able to have that fondant any smoother considering you couldn't use icing or sugar products (thus ruling out ganache too) of any kind! It is totally adorable!

 

And your wedding cake is gorgeous!

 

Newbe86...I just did a zebra print cake for the first time. It's easier than you think it is! Thank goodness since I have another one at the end of August to do! Just find someone's cake here that you like the print and copy the pattern. As for two tier ideas...is she a girly girl? You could put a big pink fluffy bow around the middle seam where the two tiers meet up and then her initial out of pink fondant on the top as the cake topper? If she is a really "pink" girl then maybe tint the fondant pink and have the black zebra stripes and then a white bow and white initial? Just a couple of ideas. When baking my cakes I make sure each layer is 2 inches tall. So with filling the completed tier is about 4-1/2 inches tall. When you stack two tiers together and add a topper you are close to 10 inches tall! The most important part of a two tier, or more, cake is the structure. So take some time and do a little research on how to use the dowels to support your top tier and you won't have any problems at all and one very happy niece! In the meantime, we are always here to help!

 

Cat

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