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post #16 of 35
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Ana, I think your rose and butterfly cake is just wonderful. I know that photography hides what you see in person but it looks fairly perfect to me. But I also know that we are SO hard on ourselves seeing every little imperfection and wanting it to be perfect. Rest assured that, to the rest of us, it does look perfect!

Cat

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post #17 of 35
Oh, they are done with a mold lol! I was a bit pressed for time so as I picked some up they stretched a bit but the client didn't even notice. So it was a win all around
post #18 of 35
I did this cake for a bridal shower today. I really need to work in my filigree and piping in general...any tips???


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post #19 of 35
Here's the birthday cake I did in addition to the shower one for my cousin. She loved them both!
post #20 of 35

Beautiful work ladies..

 

Paperfishes, the piping work looks nice, what are you trying to accomplish?

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post #21 of 35

How big is the sandwich cake? Morgan I love those colors together. I love strawberries and whipped cream but dislike shortcake. Lemon cake however sounds tres' delicioso! I made my granddaughters cake this week. The night before my daughter calls and asks for a decoration change. It was still very simple. She made paper silhouettes from Peter Pan so she asked for a night sky. It was a vanilla cake with a blackberry compote and mascarpone cream filling. Unfortunately it was still cold when served and I think Swiss meringue and my cake tasted 100% better at room temp. I did not like it. But my kid did (the granddaughter just took her candle and scooped all of the bottom piping off of the cake and licked it off...LOL)

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post #22 of 35

Paperfishes, you did an excellent job! If you keep practicing you will get better. My piping is still little to be desired but I've made great strides since trying 2 years ago.  

 

This week as been less about cake and more about putting out fires. I've been through supplier hell this week. One supplier completely forgot to load my shipment on the truck and they only come once a month. This left me high and dry as I had to buy 3 cases of vegan powdered sugar from the grocery store, cutting a sharp knife into my profits. I buy my rice milk from Costco and out of the blue they discontinued it. There really is no replacement for that, I've been to every store I can think of looking for another brand that doesn't have gums in it and finally found some this afternoon after a week of looking. Now I have to decided if I am going to reformulate all my recipes to work with a more affordable rice milk.  My grains supplier was completely out of the pastry flour I can use, they sent a substitute for free, but what they sent me is cross-contaminated with nuts. The last one was completely my own fault, I ordered the wrong flour 50 lbs of it. Grrrrhhh! Thank God it was light cake week, I'm completely exhausted from searching for product, getting bounced around by customer service people. I know if I was a larger business they would pay closer attention to me. I feel helpless with little bargaining power. My ingredients are so specific because of the allergy requirements I don't have much of a choice on where I shop. This week really make me think hard about my business model and whether it is sustainable and contingency plans for ingredient shortages for basic things. Vent over, time for a glass of wine!

 

Okay so speaking of piping, I was in the mood today with this Princess Tiana cake. I need more practice, my drop strings need plenty of work!

 

post #23 of 35

Great cakes everyone.  Batter up the sandwich was the size of the large slices of bread that we can get in Australia.

post #24 of 35

Here's my Friday night cake! Made this for my husbands birthday. He's a huge Steelers fan, so I had to make him something he'd love, and he did! :) The bottom tier is supposed to resemble steel and rivets.

 

 

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post #25 of 35

Ducky, awesome cake.  you did a great job.

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post #26 of 35

Wow Ducky! That's an awesome cake.

post #27 of 35
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Wow Ducky! That's an awesome cake.

 

It is..the steel rivets were a fantastic idea

post #28 of 35

Who would have thunk that a truck cake would be so difficult? I got up at 4 am to start decorating. Never used ganache under fondant before and I mixed it too soft.  I had so many problems...ended up with 2 holes in the fondant because I tried putting headlights in places where I thought they would look good but didn't. Gonna tell the customer it was in a drive by shooting...lol. When I picture these in my head they are so simple and perfect and then they come out looking amateurish. I wish I would get more orders for children's cakes. They are so much more fun. I know my customer and I know she will think it's the greatest thing ever but they never live up to my expectations. Anyhow I worked on it straight up until school this evening and still didn't finish. I badly underestimated the time...i.e.... cost on this one. Here it is so far...

 

post #29 of 35
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How much fun is it to come back in here and see all of these great cakes!!! I'm making cupcakes this week, not cake, and chocolate wine truffles for a client to give to her clients. Not exciting but it brings in some bucks which is always good! See you guys Friday night!

 

Cat

post #30 of 35

actually Ducky, how did you get the uniform curved shape of the rivets? If you don't mind sharing?

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