My Barney birthday Cake

Decorating By sgirvan Updated 12 Apr 2005 , 3:21pm by sgirvan

sgirvan Posted 10 Apr 2005 , 3:56pm
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I finished the Barney Birthday cake that I made for a little girl turning two.
I have to see it was an experiance in the least. I made the Royal icing flows about a week ahead to make sure they would work and not break when dried - those were fine. The cakes took for 4 boxes of mix and baking 4 seperate cakes as I have a small oven and I didn't want to put 2 cake mixes in the pan as I didn't know if it would over flow or not and how it would cook so I did it the slow way. My biggest problem was that my cakes are so moist that when I am trying to place them on the cake board they are always trying to crack on me icon_cry.gifThe first batch I made turned out lumpy and looked gross so I thought that maybe it was me and the butter wasn't softened enough before I started so I made another batch but it happened again, the butter kept getting tuny clumps and would not turn smooth thumbsdown.gif

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MrsMissey Posted 10 Apr 2005 , 4:10pm
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Your cake looks fantastic...I'm sorry it gave you such a fit..can't tell by looking at it though! I believe that we learn something with each cake we make. Watch how much easier you next cake will be! You did a great job! thumbs_up.gif

elin Posted 10 Apr 2005 , 4:46pm
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So sad to hear of your trubles. But I know how you must have had it.
Anyway we learn as we go, and it will allways be better by time. Hold your motivation up, and try again. The cake looked so fine. Can't see any truble with it from here.
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Lisa Posted 10 Apr 2005 , 5:26pm
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What trouble you had...so sorry. I looked at it though and it looks wonderful so you triumphed in the end!

sgirvan Posted 11 Apr 2005 , 5:36pm
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The cake went well without a hitch and because it was two different flavors, everyone had 2 pieces and really liked it. I got 2 cake orders out of the party so that makes everything worth it!

charlieinMO Posted 11 Apr 2005 , 5:48pm
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So glad to hear that all of your trouble was worth. Congrats on the two cake orders! icon_biggrin.gif
Charlotte

AngelWendy Posted 11 Apr 2005 , 11:10pm
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Butter note - Get butter that is dated with the furthest away in date you can find, as close to four months away as you can. According to Alton Brown, name brand is not anywhere near as important as freshness. Honestly I have no idea if it was the brand you used or the date, but check on that next time, too.

Glad your cake finally came out well!

Hugs,
Angel Wendy

tcturtleshell Posted 11 Apr 2005 , 11:19pm
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sgirvan,

I have problems every time I do a cake! It usually comes out good in the end. The Barney cake is very pretty!! I'm glad you got through the aggravation!!!!! Sometimes I'd like to throw everything in the trash I go sit down!! Thank goodness I hand in there & keep trucking!

YOUR CAKE IS FINE!!! And cute as can be~~ icon_smile.gif

m0use Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 12:44pm
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I thought your cake looked great. I love how you did the 2, very colorful. Good job thumbs_up.gif

flayvurdfun Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 12:48pm
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Yeah I thought it was pretty great too......

llj68 Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 12:50pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelWendy

Butter note - Get butter that is dated with the furthest away in date you can find, as close to four months away as you can. According to Alton Brown, name brand is not anywhere near as important as freshness. Honestly I have no idea if it was the brand you used or the date, but check on that next time, too.

Glad your cake finally came out well!

Hugs,
Angel Wendy




I LOVE Alton Brown! Anyway--this is why most recipes call for unsalted butter. It has a much, much shorter shelf life and is, therefore, fresher. Now, personally, I prefer the taste of salted. So, when I used unsalted, I just add a pinch or two of salt to it and it solves my taste issues.

Lisa

sgirvan Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 3:21pm
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Thanks for all the great replies, the cake although a lot of work was fun to do, here is a picture of the little figures I made to go along with the cake.
LL

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