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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:38 am

TanyaG wrote:
loridana wrote:
Tanya, did you send that Mater cake to a sick little boy at Bear Cottage at all? Looks fantastic!


Wasn't me honey. :)

Leesa-the first cupcakes are just fondant but the 2nd toppers are fondant with bit of tylose powder to harden. You can use like satin ice gumpaste but I would mix in some normal fondant as well to make it a bit softer. I use S.I it for my flowers because they set like rock. Just get some fondant, colours as a set of round cutters and a small rolling pin and you can do them no worries.


Thanks Tanya! So would you just ice the cupcakes with buttercream and then stick the monsters on top?

Right, so I'll need:-
fondant - how much do you think, for around 24 cupcakes?
tylose powder
gel colours
round cutters
I already have some star cutters here so I'm set for those :)

And that's it? How do you stick the fondant bits to each other, with just water, or with sugar syrup?
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:00 pm

Yep any good crusting buttercream is good. Make sure the buttercream isn't wet when you put the toppers on or they will go very soft.

Argh just waiting on Thomas to go to bed and I can finish this weeks cake. Will post pics later :)
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:22 pm

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!
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Thanks! :) i really wore out my pasta machine making the stripes :lol:
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:50 pm

Aria there is a place on Robinson Rd at Geebung called Cake Ornament Co that sells 1kg rolls of it.
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:49 pm

Aria you could try Spotlight - they had some last time I was in there.
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:56 pm

Hi ladies

I'm thinking of making red velvet cupcakes tomorrow night for work on Friday - if I make cream cheese icing tomorrow night, will it keep in a container overnight for piping Friday morning once at work? Kept in the fridge? Will it be too hard?

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Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:57 pm

I would store it in the fridge and take it out and let it come back to room temp before icing the cupcakes
 
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Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:08 pm

Thanks! Last time I did the icing at work it had been in the fridge for 1 day and two nights and would return to room temp in time - should be ok with only one night
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:24 am

I made a Tardis cake for a friend's 18 year old son

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Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:41 pm

Great cakes, ladies!
 
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Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:21 am

Amazing girls
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:02 am

Has anyone every had a construction party or tool themed party for their son? I would really like to make a cake shaped like a hammer or another familiar tool and am looking for a stencil that I can enlarge and cut the cake to. Or if anyone can recommend a good place to buy cake supplies that would be of help. I am in Melbourne.

Would love to hear if anyone has done this successfully.

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Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:06 am

That sounds awesome, Missy! I dont have templates but I have done a pinata 'cake' once--not actually a cake at all, just a big dome of chocolate (coat the inside of a clingwrap-lined bowl with melted chocolate, then set, remove, and decorate the outside however you like with icing/choc/lollies etc) with a mound of lollies & small toys inside. The birthday boy can use a hammer/chisel to break it open then share the treasure with the other kids.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:45 pm

Great cakes girls! Love the tardis cake!

Thought id share pics of my cakes from the weekend. Was very busy

Cupcake tower for a wedding-Bombonniere for guests (50 cupcakes)
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9inch square christening cake (doesnt look like in pic but cake is 5inches high)

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also did a cupcake order-upload pics later

Im knackered :lol:
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:22 pm

Yep I've made a few giant cupcakes for cake smash'. They take a fair bit of batter. If u use packet mixes buy 3 and fill each side 3/4 full. :) Oh and grease really well.
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:43 pm

Beautiful cakes Tanya!
 
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:03 pm

I did these two today with my Mum
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:46 pm

They look great AprilBaby! Well done
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:39 am

Shortening is a vegetable fat. Can use that too.

With the cupcake toppers: you can get them printed onto edible paper. Check out eBay or even places like Cakes around town will do it. I think only 1 photo per sheet I think though.

Re the cupcake papers: I'd just bake directly into them. If they are baking cups then they are meant to be baked in. Just can't bake in the cupcake wrappers. :)

So...I have finally decided on my kids bday cakes (on their bdays) yay! Making Thomas a Thomas the tank engine cake and Amelia a 3d shaped number 1 cake with pink fondant, flowers and a fairy :) they're big party I'm making them a 3d hoot and hootabelle each. :)


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