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post #76 of 96

Fridays are my baking days for the market I sell at on Saturday mornings. Normally I bring candies, cookies, cupcakes, pies, etc, but never any whole cakes. This week was the first time I decided to try a small, simple 6" cake. Didn't know if it would sell, being at a higher price than anything else people are used to buying from me. It finally sold with 20 minutes to spare before closing! So glad I didn't have to bring it home!

 

I do have a question though. The cake was frosted in buttercream. The flowers were MFF that had dried for a day or so. The cake was finished and packaged on Friday afternoon, and left at room temp in my house. Saturday morning everything was loaded in the car at 5:45 am, when the temp was about 50. By the time I got the table set up, the top leaf on the side had dripped a long green trail all the way down to the border. Horrors! I was able to use my emergency kit to fix that, but then by almost noon when someone bought it, the top pink flower was juuuuust starting to drip as well. It's almost as if the fondant was dissolving. Is there any way to prevent that in the future? I'm very leery now about putting any fondant on the sides of future cakes like this.

Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul...
Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

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Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul...
Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

~Licensed, inspected, home-based baker~

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post #77 of 96

It's really cute. It started doing that at only 50 degrees? Wow. No idea why but just wanted to tell you how cute your cake is! Sorry that happened but glad you sold it. I LUUUUV lemon cake

post #78 of 96

Thanks! :D

 

Yeah, it was only 50 (or a tad colder, actually), which is why I was a bit confused as to what was going on...I know that fondant sweats when taken from cold to room temp, but this was the opposite. And I've read that even if it sweats, if you leave it alone it will dry without any harm being done. Not so in this case!

Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul...
Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

~Licensed, inspected, home-based baker~

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Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul...
Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

~Licensed, inspected, home-based baker~

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post #79 of 96

Batter Up, I bought mine at my local cake distributor/supplier. Ok, so I guess I'll work with them first.  Please, Please share where you got those flowers.  $2.50 that's the best price I've seen in like forever.  The closest thing to nice flowers here is Cal Java and their not cheap. 

Virginia 323.253.8213
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post #80 of 96

I bought them at the store 5 minutes from my front door. But there are a coupe of places online recommended here quite often. You order them by the box and they come out very cheap! I will find the sites and let you know....BTW...when is UPS supposed to bring your package?

post #81 of 96
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post
 

My local cake store just started carrying them. I had made my own before...just a few roses as most of my cakes aren't flowery....but when I saw that price and then went online and saw what I could order them for I decided that I would buy them until I got faster at making them. I know a lot buy them but I want to know how to do them myself. Although soon I may not have time for cake orders. Some stuff is brewing in the cake stand business :lol: I need 2 of me!!

 

That is great news! I love your stands, they're beautiful. 

post #82 of 96

Batterup change your backdrop.  Your cake and board are getting lost rather than being the main focus.

post #83 of 96

Human hiccup.  I just saw it with the black backdrop.  Looks heaps better.

post #84 of 96

I only have 3 backdrops, Black, silver and baby pink...I just happened to have the silver up when I finished the cake. I saw that it looked washed out after posting

post #85 of 96

My package is expected to arrive on Thursday.  Bummer no cakes this week.

Virginia 323.253.8213
www.urbanainez.com
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post #86 of 96

No dummies?

post #87 of 96

Thought of that, but oops spoke too soon.  Picked up a small order for a carved dog cake and 2 dz cupcakes.

Virginia 323.253.8213
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post #88 of 96



I did it!   My first hand painted cake.   Its intended to look like a "bentwood box" which is a traditional pacific native american art.    This pic is after transport and I mucked it up (the paint didn't even dry before I attached the panels) some.   Friggin' marathon to finish this one.  My hands still hurt.   I actually ran out of time but it was a "practise" cake so there will be a next one...sometime soon.  Haha :)

post #89 of 96

Hi everyone, still new here :) August was a crazy month for me, so I gave myself a much needed couple weeks off to relax & reboot before another busy time of baking later this month and into Oct... Here are my August projects:

 

So as you can see in my avatar, my latest creation was for a styled shoot! It was so much fun :D

 

We did the above set which was "glam" set and the one below we called "country chic"

It was a vendor collaboration with a rental company, a event planner/stylist, a pro photographer, and myself providing the sweets

 

 

And, one more! A fun pirate party completely styled by myself and all sweets were my creations as well

post #90 of 96

WOW Sabirina! Awesome cakes and setups.

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