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Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:44 pm

I love that idea AprilBaby thank you :)
 
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Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:50 pm

haha All the talk of Giant Cupcakes made me want to make one. :)

Colours based on Hello Naomi round cake with cherry design.

Cake is buttercake with van. buttercream. The Base is couverture Chocolate :) Cherry edible (not stem though)

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Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:07 am

Thanks :) it was fun making the white chocolate base.
 
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Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:04 pm

I've made gumpaste glue before. I used this recipe. http://www.cakestobake.com/articles/kml9876/howtomakegumpasteglue.htm It worked and the pieces held together well. But they were just small daisies.

I made my brother a Tux (the linux penguin) cake for his birthday last week. I haven't done a cake like this since my year 10 home ec class! And that black icing was a nightmare, it got everywhere! But I'm happy with the way it turned out.

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Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:48 pm

Amazing
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:28 am

Looks good! are the spots fondant or chocolate buttons? I suggest smaller spots in fondant or fewer white choc buttons. Also with the icing if you use a wilton 1M or 2D tip and apply firm pressure while slowly 'waving' it around the cupcake (bottom to top) you will get piped ruffle icing and it looks super cute!
 
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Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:31 pm

You mean make up a batch of ganache and put leftovers in fridge? Sure but after about 4 days or so I would throw it to be on the safe side. :) I have heard of people successfully freezing it but I don't do that. Fresh is best IMO :)
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:07 pm

Awesome cake ladies, any hints for those beginning to work with fondant and colourings??
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Ohh thanks for that!!
 
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:07 pm

TanyaG wrote:
Its just a large round tip. Heres a chart. http://www.glorioustreats.com/2011/08/c ... cakes.html
I use my round for macarons, and for cupcakes 1M and 2D mostly. Loving the 2D at the moment for ruffle cupcakes. Have fun! I love piping!


Your ruffle cupcakes are gorgeous Tanya. Any tips on how to create the ruffles? I am about to buy a 2D tip :)
 
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Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:38 am

Just apply firm pressure around the cupcake. Kind of just let the buttercream
Fall. You hardly need to move your hand at all.
 
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Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:26 pm

Thank you. Will definitely be giving it a go soon :)
 
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Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:23 pm

E's third birthday cake, really pleased with it as i made buttercream for the first time and cooked it in a pyrex glass bowl.

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Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:06 pm

That's so cute!! Well done.
 
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Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:48 pm

Great work girls!

Love the ladybugs!

Busy week for me this week. :)
 
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Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:43 pm

Quick question,
I am making my SIL's birthday cake and was thinking of doing a rainbow layer cake (for the 'wow' factor). I read somewhere that it doesn't last long once it's been assembled, is that true?
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:50 pm

I haven't really posted in here, but this year i've started making some fondant covered cakes thanks to heap of help from a friend. I really enjoy making them and find using fondant easier than decorating with buttercream.

Here's some of the cakes i've made.

This was my very first ever birthday cake which was for my girls 2nd birthday
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My 2nd cake which was made the day after my 1st lol. My son's birthday cake, a fireman sam truck.
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Not cakes, but they were fondant covered sugar cookies in sesame street theme which I did for my godsons 1st birthday.
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This one I made for my husbands boss' birthday - the idea is a Tiffany themed cake... idea came from the fabulous bronnie from www.bronniebakes.com
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This was for my own birthday. I had enough mixture when I made the previous cake to make a smaller cake which I froze and then just decorated for my birthday. The idea behind this one was to make it look like a quilt.
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I made these cupcakes with the little bones on them for an fundraising RSPCA cupcake day
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Next up I have my husbands birthday next month... not quite sure yet what i'm going to make him... but i'm sure i'll come up with something.
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Fantastic cakes may
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:13 pm

Wow they look amazing!!
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:19 pm

Wow, great cakes May!!

Not sure about the rainbow cake MrsBC. How much in advance are you planning on making it? I would think the night before would be okay?? I've never made one though.


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