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Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 4:08 am

A place to chat about cake decorating.

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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 1:50 pm

Question cake ladies!

If I made a choc mud cake covered in ganache would it work to make fondant spots to put on cake for decorations? I was thinking pink spots on DDs cake and blue spots on DS's cake. I just LOVE the ganache on my choc mud cake so I want to avoid covering the cake with fondant if possible. Doable? Or would it not work?
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 2:09 pm

Definately doable and would look great. You coudl put the fondant decs on when you do the ganache as they would stick to the wet ganache or even wait until the last minute and just use a bit of melted chocolate or a bit more ganache to stick them on.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 2:42 pm

Awesome! Thanks Browwyn :thumb:
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 4:23 pm

Yep ganache would work. :)

Made a rosette cake today. Always wanted to make one. Next time im making a ruffle cake :)

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Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 5:09 pm

Oh that's so pretty Tanya :)

I'm going to a cupcake decorating class on Saturday with my mum, going to be great hopefully!
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 8:30 pm

Thanks. Its not that great. I did in less than 5 mins. lol..

lesleigh-Im so addicted to class at the moment! Lol! Im doing 8 this year! (and looking at more) :lol:
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 8:48 pm

that looks great Tanya! I want to try a ruffle cake too, they're so pretty!

becca - it certainly does work! here's one I made for my aunty's birthday, I love it cos it's a bit different!
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon May 21, 2012 10:41 pm

Tanya that is gorgeous! I keep seeing rose cakes blogged and pinned but I haven't worked up the courage to give one a go yet.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Tue May 22, 2012 8:15 am

Efelant wrote:
Tanya thats awesome!! What sort of icing did you use for the rose cake?


Just buttercream :) I had to lol cos I had a lady from America ask how much it is. Hmm..pretty sure can't make it for you considering in another country lol
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Tue May 22, 2012 9:01 am

Awsome girls
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Tue May 22, 2012 10:29 am

Tanya that is amazing! Great job!

If you want to do a high round cake is it best to do maybe 3 smaller round cakes then join them together using frosting?
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Tue May 22, 2012 1:39 pm

wend wrote:
that looks great Tanya! I want to try a ruffle cake too, they're so pretty!

becca - it certainly does work! here's one I made for my aunty's birthday, I love it cos it's a bit different!
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Yay! Thanks for sharing! I've been googling madly for an example but no luck. Looks great :thumb:
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Tue May 22, 2012 2:47 pm

Aria - what about something like this without the ladybug sitting on top. You could incorporate some flowers to match your cupcake toppers, and a few little ladybugs, maybe some butterflies and such as decorations.

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Winterbaby - yes make three or however many layers you want and then just join them together using either ganache or icing. Just be aware that the higher it is the harder it is to ensure that it remains straight (if you were trying to get the cake to be higher than say 6 inches then you might want to put some spaghetti through all the layers to ensure that they do not move sideways).


Tanya - looks gorgeous
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Tue May 22, 2012 4:52 pm

You could have them all on one stand if you made the polka dots the same colours as the toppers on your cupcakes. If you wanted to have everything on the one stand. It would tie it all together. But you may find that the table looks more balanced with the cupcakes and the cutting cake separately. I am sure that whatever you decide it will look wonderful. :wub:
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Wed May 23, 2012 5:53 pm

Yes yes yes. I did a neopolitan for a family lunch last year but just with a buttercream icing and it was super yum. Vanilla, raspberry and chocolate flavour layers, everyone loved it.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Thu May 24, 2012 8:55 pm

I've got my 2nd mudcake in the oven and I'm just wondering if they'll be right in the fridge til the party on Saturday or should I freeze them?
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Fri May 25, 2012 6:57 am

Personally I would wrap them in glad wrap once cooled and leave them on the bench if they are mud cakes. MUDs usually taste better if they are a few days old. You could put them in the fridge (wrapped) but I just leave mine on the bench. Then I don't have to worry about bringing them back to room temp.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Fri May 25, 2012 6:58 am

I would do the same as Bron
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Fri May 25, 2012 10:00 am

Awesome, thanks!


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