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Friday Night Cake Club for 9/20/13

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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome here to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if they can! 

 

Cat

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Hi everyone,

 

I've been trying to enjoy my "break" time but I have to admit I'm rather bored<G>. Here is a photo of the mini cake that I made last week for my boys. They were very happy that, for once, I was baking for them! LOL!

 

 

Hope everyone had a great week!!

 

Cat

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Cute cake, Cat. I love little cakes, they're just charming.

 

I've had a horrible week at work...lots of changes there and a job I've always loved is turning in the other direction. Each day leaves me sad, stressed, and frustrated. Sorry, didn't mean to have a pity party.

 

I am working on my daughter's birthday cake. Tonight I torted, filled, carved, and crumbcoated the tiers. It's going to be small (7", 5") with slightly tapered tiers. I had considered trying a topsy turvy but chickened out that the last minute. Last year her cake was a disaster and I don't want a repeat :D .

 

I've been playing with gardenias off and on this week, too. Had to put them aside for now, though.

 

Happy caking, everyone!

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There are definitely times when I seriously consider taking an office job and forgetting this whole cake/party thing. But I love the freedom I have most of the year to be there for our son. I really hate all the paperwork/billing crap. It can seem to get all mucked up in those details. 

 

Thanks for the kind words on the mini cake. I'm going to be doing another one this upcoming week for a series on the Blog. I figure the mini cakes are appreciated by my boys and they give me something to chat about on the Blog...win/win so to speak. 

 

Funny thing tho...I have only a few clients in the next 3 months so I have some really open weekends. So why are the potential clients only calling me about the weekends I already have booked??? I hate saying no...really really hate saying no...and it seems to be all I've been able to say to clients for the past two weeks. 

 

Anyways, hope the birthday cake turns out perfectly!!!

 

Cat

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Hi!! It's been forever since I've been up on a Friday night working. I made a 3 tier rustic finished wedding cake for a friend's backyard wedding tomorrow. The budget was tight, and I'm doing the catering too. I molded chocolate leaves and acorns for the decos. They are supposed to have a slice of tree trunk for the cake stand.
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Leah! I haven't seen you here in ages! I do hope that all is going well with your truck!! The cake you are working on now sounds just beautiful. Lovely to have you here tonight!

 

Cat

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I love the mini cake!

I'm working on my husband's birthday cake for Sunday. I tried out Toba Garrett's Lemon Coconut Cake and used cake flour for the first time, the cake was kind of a disaster. I think it was because I baked it in 3 6 inch pans instead of 2 8 inch pans, and it was too much batter.

I also started some sugar flowers, hydrangeas and some other pointy 5 petal things I made up!
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Good evening all,

Cat very nice mini cake.

Leah!  Haven't seen you around these parts for some time.  Guess that happens when we move up the ladder, lol jk  glad to have you with us tonight.  Would love to see your cake.

 

Well since I'm writing on this post, I survived the cop test.  My cake for Tues was a huge success.  I had so much fun with it that I am in love with carving cakes.  I have seen far better in technique but for my first one, I was very well pleased and so was the entire police station.

 

I have another minion cake for tomorrow and 2 small 8" cakes.  Hoping I get to play with my new cake stand I got from Batter up.  She is a gem and I am floored with the stand and its quality.

 

Here's the cake.  Sosrry felt I needed to post it with the person for you to really understand.

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post #9 of 37
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Ginn! That turned out GREAT! The guest of honor seems really pleased too! 

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Goodnight everyone! It's been busy, before I go to bed I thought I'd check in.  So far over 300 cupcakes, 4 cakes down and 2 to go. I think the adrenaline has me hyped. This is the first week I've had a baking partner. It's been great, I love having company while baking and decorating. I'll post pictures tomorrow. It's been a mix of things from 1st birthday's, to a kid's gym open house, to baby showers. 

 

Hope your nights go smoothly!

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Aunt Ginn-Sweet cake!

Cat- I`ve been told I don`t bake my family enough cakes anymore...you know just 2 a month for a family of 4 including myself.  Hahah!  They always want cake, and we almost always part take in any other cakes I make.   I have no idea how they never get sick of it!

 

 

Up late working on another cake this time a new twist on my first ever cake (the sort of slapped together mushroom-y wedding cake).   Sort of feeling burnt out, but have 2 cakes to make in the next...5 days.  and I haven`t even started on the second cake`s topper.  UGH!

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Hi everyone.  Aunt Gin I would be stoked if that was my first attempt at a person.  The resemblance is so obvious.

I spent the week practicing hydrangeas as I was demonstrating them at my monthly cake decorating group today.  No-one else had made them before and even though they are relatively simple everyone was pleased to see something new.  I can be a reasonably good teacher when I set my mind to it and had set everything out in clear steps for the beginners.  I also had dry centers for everyone, as well, so they could take home finished flowers to copy.  I think the old regulars of the group were just ecstatic to have someone else help out with the demonstrating.  This was my first go.

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Cat, I love little cakes, adorable! Auntginn, awesome cake!!

I made my son's birthday cake this week. He knew exactly what he wanted and even drew me a picture to look at while making that cake haha. I'm afraid I created a cake monster icon_smile.gif He absolutely loved his cake!



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Good morning everyone!

 

Tdove! Oh my goodness are you BUSY!!! Hope you get a break soon that doesn't include just sleeping! LOL!

 

Manic: I have no idea how they don't get sick of it either. Other than tasting the cake top to make sure it tasted ok, I didn't have any of the mini cake. 

 

Cazza, I did hydrangeas once for a Bridal Shower cake and while I was very happy with how they turned out they are just so many of those little flowers to do! Wow! Simple but just so many.

 

Ruthie!!!! LOVE your cake! Oh my goodness is that cool! My son, who is 12, would love that one! And your son is just beaming!

 

I'm off to baseball this morning...hoping the rain holds off till we get done and back home! Have a great weekend everyone (and for those of you "down under" have a great Sunday!)

 

Cat

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I just finished my Halloween cake dummy last night

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Working on my dragon cake

 

And tons of other stuff. I have my photo shoot for my cake stands on Monday. Paid my vendor fee for the Great American Cake show and still deciding how to decorate the booth. I wanted to do Halloween but more people than not say no...Started m check out from the Navy and getting ready for school....

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