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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:40 pm

They are amazing, May! I love all of them, and they are all so different and creative.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:16 am

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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?


It lasts as long as it takes to eat it lol. I'm not understand what you mean about it not lasting long though... The colour stays as vibrant for as long as it takes to eat, and if you're making it with a normal butter cake recipe then it lasts for as long as a normal butter cake lasts for, or you can freeze it as well. I made a rainbow cake for my kids birthday party in 2011, and it had the wow factor and lasted... but i'm not quite sure what you're asking.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:21 am

Also for those who were asking about a good buttercream recipe, this is the one I use http://blog.macake.com.au/2010/09/vanil ... ke-recipe/ I also make these vanilla cupcakes too, they're an awesome recipe.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks May, the comment I read about rainbow cakes is that they tend to sort of fall apart - what with all the layers and icing, I'm concerned the icing will melt and the layers will become soggy or something.

One recipe I read said something about freezing the cakes but I can't find it again, and another one i found doesn't say anything about it. Does anyone freeze their layers?
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:42 am

Rainbow cakes are usually butter cake so last for normal buttercake time. Maybe 3 days? I colour white choc mud's because they are denser, last longer and are white based (so can colour) and layered with white choc ganache is divine.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:21 pm

Thanks TanyaG!
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:15 pm

~Ela~ wrote:
I am planning to bake & freeze as mine is going to be 5 cakes, am I best baking, leveling & freezing or baking, freezing and leveling when I defrost or it doesn't matter?


I have usually baked, frozen and then leveled once defrosted.

MrsBC wrote:
Thanks May, the comment I read about rainbow cakes is that they tend to sort of fall apart - what with all the layers and icing, I'm concerned the icing will melt and the layers will become soggy or something.

One recipe I read said something about freezing the cakes but I can't find it again, and another one i found doesn't say anything about it. Does anyone freeze their layers?


I baked my cakes the day before the party as they were buttercakes, then just assembled the cake with buttercream in between layers and over the top. I didn't have any issues with crumbling or them getting soggy... so i'm not sure what that's about.

This was how my kids cake turned out when it was cut, not soggy at all or overly crumbly, nothing more than what a normal buttercake would be.
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:07 pm

Hi ladies, I know this has probably been asked before but I'm being a numpty and can't find it. Any suggestions for buying supplies online? Places that are great? sites to avoid?
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:51 am

Ok this might be a bit naff, but I'm thinking of buying those cake decorating magazines that have been advertised on tv that come out monthly (?) and have little tools like cutters etc attached! I thought it would be fun!
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:56 pm

This place is good, it's a brissy shop. http://cakesaroundtown.com.au/
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:35 pm

Ooh May, your rainbow cake is amazing!
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:19 pm

Sorry ladies but I have another question :(

I bought some buttercream paste today from a decorating store (so I have to add the sugar), and it says to store it below 20 degrees but I accidentally left it in the car in the sun for a couple of hours. What do you think?

Also, I got some Wilton's gel colours, about how much did you guys add to get the vibrancy in your cakes?

TIA :)
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:32 pm

Made this for hubby's 40th tomorrow
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:12 am

That is amazing!
 
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Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:52 am

Thanks girls. It was a big effort as we moved 2 weeks ago and so much had been going on!!!! But he loves it so that is the main thing.
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:07 am

May wrote:
~Ela~ wrote:
I am planning to bake & freeze as mine is going to be 5 cakes, am I best baking, leveling & freezing or baking, freezing and leveling when I defrost or it doesn't matter?


I have usually baked, frozen and then leveled once defrosted.

MrsBC wrote:
Thanks May, the comment I read about rainbow cakes is that they tend to sort of fall apart - what with all the layers and icing, I'm concerned the icing will melt and the layers will become soggy or something.

One recipe I read said something about freezing the cakes but I can't find it again, and another one i found doesn't say anything about it. Does anyone freeze their layers?


I baked my cakes the day before the party as they were buttercakes, then just assembled the cake with buttercream in between layers and over the top. I didn't have any issues with crumbling or them getting soggy... so i'm not sure what that's about.

This was how my kids cake turned out when it was cut, not soggy at all or overly crumbly, nothing more than what a normal buttercake would be.
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Looks AMAZING!!!!! what is the recipe for the icing? Did u find the colour from the smarties run?
Was each butter cake a full recipe?
What size cake is it? How was it to handle??

Im full of questions today! Thanks :)
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:22 pm

Very cute Ela!
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:20 pm

Gorgeous Ela
 
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Re: Cake Decorating #6

Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:26 am

Love the cupcakes!
 
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Cake Decorating #6

Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:05 pm

My birthday cake
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