Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Oscars Party Cake
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Oscars Party Cake

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I finished the Oscars Party cake and it went over really well at the party. Thanks to those that helped me with my "butter" question. I ended up using a mixture of warm water, yellow food colouring and corn syrup...I think that was Mrs. Missey's suggestion. It stayed wet looking...very cool.

Anyway...here it is:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&album=52&pos=0

or

www.cakesbysuzanne.com (if you look at my site...please remember that I'm dealing in Canadian dollars and not U.S.)

I hope you like it,
Suzanne M.
post #2 of 28
Did you use cake release or cooking spray to remove it from the flower pot? Did you have to take alot off the top to put the popcorn on? teddybearmom icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
Friends don't let Friends die w/out knowing Jesus!!!!
Reply
Friends don't let Friends die w/out knowing Jesus!!!!
Reply
post #3 of 28
your oscar cake turned out fantastic! Pat yourself on the back!
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
I used cake release and it turned out of the pot just fine but the pot really sucked the moisture out of the cake...I lined the bottom with foil and then parchment paper because there was a hole in the bottom and that seemed to work great. If I did it again, I would line the whole thing with parchment or wax paper and then cover that with cake release.

As for removing the top...I didn't. I left the dome that raised in the centre, covered it with a thin layer of icing and stuck the "popcorn" to that...that gave it a natural mounded look. That way, it looks like there is much more then there actually is.

Thanks for the nice comment flayvurdfun.

Hope this was helpful,
Suzanne M.
post #5 of 28
Your cakes turned out terrific!!! Gald to have been of some help!! icon_biggrin.gif
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
post #6 of 28
Your cake is awesome!! It looks so realistic. thumbs_up.gif
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
Reply
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
Reply
post #7 of 28
Wow, wonderful job, how cute was that cake!
I didn't follow the posts on this one, but I take it you made the cake in a clay flower pot? I don't bake cakes in clay, but I do have clay bakers that I cook in and you actually soak them in cold water for about 1 hour or so. So I am thinking tat maybe if you have to use a clay pot again, that soaking it first would help with the moisture loss?
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #8 of 28
Great cake! I want to know how you made the pop-corn!

Debbie
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
post #9 of 28
wow! that is awesome, so realistic. great job!
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Reply
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Reply
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the great comments.

As for soaking the pot, great idea...I will definitely give that a try if I ever bake anything in there again!

The popcorn was made out of fondant. I rolled little balls and then using my second smallest flower cutter from the Wilton set, (can't remember it's actual name but comes with green plastic cutters and a book on making gumpaste flowers) I rolled out fondant and cut the flowers out. I shaped the flowers with a ball tool and then inserted them with the pointy tool into the balls. I got the technique from another member here and at Wilton...Cakereations...thanks by the way!

Mrs. Missey suggested the butter technique when I was stumped and it worked out beautifully.

Thanks again,
Suzanne M.
post #11 of 28
Great! Thank you! Everyone here is so helpful!

Debbie
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
post #12 of 28
Thanks, for all the tips . I am going to try this one for my bucket of chicken cake. I wanted to use a flowerpot , but I was kind of worried about if clay pots contained lead. I have to travel about 25 miles to carry the cake and I'm not sure if I want to decorate it there or at home. Thanks so much! I hope I can do this , I'm so nervous.Your cake is awesome! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif
Friends don't let Friends die w/out knowing Jesus!!!!
Reply
Friends don't let Friends die w/out knowing Jesus!!!!
Reply
post #13 of 28
You can do it! I baked my cake in a flower pot too and it turned out fine. You can see the cake here

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&member_id=1731&cat=0&pos=1

i hope the link works - anyway it's in the gallery here. it's the bushel of crabs cake.

Debbie
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
post #14 of 28
I was just stopping in to see how you did that popcorn. It looked so real! Great cake! Thanks for sharing the technique.

BTW...A bushel of crabs, a bucket or popcorn...the talent here is amazing! I'm always learnin' something.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
Reply
post #15 of 28
What a crabby cake, I just love it and can see why it would win!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Oscars Party Cake