adven68 Posted 22 May 2006 , 2:19pm
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Hi guys....how are you? Here is a photo of a "first communion" cake I did for yesterday. Thanks for looking!!
LL

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socake Posted 22 May 2006 , 2:22pm
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very cool!

doofusmongerbeep Posted 22 May 2006 , 2:26pm
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Holy cow! icon_surprised.gif That cake rocks! Just beautiful!

mamacc Posted 22 May 2006 , 2:27pm
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Wow!! What a beautiful cake! You work is gorgeous! I bet they loved it.

Courtney

cindy6250 Posted 22 May 2006 , 3:45pm
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Girl!!!! You know you can decorate a cake!!!! That is absolutely beautiful!!! Your creativity is astounding!!!!!!!!! I'm totally in awe.

Cindy

Jenn123 Posted 22 May 2006 , 3:49pm
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Wow! You have got talent! I can't imagine what to charge for something like that! Awesome!

donnadol Posted 22 May 2006 , 3:51pm
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I agree.... It is so wonderful! can you please teach me how you did it? never tried to make a whimsical cake and yours is an inspiration!

MariaLovesCakes Posted 22 May 2006 , 3:58pm
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Soooo beautiful!!!!

I got the book from Collettee Peters from the library and she shows you how "carve" the cake to make the pillow. Someone here was also very nice to send me the instructions.

Still looks a bit confusing.

Can you tell me a little about how you carved your pillow?

Thanks!

subaru Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:01pm
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I'm not a fan of whimsical cakes, but that cake is beautiful!

Misdawn Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:05pm

Teach me Yoda!

lilthorner Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:13pm

this cake is BOMB. so gorgeous thumbs_up.gif

adven68 Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:20pm

[quote="Can you tell me a little about how you carved your pillow? [/quote]

Pillow cakes are actually so easy to make....it was an 8" square that cooked with a high dome. Perfectly shaped. I torted it, filled it and froze it. I shaved off the edges on the bottom half to make it rounded and then I iced the cake and refrigerated it. (Only cause colette says it's easier to put fondant on a cool cake.)

Anyway...I elevated the cake, rolled out the fondant and placed it on top. Just smooth it down underneath the cake and trim the corners. It took about 3 minutes. Then decorate it any way you'd like....

Thanks for asking!!

adven68 Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:21pm
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Originally Posted by donnadol

I agree.... It is so wonderful! can you please teach me how you did it? never tried to make a whimsical cake and yours is an inspiration!




Tanyascakes was so sweet and emailed me the page from Colettes cakes to dream on for the basic instructions of a stacked whimsical cake. I used her doweling method.....

I made the square gift box, and dowelled it. Then, I cut a piece of styroam in a wedge shape and placed it on top. The cover for that square is actually the base for the round....
After I put the round cake on top, I drove 2 sharpened dowels straight through everything down to the base. Then I put another styrofoam wedge (covered in plastic wrap) on top.

The top of the round was the base for the pillow but I transported that part separately and placed it on top at the catering hall. So, when I walked in with the styrofoam wedge showing, the owner of the catering hall said "what is that, feta cheese?" ha ha....anyway,
the little girl was beaming when she saw it. I had a lot of fun making this one!

Thanks everyone for your compliments!

tlnewman Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:24pm

Can I have the page???? PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! icon_biggrin.gif

lilthorner Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:25pm

so the lids are not cake right? just bases

MariaLovesCakes Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by adven68

[quote="Can you tell me a little about how you carved your pillow?




Pillow cakes are actually so easy to make....it was an 8" square that cooked with a high dome. Perfectly shaped. I torted it, filled it and froze it. I shaved off the edges on the bottom half to make it rounded and then I iced the cake and refrigerated it. (Only cause colette says it's easier to put fondant on a cool cake.)

Anyway...I elevated the cake, rolled out the fondant and placed it on top. Just smooth it down underneath the cake and trim the corners. It took about 3 minutes. Then decorate it any way you'd like....

Thanks for asking!![/quote]

One more question, since you have to refrigerate the cake once you ice it, how do you get the fondant to stick to it? icon_smile.gif

redhare Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:53pm

ok WOW - my mouth dropped when I saw this amazing job! that is gorgeous!

adven68 Posted 22 May 2006 , 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by adven68

[quote="Can you tell me a little about how you carved your pillow?




One more question, since you have to refrigerate the cake once you ice it, how do you get the fondant to stick to it? icon_smile.gif




Just mist on some water with spray bottle....it sticks perfectly..

KarenOR Posted 22 May 2006 , 5:23pm

Holy cow! That is amazing!!!

fosterscreations Posted 22 May 2006 , 7:34pm

That is totally inspiring. I would love to be able to do one like this some day.

I tried finding collette's book at the library but they didn't have it. I am going to have to save my pennies and order it I guess.

bakincakin Posted 22 May 2006 , 8:03pm

Wow!!!! That is one beautiful cake. icon_surprised.gif

donnadol Posted 22 May 2006 , 8:06pm

Thank you very much adven68 for sharing. Keep up the good work! Thanks again.

charlieinMO Posted 22 May 2006 , 8:35pm

icon_eek.gif Your cake is beautiful!! Love it!!

charlieinMO Posted 22 May 2006 , 8:54pm

Just wanted to ask, do you work on your cakes at home? Do you have children? I did three cakes this weekend not even Half as good as yours! And I just about lost it! Stayed up until 3 am one night and got up at 630 the next morning! I can't even imagine thinking about doing a cake like this!! Maybe one day..... a long long time from now.. lol

tonenia Posted 22 May 2006 , 8:58pm

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!

tysmom Posted 22 May 2006 , 9:06pm

GORGEOUS!!!!

rezzygirl Posted 22 May 2006 , 9:21pm

OMG!!! What a beautiful cake. You are an artist for sure!

ps3884 Posted 22 May 2006 , 9:21pm

What an amazing cake!!!! Such an inspiration!

pinkopossum Posted 22 May 2006 , 9:26pm

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! you did such an amazing job! do tell how you got everything to look so perfect.

adven68 Posted 22 May 2006 , 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by charlieinMO

Just wanted to ask, do you work on your cakes at home? Do you have children?




Hi there....to answer your question...I have a 4 and 7 year old....Basically I work at night after bedtime or the 3 days a week that my daughter is in nursery school, I take advantage of the time.

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do tell how you got everything to look so perfect.




So, to tie in both questions.....my cake is not as perfect as you may think....I am a great "hider" of my imperfections . Basically, a lot of good scheduling and planning allows me to do things at a more leisurely pace and therefore less mistakes. I won't attempt a cake unless I draw it and make a list of what needs to be done on it......sort of how a bride plans her wedding.....I plan my week or two before the due date and what I will do on each of those days.

Thanks to everyone, again...

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