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post #16 of 23
Hello over there in Fort Worth, glad to know I've got a neighbor in here! Hi to you, too, emi! Your chocolate combination sounds great! Did your friend survive or go into chocolate overdose?

I've looked here at CC for the Explosion recipe and didn't find it (found several others that sound good though), so hopefully calidawn will share it with me/us.

I took an Easter bunny cake to my cousin today for his 72nd birthday, and he and his wife were impressed with my amateur effort, made me feel really good. We cut the cake, and as usual, my piped icing broke apart and fell off, and it frustrates me!

Do you think my problem is with the icing/piping or just that I expect too much perfection? I'd appreciate your opinion.

Thanks, Janice
post #17 of 23
When I make my chocolate explosion cake, I cover it it with a 1/4" layer of chocolate icing and then cover it with ganache. My chocolate icing is made by combining 1 batch of my bc and 1 batch of my ganache.

My Explosion Recipe can be found on this post:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-697-explosion.html

Do not be tempted to over fill your pan. In its batter state it will look like brownies. But I promise you, it bakes up (rises) just like a cake. Follow directions or you will be asking me what you did wrong. People rarely believe me about how thick the batter will be then they don't believe it will bake up correctly. It really does, though.
post #18 of 23
Thanks so much for this recipe, it sounds wonderful, and obviously is a hit with everyone! I will be trying it out very soon! Janice icon_razz.gif
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by veejaytx


We cut the cake, and as usual, my piped icing broke apart and fell off, and it frustrates me!

Do you think my problem is with the icing/piping or just that I expect too much perfection? I'd appreciate your opinion.

Thanks, Janice



Can you give a more detailed account? When you say "piped icing" are you talking about borders? Figure piping? None of it should break and fall off though. Are you using meringue in your icing? Too much?
post #20 of 23
Hi Cali. This is a rabbit shaped pan, just using regular buttercream icing. The piping is on outlines, filling in ears and eyes, etc., and I wrote Happy Birthday. The icing was working fine, not too soft, not too stiff. Come to think of it, the chocolate bc that was on the egg came off too. The rest of the rabbit was white bc applied with a spatula (not stars).

This is not the first time this has happened, and I just can't figure out what I'm doing! I am pretty slow, have to take breaks because of my arthritis (knees and hands), so maybe my icing on the cake is drying out too much before I finish? I do cover the cake when I take a break, but maybe it is just exposed for too long. Any suggestions you have will be appreciated...it makes me really unhappy when the "decorations" fall off when I've worked so hard to put them on!

Thanks, Janice
post #21 of 23
To help with your arthritis for your knees- maybe you can find a tall stool to sit on that puts you at counter height. I've heard that the wrist support gloves from the medical store's work great as well.
Hope this helps.
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"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #22 of 23
Thanks for the suggestions. The problem isn't so much the sitting, it is the getting up and down to get things together, cleaning up, etc. I'm afraid that the only thing that is going to help me is the total knee replacement surgery (both knees) that I will be having in the next few weeks...as soon as I get the courage to set a date! I had shoulder replacement surgery a year ago, and have had a little trouble convincing myself that I'm ready for more, but my knees are so bad and hurt so much, it is really stupid of me to put it off. I've got to get them fixed up so I can decorate more cakes!!! icon_smile.gif Thanks again, Janice
post #23 of 23
I'm not convinced it's the cake sitting in between getting "finished." However, it is certainly worth exploring. Instead of just covering, how about covering with a wet paper towel... but carefully so the weight doesn't damage any already accomplished decorating.

I honestly have no other advice for you right now.

As for the arthritis, it helped me a lot (I suffer from arthritic hips) to get a cushy rubber mat and stand on it in addition to good sneakers. The kind you get in the toy section that children play on- the really cushy kind. They look like puzzle pieces.
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