TickledPink Posted 30 Oct 2005 , 11:52pm
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I just bought her 2 books, Birthday Cakes and Cakes to Dream on and there are isntructions for the advanced cake decorator to make the cakes in the books.

Just wondering has anyone ever tried the directions or attempted some of her cakes?

They are absolutely divine but so intricate, so complex, I just am in awe. I would love to try one.

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MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 12:58am
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She does seem to leave out a few details!

Here is my version of her "fish" cake:
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lilscakes Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 1:03am
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Wow! MissMissey! Great job on that cake! DH would love that!

TamiAZ Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 1:03am
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Start with one of least complicated cakes and work your way up... I've only made one from her books, but I've wanted to try others.. Maybe someday!! Here's the cake I did...
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MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 1:05am
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Wow! MissMissey! Great job on that cake! DH would love that!





...thanks! Now you should go make DH one! icon_biggrin.gif

SugarCreations Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 1:21am
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I would be afraid to try that. I have a hard enough time getting my cakes to stand up straight.

peanut2 Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 1:22am
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Oh, my gosh! Those are great cakes!

Kitagrl Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:33am
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Those are all really lovely cakes...

kmcguire Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:52am
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I is a beautiful cake

SquirrellyCakes Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 3:17am

Haha, well I do so love Mr. Fishy Goes to Supper, that is perfectly done! Also love the hat and purse, you did a perfect job too! Wow, Colette would be so proud of both of you!
Hugs Squirrelly

MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 3:25am

icon_redface.gif Awh! Thanks so much!! Quite a bit different from my usual edible image cakes!! LOL!

One of these days I want to try that hat/purse cake too...TamiAZ did an awesome job on hers!

bikegal Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 4:03am

MrsMissey, that fish cake is one of the best fish cakes I've seen! The scales are beautiful. icon_smile.gif

bikegal

sweettreasures Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 12:19pm

Wow, I don't think I could do that....That's really pretty. Was it difficult to do?

ThePastryDiva Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 12:23pm

I've done 3 versions of one of her cakes, they are posted in my gallery.

my daughters wedding cake..the blackand white photo...my final pink cake for torte class and the beige version.

The 2 versions that are here, well, they are so good I thought they were from the books!..lol
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MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 12:24pm
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MrsMissey, that fish cake is one of the best fish cakes I've seen! The scales are beautiful. icon_smile.gif

bikegal




..thank you so much! The scales were made by pressing the fat end of a decorting tube into the fondant.

TickledPink Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:00pm

I think the cakes are to die for gorgeous.

I really want to try to make the tiara out of royal icing that is in the one book.

stephanie214 Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:15pm

Wow!! nice cakes.

MrsMissey, my mom loves to eat fish...would enjoy eating this one. icon_wink.gif

Lisa Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:19pm

Incredible cakes...you'd all make Colette proud!

The fishy looks so sad icon_sad.gif I think he knows his fate!

MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:23pm
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Wow!! nice cakes.

MrsMissey, my mom loves to eat fish...would enjoy eating this one. icon_wink.gif




My BIL, who is not into decorating cakes, asked how I got it sooo shiny.....I joked and told him...Fish Oil!! LOL!!

cindy6250 Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:25pm

PastryDiva,

You wedding cake is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job....I know your daughter was very happy!!!

ThePastryDiva Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:40pm
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Wow!! nice cakes.

MrsMissey, my mom loves to eat fish...would enjoy eating this one. icon_wink.gif



My BIL, who is not into decorating cakes, asked how I got it sooo shiny.....I joked and told him...Fish Oil!! LOL!!




Ewwwwwwwwww..MrsMissey..you crack me up!

MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:42pm

LOL!!

Hey Diva...I see you got your wedding cake picture uploaded here!! Cograts! The computer gods ARE with you on this one! Your cake is beautiful..I love the black and white photo!

kerririchards Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:44pm

Speaking of Collette Peters . . . She is tentatively scheduled to be teaching a class at Ruth's Sweete Justice here in Oklahoma City sometime in 2006. Information can be obtained from www.oksugarart.com when it is available. I for one will be going! Ruth is going to be offering classes (the Oklahoma Sugar Art Academy) in her bakery and will have many guest teachers. Can't wait to get started!

goodcakefairy Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:45pm

Hey,
I love Collette Peters! I did a version of her beach wedding cake. I can't seem to get the photo to load here, but it's in my gallery.
P.S. Everybody's cakes in this thread look great. I especially love the fish cake. My DH saw that and wants it for his next birthday.
GCF
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ThePastryDiva Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:47pm
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LOL!!

Hey Diva...I see you got your wedding cake picture uploaded here!! Cograts! The computer gods ARE with you on this one! Your cake is beautiful..I love the black and white photo!




My computer was acting up that day. My daughter wanted black and white photos for her wedding.

It made the cake by candlelight look romantic. I just wish the photo was sharper.

the cake was actually quick and easy once I figured how to do the quilting. They DO leave a lot of little things out..lol

I spent about a week doing the roses, I was so intent on making the roses that I forgot to make leaves! I was making leaves with my mom...and was so intent on that I burnt the sheet cakes we were going to serve at the wedding. ( she ended up with a 1/4 sheet cake from the supermarket on her big day...whaaaaaaaaaa!)

The cake in the picture was a dummy cake that I drove down from Pennsylvania..fully assembled ...in the trunk of my car..lol

MrsMissey Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by goodcakefairy

Hey,
I love Collette Peters! I did a version of her beach wedding cake. I can't seem to get the photo to load here, but it's in my gallery.
P.S. Everybody's cakes in this thread look great. I especially love the fish cake. My DH saw that and wants it for his next birthday.
GCF




..ok GCF...for a moment I thought that GCF was a new acronym..but then realized it stood for Good Cake Fairy!! Your pic should be there now!!

Glad you liked the fish cake....it's very easy and lots of fun to make!

goodcakefairy Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:53pm

Thanks for uploading that Miss Massey!! I'm new, plus I'm having some computer issues. Thanks again, GCF

Nitu Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 2:53pm

Nice Cake goodcakefairy
I love the colors and all.

Nitu

SquirrellyCakes Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 3:08pm

Very prettty cake Pastry Diva, it is a lovely design.
Love the beach cake too, Goodcakefairy.
All of the cakes here are wonderful.
Hugs Squirrelly

BJ Posted 31 Oct 2005 , 5:45pm

My neice wanted a non-traditional cake for her graduation and I had also just bought 3 of Collette's books and came up with this after reading about her construction of crooked cakes. (MY first attempt at uploading so I hope it works - if not see the crooked cake in my pix). I'm lucky enough to be close to NYC and could take classes from her but they are VERY pricey and the books are alot cheaper but the holidays are coming and I might request a class for Christmas. thumbs_up.gif
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